Define 7 Compact Black Dark TG Midi-Tower - dark tempered glass, silent, black
- Compact midi-tower in black
- for Micro-ITX to ATX motherboards
- with soundproofing and dust filters
- Dark tempered glass side panel
- optimised for air- and liquid cooling
- including 1x 140mm and 1x 120mm PWM fans
Product information - Define 7 Compact Black Dark TG Midi-Tower - dark tempered glass, silent, black
Fractal Design's Define 7 Compact is the product of continuous development on a proven and innovative design idea. This midi-tower case combines a minimalist aesthetic with extensive customisation options for the interior. It has both smooth outer surfaces, characterised by a clear design language, and interior flexibility for system configuration and expandability. As a result the Define 7 Compact can be the centrepiece for a system that is inconspicuous and silent while also being an eye-catching gaming PC.
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Midi-Tower at a Glance:
- Premium, high-end midi-tower in black
- Virtually silent operations due to optimised case insulation
- Front panel constructed from brushed aluminium
- Extensive air- and water cooling options
- Two PWM fans pre-installed
- Capacity for up to seven cooling fans
- Removable dust filters in the top, front and bottom
- Highly customisable interior
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact: Optimised for Liquid Cooling
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact despite its small footprint has extensive options for liquid cooling. For instance it is possible to fit radiators to the front, top, bottom and rear of the case. A 360mm or 280mm radiator can be attached to the front and a second 240mm radiator to the top. A 120mm radiator can be mounted to the rear and to the bottom.
Up to seven 120mm or four 140mm case fans can be accommodated in the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact: The front can be equipped with three 120mm or two 140m mm fans and the two 140mm or 120mm fans can be mounted to the top cover. The rear and the bottom both can be equipped with a 120mm fan.
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact comes with one 140mm fan and one 120mm fan, one in the front and one in the rear of the midi-tower. The manufacturer provides a generous 169mm clearance for powerful CPU coolers.
Substantial internal capacity
Motherboards from the Mini-ITX all the way up to the commonly used ATX form factor can be accommodated by the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact. In respect to GPUs there is support for cards up to 341mm in length with fans preinstalled and 360mm without fans in the front of the case. With a radiator mounted in the front the GPU clearance shrinks to 305mm.
A total of seven horizontal expansion slots are available. There is also space for an ATX power supply and, with an HDD cage installed, the maximum length available is 165mm under the PSU shroud. The Define 7 Compact is bundled with two 3.5/2.5″ drive carriers and two 2.5″ drive bays. With the addition of separate accessories up to two additional 3.5/2.5″ carriers can be accommodated.
The Define 7 Compact's elegant design
When sealed the Define 7 Compact looks as if it's made from a single piece. This is due to its straight lines, smooth surfaces and angular shape. This impression is further enhanced by the front panel which is clad in brushed aluminium.
In order to reduce running noise, steel panels are provided with acoustic insulation made of bitumen. A second top cover with ventilation slots is included. This version of the Define 7 Compact is black on the inside and outside. The right side panels are made of steel and equipped with soundproofing while the left side panel is made of a steel frame with a large, dark tinted tempered glass window.
Modular Design for Easy Installation
The top cover can be completely removed and is equipped with a tool-free push-to-lock mechanism for easy access. With the side panels removed, the midi-tower is freely accessible on three sides. This makes it simple to install components and manage cables effectively.
Indeed rubberized cable guides and a full 28mm behind the motherboard tray makes cable management straightforward. The Define 7 Compact's new multi-brackets means that any free fan slot can be converted into a mounting position for a hard drive, SSD, pump or a reservoir.
Versatile I/O Interface
The I/O panel of the Define 7 Compact is equipped with one USB 3.1 type C, two USB 3.0 type A, and two USB 2.0 ports. There are also two 3.5mm jack sockets, one of which functions as a headphone output and the other as a microphone input. The midi-tower is equipped with power and reset buttons.
