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They also promised to look into alternate fan mounting options for the fronts of their cases

my new mod might solve the fan clip in the front panel trick.. CAD/CAM drawings to boot..
more to come!

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post #3742 of 15987
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

They also promised to look into alternate fan mounting options for the fronts of their cases
my new mod might solve the fan clip in the front panel trick.. CAD/CAM drawings to boot..
more to come!
airdeano
Pfft, CAD rolleyes.gif Just grab a piece of metal and drill the damn thing tongue.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #3743 of 15987
Step 2 of my build:

Just got the mobo in the mail today. I know it is technically E-ATX but it fits perfectly in a Fractal Define R4. Waiting on the core i7-3770K and Mushkin redline ram that will be coming in a few days. Will post an update after I get that set up.

Sorry for the crummy picture quality, I blame it on the iphone flash. By the way, do not ask for cable management pics, the back of my case looks like a trainwreck rolleyes.gif

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Step 2 of my build:
Just got the mobo in the mail today. I know it is technically E-ATX but it fits perfectly in a Fractal Define R4. Waiting on the core i7-3770K and Mushkin redline ram that will be coming in a few days. Will post an update after I get that set up.
Sorry for the crummy picture quality, I blame it on the iphone flash. By the way, do not ask for cable management pics, the back of my case looks like a trainwreck rolleyes.gif
20v0w2w.jpg
Nice, That fan down the bottom Looks strange down there on its own rolleyes.gif
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Step 2 of my build:
Just got the mobo in the mail today. I know it is technically E-ATX but it fits perfectly in a Fractal Define R4. Waiting on the core i7-3770K and Mushkin redline ram that will be coming in a few days. Will post an update after I get that set up.
Sorry for the crummy picture quality, I blame it on the iphone flash. By the way, do not ask for cable management pics, the back of my case looks like a trainwreck rolleyes.gif
20v0w2w.jpg
Thank you for this picture! I've been waiting on buying a new mobo for my secondary gaming rig as I wasn't sure whether EATX would work out in there. This helps so much.
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Nice, That fan down the bottom Looks strange down there on its own rolleyes.gif

Haha I agree. I may eventually put a 120mm radiator there to water cool the vid card that I dont have yet smile.gif
Edited by FDNFP14 - 8/14/12 at 4:50am
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

Thank you for this picture! I've been waiting on buying a new mobo for my secondary gaming rig as I wasn't sure whether EATX would work out in there. This helps so much.

No worries man- just make sure to check the dimensions of the e-atx first. The Maximus V is only 10.1" wide but some e-atx are wider
Edited by FDNFP14 - 8/13/12 at 4:46pm
post #3748 of 15987
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I discussed about it with a Fractal rep, and the reason(s) they didn't do an "arc-style" top were basically that:
1) if they'd just offset the fan mounts, it would have looked bad.
2) If they had made a separate top panel it would have driven the cost up. And it doesn't really fit the Define lineup.
3) radiator compatibility was a low priority
They did seem to realize that it is obviously a flaw in their design even though radiator mounting is/was a pretty low priority on the R4.
They also promised to look into alternate fan mounting options for the fronts of their cases wheee.gif(= no more plastic clips maybe?)

And yet they made it so you can mount a radiator in the front biggrin.gif, silly fractal!
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Pfft, CAD Just grab a piece of metal and drill the damn thing

ummm some people want details, other than a piece of sheetmetal with drilled holes ...
but thank you for your caring..

airdeano
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ummm some people want details, other than a piece of sheetmetal with drilled holes ...
but thank you for your caring..
airdeano
Why so Sirius?
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

I discussed about it with a Fractal rep, and the reason(s) they didn't do an "arc-style" top were basically that:
1) if they'd just offset the fan mounts, it would have looked bad.
2) If they had made a separate top panel it would have driven the cost up. And it doesn't really fit the Define lineup.
3) radiator compatibility was a low priority
They did seem to realize that it is obviously a flaw in their design even though radiator mounting is/was a pretty low priority on the R4.
They also promised to look into alternate fan mounting options for the fronts of their cases wheee.gif(= no more plastic clips maybe?)
And yet they made it so you can mount a radiator in the front biggrin.gif, silly fractal!
It just probably "happened" when they added the possibility to mount 120mm fans there biggrin.gif
It's kinda weird that they didn't make the top watercooling friendly considering that closed loop coolers are gaining popularity fast.
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