Define R4 Overview
For a full video overview of the Define R4 check out our video below.
Keeping with the style of most of their cases the Define R4 has a very sleek design to it. We received the black version, but it is also available in white as well. Both version also come in window and non-windowed versions. The case is a mid tower and is primarily made up of steel with a plastic front bezel.
The front of the case has a large door, that has a great finish to it that makes it look aluminum, but it is actually plastic. The door opens up from the right to reveal two 5.25-inch drive bays. To the right of the drive bays is a fan controller. On the inside of the door is a foam insert that will help keep the case quiet.
Moving down the front of the case there is a large ventilated section. If you press it in at the top it can be removed to reveal placement for two 140mm fans, one is included. The fan holder can actually be removed as well for easy installation and maintenance of your fans.
At the top of the case you will find all of your buttons and connections. Going from left to right you have your headphone and microphone connections, reset button, power button, two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. Moving back there is a ventilated section that has room for two 120/140mm fans, but it is covered and once we get inside you will see why.
The side panel of the case has a very large window. It will show pretty much everything inside of your case except your drives.
The back of the case start off with a large ventilated section at the top and a 140mm exhaust fan. Moving down there are 7 expansion slots, plus 1 to the far right where you could install some type of PCIe fan or controller. Of course like all new cases the power supply will be mounted on the bottom of the case.
There is a filter the pulls out from the back of the case. It is a long filter the goes across the entire bottom of the case.