Fractal Define R6 Review

Fractal Define R6 Review


It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed a Fractal case, but boy has it been worth the wait, as up for review today we have the brand new Define R6.  On the surface it might not look that special, but delve inside it’s cavernous interior and we think you’ll find it’s pretty well thought out.  If you don’t like the model we have here then you’ll be delighted to know it comes in Black, Blackout, White, and Gunmetal, with or without the tempered glass side panel.  Is it the perfect case?  Will it be taking the case crown?  To be honest if first impressions are anything to go by, there’s a chance it might.  If you want to learn more then best you read on, starting as always with the all important Technical Specification

Technical Specification 

Dimension (Approx) 543x233x465mm (LxWxH)
Motherboard Support  E-ATX (up to 285mm wide) ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX
5.25″  1 
3.5″  6 (option of 2 stealth mount) 
2.5″  10 (6 shared with 3.5″) 
Air Cooling 

Front:   2x140mm, 3x120mm (2x140mm included)

Roof:    3x140mm, 3x120mm

Rear:    1x140mm, 1x120mm (1x140mm included)

Floor:    2x140mm, 2x120mm

Water Cooling  Front:    Up to 360mm, 280mm 

Roof:     Up to 360mm, 420mm 

Rear:    120mm

Floor:    Up to 280mm, 240mm

Max PSU Length  300mm
Max GPU Length  465mm
Max CPU Cooler Height  185mm
Front I/O  Power, Reset, HD Audio, 2xUSB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0
Expansion Slots  7 (+2 vertical)


Key Features

Full-size seamless scratch-resistant tempered glass side panel (Tempered Glass Version Only)

Optimized for silence with high-density industrial dampening on side, top and front panels

Reversible front door with anodized aluminum cover and dual mounting system for adaptability with elegance

Nine fan positions with intuitive layout and clear airflow paths offer massive cooling capacity

Nexus+ Smart Hub offers superior fan control of six additional case fans and three extra PWM devices via your motherboard.

Three silent, airflow-optimized Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140 mm fans come pre-installed helping ensure superior airflow via two intake fans and a single exhaust.

Extensive water cooling support with room for up to a 420 mm radiator in the top, 360 mm in the front, and up to 280 mm in the base

Power supply shroud and Modular Storage Plate conceal HDD trays and excess cabling for a clean, clutter-free interior

Third generation ModuVentâ„¢ technology gives users the choice between a soundproof steel cover or filtered multi-fan ventilation setup in the top panel

Easy-to-clean high airflow nylon filters on the front, top, and base with full PSU coverage and front access for convenience

Modular Storage Plate lets users easily convert between the Standard Layout for maximum storage capacity or the new Open Layout for superior water cooling support and clear air flow paths

Vertical 2.5 slot GPU mount, compatible with the Fractal Design Flex VRC-25 PCIE x16 Vertical GPU Riser Kit, showcases your graphics hardware with full visibility and secure fastening (sold separately)

Highly modular interior includes six universal SSD/HDD trays that can be independently repositioned to suit components, cooling, and cable routing

Customizable 2.5” storage solution consists of two brackets and a choice of four tray locations to keep drives hidden behind the motherboard tray or display them prominently on top of the PSU shroud

Compatible with Fractal Design Connect D1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Upgrade Kit for ultra-fast file transfers and fast charging (sold separately, requires a compatible motherboard)