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post #31 of 156
These are nice I'll get one for my Haswell build.

Much more room up top too for slim rads and bigger AIO's which is good since the R4 had barely any room up top.

Certainly getting a Kraken X60 now.
Edited by DoktorCreepy - 1/3/13 at 2:40pm
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post #32 of 156
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Looks pretty decent and I am a big fan of Fractal Design & the Define series, but a few things:
1. Where is the Windowed Version? I hope those will be coming soon.
2. I think R4 went in the right direction by reducing 5.25" Bays down to 2, this case would cool much better with 3 140mm front intake slots(bottom intake is OK but they create extra turbulence and steal from the PSU intake as well)

Windowed would be nice, even as a optional side panel to buy.
While I agree with cutting the 5.25" bays down to 2, or even 1. What I do like about cases that have 4. Is that like in my current 550D, I can use a 4in3 HDD cage to put all my HDDs up in the 5.25" slots.
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post #33 of 156
Argh, this is my case but better frown.gif
Bottom fan for awesome cooling and the cable management hole supports bigger PSU's.
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post #34 of 156
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I... what...?

This is the original. There is no 140mm fan on top.

By Shifting the 140mm fan on top I meant from Define R4 whose fan location is right in the middle(Fractal's newest Tower Case before this) whereas this one have them slightly to the left, sorry if you misunderstood.
Edited by sherlock - 1/3/13 at 3:02pm
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post #35 of 156

Not very impressive watercooling features. The fractal Arc Mini can house a 240 rad on top and another one in the front removing the HDD trays, basically the same as above. The only one you cant have is the back rad if you are already using the top but it makes a much smaller case with similar capabilities.

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post #36 of 156
What a beauty. I like cases like this. Not some deformed and weird shape case lol. Looks clean, sleek and AWESOME. But can't beat the Shinobi XL tongue.gif (IMO)thumb.gif Just talking about the exterior design.
post #37 of 156
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a huge plain black piece of metal on the front panel with nothing on it. very creative. /sarcasm.
ugly.

 

Maybe is not your taste at all. But to me, this is one sleek looking chassis can sit anywhere in my house and looks classy.


Edited by djriful - 1/3/13 at 4:13pm
 
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Do want. smile.gif
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post #39 of 156
I would like this a lot more if it didn't have a door, but that is kind of one of its staples so I understand, just not a fan of cases with doors.
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Not bad. It would be awesome if they add a window on the side panel.
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