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may i ask about why the define? is it the door?
airdeano

I've been asking myself that question too.. and you know what, I'm not sure. It's a combination of things I guess, the door, the padding, the look. I'm not sure, I know with the Arc Mini I'll get better airflow but I'm stuck on the Define mini.. I got a few weeks to make up my mind before I purchase a case. I'm really just trying to narrow it down, if only I could get the benefits of both cases.
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post #4192 of 16282
Just read an article in Custom PC magazine and they've built a rig using an R4, Maximus V Gene and a H100 in the roof. Looks really nice. Making my decision easier.
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I got my R4 a few days ago, a huge upgrade from my $60 dollar Lian-Li case i think. Loving the case so far. I have two Gentle Typhoons as exhaust on the top, two Gentle Typhoons as intake for the front, and a Phanteks fan as exhaust at the back. Still a work in progress, probably going to end up replacing the Phanteks with a Gentle Typhoon.

Anyway, I have a question for other R4 owners. Is there a way to turn the bottom hard drive cage so it's not facing the side panel? I want to turn it to improve my airflow. I have attached a picture of how I currently have it setup.





Sorry for the cellphone pic. It's the only thing I had atm.
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post #4194 of 16282
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

supa-dupa.. thanks!
well i got the side panel "cut-in" for the arc midi..
whadda ya thinks?

from this lucid boring view..



..to this exciting view!
im pleased.. no waiting. just a jigsaw, 36tpi blade, flat and rounded files dremel,
cut-off disk(s) (8 total) and a dremel grinding disk. 45minutes later done!
i left the PSU covered as well as the optibays for those that like them hidden. my
next one, i might rip straight up the optis (possibly dropping the optibays). got the
plexi, just to late to install.
basically a 2.25" boarder, 8" x 4" (length x height) PSU and 6.25" x 4.75" (length x height)
plexi will be 16" x 14" rectangle held in with 3M 410 DS tape.
airdeano

I think I'd like to have your side panel please...looks very good man.thumb.gif
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post #4195 of 16282
Anyone know any coolers that work like the Cooler Master GeminII and are under 165mm? I'd like something that isn't Cooler Master only because the name bothers the hell out of me.
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post #4196 of 16282
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Originally Posted by AbdullahG View Post

Anyone know any coolers that work like the Cooler Master GeminII and are under 165mm? I'd like something that isn't Cooler Master only because the name bothers the hell out of me.
You want a down-flow flat cooler like the Geminii that is less than 165mm tall? Or do you want a cooler that will cool as good or better than GeminII that will fit in a 165mm case?

I have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE shoehorned into my R2. Need very short RAM for 140mm fan to fit on top of. wink.gif I'm running it vertical venting out top. Was just clearing cover while setting on NB heatsink cover. Ended up removing the NB cover so it would cool. (dropped temp from 75-80c to 48-53c) so have a little more clearance. Alpenfohn K2 fits nicely.

My shortlist of contenders

Cooler size comparison
K2 . = . 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/fans (WxDxH looking from front of case)
D14 = . 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/fans
TC14 = 140x134x160mm 140x159x171mm w/fans
SA . = . 147x123x160mm 151x149x160mm w/Fans
SB-E. = 155x105x164mm 170x130x170mm w/fans
Extreme 155x105x164mm 155x130x165mm w/fans Reason it's smaller is 140mm fan vs 150mm fan.

K2, D14 & TC14 are about same except for TC14 140mm fans & 31mm RAM clearance stack up to 171mm (my R2 is 165mm clearance and TC14 fits)

SB-E is widest by 15mm. Even wider with TY-150 fan = 170 (assuming fan is actually 170mm).

Extreme with TY-143 fans is still 155mm as fan is 151.5x141.5mm
post #4197 of 16282
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Originally Posted by draterrojam View Post

I think I'd like to have your side panel please...looks very good man.

thanks.. im thinking i could mod panels on an exchange basis.. with 3 or 4 opening
choices.. and do it as well for the other case types.. looks like i gotta buy some fractal
cases for displays, huh? LOL...

airdeano
post #4198 of 16282
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Originally Posted by caffeinescandal View Post

I got my R4 a few days ago, a huge upgrade from my $60 dollar Lian-Li case i think. Loving the case so far. I have two Gentle Typhoons as exhaust on the top, two Gentle Typhoons as intake for the front, and a Phanteks fan as exhaust at the back. Still a work in progress, probably going to end up replacing the Phanteks with a Gentle Typhoon.
Anyway, I have a question for other R4 owners. Is there a way to turn the bottom hard drive cage so it's not facing the side panel? I want to turn it to improve my airflow. I have attached a picture of how I currently have it setup. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Sorry for the cellphone pic. It's the only thing I had atm.

the lower portion is bolted in, all youd have to do is resituate the lower portion to
align with the upper and mark new holes, drill new holes and now you have modded
the R4 case..

airdeano


Bill Owen of MNPCTECH has also explained on how to bolt the corsair H100 into
the roof of the new R4 chassis..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Owen of MNPCTECH 
Contrary to what some reviewers have told people, The Define R4 will fit a Corsair H100 radiator in the top panel, however it will depend upon DDR slots and north/south/mosfet heatsink locations on some motherboard models. If you discover these elements are obstructing your 240 radiator install, You can do 2 things in the Define R4 to gain extra space for your 240 radiator install.

1. Offset 240 radiator toward the left side of the top panel, by locating the radiator to the outer screw mounting holes used by optional 140mm fans in the top panel. There will be openings for all of the radiator mounting screws in the factory honeycomb perforations.

2. Option 1 didn't buy you enough space? Then you can drill 4 additional radiator screw mounting holes toward left side of the top panel, to offset the 240 radiator even further, to clear any obstructions created by some motherboards.

hope this helps R4 owners..

airdeano
post #4199 of 16282
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

You want a down-flow flat cooler like the Geminii that is less than 165mm tall? Or do you want a cooler that will cool as good or better than GeminII that will fit in a 165mm case?
I have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE shoehorned into my R2. Need very short RAM for 140mm fan to fit on top of. wink.gif I'm running it vertical venting out top. Was just clearing cover while setting on NB heatsink cover. Ended up removing the NB cover so it would cool. (dropped temp from 75-80c to 48-53c) so have a little more clearance. Alpenfohn K2 fits nicely.
My shortlist of contenders
Cooler size comparison
K2 . = . 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/fans (WxDxH looking from front of case)
D14 = . 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/fans
TC14 = 140x134x160mm 140x159x171mm w/fans
SA . = . 147x123x160mm 151x149x160mm w/Fans
SB-E. = 155x105x164mm 170x130x170mm w/fans
Extreme 155x105x164mm 155x130x165mm w/fans Reason it's smaller is 140mm fan vs 150mm fan.
K2, D14 & TC14 are about same except for TC14 140mm fans & 31mm RAM clearance stack up to 171mm (my R2 is 165mm clearance and TC14 fits)
SB-E is widest by 15mm. Even wider with TY-150 fan = 170 (assuming fan is actually 170mm).
Extreme with TY-143 fans is still 155mm as fan is 151.5x141.5mm
Wow, thank you for the suggestions and info! I was looking into down-flow flat coolers
+rep
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

supa-dupa.. thanks!
well i got the side panel "cut-in" for the arc midi..
whadda ya thinks?

airdeano

Awesome window man! Looks amazing thumb.gif
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