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I got rid of all the cages in mine since I only use SSD but you can always, like shown up there. Do check out my build log, if you all feel like it.thumb.gif
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I'm finding my gpu options severely limited by the R4s dimensions. I need the drive cages but to orient the upper cage for airflow, the gpu can't be longer than 285mm, and that's if you remove some of the sleds. I don't need all 5 sleds so that's ok, but even 285mm isn't going to cut it for cards like the amd R9 series; already most of the high end 280xs are too long and the first announced custom 290 is 294mm.

Hopefully the R5 will extend the length of the case by an inch or so to fit longer cards. Or, maybe offer an addpn hdd cage that mounts to the bottom fan screws. I know some of you guys make your own but I have neither the tools nor the know-how. Not the inclination either.

In the meanwhile what is a case like the R4 but longer to fit a long card and keep the cages?
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post #10253 of 16136
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I'm finding my gpu options severely limited by the R4s dimensions. I need the drive cages but to orient the upper cage for airflow, the gpu can't be longer than 285mm, and that's if you remove some of the sleds. I don't need all 5 sleds so that's ok, but even 285mm isn't going to cut it for cards like the amd R9 series; already most of the high end 280xs are too long and the first announced custom 290 is 294mm.

Hopefully the R5 will extend the length of the case by an inch or so to fit longer cards. Or, maybe offer an addpn hdd cage that mounts to the bottom fan screws. I know some of you guys make your own but I have neither the tools nor the know-how. Not the inclination either.

In the meanwhile what is a case like the R4 but longer to fit a long card and keep the cages?

How many HDD do you have? Why not use the bottom HDD cage and take out the top one completely? This way you will still have the top fan unobstructed.
post #10254 of 16136
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In the meanwhile what is a case like the R4 but longer to fit a long card and keep the cages?
If you want slightly deeper and similar to R4, look into XL R2,

Fractal Design Define R4 (WxHxD): 232 x 464 x 523mm ---> Graphics cards up to 295mm in length with the top HDD cage installed
Fractal Design Define XL R2 (WxHxD): 232 x 559 x 560mm ----> Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed.
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post #10255 of 16136
I have 7 hdds + 1 ssd. I can fit 3 in bottom hdd cage, I can get an Evercool Armor to put 3 in the 5.25 bays (not keen on this route, that thing basically stacks 3 hdds with no room to breathe), and I'm still short one 3.5 bay.

I don't want a full tower, way too heavy and big. All I need is like one more inch in depth, surely there is a case like that with good build like the Fractal and noise reducing features.

Or maybe someone will release a short 290. That would be the best solution lol.
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post #10256 of 16136
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I have 7 hdds + 1 ssd. I can fit 3 in bottom hdd cage, I can get an Evercool Armor to put 3 in the 5.25 bays (not keen on this route, that thing basically stacks 3 hdds with no room to breathe), and I'm still short one 3.5 bay.

I don't want a full tower, way too heavy and big. All I need is like one more inch in depth, surely there is a case like that with good build like the Fractal and noise reducing features.
Look into Nanoxia cases, they seem very similar to Fractal in a lot of aspects,

Nanoxia NXDS2B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99, according to the following video with the hdd cages installed you have room for videocards up to 345mm, only downside no rotation of the hdd cage/bracket, but fan mount on the front and back of the hdd cage, can handle 7x 3.5 or 2.5 hdds and still on mid tower factor.
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post #10257 of 16136
They dropped the paint quality a little but that is clearly been commissioned for fractal design (well they are a design house after all) and used the same production and tooling factory. Its a cheaper version of the R4

My bro has one of those, apparently the cooling isn't too great overall but it is quiet.
Edited by Pip Boy - 12/16/13 at 2:24am
post #10258 of 16136
Thanks for the deep silence tip. I recall reading a review but I thought the Define R4 superior, still do, but that one might give me more gpu options, though the cooling setup isn't what I like. Is it meant to run in negative pressure if you air cool?
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post #10259 of 16136
Question for you Define R4 users. Is it possible to fit a 360 rad in the front with the 5.25 bay taken out? I looked a the dimensions for both and it seems possible but from the pics I see with 240 rads it doesn't look like there's enough room.
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post #10260 of 16136
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Question for you Define R4 users. Is it possible to fit a 360 rad in the front with the 5.25 bay taken out? I looked a the dimensions for both and it seems possible but from the pics I see with 240 rads it doesn't look like there's enough room.

Possible, but not without some modding. Look in my log.
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