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[Canada Computers] FRACTAL DESIGN Define R5 Black Mid Tower Case (FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK) - $134.99 @ Canada Computers

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[Canada Computers] FRACTAL DESIGN Define R5 Black Mid Tower Case (FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK) - $134.99 @ Canada Computers

Item: FRACTAL DESIGN Define R5 Black Mid Tower Case (FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK) No window.
Price $134.99
Location: Canada Computers in store and online.
Shipping: $6

Not as low as the 129.99 a while ago, but pretty close.

This was 159.99 for a while.
Last edited by Teletran on Apr 21st, 2021 8:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Got one this morning for a NAS/Plex server built.
Nice case.
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Mar 10, 2015
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i have the r5 windowed from 6 or 7 years ago. paid $125.
duster filters are good. inside is still clean with minor maintenance.
great case
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Oct 24, 2019
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Nice, was thinking about the Fractal R cases as the Wife wants another computer. It's pretty much the only case I want as I still want a 5.25" CD/DVD bay since I'm soo old.
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Great price if you can find at a location near you... inventory seems pretty low
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totallybaked wrote: I can't build one while there's no GPU card.
No “affordable” GPU card lol... plenty of GPU for sale
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Mar 11, 2012
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Have this case! What a joy it was to build in. Fractal all day long
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rcteesh wrote: Have this case! What a joy it was to build in. Fractal all day long
I agree, I have another define fractal case and it's amazing!
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Sep 11, 2017
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For anyone looking for a spec sheet comparing the different fractal define cases, here it is. I was looking at the R6... Looks like the only difference is that the R5 is plastic, R6 is aluminum. Is the price difference worth it?
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I had the R4. Functionally it’s good no complaints but it is big for a mid tower and I find the design is so boring
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Otugrapes wrote: For anyone looking for a spec sheet comparing the different fractal define cases, here it is. I was looking at the R6... Looks like the only difference is that the R5 is plastic, R6 is aluminum. Is the price difference worth it?
Yeah the R5 has a plastic front face. The rest is steel. I don't think the $65 difference is worth it but that is just my opinion.
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MahlerMusic wrote: Nice, was thinking about the Fractal R cases as the Wife wants another computer. It's pretty much the only case I want as I still want a 5.25" CD/DVD bay since I'm soo old.
if you are using cds/dvds rarely you could also opt for an external drive. they don't cost a lot and your pc could have either more space for other stuff or be a lot shorter.
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why would anyone buy this case, other then its simple looks. Looks a bit dated IMO, but that is just me.
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R5 still costs that much? I bought one in 2015 and it cost $99.
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JonathanSun wrote: why would anyone buy this case, other then its simple looks. Looks a bit dated IMO, but that is just me.
Build quality? Sound deadening material? Need a lot of HDD bays? Maybe they're FD fans?
The R6 and R7 raised the bar as to ease of building and all, but the R5 is still a good case if it fits your intended use case (roomy, quiet)

I'd say it's overkill for most though.
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braveblade wrote: R5 still costs that much? I bought one in 2015 and it cost $99.
Yeah I bought one 4 years ago for under $100 from Canada Computers. I've been looking at Fractal Design Case prices in this size category and I haven't seen them drop much lower than this recently (past 6-12 months). All R6s are OOS or > 200 and the R7 is > 215.
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Bought the Windowed variant on Black Friday, 2016 for $109.99 + taxes when NCIX was still around!

I guess CC is the only game in town now so they can charge whatever they feel like and people will still buy them :(
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bought one in white years ago. if it gets direct sun exposure it turns yellow. i also have a black and it didnt have any issues.
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kahos wrote: I'd say it's overkill for most though.
A silent PC is never overkill.
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