Fractal Design Vector RS Review

Fractal Design Vector RS Review  

Introduction

Here at OC3D towers, having recently reviewed the Define S2 Vision, our collective jaws have only just recovered from hitting the floor.  On opening up the latest offering from Fractal in the shape of the Vector RS it’s fair to say we felt the beginnings of yet another downward mandibular excursion.  My God, this case is pretty; really pretty. Yes, pretty is important in the world of PC enclosures, but it also needs to perform.  From a quick look at the Tech Spec below, it the Fractal Vector RS appears to have what it takes.

 

Technical Specification 

Dimensions  552x223x498  (LxWxH)
Material  Steel Chassis, Plastic trim, Tempered glass panels
Weight  12.64kg
Motherboard  M-ATX, ITX ATX, EATX (up to 285mm wide)
5.25″  0
3.5″/2.5″  6 included, 11 positions total
Dedicated 2.5″  2 Included, 4 total
Front I/O  1xUSB 3.1 gen 2 Type C, 2xUSB3.0, Audio in/Out
Expansion Slots  7 2 vertical
Air Cooling

 Front: 3×120/140 (2×140 included)

 Roof: 3×120/140

 Rear: 1×120/140 (1×140 included)

 Base: 2×120/140

Water Cooling

 Front: 120/240/360.  140/280

 Roof: 120/240/360.  140/280/420 (max 35mm component MB Height

 Rear: 120

 Base 120/240, 140/280

Max CPU Cooler Height  185mm
Max GPU Length  440mm 
Max PSU Length  300mm 

 

Key Features

  • Bolt-free TG panels with push-to-lock latching
  • Interchangeable top panels offer a choice of sleek tempered glass or filtered ventilation 
  • Counter angled intake vents designed to trap noise with minimal airflow resistance
  • Customisable ARGB LED strip spans the top and front panels 
  • Set colours and effects via standard 5V RGB motherboard connection or included Adjust R1 controller
  • Six HDD trays included 11 positions (additional Type-A trays sold separately)
  • Two SSD (included with four positions available, (additional Type-A trays sold separately) 
  • Three Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140 mm fans pre-installed
  • Up to nine 120/140 mm fan positions
  • Nexus fan hub manages up to nine fans via your motherboard
  • Extensive water cooling support for radiators up to 420 mm in the top, 360 mm in the front, and 280 mm in the base
  • Ventilated PSU shroud conceals cables and provides additional SSD mounting options
  • Modular design converts from a storage focused standard layout to a cooling centric open layout
  • Support for Flex VRC-25 vertical GPU riser (sold separately)
  • USB 3.1 GEN 2 Type-C