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I would have to join the R4 crowd.
The Nzxt is clearly another copy of the define series. They tried the same with the H2 which pretty much got it's posterior handed to it in a small paper bag, by the R3.
The define series have earned the is place at the top.

There is also the matter of future upgradability. The R4 has room for 2 x 120mm. or 2 x 140mm. fans in the top, which will also take things such as a Corsair H100 or another 240mm. radiator.

In my book there is no contest.



There is a Huge difference from the Euro crowd to the US crowd. Yes maybe the h2 got beat by the R3. That isnt stopping us from trying though. The H230 is not the update to the H2. But, you can install rad upfront in our and a single unit up top. We have room for liquid cooling also, but this case is meant to be silent. The quieter the better.

Please explain to me how it's a copy of the define cases??
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Hi there xD3aDPoolx! That's what I'm saying. The H230 is a great looking case and that's why I'm considering getting it. How does that door work? Can it open from both sides if wanted?

I live out in the central valley of Cali. Looking to head to San Diego in a few years! Where are you in SoCal? Thanks again for your input!

I am at the NZXT HQ. The door only opens up one way.
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There is a Huge difference from the Euro crowd to the US crowd. Yes maybe the h2 got beat by the R3. That isnt stopping us from trying though. The H230 is not the update to the H2. But, you can install rad upfront in our and a single unit up top. We have room for liquid cooling also, but this case is meant to be silent. The quieter the better.

Please explain to me how it's a copy of the define cases??

How exactly do you plan on installing anything in the top, when there are no mounts or even venting for it?
And sure, you can put a rad in the front, but with fewer fan mounting options, this will leave you with a higher overall case temp which combined with less airflow, may not be the best thing for many GPU's.

How is it a copy?
I understand your bias Mr. NZXT Community Rep, but you would have to be blind to not notice it. It is not like it is a great secret that no one has discovered until now.

Edit to add:
Come to think of it, it may also be a copy of the Cooler Master Silencio 550.

Plus:
The R4 is also available with a window side panel, which many consider a huge bonus.
Edited by Dire Squirrel - 8/9/13 at 2:44pm
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post #13 of 16
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How exactly do you plan on installing anything in the top, when there are no mounts or even venting for it?
And sure, you can put a rad in the front, but with fewer fan mounting options, this will leave you with a higher overall case temp which combined with less airflow, may not be the best thing for many GPU's.

How is it a copy?
I understand your bias Mr. NZXT Community Rep, but you would have to be blind to not notice it. It is not like it is a great secret that no one has discovered until now.

Edit to add:
Come to think of it, it may also be a copy of the Cooler Master Silencio 550.

Plus:
The R4 is also available with a window side panel, which many consider a huge bonus.




I think your points are vaild, but Thats why there is modding. I know most people will not want to do that, but to each there own.


Also if you think I am bias towards only NZXT products, you are dead wrong. I will recommend any product that fits what that customer wants, even if its not ours. Go look at my history. You can see it all there. Furthermore, my mods have been a mixture of products. Even using several Bitfenix cases. But that's what makes me a good rep for NZXT. I know our products and our competitors


PS. Taken the window route, really. I hope you understand that means the case isnt a Silent anymore biggrin.gif
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Well I've decided to go with the fractal design R4. Now with or without the window side panel? So which one do I order? Provide me a link of your choice. Thanks!
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Well I've decided to go with the fractal design R4. Now with or without the window side panel? So which one do I order? Provide me a link of your choice. Thanks!

Window of course!!!

tappin from the Nexus 4
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Well I've decided to go with the fractal design R4. Now with or without the window side panel? So which one do I order? Provide me a link of your choice. Thanks!

I would go for the one without the window.
It looks cleaner and it is slightly quieter.
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