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Updated with a bigger reservoir, made some changes to a few runs and some matching fans (that Im actually not as big of a fan of as I thought I would be)




I really like this build, @mainBORED !
Wondering what you don't like about the fans.
post #12832 of 16055
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Hi guys, I'm new here. biggrin.gif

I'm building a quiet gaming rig and strongly leaning R5. I'm coming from an old Antec Solo which has been pretty good to me. My aim is to meet or exceed the Solo's silencing standards but leave more room for overclocking and cooling potential.

One question I have is can you effectively decouple the R5's front fans to reduce vibrations (I'm picky about vibrations). (1) Is the front fan attached to metal (unlike the R4 which I think uses a plastic fan cage)? (2) Will some kind of silicone mounts/barbs be possible with the GP14 fan?

Other parts in the build would likely be: i5-4690K, Asus Maximus VII Hero, MSI GTX 970, EVGA 750W G2, and still deciding on a cooler (NH-D15 vs PH TC14PE vs Prolimatech Genesis).

1) Yes they are
2) It is possible. I have a NF-A14 on the front and it has those silicone/rubber isolators on the other side. See how the A14 is slightly raised vs the GP14

But to be honest, the GP14's are remarkably good quality and don't really cause any vibrations even on max speed. Placing my hand on the side of the case and switching between 5V and 12V (integrated fan controller lo/hi) I can't tell a difference.
If you have a hard drive(/s) then that is going to be vibrating the case more than the GP14's if you put them on the HDD cages using the included sleds and rubber grommets. I find them (the grommets) to be slightly harder than what I'd deem optimal for absorbing vibrations..
Edited by lagittaja - 7/2/15 at 6:38am
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post #12833 of 16055
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I find them (the grommets) to be slightly harder than what I'd deem optimal for absorbing vibrations..
It sure ain't 30D sorbothane.

Loque:
You can use silicone/rubber mounts for fans if you don't like screwing them down. Filters can block some but then you can just cut the excess off once attached so filters are not obstructed. Or bent it out of the way around the fan.
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post #12835 of 16055
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I really like this build, @mainBORED !
Wondering what you don't like about the fans.

Couple things, I think it just became to much white inside the case. Also that redness in the corners of the fans, ugh.
Thinking about ordering some Parvum F1.0 fans.
post #12836 of 16055
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1) Yes they are
2) It is possible. I have a NF-A14 on the front and it has those silicone/rubber isolators on the other side. See how the A14 is slightly raised vs the GP14

But to be honest, the GP14's are remarkably good quality and don't really cause any vibrations even on max speed. Placing my hand on the side of the case and switching between 5V and 12V (integrated fan controller lo/hi) I can't tell a difference.
If you have a hard drive(/s) then that is going to be vibrating the case more than the GP14's if you put them on the HDD cages using the included sleds and rubber grommets. I find them (the grommets) to be slightly harder than what I'd deem optimal for absorbing vibrations..

Extremely helpful, thanks! Would you say the A14 is better, worse or equal to the GP14 purely based on acoustics?

I will be attempting some kind of HDD suspension as well. I don't have it all worked out yet: SPCR seemed to say a second front fan dropped temperatures significantly but that was with the middle drive cage removed. I'm not sure how many options that would leave me in terms of DIY suspending other than using one of the 5.25" slots, which I had other plans for.
post #12837 of 16055
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Extremely helpful, thanks! Would you say the A14 is better, worse or equal to the GP14 purely based on acoustics?

Personally I prefer the sound signature of the GP14. And as a case fan it's great.
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post #12838 of 16055
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Couple things, I think it just became to much white inside the case. Also that redness in the corners of the fans, ugh.
Thinking about ordering some Parvum F1.0 fans.

Hmm... I hadn't noticed the red in the corner of the fans until you said something, but I now see what you mean.
However, you have some red LED's happening on the mobo (I assume) below your GPU, so I think the red coming from the fans actually works in your favor as a nice accent from the white (aesthetics are subjective of course).

Are those the Enermax CLUSTER Advance UCCLA12P fans?
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I have a few questions for the define s case. One do they plan to have an xl or a white one? Does the top come with magnetic filter and if not where can you buy magnetic filters. I plan to do what bill owen did and cut the front and use modders mesh to have more air flow and mount my front fans up front as to fit a 360 rad. Just not sure where to find a cheap or decent 360 mm magnetic filter. thanks in advance. Im coming from a enthoo pro and feel I can mod this case pretty well
    
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I have a few questions for the define s case. One do they plan to have an xl or a white one? Does the top come with magnetic filter and if not where can you buy magnetic filters. I plan to do what bill owen did and cut the front and use modders mesh to have more air flow and mount my front fans up front as to fit a 360 rad. Just not sure where to find a cheap or decent 360 mm magnetic filter. thanks in advance. Im coming from a enthoo pro and feel I can mod this case pretty well
you can order custom sized demci filters from http://www.performance-pcs.com/

Thats where I got mine for the R5.
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