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Im thinking of getting this case as of my my question is though its a silent case but can i do any over clocking on it? With default setup its only got one front fan and rear. So im wondering how well i could even over clock a 7950.
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I have a Define R4 and the stock cooling is not particularly good.

You shouldn't have much trouble with a single 7950, but I would recommend replacing the fans if you think you'll need better cooling. With six good intake fans, I'm able to cool a 3930k and 7950 crossfire quite well, all overclocked, though it stops being a silent case.
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5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
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Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
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ASUS Xonar DS 
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FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
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Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
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FD fans are silent but there is almost non cfm, i have XL and cooling is a lot worse then R4. But if you change all the FD fans there will be no problems !
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