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Do you mean to put the stock fans in their original position? So this will be 1 intake and 3 exhausts?

Last I knew it comes with 2 fans, not 3.
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My bad. So 2 in intake and an aftermarket fan in exhaust will make positive pressure right?
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As for fans that aren't square, as long as they aren't wider/taller than a normal 140 mm fan they should fit in the front. There are screw holes for both 140 mm and 120 mm fans, so if you clear the little clips and stuff you can screw it in.
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They are also fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052

Sorry.

Ah, gotcha tongue.gif
I was like..doesn't make sense..the thread is about a case...
Edited by MME1122 - 1/17/13 at 9:35am
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As for fans that aren't square, as long as they aren't wider/taller than a normal 140 mm fan they should fit in the front. There are screw holes for both 140 mm and 120 mm fans, so if you clear the little clips and stuff you can screw it in.
Just found this image that shows the mounting
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/07/fractal-design-define-r4-review/define_r4-21b.jpg

I assume for 120mm fans or 140mm fans that don't clip into mounts the mounting holes need to be opened to the front so mounting screws could be used? In image below I see no mounting holes

Edited by doyll - 1/17/13 at 10:04am
post #25 of 34
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My bad. So 2 in intake and an aftermarket fan in exhaust will make positive pressure right?

I was thinking more along the lines of 2x front intake and 1x bottom intake with 1x top vent open and/or unused PCI slots left open to let more air out.. depending on how GPU cools and which airflow is better.

If GPU is reference model with rear exhaust than PCI slots closes is probably bests. If GPU dumps air all over than having PCI slots open often helps move air toward the back giving GPU fans cooler air.

But much of airflow is trial and air in each case and component combination. Sometimes.. almost often.. air does not do what we think the logical way for air to flow would be. It's a game of finding what works best and than trying to figure out why it is. wink.gif
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Do you mean to put the stock fans in their original position? So this will be 1 intake and 3 exhausts?
Simple answer: Yes.
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post #27 of 34
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Alright thanks for the help guys!

Last question: I've been looking at different fans, and notice that there aren't a lot of 140mm fans out there. TY-140's won't fit without mods and other quiet ones are Noctua and Corsair's 140mm's.

Would it make a huge difference if I used 120mm fans instead?
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Alright thanks for the help guys!

Last question: I've been looking at different fans, and notice that there aren't a lot of 140mm fans out there. TY-140's won't fit without mods and other quiet ones are Noctua and Corsair's 140mm's.

Would it make a huge difference if I used 120mm fans instead?

Why take the 120mm fans, for the same amount of air flow they will run higher rpm thus lounder so stick with 140mm fans. I am currently running 3X Corsair AF140 Quiet edition in my R4 and they are doing pretty well or you can get try the Silverstone Air Penetrator AP141 or Noctua NF-A14 FLX.
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Why take the 120mm fans, for the same amount of air flow they will run higher rpm thus lounder so stick with 140mm fans. I am currently running 3X Corsair AF140 Quiet edition in my R4 and they are doing pretty well or you can get try the Silverstone Air Penetrator AP141 or Noctua NF-A14 FLX.

OK I'll look into those fans! May I ask how you set up your fans?
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OK I'll look into those fans! May I ask how you set up your fans?

Simple: 2 Front intake(remove top Drive cage for better flow from the upper fan), 1 rear exhaust.
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