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Fractal Design

Fractal Design
Define 7 XL Black Dark TG Big-Tower - dark tempered glass, silent, black

  • Full-Tower by Fractal Design in black
  • for EE-ATX motherboards
  • with soundproofing and dust filters
  • optimised for air- and liquid cooling
  • dark tempered glass side panel
  • including 3x 140mm PWM fans & fan hub
  • three vertical expansion slots


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Item number: GEFD-122

EAN: 7340172702061


Manufacturer: Fractal Design


Product information - Define 7 XL Black Dark TG Big-Tower - dark tempered glass, silent, black

Fractal Design's Define 7 XL is the product of continuous development on a proven and innovative design idea. This full-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 XL 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 XL Full-Tower at a Glance:

  • Premium, high-end full-tower in black
  • Virtually silent operations due to optimised case insulation
  • Front panel constructed from brushed aluminium
  • Extensive air- and water cooling options
  • Three fans and fan controller pre-installed
  • Capacity for up to eleven cooling fans
  • Removable dust filters in the top, front and bottom
  • Dual-layout for flexible customisation of the interior
  • Three slots for the vertical installation of an expansion card

The Fractal Design Define 7 XL: Optimised for Liquid Cooling

The Fractal Design Define 7 XL has extensive options for liquid cooling. For instance it is possible to fit radiators to the front, top, base and back of the case. If the 5.25″ bays are installed, a 360mm or 280mm radiator can be attached to the front and a second 360mm dual radiator to the top.

If an optional optical drive is not fitted, 420mm or even 480mm triple fan radiators can be attached to the roof and the front of the case. A 240mm or 280mm dual radiator can be fitted to the bottom. Finally there is still space for a 120mm radiator at the back.

Air Cooling Support

Up to eleven 120mm or nine 140mm case fans can be accommodated in the Fractal Design Define 7 XL: With the two 5.25-inch bays removed, the roof and the front can be equipped with four fans each, two fans can be attached to the bottom and one to the rear. With optical drives, one of the fan mounts at the roof and one at the front is blocked.

The Fractal Design Define 7 XL comes with three 140 mm fans with PWM control preinstalled, two in the front and one in the rear of the full-tower. The fans are connected to the integrated Nexus + 2 fan hub, to which a total of nine fans can be connected. The manufacturer provides a generous 185mm clearance for powerful CPU coolers.

Substantial internal capacity

Motherboards from the Mini-ITX all the way up to the expansive EE-ATX form factor can be accommodated by the Fractal Design Define 7 XL. In respect to GPUs there is support for cards up to 359mm in length. While the open layout offers up to 524mm when fans are installed in the front or a whopping 549mm without fans.

A total of nine horizontal and three vertical expansion slots are available and a riser cable (sold separately) enables vertical installation of the GPU. There is also space for an ATX power supply and, with an HDD cage installed, the maximum length available is 250mm under the PSU shroud.

Comprehensive Support for Storage Drives

A prominent feature of the Define 7 XL is its dual interior layout. This allows the user to adapt the case to their needs. Regarding storage options this layout allows for several drive bays to be fitted. The Define 7 XL is bundled with six 3.5/2.5″ drive carriers, two 2.5″ drive bays and two multi-brackets for attaching a 3.5/2.5″ drive to one of the dedicated mounting positions. With the addition of separate accessories up to eighteen 3.5/2.5″ carriers and five 2.5″ carriers can be accommodated.

The large drive cage in the front can be completely removed. Under this configuration the storage plate is used to extend the motherboard tray. Two multi-brackets with 3.5″ hard drives or 2.5″ SSDs can be attached to the rear of the storage plate. An additional mounting position for a multi-bracket on the PSU shroud is also present. In the upper part of the case there are two modular 5.25″ bays for optical drives that can be removed in favor of larger radiators.

The Define 7 XL's elegant design

When sealed the Define 7 XL 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. A magnetic locking mechanism ensures the front panel stays closed and its hinges can be fitted to either the left or right. Users can choose from several colour variants per their preference.

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 XL is black on the inside and outside and has a darkly tinted tempered glass side panel. The right side panel is made of steel and equipped with soundproofing.

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 full-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 30mm behind the motherboard tray makes cable management straightforward. The Define 7 XL'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 surge tank.

Versatile I/O Interface

The I/O panel of the Define 7 XL 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 full-tower is equipped with power and reset buttons. The Nexus + 2 PWM fan hub offers three 4-pin PWM and six 3-pin fan connectors. A total of nine fans can be connected to the hub.

