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I just built my new system over the weekend, cannibalizing some parts from my old PC

Fractal Design R4 Titanium
Gigabyte H97-D3H
i5-4690
8GB G.Skill sniper 1600
2 x 250GB SSD
2TB WD HDD
Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce GPU
Antec Earthwatts 500W
DVD+RW

I put one of the stock 140mm fans on the front top as intake, another on the side as intake next to the GPU. Then my existing Enermax Magma Batwing Blade 120mm as exhaust at the rear, and completely removed the top HDD bay to allow more airflow. It's running cool, and whisper quiet.

A couple of questions:

1. The front fan frame doesnt appear to click into anything. It just kind of sits there at the front of the case. ie: I open the front door, then unclick the second door and swing that down. And there's the fan frame just sitting there loosely not secured to anything. Not that this is really a problem per say, but is this normal? Seems like a design flaw to me.

2. I plugged all three fans into the case power supply cables, rather than the MB fan sockets. Is this preferred? HWMonitor obviously shows FANPMW0,1 & 2 as 0%. Being able to monitor the fan speed would be cool, pardon the pun.

3. This is more to do with my MB rather than the case, but HWMonitor also has TMPIN1 permanently on -54C (-67F). Why would this be so?

Cheers
Edited by Phoney - 6/11/14 at 2:58am
post #11162 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Phoney View Post

I just built my new system over the weekend, cannibalizing some parts from my old PC

Fractal Design R4 Titanium
Gigabyte H97-D3H
i5-4690
8GB G.Skill sniper 1600
2 x 250GB SSD
2TB WD HDD
Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce GPU
Antec Earthwatts 500W
DVD+RW

I put one of the stock 140mm fans on the front top as intake, another on the side as intake next to the GPU. Then my existing Enermax Magma Batwing Blade 120mm as exhaust at the rear, and completely removed the top HDD bay to allow more airflow. It's running cool, and whisper quiet.

A couple of questions:

1. The front fan frame doesnt appear to click into anything. It just kind of sits there at the front of the case. ie: I open the front door, then unclick the second door and swing that down. And there's the fan frame just sitting there loosely not secured to anything. Not that this is really a problem per say, but is this normal? Seems like a design flaw to me.

2. I plugged all three fans into the case power supply cables, rather than the MB fan sockets. Is this preferred? HWMonitor obviously shows FANPMW0,1 & 2 as 0%. Being able to monitor the fan speed would be cool, pardon the pun.

3. This is more to do with my MB rather than the case, but HWMonitor also has TMPIN1 permanently on -54C (-67F). Why would this be so?

Cheers

There are some holes in the plastic fan housing bit behind the drop down flap. You can secure the fans using normal fan screws.

Fan monitoring is not possible using the built in fan controller unfortunately.

Not sure what temp that is, sorry.
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post #11163 of 16053
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

There are some holes in the plastic fan housing bit behind the drop down flap. You can secure the fans using normal fan screws.

Fan monitoring is not possible using the built in fan controller unfortunately.

Not sure what temp that is, sorry.

Thanks! Actually I just discovered that if you slide/push the fan housing upwards it kind of clicks into place even without screws. Not very tightly, but I reckon this will be enough for now.
post #11164 of 16053
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Thanks! Actually I just discovered that if you slide/push the fan housing upwards it kind of clicks into place even without screws. Not very tightly, but I reckon this will be enough for now.

Sorry I thought you meant that the fans were just sitting there. Yeah the plastic housing has a mechanism at the top that clicks into place.
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Hi all, I'm pretty new to this forum and I have just finished the build after lots of changes in the past months. So I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you all. Hardware is a hobby for me as is for all of us I guess. Here are my rig specs:

Fractal ARC XL + 2 noctua NF-A14 FLX in front and Corsair AF140 in the back
Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000w
Gigabyte Z87X-OC
i7 4770k@4,3GHz
H110 + 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX
2x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866Mhz
2 x MSI GTX780 Twin Frozer
Asus Xonar DG
500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2 x WD Caviar Red 3TB

Fans are set to 7v in normal use so pretty quiet. Gaming I turn them to 12v, needed to get all the heat from the VGAs out of the case. But u can only hear a lot of air flow, no weird noises.

As you can see the side pannel is modded. I didnt like the stock one, too small and smoked to let the hardware shine. So an uncle of mine did the job. Isnt perfect, in fact the right side is too ondulated, but the case has won so much with it I dont really care.

Im pretty happy with how my computer perfoms, looks and sounds (Im a silence freak). Here are the pics. Sorry for the one without flash, just wanted to show illumination a bit.








Edited by reset1101 - 6/24/14 at 2:17am
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why so small pictures sadsmiley.gif
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Sorry, fixed, still figuring out how forum works.
post #11168 of 16053
HI
I've got 605 and questions.
I see 2 posts where people mounted SSD or Water in "front". Like in this post - http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/11060#post_22120740

I can't seem to figure out how they did that...

I desperately want to WC gpu (Accelero Hybrid II - 120), as it makes too much noise under load and takes forever to cool it down.
And if you think it'll help me at all?
Right now I have an option to dump node 605 and maybe get R4. It still is a living room, but at least I will be able to game on it without constant fear of overheating and/or extremely loud fans.

Tried 560Ti, 480 GB windforce. Then I tried to remove windforce from 480 and place 2 noctua 120mm fans in front. Results with stock coolers = noise, with noctua = overheating. HAd noctua's with zip-ties as tight as possible and also tried to position them 1cm from HS.
Now it's 560Ti inside and 1 noctua at 1cm keeps it fine and quite, but I will be buying 780 in next few month and have concerns about gaming on it.
Haven't played any heavy GPU game since I got 605...

I'm also thinking to take top cover to CNC next week to get some vent holes over the GPU side.
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post #11169 of 16053
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Hi all, I'm pretty new to this forum and I have just finished the build after lots of changes in the past months. So I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you all. Hardware is a hobby for me as is for all of us I guess. Here are my rig specs:

Fractal ARC XL + 2 noctua NF-A14 FLX in front and Corsair AF140 in the back
Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000w
Gigabyte Z87X-OC
i7 4770k@4GHz
H110 + 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX
2x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866Mhz
2 x MSI GTX780 Twin Frozer
Asus Xonar DG
500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2 x WD Caviar Red 3TB

Fans are set to 7v in normal use so pretty quiet. Gaming I turn them to 12v, needed to get all the heat from the VGAs out of the case. But u can only hear a lot of air flow, no weird noises.

As you can see the side pannel is modded. I didnt like the stock one, too small and smoked to let the hardware shine. So an uncle of mine did the job. Isnt perfect, in fact the right side is too ondulated, but the case has won so much with it I dont really care.

Im pretty happy with how my computer perfoms, looks and sounds (Im a silence freak). Here are the pics. Sorry for the one without flash, just wanted to show illumination a bit.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Very nice. The plastic raisl on the HDD cage can be removed. Also you can hide the wires for the HDD/SSD to the back.
The PCI-e cable you can adjust to have them do straight down coming out the bottom grommet.
Over all very good.
    
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My long awaited PC Build took me a few days to do what I wanted, this is pretty much my first PC Build that I've done proper, the USB cable from the Corsair cooler will be removed once I set it to green, I have yet to turn it on as my room is a mess biggrin.gif.

Sorry for the crappy quality photos, hardly any light in my room.

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