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Black Solid Fractal Design MicroATX Case - FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK Review



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BrandFractal Design
Cooling MethodWater, Air
Motherboard CompatabilityMicro ATX
Item Weight17.8 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH19 x 11.4 x 19.7 inches
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Description of Black Solid Fractal Design MicroATX Case - FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK

Advanced Sound Dampening Technology

The Fractal Design MicroATX Case Cases FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK, also known as the "Black Solid," is a remarkable computer case that falls under the category of Computer Cases. This case offers exceptional sound dampening capabilities, thanks to its Define Series sound dampening technology with ModuVent. With this innovative feature, the case ensures silent operation, making it perfect for individuals who value a quiet computing experience. The industrial-grade sound dampening material lining the side and front panels further enhances its noise reduction capabilities. By effectively reducing noise levels, the Black Solid enables you to focus on your work or entertainment without any distractions, delivering a truly immersive computing experience.

Optimized Airflow for Efficient Cooling

One of the key characteristics of the Fractal Design MicroATX Case Cases FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK is its exceptional airflow optimization. This compact Micro ATX case is designed to maximize airflow while maintaining silent computing. The carefully engineered ventilation system allows for efficient cooling, ensuring that your components stay within optimal temperature ranges. By preventing overheating, this case helps extend the lifespan of your hardware and ensures reliable performance during intense computing tasks. With the Black Solid, you can enjoy the perfect balance between high airflow and silent operation, making it an ideal choice for gaming enthusiasts, content creators, and professionals who demand both performance and tranquility.

A Versatile Solution for Multiple Applications

The Fractal Design MicroATX Case Cases FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK offers a multitude of applications, catering to a wide range of needs. Whether you're building a powerful gaming rig or a compact workstation, this case provides the flexibility to accommodate your requirements. Additionally, its compact form factor makes it an excellent choice for space-conscious setups, such as small offices or dorm rooms. The Black Solid is also suitable for educational institutions, where its silent operation can help create a focused learning environment. Its versatility and adaptability make it a popular option for various computing applications.

Where Can You Use the Fractal Design MicroATX Case?

If you're wondering where the Fractal Design MicroATX Case Cases FD-CA-DEF-Mini-C-BK can be utilized, here are a few examples:

  • Gaming setups: Whether you're a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, this case provides a great foundation for your gaming rig.
  • Content creation stations: For video editing, graphic design, or any other creative endeavors, the Black Solid offers the necessary cooling and silence for uninterrupted productivity.
  • Home offices: Its compact size and silent operation make it an ideal choice for creating a quiet and efficient workspace.
  • Small form factor builds: If you're aiming to build a powerful yet compact PC, this Micro ATX case provides the necessary features and space optimization.
  • Define Series sound dampening with ModuVent technology for silent operation In a compact Micro ATX Form Factor. Optimized for high airflow and silent computing. Side and front panels are lined with industrial-grade sound dampening material. Flexible storage options with room for up to 5 drives. Equipped with 5 PCI expansion Slots for powerful dual GPU setups.



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    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    I do not cease to rejoice at the purchase, a very good deal!

    The empty case weighed as much as the previous assembled system unit, and it seems that the bulk of it is thick side walls. The supplied fans are 3-pin, but quiet enough.

    • One feels the quality and thoughtfulness of ergonomics. Everywhere are convenient screws, recesses, fasteners and ventilation holes with dust filters. No need to poke your eye and a hand with a screwdriver somewhere into the bowels of the system unit and dig there, tightening the screws: the power supply unit and all drives are placed on special removable chassis, which then slide into place with a slight movement of the hand. Everything superfluous is removed behind the motherboard or down into a separate compartment, the main volume is absolutely clean. A big plus for those who open the case relatively often - whether to wipe the dust or upgrade the components. And good for ventilation.
    • Opposite the basket of 3.5 "drives, the bulk of the wires accumulate - it's a little crowded there. Although the basket can be moved, I haven't tried it yet. For my taste, it could be a little lower, the microATX board comes with a solid headroom.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    An ideal product for any type of consumer.

