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Fractal Design Define XL Case Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 32,643 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: December 19, 2011
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The Fractal Design Define XL full-tower case is targeted to users building a high-end gaming PC who want a huge cooling performance and, at the same time, the quietest computer possible. Let’s see how the Swedish manufacturer was able to achieve this goal.

The Define XL is available in two color choices: black pearl or titanium grey. We are reviewing the black pearl version.

The first thing that impressed us about the Define XL was its weight: In its box, it weighs 43.5 lbs (19.6 kg). The left-panel by itself weighs an impressive 7 lbs (3.2 kg)!

Fractal Design Define XL case
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Figure 1: Fractal Design Define XL case

Fractal Design Define XL case
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Figure 2: Fractal Design Define XL case

The overall look of the Define XL is very sober, with a solid door. You can install a 120 mm or 140 mm fan on its left-side panel, but this mesh comes completely closed with a polycarbonate cover with a dampening foam glued on top. See Figures 3 and 4. This cover prevents dust from coming inside the case and, at the same time, reduces the noise level produced by the PC.

Fractal Design Define XL case
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Figure 3: The left-side panel

Fractal Design Define XL case
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Figure 4: The cover for the left-side panel mesh

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