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post #31 of 16053
Thought I'd share my Fractal build with you. Can't see much of it around here, as I guess it's not that common in USA.

Case: Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl
The rest is on my sig. Btw: My OS SSD is stored on top of the CDrom, and my storage HDD is in the second 5,25 inch bay. Why not?





Edited by EmZkY - 11/24/10 at 1:52am
     
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post #32 of 16053
It would be more popular if there was a US retailer. I really like the rig you got there.
Edited by stimr2 - 11/25/10 at 6:34am
    
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post #33 of 16053
This R3 is really tempting. I have built three rigs onto that case at my workplace this week and really love it. Cable management is top class. Maybe I trade my Antec 300 to this
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post #34 of 16053
I'm just about the pull the trigger on an R3 + 620 watt Seasonic combo deal. Which color is better the silver or titanium front?
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post #35 of 16053
If only I had a Fractal Design.
They take feedback from users which is a big plus for such a company.
And their cases follow my golden rule, sleek and anti-flashy.
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post #36 of 16053
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Originally Posted by ehpexs View Post
I'm just about the pull the trigger on an R3 + 620 watt Seasonic combo deal. Which color is better the silver or titanium front?
I like the titanium better than silver. The titanium is a bit darker and I like that.
    
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post #37 of 16053
Nice looking units.

How is the front intake air? On the old P181/2 there were some issues with poor intake unles you modded the grills and opened the front door. Only sorted that out on the P183, which is a real pity.

Thoughts?
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post #38 of 16053
The front panel door pretty much restricts air flow to the fans. There is very little space between the door and front bezel. I don't see a lot dust on the doors for the front fans. However, when I do open to doors the fans filters are covered in dust. The fans seem to pull air from the side and bottom vents on the front bezel. There is about a 1/2 inch space between the fan filter and the doors. You can actually see the fans and filters through the side vents.





Edited by stimr2 - 11/27/10 at 2:50pm
    
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post #39 of 16053
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
Nice looking units.

How is the front intake air? On the old P181/2 there were some issues with poor intake unles you modded the grills and opened the front door. Only sorted that out on the P183, which is a real pity.

Thoughts?
I didnt get to test it yet. I'm still waiting for a RMA replacement of my XFX HD5870 XT, which didnt function as it should. I had to downclock it from the "small frabric overclock" to normal 5870 speeds, and I guess future overclocking wouldn't be really optimal either The HD-587A-ZNE9 chip is probably a bad one, as I can't find it in any webshops.
I'll do some testing once I have the GFX card though! I'm expecting worse temperatures compared to the HAF932 I had before. But on the plus-side: With the R3, you can install dual top fans, side fan and a bottom fan for better airflow, and all intakes are filtered.
     
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post #40 of 16053
Yes! I will buy this R3 beauty tomorrow from my workplace! At 59€ (normally 99€, I get everything on the purchase price). I though adding a one or two 140mm slip stream 500 or 800rpm on the top because my CPU cooler is mounted on sideways.
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