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I am going to be getting a Fractal Design R4 here shortly. I will be running MSI 680 lightning's in SLI and I am thinking of using dual Antec Kuhler 620's to cool them. Does anyone know if I will be able to fit BOTH coolers on the front intakes? If not, I will have to settle for putting one on the front intake and the other on the bottom intake. Thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by Phishy714 View Post

I am going to be getting a Fractal Design R4 here shortly. I will be running MSI 680 lightning's in SLI and I am thinking of using dual Antec Kuhler 620's to cool them. Does anyone know if I will be able to fit BOTH coolers on the front intakes? If not, I will have to settle for putting one on the front intake and the other on the bottom intake. Thanks for the help!

wwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaawhat?!?!

dual lightnings on make-shift cooling...
you prolly wont be able to fit both in, due to the overall height is larger than a single 240 rad.

why not just water cool the CPU and air cool the GPU(s). alot cleaner/cooler, less flex line, and
less to worry on malfunctions..
save up for custom loop.. just my 2cents.gif..

airdeano
post #4563 of 16068
How do I take off the front panel on the ARC MINI? It feels like its cemented onto the case. I really want to replace that crappy stock 120mm fan.
post #4564 of 16068
Sledge hammer. *joke*

Shouldnt really be that hard with the right tools.
post #4565 of 16068
im almost positve that there are just a few plastic clips that hold the front on...

lemmie take a look..


edit:

no clips... should just pull off. use some force, but be gentle about it.
Edited by TSXmike - 10/21/12 at 4:25am
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wwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaawhat?!?!
dual lightnings on make-shift cooling...
you prolly wont be able to fit both in, due to the overall height is larger than a single 240 rad.
why not just water cool the CPU and air cool the GPU(s). alot cleaner/cooler, less flex line, and
less to worry on malfunctions..
save up for custom loop.. just my 2cents.gif..
airdeano

Well, air cooling is sort of out of the question considering how loud these can get, specially in a somewhat air-starved Design R4. If anything, the custom water loop would cause MORE worry on malfunctions. While surely a custom water loop would be better looking, I don't see the difference in cooling to be worth the $300+ investment over the $70 for the khulers and brackets. It is kinda silly talking like that considering the two cards I am getting, but still. I already have 1 setup with a single 680 and it has never broken 55C in ANY benchmark I have done or BF3 or anything. While, sure a custom water loop might bring that number down, is it worth the effort and cost and maintenance?

You got it right, though that it would look A WHOLE LOT BETTER, but I am not getting a window in this case, so its not like I will be able to see it.

Thanks for the info though! I might be able to fit them if I turn the rads on their sides - If I get the clearance on both sides, they are the same as a 120mm fan.
Edited by Phishy714 - 10/21/12 at 4:24am
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Originally Posted by Phishy714 View Post

I am going to be getting a Fractal Design R4 here shortly. I will be running MSI 680 lightning's in SLI and I am thinking of using dual Antec Kuhler 620's to cool them. Does anyone know if I will be able to fit BOTH coolers on the front intakes? If not, I will have to settle for putting one on the front intake and the other on the bottom intake. Thanks for the help!

Since H100 fits, and I got it myself. Left I got about 3-5CM of extra space I think it could fit, not sure though
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Seeing some other threads in this post inspired me to clean up my Fractal Define Mini smile.gif

Here are some before and after shots.

Im happy with the little beast, running a 3570k O/C to 4.3 Ghz with a GTX670 FTW. Temps are much lower after the mod, however id still like to get the GPU running a little cooler under high load, might try applying some good TIM.

Will clean up the back a little more and im not entirely happy with the HDD cabling.

















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Seeing some other threads in this post inspired me to clean up my Fractal Define Mini smile.gif
Here are some before and after shots.
Im happy with the little beast, running a 3570k O/C to 4.3 Ghz with a GTX670 FTW. Temps are much lower after the mod, however id still like to get the GPU running a little cooler under high load, might try applying some good TIM.
Will clean up the back a little more and im not entirely happy with the HDD cabling. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Really good and clean setup, just like it should be with Fractal cases.
For better GPU temps you could try and put it into the lower PCIE slot, may it will help...
Personally I would squeeze the HDD cables throw the back side of the 5,25" bay so it would look a little tidier (don´t know if it will work with your setup but *Dremmel*) biggrin.gif
But all in all really good looking.
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