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Fractal Design Define 7

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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, as it includes 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 there are mounting positions for up to nine 140 mm or 120 mm fans in total. 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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9Expert Score

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

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

  • Not radically different from previous iterations
  • No RGB

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


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.


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


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.

Specification: Fractal Design Define 7

Dimensions (LxWxH)

547 x 240 x 475 mm (21,54" x 9,45" x 18,70")


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")


Expansion slots


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


Cable routing grommets


Captive thumbscrews

HDD brackets, SSD brackets, PSU bracket

PSU form factor


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)

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