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That pic was just to get an idea of how it will sit. There is a slight gap between the cage and the fan. You can see that the HDD cage also has some holes for air to get through. Air Flow (Click to show)
But your right, not much air will pass through the case. I was origially going to use :

The gap between cage and fan still doesn't change much. No air is going through the HDDs. wink.gif You have a wall in front of your fan and the air has to go around it... and some will. But if HDDs were turned 90 degrees the air would go between them.... and cage side would be parallel to airflow too.wink.gif
Still think it's a beautiful build.!thumb.gif
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CCT is 1990's stuff... the new tech is LED, lighter, easier to mount and no ugly converter to hide.

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Why so? If they look bad I might not get the Cathodes but I am definately getting the AP141 so might as well spend some to make them look good(maybe plus window panel but only if it don't substantially hurt my GPU cooling..
UV strikes me as adolescent, whereas the R4 is the antithesis of that.
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UV strikes me as adolescent, whereas the R4 is the antithesis of that.

So R4 owners should avoid LED/UV like the plague and just run normal fans?
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So R4 owners should avoid LED/UV like the plague and just run normal fans?

To each his own I say. I grew out of LED about a year after installing a few LED fans. thumb.gif
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The gap between cage and fan still doesn't change much. No air is going through the HDDs. wink.gif You have a wall in front of your fan and the air has to go around it... and some will. But if HDDs were turned 90 degrees the air would go between them.... and cage side would be parallel to airflow too.wink.gif
Still think it's a beautiful build.!thumb.gif
Your point is valid, that's why I opted for the Down Blowing CPU cooler so the main components will have more air flow. My first intention's were to mount the HDD's in a horizontal position, but once I did a mock build, I had a PSU cable clearance as the HDD cage would have blocked half of the 24 pin connection. I Would have been better off buying an R3 for a server rig, but decided to mod the one I have. The modded Core1k will do for now. Thanks for the input and kind words. thumb.gif
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So R4 owners should avoid LED/UV like the plague and just run normal fans?
As I said, it's subjective, so I'm not going to tell any R4 owner what they should do (unless its an objective upgrade/improvement of the case, like removing a drive bay that you aren't using for better airflow). But, yeah, I think UV in general looks tacky and is compounded when in the R4.
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As I said, it's subjective, so I'm not going to tell any R4 owner what they should do (unless its an objective upgrade/improvement of the case, like removing a drive bay that you aren't using for better airflow). But, yeah, I think UV in general looks tacky and is compounded when in the R4.

Alright, I will hold off on the Cathodes, thinking about adding the AP 141s since according to HTL's review replacing a Define XL's stock fan with AP 141 s and a AP 181 dropped CPU & GPU temp by 4-5C.

Benchmark D - All stock fans are replaced with AP141 intake and exhaust and AP181 exhaust. Tested with and without additional AP121L in front



Considering Define R4 +1 140mm fan probably have better airflow than the XL(less 5.25" drives means top intake fan airflow a lot closer to the CPU, smaller case means airflow speed at CPU & GPU areas will be higher due to less distance traveled).
Edited by sherlock - 9/26/12 at 1:41pm
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Hello gentlemen, my first post here on overclock.net thumb.gif

I'm thinking about buying the Core 1000 case, because of the small form factor and, lets be honest, price.

I have one question regarding the case - Can you mount 3,5" HDD in the 5,25" slot on top?

If no it's a dealbreaker for me, because I won't be able to connect PCI power for my GPU and I want the interior to look reasonably clean. Actually, I want to fit an ODD, HDD and SSD in those two 5,25" bays. Possible?

Now that I think about it, I need the top 5,25" bay obove the ODD for all the cables from my non modular PSU. What is the best way to mound my HDD and SSD then? I dont want them to be hanging sideways.
Edited by humanoidal - 9/26/12 at 6:34pm
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Hello gentlemen, my first post here on overclock.net thumb.gif
I'm thinking about buying the Core 1000 case, because of the small form factor and, lets be honest, price.
I have one question regarding the case - Can you mount 3,5" HDD in the 5,25" slot on top?
If no it's a dealbreaker for me, because I won't be able to connect PCI power for my GPU and I want the interior to look reasonably clean. Actually, I want to fit an ODD, HDD and SSD in those two 5,25" bays. Possible?
Now that I think about it, I need the top 5,25" bay obove the ODD for all the cables from my non modular PSU. What is the best way to mound my HDD and SSD then? I dont want them to be hanging sideways.

You can get various 5.25" to 3.5/2.5" bay adaptors. If I read that right.

Something like this to have both the 3.5" and and ODD in the one bay. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by Nuzart - 9/26/12 at 6:55pm
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