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post #13191 of 16058
My Define S it's almost ready, i'm waiting for a 360mm rad and 2 90° fittings.




Edited by DI360 - 8/19/15 at 1:58pm
post #13192 of 16058
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Originally Posted by psyshack View Post

I'm still impressed daily with my Define S. Makes my old H440 look like a third world designed case. The H440 was like the Dark Age. And the Define S is like the Enlightenment. The only thing wrong is made in China. I would pay $50 more if it had been made in it's country of design. Still need to change out the power led and get real glass in the window. The machine is not setup to be quite. When the cpu and gpu are at full chat it gets loud and stays very cool with it's 5930K @ 4.7ghz and the 980 Classy @ 1627/8000. Cutting the top panels to fit my rad did help with noise at low load and daily use scenarios. I also opened up the bottom of the front panel for more air flow.

Best mid-tower water cooling case out there!




Nice thanks for sharing this one . thumb.gif
post #13193 of 16058
i mounted a fan on the back of my r5 on the hex grill by the gpu. preliminary tests showed about 10c drop on gpu (air) and 20 on cpu (water aio) in gaming. i guess the stock front fans just don't have enough pressure to ventilate the case
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post #13194 of 16058
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i mounted a fan on the back of my r5 on the hex grill by the gpu. preliminary tests showed about 10c drop on gpu (air) and 20 on cpu (water aio) in gaming. i guess the stock front fans just don't have enough pressure to ventilate the case

The R5 comes with the GP-14 fans as well and I too found that the stock GP-14 was terrible for exhaust on my Define S. The fan is pretty good as an intake fan, but it could not push air through the fairly open back grill.

I did a test with a fan out on my desk to see what kind of airflow it got out in the open and found that the fan had some strange airflow. Instead of shooting air out the back, it seems to shoot air out at sharp angles off the edges (so say for the top edge it comes out in a directly upward direction, for the bottom edge it comes out to the bottom, and so on.).
post #13195 of 16058
Hey guys, please let me join the club as I have changed the case. Specs are in my signature. Hope you like the pics! smile.gif





post #13196 of 16058
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i mounted a fan on the back of my r5 on the hex grill by the gpu. preliminary tests showed about 10c drop on gpu (air) and 20 on cpu (water aio) in gaming. i guess the stock front fans just don't have enough pressure to ventilate the case


Where exactly? On the exterior? What size fan? Pictures?

Thanks smile.gif
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post #13197 of 16058
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

i mounted a fan on the back of my r5 on the hex grill by the gpu. preliminary tests showed about 10c drop on gpu (air) and 20 on cpu (water aio) in gaming. i guess the stock front fans just don't have enough pressure to ventilate the case


Where exactly? On the exterior? What size fan? Pictures?

Thanks smile.gif

eventually the cpu temp did climb back to around the same level (took a while) but gpu is definitely lower. it was 85c now its 75c max playing bf4

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Phenom II x4 955 Asus M3N78 PRO 2GB Corsair XMS2-8500 DDR2 5-5-5-15 (2) OCZ 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ 30 GB SSD Samsung 2TB WD Black 2TB  WD Green 2TB 
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post #13198 of 16058
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Originally Posted by mtrapuzz View Post

Everyone that is interested, go to this link and send Fractal a product recommendation to make filtered and vented moduvent covers for the R5 and S. If they get enough interest, they will make them. Thanks.

http://www.fractal-design.com/home/contact-us

I eceived this response from Fractal:
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Hi Matthew

Many thanks for the suggestion! We are looking into it as many has requested this feature.

Best regards
Fractal Design
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So keep sending those suggestions.
post #13199 of 16058
Hey Peps! What`s the best fans you can buy, Max price would be 35USD each i believe smile.gif

I need it for a XTX360, with this config Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Cheers!thumbsupsmiley.png
post #13200 of 16058
Hi All,

I just finished my first watercooled build in a Fractal Define S with a full loop including 2x 360 radiators. I thought some of you might be interested.







More photos here;
http://www.overclock.net/t/1570312/build-log-fractal-define-s-x99-980-sli-watercooled-lf-reaction-reservoir

Thanks,

- Nathan
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