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post #111 of 15859
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Originally Posted by eGGe;12099417 
Hi guys!

I'm wondering about this cases airflow/coolness. Are the 2 included fans enough to keep the whole system cool, or should I invest in additional fans? I'm also pretty concerned about the noise (I don't want it to be too loud). So perhaps 1 to the front, and 1 on the top? Does it become too loud if I install 1 fan on the top? And can u guys recommend some good silence/performance-ratio fans, that perhaps u r using?

What have u made to improve ur cases performance/silence?

Is this on the R3 or the XL?

I'd really recommend buying some more fans - you can still have a good amount of airflow but with quiet fans that way. In my XL I'm running all of the fans apart from the side panel one - all really quiet fans but it still keeps things pretty cool.
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post #112 of 15859
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing;12099428 
Is this on the R3 or the XL?

I'd really recommend buying some more fans - you can still have a good amount of airflow but with quiet fans that way. In my XL I'm running all of the fans apart from the side panel one - all really quiet fans but it still keeps things pretty cool.

Oh, hah, sorry, forgot to mention the whole case smile.gif I'm talking about the R3, sorry smile.gif What fans r u using that r quiet?
post #113 of 15859
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Originally Posted by eGGe;12099452 
Oh, hah, sorry, forgot to mention the whole case smile.gif I'm talking about the R3, sorry smile.gif What fans r u using that r quiet?

Just using Fractal Design ones. I had a few with the case but I bought a 140mm to go in the back of the case. Got an NZXT one sitting in the 120mm slot in the drive bays though, but it matches the Fractal ones, same colour and just as quiet.

I'd really recommend just buying more of what the case comes with, they move enough air and are really quiet.
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post #114 of 15859
I seem to be having an issue with my new fractal r3 case. I have a Silent Typhoon 120mm fan installed inside, at the bottom of the case taking in air from underneath the case, and for some reasons when I tighten the fan screws, the fan rubs against the filter mesh. Not a lot by any means, but just enough to make it annoying.

I'm going to try using some very thin rubber grommets, it probably needs like 0.010 in or something like that.
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post #115 of 15859
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Originally Posted by wupah;12100618 
I seem to be having an issue with my new fractal r3 case. I have a Silent Typhoon 120mm fan installed inside, at the bottom of the case taking in air from underneath the case, and for some reasons when I tighten the fan screws, the fan rubs against the filter mesh. Not a lot by any means, but just enough to make it annoying.

I'm going to try using some very thin rubber grommets, it probably needs like 0.010 in or something like that.

Sometimes happens, just throw some grommets/washers on each corner and it should be fine.
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post #116 of 15859
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This club is about to get a whole lot bigger once Newegg starts selling them.

The same will be said for prices of Fractal Design cases once they become popular.
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I Might be getting a Fractal Mini Array !!
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post #118 of 15859
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Originally Posted by ehpexs;12101948 
The same will be said for prices of Fractal Design cases once they become popular.

They are already popular, but just not in the US. So with that out of the way, I don't think that the prices are going to go up.
    
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post #119 of 15859
They are pretty popular is Australia. Some of the big stores sell them. We pay around 140 for a R3
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post #120 of 15859
I was going to order a Lian-Li PC-A70F from Newegg until I came across the Fractal R3 for a mere $108 - around $70 cheaper. I had it in my cart at NCIX, and then I saw that it was going to cost $50 just for shipping, as opposed to Newegg's $20 shipping on the A70F. frown.gif

I'm tempted to wait for the R3 to come to Newegg, so hopefully it won't be long like they say. I don't want to be waiting around forever, I've been wanting a new case for quite a while tongue.gif
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