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Fractal Design Vector RS – RGB, a Lot of Glass and a Proven Construction

The manufacturer Fractal Design has become an integral part of the housing market. With the focus on simple and timeless cases whose main characteristic should be noise reduction, for a long time there were no models in the product range that were equipped with a viewing window. Even though there is a glass window for almost every Fractal Design case, there are still very few RGB products available. This will change further with the Fractal Design Vector RS. This case, presented a few weeks ago, is based on the body of the successful Define R6 and combines the generously designed interior with a rather eye-catching exterior design, lots of glass and RGB.

Fractal Design estimates the price for the Vector RS at almost 200 Euro (currently: € 179.90). Whether this quite high price is justified and how the Fractal Design Vector RS is doing in general, you can find out in this review. We took a closer look at the blackout version.

Technical Details

Model: Fractal Design Vector RS Blackout
Housing type: Midi Tower
Dimensions: 233 x 498 x 552 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 12.64 kg
Material: Steel, plastic, tempered glass
Color: Black
Front connections 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x Speaker, 1x Microphone
Drive bays: 6x 3,5/ 2,5″ (internal)
2x 2,5″ (internal)
Extension slots: 7 (horizontal), 2 (vertical)
Form factors: E-ATX (up to 285 mm), ATX, mATX, mini-ITX
Ventilation: Front: 3x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (2x 140 mm pre-installed)
Rear: 1x 120 mm or 1x 140 mm (1x 140 mm pre-installed)
cover: 3x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm
Radiators: Front: 1x 240 mm / 1x 280 mm / 1x 360 mm
Rear: 1x 120 mm / 1x 140 mm
cover: 1x 240 mm / 1x 280 mm / 1x 360 mm / 1x 420 mm
Max. CPU cooler height: 185 mm
Max. Graphics card length: 440 mm (without HDD cage), 400 mm (with HDD cage),
Max. Power supply length: 300 mm (without HDD cage)
Cable management space: 23 mm
Price: € 202.05
Special features: dust filter, cable management, RGB lighting, hard glass side windows, integrated fan control, replaceable top panel

Scope of Delivery

The Fractal Design Vector RS comes well and safely packed in a brown cardboard box with black writing and is wrapped in normal polystyrene and a plastic film. The included accessories come in a separate and large brown carton, which is included in the case carton. The accessory box contains a further box with all important screws, the RGB controller, cable ties and a microfibre cloth, a very detailed operating manual and an airflow top cover including fan frame and fabric dust filter. All screws are indicated in their number and are provided directly on the carton with the respective intended use. Also included, but already installed, are three case fans with a frame width of 140 millimeters, six hard disk slides for 2.5/3.5″ HDDs, two frames for 2.5″ SSDs and a PWM fan controller for up to nine fans.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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