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Fractal Design DEFINE R6 Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Review

Built with classic elegance in mind, the new Fractal Design Define R6 is the latest iteration in the signature line of the company’s top-end chassis. Read more about the new flagship from Fractal Design in this #B2G review of the Define R6 chassis!

Fractal Design DEFINE R6 Chassis Review

Today’s standards for chassis have significantly been more about aesthetics and this usually conflicts with a case’s flexibility. There are products out there that tackle this by employing a modular approach or just significantly trading off what it can to favor aesthetics whilst still retaining some measure of flexibility. There’s also the rising trend in edgier designs which go side-by-side with minimalist styling and while there’s a lot of them right now, there’s a lot that leaves you wanting more with these cases. There are brands out there well-known for developing such designs but Fractal Design has been experimenting with merging traditional chassis design with modern trends. Their flagship DEFINE series has been one of their most successful cases offering a clean, elegant look whilst still offering a lot flexibility with case interior which is perfect for minimalist who want a classy, clean look to their build. Today Fractal Design is launching their latest iteration of their flagship DEFINE series with the new Fractal Design DEFINE R6 chassis.

Fractal Design DEFINE R6 Tempered Glass Edition Black

The Fractal Design DEFINE R6 continues the legacy of the DEFINE series with focus on silence, quality and flexibility. Fractal Design has been designed from the ground-up to cater to today’s builders who want a case that provides options for however they want to use their chassis without the need for manual modding.

Read on to find out more about the Fractal Design DEFINE R6.


 Define R6Define R6 – Tempered Glass
3.5″/2.5″ Universal drive brackets66
Dedicated 2.5″ drive brackets22
Expansion slots7 + 2 vertical7 + 2 vertical
Motherboard compatibilityeATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITXeATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITX
Power supply typeATXATX
Front ports2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.02 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Total fan mounts99
Front fan3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm
2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included
3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm
2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included
Top fanStandard layout:3 x 120 or 2 x 140
Open layout:3 x 120/140 mm
Standard layout:3 x 120 or 2 x 140
Open layout:3 x 120/140 mm
Rear fan1 x 120/140mm
1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included
1 x 120/140mm
1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included
Bottom fan2 x 120/140mm2 x 120/140mm
Dust filtersBottom fan + PSU
Front fans
Top panel
Bottom fan + PSU
Front fans
Top panel
Front radiator120/240/360mm

At a glance the Fractal Design DEFINE R6 supports E-ATX (wider motherboards), standard ATX, microATX and ITX form factors. It takes in an ATX power supply and supports a total of nine 120mm fans. The DEFINE R6 has an alternate layout called “Open layout” which allows the chassis to further expand the space in its internals. Fractal Design includes their Dynamic X2 GP-14 fans with the DEFINE R6.

Fractal Design DEFINE R6 Price

Define R6 – Black129.99119.99
Define R6 – Blackout129.99119.99
Define R6 – White129.99119.99
Define R6 – Gunmetal129.99119.99
Define R6 – Black – Tempered glass149.99134,99
Define R6 – Blackout – Tempered glass149.99134,99
Define R6 – White – Tempered glass149.99134,99
Define R6 – Gunmetal Tempered glass149.99134,99

Pricing for the DEFINE R6 is positioned well for their flagship chassis. At $129.99 for the standard non-Windowed version which is intended for those seeking maximum silence, its primary competitors being the NZXT H440, the Corsair 330R and a few others within the price range which lack some of the features that Fractal Design has introduced with the DEFINE R6. The windowed version is priced $149.99 and is the one we expect to be more popular. We’ll talk more about the details of the Tempered Glass panel that Fractal Design uses but their implementation is so much better than any acrylic option.

The Fractal Design is available starting December 20, 2017.

Read more at the official produce page

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    December 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm

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