Fractal Design shrinks its Define 7 into Compact edition

Posted on Thursday, Jun 04 2020 @ 12:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fractal Design reveals the Define 7 Compact, a smaller edition of the firm's Define 7 case. The regular model has no side window and the company also offers a version with a dark tempered glass side panel as well as a model with a light tempered glass panel.

The new model measures 427mm x 210mm x 474mm, versus 547mm x 240mm x 475mm for the regular Define 7. Main differences are that the Compact version has no 5.25" drive mount, only two 3.5" storage slots instead of six, support or maximum seven 120mm fans instead of nine, a max PSU length of 200mm instead of 250mm, a maximum GPU length of 341mm (360mm without front fan) instead of up to 491mm, and less cable routing space (17-28mm vs 30mm). Pricing is unknown.
The new Define 7 Compact takes the strongest features of the contemporary 7 Series design and places them in a conveniently compact frame.

The versatile open layout of the Define 7 Compact allows you to maximize the potential of the small footprint with full-size ATX hardware to meet your exact needs.

Interchangeable top covers allow you to switch between solid steel for full noise suppression or a ventilated cover for extra cooling.

The top framework is fully removable for unprecedented ease of access to interior components, and five front ports (including one USB Type-C) means you don’t sacrifice expandability for the small footprint.

Add to that the numerous enhancements to every aspect of component and cooling support, and it’s clear to see the Define 7 Compact has you well covered.

  • Compact yet spacious interior fits ATX, mATX or Mini-ITX motherboards
  • Fits GPUs up to 360 mm with a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • Top panel effortlessly swaps from solid steel to filtered ventilation
  • Fractal Design Define 7 Compact

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