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Fractal Design Launches Define R6 Casing With USB-C (usbctoday.com)
7 points by bodiam 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments

Looks like the sites down, but if anyone's considering it I've got a Define R5 and it's the best case I've ever bought. So much noise deadening and unlike my coolermaster full tower it had a hole in the back of the mobo area so I could mount a new CPU cooler without taking the mobo out. And 9 drive bays, which is the main reason I got it. Very well thought out.

yeah, something went wrong, I didn't expect that many visitors all of a sudden, so went out of memory, etc. Is fixed now, thanks for letting me know.

We're planning on a doing a review of the case soon if you're interested, we're trying to do a USB-C only build.

I find it hard to distinguish on the pictures, but does this casing have no actual USB-A on the front, only USB-C?

Thanks, disappointing. I was looking forward to a case that does away with USB-A, and only has USB-C. Huge inconvenience of course, but it would force one to completely move over.

It's been 15 years ago since I built my own PC, though. Laptop-only nowadays, which is incredible with Thunderbolt 3.

We're also a bit surprised that

1) it has only 1 USB-C connector 2) it still has USB-C 2.0 connector. It's probably cheaper to implement, and maybe(??) there are devices which don't work well with USB-A 3.0. Not 100% sure though.

I was expecting at least 2 USB Type-C ports and hopefully none of the Type-A. This is non-news, pretty sure I've seen cases with 2 USB Type-C ports already.

Thanks for that! Do you have a link by any chance?

Hi cerberuss,

Maybe these picture help?

http://www.fractal-design.com/media/97cdb3f9-1e15-4bcc-97e4-... http://www.fractal-design.com/media/6c4c84bb-d1c9-4efb-9f55-...

It seems all connections are at the front, and I'm actually wondering if the case has USB connections at the back of the case.

Can recommend Fractal cases as well. I've got the R4: Great minimalistic design, almost totally silent, plenty of room for drives and other stuff.

These are the best PC cases I have ever owned.

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