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Fractal unleashes Define 7 range

By Ben Hardwidge. Posted

The next generation of Fractal Design’s acclaimed Define range is now here, and it now includes an ‘XL’ model. Among the new features are a redesigned interior that can take up to a 285mm E-ATX motherboard, as well as a new design of mounting bracket, which means you can use any unused fan mount to attach a hard drive or SSD, or even a pump for your water-cooling system.

The Define 7 XL model can hold up to a massive 480mm radiator in the front or top.

The case also has what Fractal calls a ‘dual-layout’ design. You can either have a clean interior with loads of room for water-cooling setup, or you can detach the right hand side of the motherboard tray and set up a large storage bay section, with room for up to 14 hard drives. As with the Define R6, the new Define 7 also retains the top 5.25in drive bay mount, although it can be converted into an extra 140mm front fan mount if you’re not going to use it.

Meanwhile, the XL model can hold up to a massive 480mm radiator in the front or top, and it also offers the potential for even more storage, with two 5.25in bays and up to 18 hard drive bays. The Fractal Design Define 7 cases are available now, starting at £140 inc VAT for the base model, and £190 inc VAT for the XL version.

If you're not going to install loads of hard drives, you can set up the Define 7 with the clean interior option, with loads of room for water-cooling gear

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