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Folks,

I'm interested in the Fractal Design Define S for a new build I'm planning. I've tried searching for the answer, but haven't had any luck, so my apologies in advance if this has been answered somewhere and I missed it.

I'd like to mount a 360mm radiator at the top, but for the life of me can't seem to figure out if a push/pull config will work? Also, while I have an existing XSPC 360mm rad, I'm open to suggestions on something new, as it's about 3-4 years old now.

I plan to use an ASUS Maximus VIII motherboard, but have't figured out what RAM to use yet.

Thanks very much in advance for any advice!

Been asked here on this forum a million times... just do a search on this thread and you should see pictures and answers...

But simple and short the answer is "Depends"... how tick the radiator is, and the height of your memory, If you go for low profile ram then you shouldn't have any problem as long as you using a not so thick rad....
The MJ Project
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-5820k MSI X99S Krait EVGA 980 Ti SC Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666 
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Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1 TB Black 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX360 Primochill Revolver Fittings Primochill PETG Tubing Clear Alphacool Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX240 XSPC Raystorm Pro White XSPC Razor 980/980Ti Block Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 
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Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Windows 10 Home Asus PB278Q Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 1000w P2 Fractal Design Define S Logitech G602 Glorious PC Gaming Race Extended Black 
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Schiit Modi 2 JBL LSR305 White Schiit Magni 2 
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Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor Asus H170I-Plus D3 Mini ITX LGA1151 Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Logitech K800 
PowerCase
Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX 
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Intel i7-5820k MSI X99S Krait EVGA 980 Ti SC Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1 TB Black 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX360 Primochill Revolver Fittings Primochill PETG Tubing Clear Alphacool Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX240 XSPC Raystorm Pro White XSPC Razor 980/980Ti Block Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Windows 10 Home Asus PB278Q Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 1000w P2 Fractal Design Define S Logitech G602 Glorious PC Gaming Race Extended Black 
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Schiit Modi 2 JBL LSR305 White Schiit Magni 2 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Logitech K800 
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Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX 
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Thanks, my apologies for missing the info. I honestly tried to search for it! mad.gif
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Thanks, my apologies for missing the info. I honestly tried to search for it! mad.gif

Its all good. I am sure someone will post a photo at some point for ya... at least I hope.

But for example here is my AX360 on top with some Corsair SP120 on top of it... and as you can see they are a hair away from touching my Dominator sets.

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Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1 TB Black 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX360 Primochill Revolver Fittings Primochill PETG Tubing Clear Alphacool Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX240 XSPC Raystorm Pro White XSPC Razor 980/980Ti Block Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Windows 10 Home Asus PB278Q Corsair K70 RGB 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Logitech K800 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-5820k MSI X99S Krait EVGA 980 Ti SC Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1 TB Black 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX360 Primochill Revolver Fittings Primochill PETG Tubing Clear Alphacool Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC AX240 XSPC Raystorm Pro White XSPC Razor 980/980Ti Block Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Windows 10 Home Asus PB278Q Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 1000w P2 Fractal Design Define S Logitech G602 Glorious PC Gaming Race Extended Black 
AudioAudioAudio
Schiit Modi 2 JBL LSR305 White Schiit Magni 2 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor Asus H170I-Plus D3 Mini ITX LGA1151 Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Microsoft Windows 10 Logitech K800 
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Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX 
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Review of the Fractal Design S comparing the window and non window version.
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So i'm going to be building out of this case later on and plan to use 3 of these: http://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-140mm-Radiator-Cooling-PH-F140XP_BK/dp/B00E9NZX7E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 for the front intake, the noctua nh-u12s with a 120 industrial fan and a 140 industrial for rear exhaust. Do you think that would be sufficient cooling?
post #14046 of 16288
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So i'm going to be building out of this case later on and plan to use 3 of these: http://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-140mm-Radiator-Cooling-PH-F140XP_BK/dp/B00E9NZX7E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 for the front intake, the noctua nh-u12s with a 120 industrial fan and a 140 industrial for rear exhaust. Do you think that would be sufficient cooling?

3 fans for front intake is way too many. These cases really vent very well, when I was on air cooling my case wasn't getting really much hotter inside than ambient temp. 2 fans for front is ok
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A little update to my Fractal Define S build, went from soft tubing to hard-line tubing using 14mm OD XSPC PETG tubing and Barrows fittings. Also, upgraded from a 27" Benq IPS 1080p panel, to the Acer X34 Predator, a 100hz, G-Sync, ultrawide 1440p monitor, the 980Ti potential is now fully realized.

Feel free to give me tips on future tubing runs or bends.
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3 fans for front intake is way too many. These cases really vent very well, when I was on air cooling my case wasn't getting really much hotter inside than ambient temp. 2 fans for front is ok

What if i just go with the 140 Industrial in the front and only have 2 of the Phanteks exhausting rear and top? As it is the S only comes with just 1 fan in the front, so i figure with a high cfm and static pressure fan like the Industrial i figure i'd get plenty of air but tone down the speed. But i guess it don't really matter.
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A little update to my Fractal Define S build, went from soft tubing to hard-line tubing using 14mm OD XSPC PETG tubing and Barrows fittings. Also, upgraded from a 27" Benq IPS 1080p panel, to the Acer X34 Predator, a 100hz, G-Sync, ultrawide 1440p monitor, the 980Ti potential is now fully realized.

Feel free to give me tips on future tubing runs or bends.
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Any issues with that monitor?
post #14050 of 16288
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Any issues with that monitor?

Nope, I got the manufactured in Feb 2016 batch, pretty close to perfect, there is a little bleed in both upper right and left corners, with the left being more prominent. But it isn't noticeable until you are looking for it.
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