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Originally Posted by incog View Post

that case looks siiiiiiick

there are two things about it that need attention though:

1. how easy will it be to remove all HDD drives and put HDDs in the 5"25 bays (to reduce clutter and augment airflow)

2. how will airflow be obstructed by front panel?

the best thing in the world would be able to remove the 5"25 bay and then be able to stick on an HDD cage in its place.

I think they'll use screws for the HDD cages and the optical cages. It shows that a 420 slim radiator can be installed in the roof so they must have an easy system for removal.

It wouldn't be hard for them to make it possible to install a HDD cage in place of the optical bays.

I think air flow in the front will be better than the R4 because it only has the filter to go through. In the R4 it had a plastic door and then a filter to go through.

EDIT:

Looked again and in one of the pictures at the bottom it show the optical bays removed and the HDD cages there instead.
Edited by VulgarDisplay88 - 11/15/14 at 4:06am
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post #11842 of 16136
Is this my next case then?!

It totally might be, though I need more information first.
post #11843 of 16136
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Originally Posted by ticallista View Post

Define R5? Looks like it. Waiting for official announcement.

http://imgur.com/a/KlEaU/

Nice, the changes to cases we should have had 10-20 years ago now come to being lol. About time.
Still many things remain unfixed. Remove the metal fan grills. Much higher feeeeeeet!
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Originally Posted by Wezzor View Post

Looks pretty much the same to me. Just some minor changes tongue.gif
Indeed, small/minor changes, but for some they can save a lot of pain in the back.
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

I think they'll use screws for the HDD cages and the optical cages. It shows that a 420 slim radiator can be installed in the roof so they must have an easy system for removal.

It wouldn't be hard for them to make it possible to install a HDD cage in place of the optical bays.

I think air flow in the front will be better than the R4 because it only has the filter to go through. In the R4 it had a plastic door and then a filter to go through.

EDIT:

Looked again and in one of the pictures at the bottom it show the optical bays removed and the HDD cages there instead.

The cages are all metal now and are screwed in on the side. Unlike R4 cages with plastic crap on them and secured with one screw to plastic.

R4 internal fan door can be removed, simple, one of the first things I took off tongue.gif

I like the design changes though, looks more fresh, door opening side can be changed finally too, although for me it's fine on R4 as it is.
The bottom filter removable to front is a big plus. I hate to remove it on R4 but will have to clean it sometimes, having to move the whole thing to get the filter out frown.gif
Bigger fan openings are nice but I would prefer them without the grill to not restrict so much airflow as grills do. So it's inevitable to cut into R5 anyway as it was in R4 to get proper intake and outtake for fans.
Bottom radiator is going to be short, not like the 240 craziness shown in pictures with a short PSU and no cables biggrin.gif
Edited by JackCY - 11/15/14 at 9:24am
post #11844 of 16136
Seems like these Fractal cases get better and better with each iteration. Exactly how it should be!
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post #11845 of 16136
I was always telling myself that I dont see ever getting another case cause I love the R4 so much. But the R5 looks real nice, as long as it comes with a window. Would be nice if the window could be glass, would help further silent things down.
post #11846 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Jaren1 View Post

I was always telling myself that I dont see ever getting another case cause I love the R4 so much. But the R5 looks real nice, as long as it comes with a window. Would be nice if the window could be glass, would help further silent things down.
Glass is a PITA to mod. Acrylic is easier.
Don't get a windowed side if noise reduction is a priority XD
post #11847 of 16136
Oh damn that R5 looks gorgeous, I'll probably sell my white R4 and buy it. Only if it has a window though. biggrin.gif
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Hi, I'm new to this thread, but I spent a lot of time reading on here about a year ago when I was trying to decide on a case for my new build. I ended up going with the Define R4 with the window and I couldn't be happier. I'm not a gamer and don't plan on overclocking, so I don't need a system where cooling is important. I'm sure the R4 could do pretty well for cooling even with it being built for silence. Currently I only have 3 PWM fans installed and there is room for 3 more if need be. Even with the 3 case fans, it is dead silent. I replaced the 2 stock fans that came with the case with blue fans to match my color scheme and also because I wanted PWM fans.

I also painted the white slot covers and drive trays blue, but unfortunately the paint and clear coat made the trays no longer fit. I could probably get them to fit if I use a lot of force, but i'm fine with keeping them white, especially since you can't see them through the window anyway. I might just paint the metal clasp parts of the trays. Below is a picture of how it looks with the blue fans and slot covers. I'm thinking of putting a white LED in as well... I think a blue LED would drown out the blue components and any other color would clash. It would be neat if I could mod the fan switch built into the case to be used for an LED since I'm not using it for the fans. Has any body been able to do anything like that?

post #11849 of 16136
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Glass is a PITA to mod. Acrylic is easier.
Don't get a windowed side if noise reduction is a priority XD

Why would you need to mod the window anyways? To put some ghetto fan holes in it?
post #11850 of 16136
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Originally Posted by MatthewP View Post

Hi, I'm new to this thread, but I spent a lot of time reading on here about a year ago when I was trying to decide on a case for my new build. I ended up going with the Define R4 with the window and I couldn't be happier. I'm not a gamer and don't plan on overclocking, so I don't need a system where cooling is important. I'm sure the R4 could do pretty well for cooling even with it being built for silence. Currently I only have 3 PWM fans installed and there is room for 3 more if need be. Even with the 3 case fans, it is dead silent. I replaced the 2 stock fans that came with the case with blue fans to match my color scheme and also because I wanted PWM fans.

I also painted the white slot covers and drive trays blue, but unfortunately the paint and clear coat made the trays no longer fit. I could probably get them to fit if I use a lot of force, but i'm fine with keeping them white, especially since you can't see them through the window anyway. I might just paint the metal clasp parts of the trays. Below is a picture of how it looks with the blue fans and slot covers. I'm thinking of putting a white LED in as well... I think a blue LED would drown out the blue components and any other color would clash. It would be neat if I could mod the fan switch built into the case to be used for an LED since I'm not using it for the fans. Has any body been able to do anything like that?

Looks cool! Have you considered rbg-leds with remote to tune color and brightness?
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