Important Info: The PCIe riser cable required for vertical mounting of the graphics card is not included in the delivery and must be ordered separately. The graphics card should not be higher than two slots for vertical installation. The manufacturer recommends a model with liquid cooling.


  • Dimensions: 240 x 566 x 604mm (W x H x D)
  • Materials: Steel, plastic, aluminium, tempered glass (tinted)
  • Weight: approx. 16.64 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Form Factor: EE-ATX, SSI-CEB, SSI-EEB, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
  • Total Possible Fans:
    4x 120 / 3x 140mm (front)
    4x 120 / 3x 140mm (top)
    1x 120 / 140mm (rear)
    2x 120 / 140mm (bottom)
  • Pre-installed:
    2x 140mm (front, Dynamic X2 GP-14)
    1x 140mm (rear, Dynamic X2 GP-14)
  • Filter: front, bottom, top
  • Radiator-Mountings (partially forfeits ODD/HDD cages):
    1x max. 480 / 420mm (front)
    1x max. 480 / 420mm (top)
    1x max. 120mm (rear)
    1x max. 240 / 280mm (bottom)
  • Drive Bays:
    2x 5.25 Zoll (external)
    6x 3.5/2.5″ (internal, max. 18 incl. multi-brackets)
    2x 3.5/2.5″ (multi-bracket)
    2x 2.5″ (internal, 5x max.)
  • PSU: 1x Standard ATX (optional)
  • expansion slots: 9 (+3 vertical)
  • I/O-Panel:
    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: 185mm
  • Maximum GPU length:
    Storage Layout: 359mm
    Open Layout: 549mm (524mm with fans in the front)
  • Maximum PSU length: 250mm (with HDD cage)
  • Cable routing space: 30mm
  • Package contents:
    1x Fractal Design Define 7 XL Full-Tower
    1x Accessory box (screws, spacers, cable ties)
    1x User manual
    1x Ventilated top panel
    1x ODD bracket
    1x ODD bay cover
    2x HDD/SSD trays

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Technical Details

Case type Big-Tower, Aluminium case, Dampened case
max. Mainboardformfaktor SSI-CEB, EE-ATX
Form factor E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, White, SSI-CEB, EE-ATX
Colour black
Primary colour black
Width (exact) 240
Height (exact) 566
Depth (exact) 604
Width 200 - 300 mm
Height 500 - 600 mm
Depth 600 - 700 mm
Weight (exact) 16,64 kg
Weight 16 to 18 kg (35.2 to 39.6 lbs)
Material plastic, aluminium, steel, Tempered Glass / Hartglas
max. CPU Kühler Höhe (exakt) 185 mm
max. Grafikkarten Länge (exakt) 359 mm
max. Netzteil Länge (exakt) 250 mm
max. CPU Kühler Höhe 180 - 200 mm
max. Grafikkarten Länge 300 - 399 mm, über 500 mm
max. Netzteil Länge 250 - 300 mm
Side panel with window
Front Door ja
Position I/O Deckel
USB 2.0 2x
USB 3.0 2x
USB 3.1 (Typ C) 1x
Audio Aus- / Eingänge 1x Ausgang + 1x Eingang (3,5 mm Klinke, 3-Pol, TRS)
Audio Out
Audio In
Cardreader nein
Fan controller no
LCD/TFT Display nein
internal 2,5" 2x
intern 2,5 / 3,5 Zoll 8x
external 5,25" 2x
Hot-Swap nein
PCI-Slots 9, 9 + 3
Motherboard tray no
Case cable management yes
PSU formfactor ATX
PSU position Hinten Unten
Preinstalled fans 3x 140mm
120 mm Fans 11
140 mm Fans 9
Fan colour black
Radiator Mounting 1x Single (120mm), 1x Dual (280mm), 2x Quad (480mm)
Filter yes
Dampening yes
Illumination no
Remote control nein
Schlauchdurchführung nein
Serie Define
Transport System nein

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mit farbigen Lüftern eine Show

Hab leider etwas zu früh das Normalgehäuse gekauft.

Qualitativ und vom Aussehen her damit sehr zufrieden, erwies es sich bei alle meinen Einbauten bizzli eng - da ist der Big hier sicher entspannter.

Möchte all jenen, die einige HDDs etc unterbringen möchten, daher eher zum Big raten. Auch die Kabelmenge rechts lässt sich darin besser unterbringen.

Beide sind TOPP-Gehäuse, stylisch, modern und gut in der Qualität.

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