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Hey guys new coding for the sig biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by JohnPrimeXXL;12519337 
Thanks to Bastiaan_NL for the inspiration and help for mounting the fan on the HDD cage in the Define XL. I didn't had any FD 140mm left so I used 2 Corsair 120mm fans that came with my H70 (which I replaced by a Noctua NH-C12P SE14). The result doesn't look as neat as Bastiaan's because of the fan size and the fact that my black tie wraps are quite short so I can't use the tubes on each side of the cage. Anyway, Here's a couple of shots.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6721/img2192v.jpg
Yep, the Noctua screwed my black/white/red theme but I am way happier with the NH-C12P SE14 than the H70, mainly because I am not overclocking and it provides better cooling on the NB.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1225/img2191qd.jpg
This is how I mounted both fans. It helped reduced the temps by ~2C on each component. I'm getting CPU: 31 MB: 29 NB: 41 and SB: 31 at idle. Fans are set to minimum via BIOS.

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7360/img2178r.jpg
And finally, the Define XL in all its glory beside my previous rig, a Dell Dimension 9200 which I sold earlier this week to a coworker. It served me quite well and I'm kind of sad seeing her go. Oh well.

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No problem John.
It looks pretty good. If you can find larger tiewraps you can always replace the current ones.

For the cpu fan, I have no idea about the specs from that fan, but you could replace it with the fan FD uses in the top of the XL, maybe they are for sale somewhere. Otherwise you could use a coolermaster 230mm fan, which is black.

You can say what you want about Dell, but I like the design of those dimensions smile.gif
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Here's my modded R3...just removed the harddrive bay and added a Scythe Himuro HD cooler. Will grab 2 more gentle typhoons when I get a chance.

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The fans in the Fractal R3, are they really that quiet? I am a silence freak and build my system for silence. The fan of choice for me is the scythe sflex at 800 RPM. Its dead silent yet pushed 30 CFM. Are the fractal fans audible?
post #204 of 16132
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Here's my modded R3...just removed the harddrive bay and added a Scythe Himuro HD cooler. Will grab 2 more gentle typhoons when I get a chance.

*snip*
That is a very clean build you have there!

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The fans in the Fractal R3, are they really that quiet? I am a silence freak and build my system for silence. The fan of choice for me is the scythe sflex at 800 RPM. Its dead silent yet pushed 30 CFM. Are the fractal fans audible?
Why not just get some fans that push more air, but with a fan controller?
    
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post #205 of 16132
The fans are quite silent. Atm i have 1 yate loon at the front pulling in cool air. And one fractal on my hyper 212+ and another fractal fan as exhaust. almost silent~
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post #206 of 16132
I want that R3 case. But of course Ncix is sold out until like the 15th of march and newegg wouldn't have any for a while either...
post #207 of 16132
These cases are pretty classy... thus I am debating the use of LED fans. I was thinking the 140mm black xigmatek fans with white LED's. I think they'd look sharp with some black and white PSU sleeving. But maybe a classy case like the arc midi wouldnt look as great with LED's? Opinions?
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post #208 of 16132
I contacted fractal and they are sending me a new PCB for the front IO panel. Nice customer support. Any who I'll probably be sending the cover off to get a window put on...trying to think of ways to install a wc system in this beast.
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These cases are pretty classy... thus I am debating the use of LED fans. I was thinking the 140mm black xigmatek fans with white LED's. I think they'd look sharp with some black and white PSU sleeving. But maybe a classy case like the arc midi wouldnt look as great with LED's? Opinions?

I was tempted to do exactly that with my XL but instead I decided just to keep my single UV cathode and run with the Fractal fans. Black with white LED's would look very smart though.
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I was tempted to do exactly that with my XL but instead I decided just to keep my single UV cathode and run with the Fractal fans. Black with white LED's would look very smart though.
I was thinking it'd have that smart look too. I don't like coloured LED's too much, but the whites would look nice.

Also, I'd like to join this club. Ill post pics of my case in a few months when I build.
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