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post #11851 of 16053
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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 good thumb.gif
post #11852 of 16053
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Originally Posted by contay View Post

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

Thanks. That wouldn't be a bad idea.
post #11853 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Jflisk View Post

Looks good thumb.gif

Thanks. I just ordered 3 black HDD trays to replace the white ones.
post #11854 of 16053
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Originally Posted by MatthewP View Post

Thanks. I just ordered 3 black HDD trays to replace the white ones.

Where did you find those?
post #11855 of 16053
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post

Where did you find those?

You can find the trays and other replacement parts here: http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/?cat=All+Categories&que=%22fractal+design%22
post #11856 of 16053
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post

Where did you find those?

I ordered them from pugetsystems.com as Dimensive mentioned. If you live in Europe you can order from: http://www.fractal-design-shop.de/
Edited by MatthewP - 11/18/14 at 9:01am
post #11857 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

You can find the trays and other replacement parts here: http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/?cat=All+Categories&que=%22fractal+design%22

Thanks Dimensive! frown.gif out of stock already.
post #11858 of 16053
Sorry for bad quality. But here are some pics with "temporary" motherboard. No fans are yet in place, as I am considering between ORANGE phanteks and black akasa fans. Orange would be nice and fit well with Gigabyte SOC mobo I plan mounting next spring, but Akasas perform very well too. Currently there is Jetflo mounted in back, front Jetflos are taken out.




And then there is this monster waiting.


And someone might notice there isn't cpu in place. It should arrive tomorrow, as well as molex to sata adapters.
Edited by contay - 11/18/14 at 10:26am
post #11859 of 16053
You have the heatsink the other way around than it was designed for airflow wink.gif And it would hang over RAM too.
Where did you get the second pair of clips? Doesn't seem to be the version with two, that one probably has the piper plated in silver.
For me any fan on pull that is close to the heatsink makes lots more noise than when it's a little bit far from it.
post #11860 of 16053
In Macho, heatsink has straight fins, unlike in true spirit, where the is tiltint upwards in the end. So Macho can be reversed. Those are actually second fan clips from Truespirit. They are "wrong way around" so they are like hooks where I can mount the fan with rubberbands. I actually have additional macho fan clips incoming, bought them second hand on local computer forum.

About ram clearance: Heatsink is high enough, so it can hover above Ram (at least on those) and fan can be placed so it will have ~1mm clearance. Reason I inverted macho is that this way there is more room between exhaust fan and pulling fan.
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