Fractal Design's case design language usually includes contrasting black and white elements (see our Define R5 review for an example), but that look might not be to everybody's taste. A new version of the Define R5 could woo folks who prefer a stealthier approach. It's called the Blackout Edition, and it trades the regular R5's white accents for a murdered-out look. The white expansion slot covers and fans are replaced with all-black versions, and the blue power LED is swapped out for a white one. Behold:
Both windowed and non-windowed versions of the Blackout Edition are available, but the new paint job is hard to appreciate without a transparent side panel. The windowed version has a smoked-plastic panel in place of the regular R5's crystal-clear one.