    I love the things you take and you feel the quality in the details. This one is like that. Its pros: A laconic, compact microATX case, in which, nevertheless, you can fit a water bottle (or two!), With noise protection. Thoughtful layout, convenient pulling power supply cables. Has cons: The supplied fans are not PWM and with my mother spin at 1000 rpm, which is not even that much in itself, but they are noisy at this speed! And you can hear them despite the noise protection. In general, noise…

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    The best purchase in my life, I will definitely buy it again.

    In general, an excellent case with ample opportunities for installing components - it will fit almost any video card on the market, a tower cooler up to 17cm high (for the version without a window) Different pros: Compact dimensions, ample opportunities for installing components and cooling, convenient wiring, filters for all air intake grilles, a PSU cover panel and wires coming from it (especially important if you have a version with a transparent side panel), vibration isolation of all…

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Excellent quality, absolutely not expected for such a price.

    I took a not very hot computer for silence. Additionally 1x120mm, I put all 3 in front behind the filter - pretty quiet and cool. Only disks are confusing. Pros: Everything is removed except for the PSU cover Filters on all incoming openings - and even outgoing ones can be installed! Soundproofing on the walls 3x120 front + 1 rear (of which 2 are included). Front can put 2x140 There is room for a small number of cables and ties Its cons: Hard drives are not cooled very well: there is only an…

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    The perfect purchase for me, exactly what I was looking for!

    Expensive, of course, but the body is excellent. Suitable for building a quiet PC. The main thing is to choose the right accessories for it. You cannot install a long video card. Only 315 mm. Of course, you can also install a 335mm video card, but then you have to sacrifice one front fan. This is written in the instructions and on the manufacturer's website. But those who buy such cases will not install long video cards there. Fans are good, but no more. I wouldn't call them quiet. I will…

    • Manufacturing quality. Relatively compact, pot-bellied body. With relatively small dimensions, we get a large amount of internal space. Excellent dust filters. Out of the box, ready-made insulation. You don't have to farm anything. Suitable for any use case.
    • I would like to have on the rear panel not a 120 mm fan, but a 140 one. Two baskets are not enough to install a 3.5 HDD. I would like a bit more. But this is not critical. For compactness, you have to pay something.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Reliable purchase, guaranteed to be a good purchase.

    This is an ideal case, moderately compact, functional and looks solid. I used cheaper models of cases all the time, since they seem to be not an essential thing, but when you think about aesthetics, build quality and noise isolation, then this case is one of the best. Appearance of course greatly bribed - very neatly done. I don’t like a multi-colored luminous something of an incomprehensible shape, it’s not for nothing that they say that strength is in simplicity)

    • Appearance and functionality
    • This box has no flaws.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Great quality, did not expect at all for the price.

    Great case for microATX motherboards. All screws and cable ties included. Two silent fans, I don’t know why some of them are noisy, I checked everything is fine with me, no extraneous sounds. Modular design, i. E. You can remove the HDD bracket. Dust filters from the bottom, front and top (there is a plug there, but you can put a filter there, it is included). Has some pros Very good case, the metal is thick, there is not a single sharp edge. The presence of sound insulation. Its cons: The SSD…

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    A wonderful product, it's nice to use.

    Thin walls like a tin can with sound insulation glued on, apparently for rigidity, but still the vibration from the hard drive basket (by the way, the sled has a backlash) and from the case itself is practically not felt. From the very noise of hard drives, nothing saves when they turn off (one ssd is working) silence is grace. The modular design allows you to remove the hard drive cage and install a fan, or you can install one hard drive in place of the cage. The wires on my power supply do…

    • Good design. capacity and free space. Dust filters - bottom, front, top. Noise isolation - side doors, front, top plug. Ventilated hard drive cage, side openings.
    • The upper dust filter, for an ideal location (that is, put it and forget it), it is not enough to add 1-2mm mesh along the edges, you have to align it in the center so that it looks beautiful. The backlash of the side doors is about 1 mm up and down, the door is fastened with screws at the back, and on the other side the door slides down a little, visually there is an uneven gap from above. The usb and audio connectors are certainly convenient, but if they are not used soon they will become clogged with dust, this is a personal opinion. The front panel is fastened with ordinary latches, in order to clean the filter you will have to remove it, I don’t know how many times these latches will be enough, but they look like they are of high quality. A bright LED under the power button shines forward, if you look at an angle there is no discomfort. The power button is not located in the center of the hole, but rests up, because of this, the backlight does not glow around the button but in a crescent, it is pressed with a click like on old computers, for such money I would like to see something better.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    I really like the product, it fully meets my expectations.

