Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition


Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition

Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition


The Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition 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 Blackout Edition case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned all black Dynamic Series fans.

The Define R5 Blackout Edition 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.


Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition  Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition  


What makes it the ‘Blackout Edition’?

  • ·         Black PCI slot covers
  • ·         Black HDD trays and HDD tray clips
  • ·         Black SSD brackets
  • ·         White power LED
  • ·         All black Dynamic GP-14 fans
  • ·         Tinted window


The case is available in two models:

The Define R5 Blackout Edition, with a solid side panel which includes an additional fan mount or ModuVent option.

The Define R5 Blackout Edition Window, which features a tinted window side panel to proudly show off your build.


Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition




  • - ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • - 7 expansion slots
  • - 2 - 5.25" bays (removable)
  • - 8 - 3.5" HDD positions (can also accommodate 2.5" units); 2 - 2.5" dedicated SSD unit positions
  • - 4 - ModuVent™ plates - three in the top and one in the side
  • - 9 - fan positions (2 all-black Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fans included)
  • - Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom
  • - CPU coolers up to 180mm in height
  • - ATX PSUs up to 190/170 mm with a bottom 120/140mm fan installed; when not using any bottom fan location longer PSUs up to 300mm can be used
  • - Graphics cards up to 310 mm in length with the top HDD cage installed; with the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 440 mm in length may be installed
  • - 20 - 35 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • - Velcro straps included for easy cable management
  • - Front door can switch opening direction via dual mounting system
  • - Left side panel features Quick Release System for easy access and provides a secure closure of side panel
  • - Right side panel features smart captive thumbscrews so no thumbscrews are lost
  • - Colours available: Black
  • - Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 451 x 521mm
  • - Case dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions: 232 x 462 x 531mm
  • - Net weight: 11.2 kg
  • - Package dimensions (WxHxD): 327 x 615 x 540mm
  • - Package weight: 12.8 kg


Fractal Define R5 Blackout Edition  

My Thoughts

In simple terms the Fractal R5 Blackout is an All Black version of their Existing R5 case, complete with Fractal's new GP14 fans, which is great as the R5 is already a great case and now offers an option for those who want a Fractal R5 with a stealthier interior. 

The Fractal R5 has already received our OC3D Gold Award and TTL's White Gold Award, and is Tom's chosen case for his 2015 server build, WD40, so you guys already know that we love this case here at OC3D.


You can join the discussion on Fractal's Define R5 Backout Edition on the OC3D Forums.



It is back and it is ALL BLACK. Meet the Fractal Define R5 Blackout, for those who want that understated look.http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/cases_cooling/fractal_define_r5_blackout_edition/1

Posted by OC3D on Monday, 18 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

18-05-2015, 09:16:56

Now this is so approved, great work from Fractal and kudos to them for naming it! Quote

18-05-2015, 13:44:53

I like that the window is tinted.Quote

18-05-2015, 13:45:58

I definitely like the look of that Quote

18-05-2015, 13:51:57

One serious question... WHY?! Why release it now?!Quote

18-05-2015, 13:52:46

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
One serious question... WHY?! Why release it now?!
Why not? They did the same thing last time. Once sales drop off they release this to get them back up. It's smart business dudeQuote

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