Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl Case ReviewFri, Nov 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Fractal Define XL Black Pearl
There has been a significant shift in the PC case market targeted at the enthusiast / gamer community from arguably gaudy to the very refined. We see this trend first hand based on all the cases we have been receiving in the $70 – $200 range including this latest offering from Fractal Design.
- Arc Midi Tower
- Arc Mini
- Array R2 Mini ITX NAS Case w/ 300W SFX PSU
- Core 1000
- Core 3000
- Define Mini
- Define R3, Arctic White
- Define R3, Black Pearl
- Define R3, Silver Arrow
- Define R3, Titanium Grey
- Define XL Black Pearl
- Define XL Titanium Grey
Fractal Designs Define XL Specifications
- 4x 5,25″ bays, 1x 5,25″ to 3,5″ converter included
- Mini-itx, micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards
- 10x HDD trays. 4x HDD trays in the HDD cage in the main chamber. This HDD cage is removable and rotatable.(Space ~330mm with HDD Cage and without ~480mm) 6x HDD trays in the lower HDD chamber. These HDD cages are fixed.
- A total of two 140mm fans and one 180mm fan included. Front 140mm fans are mounted with removable, washable filter. A fan controller is included, for mounting in one of the rear expansion slots.
- Pre-fitted with dense noise absorbing material in both side panels.
- ModuVent™ feature, allowing the user to choose between an optimal low noise level, having the cover mounted or optimal airflow by removing the cover and mounting a fan for intake.
- Maximum PSU length: Supports PSU’s with a depth of maximum circa 180mm
- Maximum Graphic Card lenght: Supports graphic card lengths up to 330mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
- Maximum CPU cooler height: Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm
- Expansion slots: 7+1
- On top of front panel: 4x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA and Audio I/O
- Case size (WxHxD): 232x560x561.3mm
- Net weight: 17.95kg (39.57lb)
- Warranty: 2 Years
- 2x 140mm fans (one 140mm included, one optional) with removable and washable filters, in the front. Recommended for intake of air.
- 1x 120mm fan optional with removable and washable filter, in the front. Recommended for intake of air.
- 1x 180mm fan included in the top of the case. Recommended for exhaust of air.
- 1x 140mm fan included in the rear of the case. Recommended for exhaust of air.
- 1x 120/140mm fan optional in the side of the case. Recommended for intake of air.