    A well-thought-out stylish case, despite the small internal volume, it is able to accommodate components of almost any size. Good ventilation, wide range of cooling options (partially modular design). Rigid body, high-quality metal, doors pass the curl test perfectly. Good cable management. Well, the cherry on the cake is a good soundproofing and dust filters.

    • Execution quality. Excellent use of space. Good ventilation and versatility. Convenient cable management. The presence of sound insulation and dust filters.
    • Didn't find it.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Just super, it's beautifully made, I'm very happy with it.

    One of the most successful modern buildings. Strict design and noiselessness, convenience and attention to detail. Expensive? Subtract from this price two more first-class turntables for 1200r and get a very nice price tag! The iron is thick, Shumka is glued on the inside. The tower fits up to 170mm. "Macho rev. A" went in perfectly. It is possible to fix the wires with special Velcro harnesses. The bolts on the body that close the lid, when unscrewed, remain on the lids themselves. There are…

    • The quality of materials. Thick walls. Noise isolation. Ergonomics. Two good turntables included.
    • not found

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Exactly as promised by the manufacturer, high quality.

    Installing long video cards is possible, but if the front fan is moved higher, at the cost of losing air intake efficiency. The front panel is snap-on and can be removed without undue force. For periodic maintenance, they should be enough. Part of the power supply wire can be placed in place of the HDD cage if it is removed. Archaic indication of disk activity is useless for SSD.

    • Compactness. Strict appearance. Noise isolation on the side walls and front panel, under the table it is inaudible at all. Medium thickness metal. Fixtures are provided for normal cable management. Dust filters at the entrances. Possibility of installation of the power supply both on an air intake both from below, and from the case. Dimensions allow you to install both m-atx and atx boards. Case fans are silent at 75 percent of maximum speed. The bracket for placing the SSD is located on the back of the mat. boards in the socket area. It does not affect their temperature.
    • The side covers are heavy, but when heated, they have a strong play in the center. Most likely they did not provide for the expansion of the metal. Excessive brightness of the LED on the front panel is corrected with two pieces of white electrical tape. The power button on tactile sensations does not inspire reliability. There are no markings on the body for screwing the racks under the mat. boards of different form factors.

    Revainrating 4 out of 5

    Product satisfying the quality of the product, good price.

    The case is good and the visibility of its "goodness" by the manufacturer is very high, but this is basically not justified, due to the savings on the thickness of the steel. However, if you do not use high-speed HDDs, you are unlikely to find problems. The case is perfectly blown, it looks great. However, I would advise if you choose from the budget - deepcool dukase v3 (it is not worse at all, cable management is better, there is no noise, but there are no vibrations, ventilation is slightly…

    • good ventilation Not flashy design Dust filters Vibro-shumka cable management Width Well, all the pluses that are attributed to him in the reviews
    • Thin (really thin) steel. I compare it with a case for 2500 - Deepcool Dukase v3, even there the steel is thicker. Here, only the side walls seem thick (in fact, the effect is due to noise), the chassis is rather flimsy and sonorous. Because of this, all efforts for vibration and noise isolation of the manufacturer are nullified. There is exactly the same amount of noise as in the above-mentioned budget case (which, meanwhile, actually has the same set of features) Vibration of the HDD (I did not hear it from the same hard disk in dukase). Here she is. Perhaps the effect is due to the fact that the hard drive basket (by the way, very flimsy) is located in front right in front of the ventilation through which all sounds come out)

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    A nice option for the money, one of the best deals.

    For a long time I was looking for a case with a lower location of the PSU without 5 "baskets and with adequate dimensions. I found it! A little tricky design and that's it. Assembling it was easier in cases without cable management. It's hard to say in terms of noise, there is some kind of periodic high-frequency sound , as if the resonance or someone is constantly changing the frequency .

