After the launch of the Define 7, the successor of the successful Define R6, there is now an update for the almost 4 year old Define C. With a larger range of functions, Fractal Design also offers a simpler naming convention with the Define 7 Compact. But is the new case a recommendation, or should the choice rather fall on the big brother? All this and more is to be clarified in our detailed test of the Define 7 Compact with tempered glass.
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact* is available since June 6, 2020. The Fractal Define 7 Compact is only available in black, but in three different side panels: Metal, glass and tempered glass.
|Universal mount for 3.5″/2.5″ drives||4 maximum, 2 included in delivery|
|Mount for 2.5″ drives||4 maximum, 2 included in delivery|
|Mainboard compatibility||ATX, mATX, ITX|
|Power supply unit form factor||ATX|
|Front connections||1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB-A 3.0, 2 x USB-A 2.0 Audio I/O|
|Fan positions||7 x 120 mm or 4 x 140 mm and 2 x 120 mm|
|Fan front||3 x 120 mm or 2 x 140 mm,
(1 x 140 mm included)
|Fan top side||2 x 120 / 140 mm|
|Fan rear||1 x 120 mm
(1 x 120 mm included)
|Fan bottom||1 x 120 mm|
|Dust filter||fan for bottom + PSU, fan in front, lid|
|Radiator front||up to 280 mm or 360 mm|
|Radiator top side||up to 240 mm|
|Radiator rear||120 mm|
|Radiator bottom||120 mm|
|Max. length PSU||165 mm (when HDD cage installed), 200 mm (without HDD cage)|
|Max. length GPU||360 mm, 341 mm with front fan|
|Max. Height CPU cooler||169 mm|
|Room for cable management||Yes (17-28 mm rear)|
|Side part left||Steel (optionally with glass and tempered glass)|
|Side part right||steel|
|Dimensions housing (LxWxH)||427 x 210 x 474 mm|
|Weight net||9.2 kg|
Packaging and scope of delivery
The Define 7 Compact TG arrives very well packed in Styrofoam. The front and the glass pane is additionally protected with a foil.
Already in the packaging you will find the accessories next to the case. Included are the following parts:
- Miscellaneous screws for hardware and mountings
- Multiple cable ties
- Additional top panel in cooling design
The accessories are extensive and attractively packaged. Further accessories, such as additional HDD holders, are available in stores.
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