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Well the title about says it all... should I get the windowless or window version? My GTX670 is running with great temps but I have a 200mm intake on the side right now, so is the lack of side intake going to be an issue? It'll be my sig rig and I could do front and rear and bottom intake and a top exhaust with my H100, what do you think? thumb.gif

Also, what fans are the best and will work with the case's onboard fan controller? Should I get Noctua's?
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post #4 of 9
I doubt you'll see more than a few degree difference in temps on the GPU considering that you will have a front intake or two which should provide a lot of air to the system if you take out one of the HDD cages.. If you are concerned with GPU airflow, you can add an AP121 fan or similar Noctua NF-F12 to the bottom filtered intake to send air directly to the GPUs intake fan.
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I just purchased the windowed version and it should be here on Monday. I also ordered another one of fractal fans that's in the case from newegg for a total of two front and one top. I have the thermaltake water2.0 performer that's going in the rear. I would get the windowed version due to the fact that you can remove the top HDD cage, and also depending on your PSU you could add a 120mm or 140mm fan at the bottom that would give you the same result as the side fan. Another thing is with the window you have the pleasure of looking at you great build and cable management. thumb.gif
     
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I just purchased the windowed version and it should be here on Monday. I also ordered another one of fractal fans that's in the case from newegg for a total of two front and one top. I have the thermaltake water2.0 performer that's going in the rear. I would get the windowed version due to the fact that you can remove the top HDD cage, and also depending on your PSU you could add a 120mm or 140mm fan at the bottom that would give you the same result as the side fan. Another thing is with the window you have the pleasure of looking at you great build and cable management. thumb.gif

Yeah I'd really like to order it but I'm trying to shrink my case a bit- will there be a big size difference between it and my full tower Mk-1 Chaser from Thermaltake?...
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post #7 of 9
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Yeah I'd really like to order it but I'm trying to shrink my case a bit- will there be a big size difference between it and my full tower Mk-1 Chaser from Thermaltake?...

Here is a side by side comparison so you can decide for yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583&IsNodeId=1&page=4&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=7%7C11-352-021%5E11-352-021-TS%2C11-133-191%5E11-133-191-TS&percm=11-133-191%3A%24%24%24%249%24%24%24

MK-1 size = 22.9" x 9.3" x 22.4"

Define R4 size = 9.13" x 18.27" x 20.59"
Edited by Lshuman - 4/4/13 at 10:48am
     
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post #8 of 9
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...is the lack of side intake going to be an issue?

The Window-less R4 has a 120mm side cutout you can use with a 120mm fan, or keep it closed for silence.
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The Window-less R4 has a 120mm side cutout you can use with a 120mm fan, or keep it closed for silence.

Actually the side can take a 140mm or 120mm fans. You also have the same on the bottom next to the PSU, so you could just put a fan there depending on the size of your PSU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzl7rO_VySA
     
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