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Thanks for the help so far ladies and gents. I can't believe I'm almost freaking done. All those years of being intimidated for nothing.

I do have another noob question about installation of my power supply in R4:

should the fan on the Seasonic SS660-XP2 point downwards or upwards?
Also, I selected hybrid fan mode. Seems like that would be optimal.

It honestly doesn't matter unless you have multiple graphics cards pumping out heat, you'd then would possibly want that psu fan facing upwards to help exhaust the extra hot air in the case. Your gpu temps might not be very different however, so don't keep your hopes up.

In the end, I'd say it's all up to personal preference. I keep mine with the fan up because I like the look better.
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I'm wondering between Fractal R4 and Nanoxia Deep Silence 2.
I have been reading the R4 stock fans are little bit noisier and produce deep hum.
I would like to operate them on maximum speed 12V.
Is it truth?

The second thing:
I'm owning two WD Caviar Blacks (1.5TB a 2TB) which are relatively noisier and have louder seeks.
How much can R4 silence the harddrives?
Edited by smoke2 - 2/9/14 at 12:47pm
post #10653 of 16279
For the past 5 years i've had Therlmaltake Soprano VB1000BWS ( http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model_Specification.aspx?id=C_00000145) and I wan't to upgrade it to a more quiter case and i've looked up the reviews and Fractal Design Define R4 ( http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-r4-black-pearl )Black Pearl seems the most quiet and has the best cooling of all quiet cases.

The question is since the quiet case are generally not that good cooled as the normal ones but the Fractal should produce better cooling than my old Thermaltake right? I've got only front and rear 120mm vent. ON.

I don't want to step one step back with cooling but I want a quiet case.
post #10654 of 16279
What you can get is the Arc Midi R2 comes with 3x 140mm fan + fan controller. You can get quiet with any case, all you do is lower the fan speed or get quieter fans.
Quiet part is only internal noise, but you will still hear everything.
    
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Finally got my h220 in my rig. Now I am just waiting on some ram and I have to reroute a couple stray cables. I am pleased with my r4 for the time being though. smile.gif

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OK, so I don't have anything to go into the upper hard drive cage. Should I remove that or leave it in?
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Remove it.
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OK, so I don't have anything to go into the upper hard drive cage. Should I remove that or leave it in?
Remove it. It will provide better airflow through the case to your components.
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Originally Posted by smoke2 View Post

I'm wondering between Fractal R4 and Nanoxia Deep Silence 2.
I have been reading the R4 stock fans are little bit noisier and produce deep hum.
I would like to operate them on maximum speed 12V.
Is it truth?

The second thing:
I'm owning two WD Caviar Blacks (1.5TB a 2TB) which are relatively noisier and have louder seeks.
How much can R4 silence the harddrives?

The fans on the Midi R2 are loud at 12v but they are quiet at 7v which is where I run mine. I imagine the R4 is the same, maybe a little quieter due to the front panel insulation.
 
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OK, so I don't have anything to go into the upper hard drive cage. Should I remove that or leave it in?
You could also flip the cage and remove all of the HDD brackets. IMO it looks better then having it removed.
    
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