Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

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EXTERIOR & LAYOUT

Compared to most microATX cases, the Define Mini is quite large, weighing in at 9.5 kg or 20.9 lb and measuring 21.0 x 39.5 x 49.0 cm or 8.3 x 15.6 x 19.3 inches (W x H x D) for a total case volume of approximately 40.6 L.


Like its bigger brother, the main source of intake airflow is a column of slits on each side of the front bezel.


Front USB 2.0/3.0 and audio ports are located at the top of the case along with round power button which has a nice resistive feel to it.


Though two inches shorter than the Define R2/R3, they still managed to fit the same pair of 5.25" bays and front accessible 120 mm fan mounts. The fan placements are covered with ventilated doors and mesh filters while the inside of the door is lined with foam.


Nothing notable is visible at the back except for the presence of an extra expansion slot on the side. It's a perfect place for the included fan controller to reside without taking up one of the usual slots.


A large removable air filter under the chassis covers the power supply fan vent along with an optional 120 mm fan mount on the case floor. The small metallic damage-prone case feet on the bigger R2 have been replaced with the standard rubber variety.


The side panels are lined with noise absorbing sheets, measuring about 2 mm thick. There's also a piece with thick foam covering a 120/140 mm side fan placement which Fractal Design calls a "ModuVent."




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