Like all housing the Define series is the XL R2 silenced and is visually dominated by the front panel in brushed aluminum look, which is only interrupted by a notch on the status LED in the top edge. The front panel opens to the left and is silenced on the inside. Behind the cover is dominated by four 5.25-inch Laufwerkseinschüber the front, the lower part is dominated by a flap with ventilation slots.
The frame of the front side is also provided at the sides with ventilation slots while integrated on the top front of the lid, the I / O panel. This is home, next to the obligatory connectors for headphones and microphone, four USB ports, two each in the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 standard and the power button and the reset button. Two grating surfaces for attachment of fans are the only notable details on the lid.
This sleek design continues on the side panels, only on the left side is the black cover pierced by a ventilation grille. On the back drop to instantly nine white PCI-aperture of the expansion slots. In addition to cut-outs for power supply and I / O panel of the motherboard, a ventilation grille with a preinstalled fan and two other small ventilation grilles located on the underside of the handle to remove the bottom filter.
Inside the Define XL R2 Big-Tower initially covered the two displaceable HDD cages on their white sheets. Each of these cages can either accommodate up to four 2.5-inch disks or up to four 3.5-inch HDDs decoupled. The motherboard tray is equipped with rubberized openings for a clean cable management and behind the tray are 26 mm space for running cables. The motherboard tray can boards with XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX Form Factor record.
As might be expected of a big tower offers XL R2 housing neatly accommodate components up to 480 mm may be long graphics card when the upper HDD Cage is expanded, otherwise remain 330 mm square. The upper HDD cage is level with the top seven PCI-aperture so that a multi-GPU setup with three 480 mm long graphics cards, with waiver of four hard disk bays, for the ultimate gaming experience is possible.
For the cooling of the processor, a CPU cooler with a maximum height of 170 mm can be selected. Should you decide to install a fan on the ModuVent cover in the side panel, the maximum CPU cooler height is correspondingly reduced. The installed 140 mm fan in the floor can be installed ATX power supplies with a length of 190 mm, by removing this fan created space for a PSU with a length of up to 345 mm.
By patented ModuVent Covers fans can be installed without tools easily - not used ventilation slots for optimal sound remain covered for this case. Thus, freedom from dust is guaranteed and the precious hardware remains optically absolutely new. The XL R2 housing has two of these covers in the lid and one on the left part. Overall, in this tower are up to seven positions for fans available.
A pre-installed 140 mm fans of R2-series in the front may be supplemented by an additional 140- or 120-mm fan. The two other pre-installed 140 mm fan at the bottom and the back are also fans of the Silent Series R2. All three R2 fans are controlled via the built-in fan control on the front of up to 1,000 rev / min. With the three preinstalled fans the XL R2 has a good airflow of be loss of sound insulation further improved.
Exist different options for water cooling instead of normal fans. In the front of the chassis, a 240-mm radiator, will be installed at waiving or repositioning of the HDD cages. The lid can accommodate 240 or 280s Slim radiators and back to 140- or 120-mm-mounted radiators. Another 120 mm in the ground radiator is a home.
Dimensions: 232 x 559 x 560 mm (W x H x D)
Material: steel, plastic
Weight: 16.4 kg
Form Factor: XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Fan total possible:
2x 140/120 mm (front)
1x 140/120 mm (rear)
1x 140/120 mm (bottom)
1x 140/120 mm (side ModuVent)
2x 140 / 1x 120mm (lid, ModuVent)
1x fan controller for 3 fans
Of this pre-installed:
1x 140 mm (front, Silent Series R2, 1000 U / min)
1x 140 mm (bottom, Silent Series R2, 1000 U / min)
1x 140 mm (rear, Silent Series R2, 1000 U / min)
Filters: front, bottom
Radiator-Mountings (in case of partial waiver of fan / Front rail / HDD cage):
1x 240 mm or less (Front)
1x 140/120 mm or smaller (rear)
1x 120 mm (bottom)
1x 280/240 mm (cover)
2x 5.25 inches (external)
8x 3.5 / 2.5 inch (internal)
Power Supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
Extension slots: 9
I / O Panel:
2x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
1x Reset button
1x Power Button
1x per HD Audio In / Out
Maximum CPU cooler height: max. 170 mm (if no fan is installed in the side)
Maximum video card length: max. 480 mm (with installed upper HDD cage up to 330 mm)
Maximum power supply Length: 190 mm (without pre-installed floor fan up to 345 mm)