Fractal Design cases aren’t the flashiest in the world. But their constant refinement of a solid design, and their ability to scale it to different price points, gives builders that want a more understated case many options. The Define series has grown to become this understated yet refined case that many builders seek. And over 5 iterations of the design, the case continues to be a favourite for builders that want all the power inside, without announcing it to the world. That’s why the new Define R5 Blackout Edition is so compelling.

Taking the Fractal Design Define R5 as the base, the super silent case, filled with dense sound abosorbing material, gets kitted out with all black components. The PCI slot covers, HDD trays/clips, SSD brackets, and Dynamic Series GP-14 fans are, you guessed it, painted black. With a choice of a windowed and non-windowed version, even the clear side-panel is tinted to finish off the blackout look.

This Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition will be hitting stores very soon and we expect this version to be quite popular. The windowed version will be $119.99 US while the non-windowed version will be $109.99 US.

Full press release below.


The popular Define R5 case is back in ALL black!

All the great features the Define R5 offers, now available in a sleek and uniform all black finish.

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.

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.

MSRP Define R5 Blackout Edition

USD     $109.99

MSRP Define S Blackout Edition Window

USD     $119.99


Define R5 Blackout Edition

Define R5 Blackout Edition Window







About Fractal Design

Without a doubt, computers are more than just technology – they have become an integral part of our lives. Computers do more than make living easier, they often define the functionality and design of our homes, our offices and ourselves.

The products we choose represent how we want to describe the world around us and how we want others to perceive us. Many of us are drawn to designs from Scandinavia, which are organized, clean and functional while remaining stylish, sleek and elegant. We like these designs because they harmonize with our surroundings and become nearly transparent. Brands like Georg Jensen, Bang Olufsen, Skagen Watches and Ikea are just a few that represent this Scandinavian style and efficiency.

In the world of computer components, there is only one name you should know, Fractal Design.
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