It may be late December, but the holidays aren't upon us yet, which means that people still work. That goes for PC case maker Fractal Design as much as for everyone else.
The company has officially introduced the Define XL R2, a case large enough to fit not just mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX mainboards, but also E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards.
The full size is 232 (W) x 559 (H) x 560 (D) mm / 9.13 x 22 x 22.04 inches and the weight is 16.4 kilograms / 36.15 pounds.
Fractal Design gave its new case four 5.25-inch optical drive bays, eight 3.5-inch HDD/SSD bays, nine PCI Express slots, a built-in fan controller, three pre-installed 140mm Silent Series R2 fans and a top I/O panel (2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, audio ports).
European and US retailers should list the item soon, if they haven't already, for 120 Euro / $130.