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Originally Posted by Scotty99 View Post

That is 100% why i cannot consider this case, the filter material. It degrades over time and is not nearly as easy to clean as a proper mesh style filter. This is another reason i bought an H440, mesh front cases look bad after a while. The perfect fractal case would be a define C TG blackout with the glass designed a bit better (i dont like the way they covered up the mounting holes with the blackouts on the glass, looks half assed).

I have an arc mini and I removed that spongy stuff long ago. Granted I have to clean the case more often but airflow is much better now.
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It's a bit of a step back though. Removal recessed filter would have been so much better
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Can anyone here tell me if it would be better to have Fractal's Airflow or static pressure Venturi fans in the front of the Define C? I ask because the fans are pulling through a dust filter and from the side of the front panel and not the front.
post #15844 of 15937
Always get pressure fans not airflow fans.
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Always get pressure fans not airflow fans.

Exactly this!

I wish more people would push this 'opinion' as if you really think about it, it's very unlikely that a case fan won't have some sort of restriction involved, be it a grill or filter.

Static pressure, all day every day!
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My define C TG for now.
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My define C TG for now.

Are you sure? I only really see, and barely at that, a gpu. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kradkovich View Post

Received the Fractal Design Meshify C yesterday and made the switch smile.gif

I like that type of dust filter, looks just like the one on top my Rosewill Stryker M case, wished that my Core 3300 had one, although am sure than I could purchase one to fit the open air top case passive exhaust to keep (most of) the dust out.smile.gif

These probably doesn't cost much & I doubt that a groove to fit in mandatory, could install inside, although w/out securing in some other way, could fall & come in contact with other components, at worst, could cause a disaster. Why I prefer on the outside.biggrin.gif

Hopefully this will mean a promo on Fractal Design Define R5 cases, will be checking my Newegg promos daily!thumb.gif

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Hi guys,

I have a Define C / Define C mini related question. I hesitated between posting it here or in the Mod forum, but there seems to be a fair number of Define C owners in this thread, so... rolleyes.gif

Here's the question : how can we put 3 x 3,5" drives in these cases ? What are the possibilities ?

Important : I know that these cases are meant for 2 x 3,5" drives + 3 x 2,5" drives. So my question is obviously about a small Mod to go beyond the cases' official limits.

Ideally I'd like all 3 drives to be under the shroud. Would there be enough space for them if we remove the drive cage ?
In other words : if we remove the cage, what is the max available height between the case bottom and the shroud ?
Other options welcome.

Assuming the 3,5" drives (WD Red 3 TB) are 26.1mm high, I would need at the very least 78,3mm under the shroud.
An ATX PSU is supposed to be 86mm high, so in theory it should work.
I would get at least 7.7mm of free space, which would allow for some rubber grommets to isolate the drives.
I'm thinking about a first drive screwed to the case bottom (with 2mm rubber grommets), a second drive upside down screwed to the shroud (with 2mm rubber grommets), then a third drive between them two (on top of the first one, also with rubber grommets). What do you think ?

I don't mind the drives getting a little hot (less than 50°C though), because in my experience it doesn't affect their lifespan. Plus my drives will be idle most of the time (they are meant for mass storage). Also, I'm aware that getting the drives out of the case won't be as easy as with the official drive cage. Im OK with that.

Thanks in advance ! thumb.gif
Edited by Jose Hidalgo - 8/20/17 at 9:21am
post #15850 of 15937
Any xl r2 users? Is cooling a problem with the small front vent? Thanks
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