Fractal Design

Fractal Design Case FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK Define R5 Black

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Stock Update:
05/21/2024 08:30:19 PM PST


This item is brand-new, factory sealed.


  • Mfr Part Number: FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK
  • Features:
    • Optimally designed for silent computing with high density noise-reducing material throughout the case for maximum sound absorption, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities
    • Extensive water cooling support for a case of this size; housing radiators up to 420mm in the top and 360mm in the front
    • Equipped with new tool-less ModuVent fan slot covers allowing the user to install more fans if desired or keep fan slots covered to maximize sound absorption
    • Including two Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fans developed for superlative airflow while still maintaining low noise levels
    • Maintaining a dust-free interior with the help of dust filters that cover front and bottom air intakes that are easy to access from the front on the case
    • Newly configured front door with dual side mounting to better fit your work space
    • Highlighting 2 dedicated SSD mounts cleanly placed behind the motherboard tray that feature innovative new brackets delivering a tool-free installation and removal
    • The HDD cage system holds up to eight 3.5" or 2.5" drives and is more adaptable than ever, allowing the user to modify the case layout according to personal preference with more places to relocate the cages
    • The ODD cage can easily be removed to gain additional interior space; the area can be freed up to allow for increased airflow, to provide a new place for HDD cage mounting or to make more room for water cooling components
    • Sturdy metal HDD trays provide excellent dampening features for the hard drives while providing better airflow through the cage with an updated, more open design
    • The new and innovative Quick Release System on the left side of the case provides secure mounting of the left side panel, yet grants quick and easy access to the system
    • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Case Type: ATX Mid Tower
  • Color: Black
  • Material: N/A
  • M/B Type: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Drive Bays:
    • External Bays: 2x 5.25"
    • Internal Bays: 8x 3.5", 2x 2.5"
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Cooling System:
    • Top: 3x 120/140mm Fan Vents (Fans not included)
    • Front: 2x 120/140mm Fan Vents (1x Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 Fan is included, 1000 RPM)
    • Rear: 1x 120/140mm Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 Fan (1000 RPM)
    • Bottom: 2x 120/140mm Fan Vents (Fans not included)
    • Side: 1x 120/140mm Fan Vent (Fan not included)
    • Fan Controller: 3x Step Fan Controller for up to 3 Fans
    • Dust filters: Bottom and front intakes
    • Water Cooling Compatibility:
      • Front: 120/140/240/280/360mm Radiators (of all thicknesses, requires removal of drive bays)
      • Top: 120/140/240/280/360/420mm Radiators (A thickness limitation of 55mm for both radiator + fan applies on 420, 280 and 140 mm radiators) (420 and 360 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay)
      • Bottom: 1x 120/240mm Radiator (Use of radiators in the bottom position limits the PSU length to 165 mm)
      • Rear: 1x 120/140mm Radiator
  • Side Windows: No
  • Front I/O Panel: 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x USB 2.0 Ports, Audio In & Out
  • Maximum Compatibility:
    • VGA Card Length: 310 mm (w/ top HDD cage); 440 mm (w/o top HDD cage)
    • CPU Cooler Height: 180 mm
    • Space for Cable Routing behind the Motherboard Plate: 20 - 35 mm
  • Power Supply: None, 300mm Max PSU Length
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 232.0 x 521.0 x 451.0 mm
  • Weight: 11.2 kg


Package Contents:   
  • Define R5 Black
  • Velcro Straps
  • User Manual
  • Accessory Box



Power Description
Power Supply InstalledNo
Number of Power Supplies Supported1
Number of Power Supplies Installed0
Physical Characteristics
Form FactorMid-tower
Weight (Approximate)24.69 lb
Product ColorBlack
Limited Warranty2 Year
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots7
Total Number of Audio Out Ports1
Top USBYes
Top Audio OutYes
Total Number of USB Ports4
Total Number of Audio In Ports1
Top Audio InYes
Number of External 5.25" Bays2
Number of Internal 2.5" Bays2
Number of Total Expansion Bays12
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays8
General Information
Brand NameFractal Design
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationThe Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.
The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.
The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand.
Product TypeComputer Case
Product NameDefine R5 Black
ManufacturerFractal Design
Manufacturer Part NumberFD-CA-DEF-R5-BK
Product LineDefine R5
Technical Information
Motherboard Supported
Installed Fan Size5.51"
Number of Fans Supported9
Fan Size Supported
Number of Fans Installed2

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Fractal Design Case FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK Define R5 Black