- Dimensions: 210 x 474 x 427mm (W x H x D)
- Materials: Steel, plastic, aluminium, tempered glass (tinted)
- Weight: approx. 9.2 kg
- Colour: Black
- Form Factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Total Possible Fans:
3x 120 / 2x 140mm (front)
2x 120 / 2x 140mm (top)
1x 120mm (rear)
1x 120mm (bottom)
1x 140mm (front, Dynamic X2 GP-14)
1x 120mm (rear, Dynamic X2 GP-12)
- Filter: front, bottom, top
- Radiator-Mountings (partially forfeits ODD/HDD cages):
1x max. 360 / 280mm (front)
1x max. 240mm (top)
1x max. 120mm (rear)
1x max. 120mm (bottom)
- Drive Bays:
2x 3.5/2.5″ (internal, max. 4 incl. multi brackets)
2x 2.5″ (internal)
- PSU: 1x Standard ATX (optional)
- expansion slots: 7
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
2x USB 3.0 Type-A
2x USB 2.0
2x 3.5mm jack socket (audio in/out)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 169mm
- Maximum GPU length:
Without front fans: 360mm
With front fans: 341mm
With front radiator: 305mm
- Maximum PSU length: 165mm (max. 200 mm without HDD cage)
- Cable routing space: 28mm
- Package contents:
1x Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Midi-Tower
1x Accessory box (screws, spacers, cable ties)
1x User manual
1x Ventilated top panel
2x HDD/SSD trays
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|Case type||Midi-Tower, Dampened case|
|Form factor||ATX, Micro-ATX, White|
|Width||200 - 300 mm|
|Height||400 - 500 mm|
|Depth||400 - 500 mm|
|Weight||8 to 10 kg (17.6 to 22 lbs)|
|Material||plastic, aluminium, steel, Tempered Glass / Hartglas|
|max. CPU Kühler Höhe (exakt)||169 mm|
|max. Grafikkarten Länge (exakt)||360 mm|
|max. Netzteil Länge (exakt)||165 mm, 200 mm|
|max. CPU Kühler Höhe||160 - 179 mm|
|max. Grafikkarten Länge||300 - 399 mm|
|max. Netzteil Länge||140 - 199 mm, 200 - 249 mm|
|Side panel||with window|
|USB 3.1 (Typ C)||1x|
|Audio Aus- / Eingänge||1x Ausgang + 1x Eingang (3,5 mm Klinke, TRS)|
|intern 2,5 / 3,5 Zoll||2x|
|Case cable management||yes|
|PSU position||Hinten Unten|
|Preinstalled fans||1x 120mm, 1x 140mm|
|120 mm Fans||Aluminium|
|140 mm Fans||4|
|Radiator Mounting||2x Single (120mm), 1x Dual (240mm), 1x Triple (360mm)|
It is time to conclude on this new case by Fractal, the Define 7 Compact . As with the other models in the series, we can only appreciate the build quality and the efficient chassis. The case offers good equipment and assembly is simple and easy in this model. It is fully filtered, offers sound isolation, lots of USB including a Type-C and the fact that it is more compact is clearly a plus, but this causes the mounting of the graphics card to 90 ° disappears and this is a bit of a shame, especially for a case that is still billed no less than 119 euros.read more...
Positive Aspekte des Fractal Design Define 7 Compact:
+ deutlich kompakter und günstiger als das Define 7read more...
+ dezentes Design, mehrere Seitenteiloptionen
+ als Silentgehäuse nutzbar, bietet aber auch vielseitige Kühloptionen bis hin zum 360-mm-Radiator
+ Platz für die meisten Tower-Kühler und lange Grafikkarten
+ zwei austauschbare Deckel inklusive, Deckel kann für komfortables Arbeiten im Innenraum komplett geöffnet werden
+ Kabelmanagement und Staubfilter sehr überzeugend, hervorragendes I/O-Panel
+ Excellent construction qualityread more...
+ Two quiet retail-grade fans included
+ Modern liquid cooling possibilities
+ Very good cable-management layout
+ Velcro strips for easy cable routing
+ Potent GPUs and large air cooling fit easily
+ Storage trays completely out of steel
+ Vented cover included
+ Three Define 7 Compact variants to pick from, including two levels of glass tint
+ Removable dust filters on all intake areas
+ Clean latch mechanism for side panels
+ Top can be removed for ease of internal access
+ Excellent unboxing experience