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@jackcy

I've been happy with my CM Nepton. On stock fans it is obe of the most efficient aio coolers. Loud as dying pig. But as I found it barely used 50€ second hand on local "ebay" it is damn good for it's money, even I needed 30€ more for 2x Akasa Black Apaches.
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Hey guys. With the Define R3, if I want to install a bottom case fan that blows up onto my GPU, can you still have the dust filter thing that they put there, or does that thing need to be removed? I tried placing my 120mm fan on top of there, but it didn't screw in right.
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Originally Posted by xhaydenx View Post

Hey guys. With the Define R3, if I want to install a bottom case fan that blows up onto my GPU, can you still have the dust filter thing that they put there, or does that thing need to be removed? I tried placing my 120mm fan on top of there, but it didn't screw in right.

I had (second hand bought) R3 for a year and I noticed really no diffence in temperatures with bottom fan. But, if you mean same kind of filter that is in top slots... it's not filter, it's for noise reduction. You can buy real 120mm filters though, like ones silverstone has. They are cheap and absolutely worth few $€£.
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I had (second hand bought) R3 for a year and I noticed really no diffence in temperatures with bottom fan. But, if you mean same kind of filter that is in top slots... it's not filter, it's for noise reduction. You can buy real 120mm filters though, like ones silverstone has. They are cheap and absolutely worth few $€£.

Nah, its not one of the black noise reduction pads. Its like a part where the fan is supposed to be held, I think . I'm not really sure.

You can see it here at the bottom holding that Noctua in: http://s589.photobucket.com/user/j-g-faustus/media/server-fractal-r3-full.jpg.html

Maybe I just need longer screws or something. The ones that came with the case weren't enough.
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Nah, its not one of the black noise reduction pads. Its like a part where the fan is supposed to be held, I think . I'm not really sure.

You can see it here at the bottom holding that Noctua in: http://s589.photobucket.com/user/j-g-faustus/media/server-fractal-r3-full.jpg.html

Maybe I just need longer screws or something. The ones that came with the case weren't enough.

Okay, weird. Well, as it is 120mm slot it should go without problems. It looks like it is one of those "tool free slot" like in front? Does it really even need screws, or do those claws keep the fan in place?

Like I said, I bought my R3 second hand and it had just bare slot on bottom smile.gif
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From other pictures it looks like you can just snap the fan on the bottom and screw it if you want tobut don't have to.
It has some kind of filter buit into the plastic holder.



Can't figure it out to install a fan? XD
Edited by JackCY - 12/22/14 at 1:29am
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

From other pictures it looks like you can just snap the fan on the bottom and screw it if you want tobut don't have to.
It has some kind of filter buit into the plastic holder.



Can't figure it out to install a fan? XD

Is said it should just hold there without screws tongue.gif Seems like my friend kept that filter/fanholder himself. What a j.... anyway. Like I said fan should hold without screws.
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

From other pictures it looks like you can just snap the fan on the bottom and screw it if you want tobut don't have to.
It has some kind of filter buit into the plastic holder.



Can't figure it out to install a fan? XD

Okay, well I feel like an idiot. I must have not been putting it in right when I tried it. It would make sense that it doesn't need screws like the ones at the front intake. Thanks for the help lol.
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Okay, well I feel like an idiot. I must have not been putting it in right when I tried it. It would make sense that it doesn't need screws like the ones at the front intake. Thanks for the help lol.

Don't worry. It took me a day to figure why Node 304 rig didn't start up: connecting power button to motherboard makes miracles sometimes.
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Don't worry. It took me a day to figure why Node 304 rig didn't start up: connecting power button to motherboard makes miracles sometimes.
As is having power and reset button on the mobo smile.gif

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1st cleanup of filters ==> whole PC out to get to the bottom one ==> never again ==> dremel time!

Define R4, bottom filter front removal:

All masked, I mean everything on the bottom and sides and bottom inside since PC was in the case, only back was open. Every tiny hole masked, piece of plastic underneath in the bottom fan hole since cutting through tape is instant and the plastic also stands a little more far from the cut.
The metal tab is already cut in this picture, you can see the shiny cut. It was funny cutting it, it's not slow at all, then the vacuum cleaner sucked the metal tab as I cut it lol. The preparation time and cleaning is the most time consuming part.


Painted.


Of course I had to make slots in the bottom front feet, could have made them a couple mm smaller, rather added a bit originally to avoid having to cut twice since it's hard to measure and cut precisely.


Works like a charm.


Obviously it won't reach the PSU fan unless you mod/prolong the filter with something. I don't use PSU fan = PSU runs always passive for me, don't need to mod the filter.

Maybe I should call it Define R4.5 now biggrin.gif
Edited by JackCY - 12/22/14 at 1:46pm
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