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post #4051 of 16136
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Almost ordered r3 today. But now I am torn between r3 and r4. Is it worth to get r4 cuz its cost more and dont know if 140 fans are really better. Ofc i am looking for a silent build
Reasons for R4 vs R3
2x 140mm fans will move about the same air at same noise as 3x 120 fans
All vents accept 140mm fans (R3 back and front are 120mm)
4 instead of 2 USB sockets
More clearance for cooler. (new cooler are getting bigger all the time)
5 bay HDD rack removal. (R3 is fixed rack)
Slide out filter on bottom for both PSU and bottom fan (R3 is only PSU and have to turn case on side to clean bottom fan filter.
More room for cable management.

I have old R2 and love it but would get R4 titanium if I was buying new.
Maybe look around for a used R2/R3. I got mine for £35 delivered and see them on forums for £50-60.
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post #4053 of 16136
Im with Doyll on the R4...Even though the R3 and R4 look the same the features of the r4 is totally worth the price. I've had mine around 3 weeks now and it has to be the best case i've owned and its also have been the cheapest case I've purchased. smile.gif

Watercooling parts will be here tomorrow but I won't be able to start until this weekend. I'll take pictures if anyone is interested in seeing how it looks.
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post #4054 of 16136
I'm interested!!

Seriously considering picking up the R4 over the midi because of the window, I know that you can buy an additional window panel soon, but in the end that would drive up the price of the upgrade. Heard the R4 was built like a tank too.
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post #4055 of 16136
It's a pretty solid case especially for the price.
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post #4056 of 16136
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Another update of my Fractal R4 Build. Again, sorry for the terrible quality picture. Finally picked up an H100 which fits perfectly in the front fan mount. Will eventually clean things up and post some real pictures but just wanted to show the fit of the H100
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Would the H100 have fit about the MVF?
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post #4057 of 16136
I get a chill everytime I walk past my Arc lol. Cannot wait for the side window!! I have the panels switched around at the moment. Still loads of room after my D14 installed, wonder if somewhere will make an even taller heatsink.
post #4058 of 16136
Both Arc and R4 are good. R4 is quieter. Keep in mind if you need more air moving you can open the front door and even the grill if needed. When I was running NH-U12P and CPU was hitting 70c opening the front would lower temps by 3c.
post #4059 of 16136
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Would the H100 have fit about the MVF?
Yes it will, you just need to offset it using the fan cutouts rather than the actual screw holes. Piece of cake.

I love my R4 so much. If anyone is on the fence about it, or going back and forth between R3 and R4, R4 is worth every penny. The cable management alone is worth it but there are a few other features (like the voltage selector for fans!) that really make the product stand out.
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post #4060 of 16136
R4 is 24.6mm wider than R2/3.. more room for cable management and more cpu clearance. thumb.gif
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