    • You take in hands, you wave a thing! Small, thoughtful. There are all three filters, the lower one is pulled forward and finally a lot of space inside for blowing without 5" rudiments!
    • 1) Does anyone have a power button strictly in the center? 2) The power diode is blue and bright. Soft white indication on the power button would be in the subject. 3) Connecting the muzzle to the mother without an adapter is a pain. If the SSD is not M.2 it's a pain. If the classic (SATA SSD + HDD), then pain ^ 2. Why? The problem is in the basket for, supposedly, 2 disks - but in fact only one fits, the second SSD only goes up, otherwise the pile of wires at this point causes discomfort. 4) Design. The computers were white, now they are black. Only HP understood the chip as it should be - there is an acute desire to repaint the side grille on the muzzle in gray! (Lots of Corsair obsidian 550D and Ascot 6ZRA-BS/620 styling)

    Revainrating 4 out of 5

    I did not regret the purchase, everything is fine.

    On the case of the Cooler Master Storm Scout II Advanced, the metal is thicker. Shumka really works, the computer has become quieter. When using three fans on the face, the HDD basket rests on the PSU wires, I don’t know what kind of blowing through the bottom fan will be. The plug on the box is removed in order to install the 3rd fan, which does not look very nice, but the case is still closed, this is not visible, and HDD ventilation is needed. In general, everything is fine, the iron is not…

    • High-quality, looks stylish, with noise, not made of the thinnest iron, thoughtful ergonomics, compact, dust filters in a circle,
    • The manufacturer completes with cheap fans, immediately for disposal / Price. PSU is cramped when using 3.5 HDD.

    Revainrating 3 out of 5

    Great case interior, crappy fans and filters

    I wanted Meshify Mini, but this damn thing only has glass side panels. I have young children who are a little rough and the glass panel is an anti-feature for me. Also, I love Noctua fans/coolers and hate RGB so I have nothing to brag about. So I got that. The Pros: - Really easy to work with - No sharp edges anywhere - Great cable routing options - Attractive Bad: - All fans are 3-pin and not great - The filter on the front is incredibly restrictive. Not much airflow goes through without…

    • Certified
    • Modern

    Packed with everything a system builder needs, the Define Mini C has pretty much everything you need in a system builder's case: • Rugged design? Try it out • Sound insulation panels in interchangeable panels? Try it out • Good components? Listen! • Multiple cable management options? Try it • Support for fan and AIO cooling? Listen! • Reusable expansion slot covers? Check • Dust filter for power pack? Listen! • Removable 3.5 inch drive tray? Listen! With the fans on, both of which are silent…

    • Side and front panels lined with industrial sound absorbing material
    • The list will be long.

    Revainrating 5 out of 5

    Great mATX case for new builds

    Last build was in 2011 with an Antec 300 mid-tower ATX case and I'm glad to see all the youtube videos testing mATX cases , drew my attention to this wonderful fractal Case 1. The first cable management. Nothing prevents fans from blowing fresh air into the case and cooling components.2. Hidden power supply cover. My Seasonic M1211 520W PSU fits perfectly.3. Caddy for SSD drives 4. Build quality5. Complete bottom, front and optional top dust filters.6. Form factor M/ATX. I didn't need another…

    • Optimized for high airflow and quiet operation
    • Minor issues

    This case is very low profile which is one of the main reasons to buy it. As a gamer who doesn't want to be overly flashy or have a gaudy tower on their desk, this suits my needs very well. The side panels and top cover are made of sound-absorbing material, the back of the case facilitates cable management, and the power supply cover looks neat and hides the power supply and additional cables if you don't have a modular power supply. PSU (although I recommend having at least a semi-modular…

    • Flexible storage with up to 5 drives
    • Durable

    I've owned this case since June 2020 and now in January I had a tough ride Since I bought it to do a mini-ITX Ryzen 9 build with my 3900x, this case was coming out of a full-tower ITX case, so I didn't know how much I really got sacrificed airflow. I got it because of the installed fiberglass insulation covering that inside the case. Big mistake, I got 90 degree thermal stresses on my CPU and my GPU (1070 at the time). So first I replaced the small form factor heatsink with NZXT's 240mm AIO…

    • Series soundproofing with ModuVent technology for quiet operation In a compact Micro-ATX form factor
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