The Fractal Design Define XL certainly brings a lot to the table. Even though the case is constructed mainly of steel, the aluminium front panel makes the Define XL a very attractive case. It’s also free of the vibrations we’ve experienced in the past with Lian Li cases that can increase the noise level quite considerably.
The thermal performance of the case is also impressive, cooling our test system very effectively and with an inaudible noise level. The latter of these is the most impressive quality for us as it really differentiates the Define XL from the competition which are far noisier on the whole.
The Fractal Design Define XL can be yours for a shade over £100 at Aria.co.uk. This makes it quite good value for money and perfect for those looking to build a powerful air cooled system that remains very quiet even under load. Those who are looking for a case with water cooling support should consider one of the alternatives, though, as there isn’t space for anything more than a 120mm radiator.
KitGuru says: A whisper quiet case that is built well and wont break the bank.