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[Build Log and Case Mod] White Define R4, 5+ GHz OC, Full WC, sound dampening

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Hi OCN, I was working on a wooden dowel case lately, but after much thought, I deemed it unsafe to hold my precious hardware. I love the Fractal Design Define R4 case, I've had it for over 2 years and I keep going back to it even when I buy/try new cases. I also have a passion about 140mm fans, sound dampening cases, overclocking, cable management and water cooling. This is what this build will be all about and this will be a build/case mod, that I complete.

I'm not a professional modder, I don't have many tools, my budget is also pretty limited, BUT I love doing these kinds of things. I love modding things that currently don't fit my needs but could. This being said, let's begin.

As most people know, the Define R4 can accommodate a few radiators, but it's not the best water cooling case out there, even less for 140mm radiators, especially without modding. Usually without modding from my experience, you can fit a 240mm radiator on top in only push or pull and you can fit a 280mm or 240mm radiator in the front. My build will feature 2x XSPC EX280s in the front to cool my CPU and my GPU for a total of 560mm of radiator space. Both of these radiators will be in push/pull.

I want this whole setup to be quiet when having all my fans full tilt so sound dampening will be needed.

Without further ado, here is the parts list:
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Hardware
CPU : FX-6350, has seen 5.4 GHz @ 1.55v
GPU : MSI Gaming 280X 3G
Motherboard : Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev:4
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 4 Gb Black, x2
PSU : EVGA NEX650G
Storage : OCZ Vertex 4 128 Gb, WD Blue 250Gb 2.5", WD Green 2Tb
Other : PCI SMC Wireless card
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Cooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU block
XSPC EX280 x2
XSPC 750 dual bay, res/pump combo, Rev:4
Primochill white and black tubing, 1/2" x 3/4"
Hardware store 1/2" x 3/4" clear PVC tubing, it's harder, but it's shapable under hot water and it keeps the shape
Monsoon Center Free red compression fittings, 1/2" x 3/4"
Swiftech Hydrx and distilled water
EK MSI 280X/7970 Gaming 3G CSQ waterblock
Corsair SP140 Blue LED x4 (push fans)
XSPC 140mm Xinruilian x4 (pull fans)
Fractal Design Silent R2 140mm fans x2 (Intake fans)
Foxconn 92mm generic 3-pin fan
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Supplies Needed
1/16" Aluminium bar
Some sort of aluminium mesh
Black plastidip
White plastidip
Sound dampening foam
+ tools
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Mod/to do list
Build brackets to hold 2 front 280mm radiators
Build bracket to hold 92mm fan for VRMs
Build two custom side panels
Plastidip wireless PCI card
Plastidip radiators white
Sound dampen it!
More to come
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