Fractal Design Define 7

Description

Fractal Design’s Define 7 is the 2020 iteration of its highly successful Define series of traditional PC cases. It is available in several varieties, including a smaller ‘Compact’ and a larger ‘XL’ model, with or without tempered glass side panels. Three preinstalled fans (Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14) are included fans are included with the case, and there is room for a total of up to nine fans.

Key Features

Highly modular design: You can remove the entire top of the case for easier building and cable routing. The default open layout can be converted to a storage layout with room for up to 14 hard drives, four SSDs, and one optical drive. All motherboards up to and including the E-ATX form factor are supported.

Preinstalled sound-dampening: The Define 7 is optimized for silent operation with industrial sound-damping material on the inside of the front, top, and side panels.

Comprehensive cooling options:  The case ships with three fans preinstalled, but the possible case total is up to nine 140 mm or 120 mm fans. Radiators up to 420 mm are supported. An optical drive bay can be converted to make room for an additional 140 mm fan in the front. High airflow nylon filters are included to prevent dust buildup.

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Reviews

9Expert Score
Metascore

Expert reviews of the Fractal Design Define 7 are generally favorable, giving it an average score of about 9/10.

PROS:
  • Good thermals
  • Front panel with Gen2 USB-C
  • Fixed Velcro straps for cable management
  • Low noise
  • Lots of drive bays

CONS:
  • Not radically different from previous iterations
  • No RGB

Hexus.net

Bottom line: for those who prefer a traditional case free of frivolity, Fractal Design’s Define 7 comes highly recommended.

Techpowerup

The Fractal Define 7 puts the bar high when it comes to uncompromising design, quality, and justifiable price. Many cases and brands have tried to achieve it, and I believe the Define 7 does.

eTeknix

… it’s clear that Fractal Design has done it again, as this case is as versatile, flexible, and durable as they come.

Overclock3D

Fractal’s Define 7 is easy to build in and offers a level of quality and finesse that’s rarely matched within this industry.

Geeknetic (ES)

Despite its fairly compact size, especially in height, the Define 7 has support for large components , liquid cooling systems and really impressive support for a multitude of storage units.

Hardware Canucks (video)

I love the simple exterior and the complexity of the interior to make sure that the overall user experience is fantastic. They have once again succeeded in doing this with Define 7.

Additional information

Specification: Fractal Design Define 7

Dimensions (LxWxH) 547 x 240 x 475 mm (21,54" x 9,45" x 18,70")
Weight 13.49 kg (29,74 lbs)
Motherboard compatibility E-ATX (max. 285 mm) / ATX / mATX / mITX
3.5"/2.5" universal drive brackets 6 included, 14 positions total
Dedicated 2.5" drive brackets 2 included, 4 positions total
Optical drive mounts (5.25") 1
Expansion slots 7+2
Front ports 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio I/O, Power button, Reset button
Total fans (included) 9 (3)
Dust filters 1x top, 2x front, full-length bottom
Fixed velcro straps Yes
Cable routing grommets Yes
Captive thumbscrews HDD brackets, SSD brackets, PSU bracket
PSU form factor ATX
PSU max length 250 mm (9,8") with HDD cage installed
GPU max length Storage layout: 290 mm (11,42") - Open layout: 470 mm (18,50") - Open layout w/ front fan 445 mm (17,52") 
CPU cooler max height 185 mm (7,3")
Radiator positions Front: up to 360/280 mm; Top: top up to 360/420 mm; Rear: 120 mm; Bottom: up to 240/280 mm
Package contents Define 7 case. Accessory box. User manual. Ventilated top. 4 x HDD/SSD trays (for a total of 6)
Part Number FDCADEFR5BK
Warranty (Year) 2
Release Date 2019-09-24T00:00:01Z

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