The midi tower combines a straightforward look, which is characterized by smooth outer surfaces and a clear design language, with extensive interior adjustment options, which allow a high degree of flexibility in the configuration of the system and excellent expandability. Whether an inconspicuous silent system or a striking gaming PC, the Define 7 Compact can be both.
The features of the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Midi-Tower at a glance:
Heavy-duty, compact midi tower in black
Almost noiseless thanks to optimized housing insulation
Brushed aluminum front
Extensive air and water cooling support
Suitable for up to seven fans, two fans pre-installed
Modular dust filters on the front, top and bottom
Flexible design of the interior
Fractal Design Define 7 Compact: Optimized for water cooling
Despite its compact dimensions, the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact offers extensive options for installing a water cooling system: the front, the lid, the base and the rear offer options for attaching heat exchangers. On the front for a 360 or 280 radiator, on the lid for a 240 radiator and on the bottom and on the back for a 120 radiator each.
Up to seven case fans in 120 or four in 140 millimeter format can be accommodated in the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact: three 120 or two 140s on the front, two 120 or 140 millimeter fans on the cover and one each 120-millimeter model on the floor and rear wall.
The scope of delivery of the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact includes a 120 and a 140 mm fan with PWM control: the 140 model is installed on the front and the 120 model on the back. The manufacturer provides a generous 169 millimeter height for powerful CPU coolers.
Define 7 Compact: A home for powerful hardware components
The mainboard tray of the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact has space for small Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and regular ATX boards. With a 240 radiator in the lid and without a fan on the front, graphics cards up to 360 millimeters long can be installed. With fans on the front there is 341 millimeters of space and with a 360 radiator on the front 305 millimeters for the graphics card.
A total of seven horizontal expansion slots are available. In contrast to the larger versions of the Define 7, Fractal Design does without vertical slots. There is space for an ATX power supply with a maximum length of 165 millimeters under the power supply cover when the HDD cage is installed. The Define 7 Compact offers two 3.5 / 2.5-inch drive carriers and two 2.5-inch drive carriers from the factory. Two additional 3.5 or 2.5 inch drives can be accommodated on the power supply cover with accessories that are available separately. When the HDD cage is removed, a hard drive can be screwed directly into the case bottom.
The design of the Define 7 Compact
When closed, the Define 7 Compact gives the impression that it is made of one piece: the design is characterized by straight lines, smooth outer surfaces and rectangular shapes. This is also due to the elegant front, which is clad with brushed aluminum.
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact is available in different versions and different colors. The closed outer panels are always provided with bitumen sound insulation, which effectively reduces the volume. A second top cover with ventilation slots is included in the case. Side panels with tempered glass are not soundproofed. This version of the Define 7 Compact is black on the inside and outside and both side parts are made of sheet steel with soundproofing.
Easy installation thanks to the modular concept
The housing cover can be completely removed for easy installation of all components. If you also remove the side panels, the Midi Tower is freely accessible on three sides. This significantly simplifies both the installation of the components and the laying of the cables. The side panels and top panel are also equipped with a tool-free push-to-lock mechanism.
Rubberized cable guides, Velcro cable ties and a full 28 millimeters of space behind the mainboard tray make cable management easier. The optionally available multi-brackets for the Define 7 series make it possible to convert any free fan slot into a holder for a hard disk, SSD, pump or an expansion tank and can also be found at various points in the housing.
Extensive variety of connections
The I / O panel of the Define 7 Compact is equipped with one USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. In addition, there are two 3.5 millimeter jack sockets, one of which functions as a headphone output and the other as a microphone input. The midi tower is equipped with a power and a reset button.
- Dimensions: 210 x 474 x 427 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel, plastic, aluminum
- Weight: approx.9.2 kg
- Color: Black
- Form factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Total fans possible:
- 3x 120 / 2x 140 mm (front)
- 2x 120/140 mm (lid)
- - 1x 120 mm (back)
- 1x 120 mm (bottom)
- 1x 140 mm (front, Dynamic X2 GP-14)
- 1x 120 mm (back, Dynamic X2 GP-12)
- Filters: front, bottom, lid
- Radiator mountings (with partial omission of the ODD / HDD cage):
- 1x max. 360/280 mm (front, max. 70/145 mm width)
- 1x max. 240 mm (lid)
- 1x max. 120 mm (back)
- 1x max. 120 mm (bottom)
- Drive bays:
- 2x 3.5 / 2.5 inches (internal, max. 4x incl. Additional multi-brackets)
- 2x 2.5 inches (internal)
- Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion slots: 7
- I / O panel:
- 1x USB 3.1 Type C
- 2x USB 3.0
- 2x USB 2.0
- 2x 3.5 mm jack (audio in / out)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 169 mm
- Maximum graphics card length:
- Without front fan: 360 mm
- With front fans: 341 mm
- With front radiator: 305 mm
- Maximum power supply length: 165 mm (max. 200 mm without HDD cage)
- Cable routing space: 17-28 mm
Scope of delivery:
- 1x Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Midi-Tower
- 1x box with accessories (screws, spacers, cable ties)
- 1x instruction manual
- 1x alternative housing cover
- 2x HDD / SSD carrier