With Fractal Design’s announcement of releasing the Define R6, it feels so good that the R5 time is over. You can’t really compare the two in terms of looks but yes, the legacy has been carried ahead. Especially, if you looking for the sound deadening material, you’ll not be disappointed.
Carrying Ahead The Legacy…
If you are a fan of Define R5, this thing has been transformed in a very good way. Even it is bigger in size as compared to the R5. But there are things even better than that. The case comes in 4 colors and my personal choice, in this case, is the Gunmetal one because of the gloom that it has.
- Motherboard support: E-ATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX.
- Expansion slots: 7 + 2 vertical.
- Included fans: Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140mm
- 2x front intake, 1x rear exhaust.
- Fan mounts: 3x 120mm/2x 140mm front, 3x 120mm/2x 140mm standard roof layout, 3x 120mm/140mm roof in Open layout, 1x 120mm/140mm rear, 2x 120mm/140mm floor.
- 120mm radiator mounts: 120mm/240mm/360mm front, 120mm/240mm/360mm roof, 120mm rear, 120mm/240mm floor.
- 140mm radiator mounts: 140mm/280mm front, 140mm/280mm/420mm roof in Open mode only, 140mm/280mm floor.
- 5.25″ drive bays: One.
- Internal drive bays: 6x 3.5”/2.5”, 2×2.5″.
- Dimensions: 465mm H x 543mm D x 233mm W.
There are 4 color options in Define R6:
- Blackout (Matte/soft touch)
- Gunmetal Grey
- White with a black front
To me, the White color looks a bit odd in this case but still, there will be a huge number of white PC case fans out there. As opposed to R5, each color of R6 comes with the choice of a glass panel or no glass. And of course, how can you forget the two accessories that will make the combination even better.
- Connect D1 I/O panel
- Flex VRC-25 vertical graphics card kit
In the end, let’s have a quick look at the cooling performance of Define R6.