( 4.8 Average / 8 Ratings )
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Case is beautiful and pretty easy to build in. Only gripe is that Fractal and Newegg changed the release date by 8 days setting the build back more than a week.
This case is pretty good; if you need alot of HDD space AND space for a 360mm front radiator its not for your, but I only have 1 HDD and maybe I could buy one more in the future, so it's perfect for me. I only wish the top of the case wasn't closed by default, and had some mesh filter if you open it.
It's a nice case. It's big and it's very modular, and I believe this is a future-proof case than can serve me for the next 10 years or so. The tempered glass has at least 33% tint on it. The sound dampening materials inside the case are very effective. However, if your fans have a rating of 35 dBA, the Define R6 will not be able to suppress their sound, resulting in loud noise coming from inside the case. (I used to have two Corsair SP120 High Performance fans at the bottom and they were spinning at 2000RPM. The noise was unbearable)
Very easy case to work with, roomy and quiet. I'll probably replace the stock fans since they have a slight hum -- not annoying, but audible.
Of all of the parts on this build list, I probably took the longest agonizing over which case I'd use. The Fractal Design R6TG was an excellent choice. Far and away the most versatile case I've ever encountered, and with a clean attractive look to boot. There are similar cases on the market, but this one was perfect for my needs.
Edit: forgot to mention that I love the adaptability of the case, the easy cable management, and the flexibility in cooling options.
Great design. I moved everything from a massive ultra-tower case into this case. I use the optional "open" and "silent" configurations. I replaced the stock fans with Noctua 140mm PWM fans and this case is so very quiet. I worried about the temps and they only rose 3C idle and load above the wide open ultra-tower with the advantage of quiet operation.
It is so easy to build in this case. It will fit an air cooler of any size (I have an NH-D15). It is designed to fit up to a 360 or 280 rad in front or 360 or 420 on top. So many options for cooling.
It comes with 6 HDD/SSD drive trays and 2 SSD drive trays. With the "open" configuration, I was able to mount 3 SSDs behind the motherboard tray. You have options to mount the the SSD trays just above the PSU enclosure.
There is one main cable channel with two velcro tie-downs that accommodate just about every cable you'll run. There is also plenty of room on the "dark side' of the case (behind the motherboard tray) by which even more cables can be run. If you look at my build called "Perpetuity" you can see just about every cable in the build is easily hidden.
This case still has a mount for an optical drive, though it is very non-intrusive and not noticeable if you choose not to use it.
Sound-proofing is in the top, front and panel behind the motherboard tray. The top sound-proofing can be removed to expose the dust-filter covering to allow a more "breathable" rather than "silent" configuration.
There are dust filters in the top, front and bottom of this case.
The front door can be reversed so the door can open to the left or to the right.
You can mount a graphics card vertically in this case with the purchase of an optional PCIe extension.
The window allows a full view of the motherboard and Cooler and GPU. If you're into the pretty lights, this is the type of enclosure by which to showcase them for sure.
The front panel is modular and can be replaced to accommodate new kinds of connections in the future. This is really an amazing aspect of a great case and is an impressive design feature. When USB 4.0 comes out, will Fractal Design release a new front panel connection module? This will make all the difference in whether they'll support this great feature or not.
The only con and it's not even to do with the case itself, but rather with the company: I tried to contact Fractal Design to order another SSD tray. I didn't get a response until a week later which was a canned response asking me to clarify the nature of my issue. I indicated it was a sales inquiry on the "contact us" form and that I was looking to purchase additional SSD trays for the case. Doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling when the sales team could care less about selling more things to a customer. Minus one star.
Cable management is great. It's a lot bigger and heavier than I expected though.
This case is great. It's not the most aesthetically-pleasing, but it was very easy to work in, and it is very high quality.