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Hello, so i have a question. A priority for my pc is to be very quiet and serv me reliable 24/7, i"m not much of a gamer ( i do play bf3 but not a lot) and i currently use cm 690 2 case. It"s a good case but it"s completly opened. You can install 100000 fans in it and it has no isolation. I have installed a controller and i keep my rig very quiet by my goal is inaudible at idle. I use accelero extreme on my gtx470 and it dumps all the heat in the case so i have to have a dozen fans to take it out. If i replace my gpu with something a bit cooler would i be able to buy a fractal r4 and cool my system with 2 fans that come with it + one additional on the intake. And would my rig be inaudible when fans are at 800 or less rpm. I don"t use any noisy hard drives, just one wd green and a SSD. When i say inaudible i mean not possible to tell is it working or not. You can see my components below. It runs 24/7 and i don"t want to hear it when i sleep. R4 seems to be a perfect case with so much isolation. And it"s beautifully simple witch i love, I think it would look great below my desk biggrin.gif

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Hello, so i have a question. A priority for my pc is to be very quiet and serv me reliable 24/7, i"m not much of a gamer ( i do play bf3 but not a lot) and i currently use cm 690 2 case. It"s a good case but it"s completly opened. You can install 100000 fans in it and it has no isolation. I have installed a controller and i keep my rig very quiet by my goal is inaudible at idle. I use accelero extreme on my gtx470 and it dumps all the heat in the case so i have to have a dozen fans to take it out. If i replace my gpu with something a bit cooler would i be able to buy a fractal r4 and cool my system with 2 fans that come with it + one additional on the intake. And would my rig be inaudible when fans are at 800 or less rpm. I don"t use any noisy hard drives, just one wd green and a SSD. When i say inaudible i mean not possible to tell is it working or not. You can see my components below. It runs 24/7 and i don"t want to hear it when i sleep. R4 seems to be a perfect case with so much isolation. And it"s beautifully simple witch i love, I think it would look great below my desk biggrin.gif
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/img0176or.jpg/

I have just built a rig for my friend using the R4 and it's dead quiet. He turned up earlier to pick it up and I asked him to turn it on, when he did he asked me why it wasn't booting and then he looked at the screen and saw it had and was shocked that it was that silent. Even with his old reference Nvidia GTX card it was inaudible and that was with the fan controller at 12v for the front 2 fans and the rear fan, cpu fan is PMW and was at about 800rpm. It has made me finally decide to ditch my Midi and get an R4.
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post #4743 of 16139
Great! Then i wait for R4 to come in my country and i buy one. It"s not expensive at all.
Btw i could install my wd green into the 5.25 bay and completly remove hdd cage?? Because then i could put those 2 fractal fans at the front and a 1200rpm scythe slip stream at the back. It would be perfect for airflow and i would get positive pressure.
Also case is so beautifully simple that i can"t get enough of looking it"s pictures.
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Thank you kindly
Thanx! specs are pretty modest, used some spare parts i had around:
i3 550 OC'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Msi H55m-ed55
8gb Wintec DDR3
Ati Radeon HD5870 Reference
500W Ultra x4 Modular PSU
1tb Samsung 7200Rpm hdd
CM Geminii S CPU Heatsink

Nice! Similar to my core 1000.
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post #4745 of 16139
Here my Fractal Arc Mini newest build, please give comment.
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Chassis : Fractal Design Arc Mini
Processor : Intel 3960X
Motherboard : Asus ROG Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011
Memory : Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Black PC12800 16GB (4X4GB) - CML16GX3M4A1600C9 LP
VGA : ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 580
HSF : Prolimatech Black Megahelm
Fans : 3 x Corsair AF120, 2 x Corsair SP120, 2 x Corsair AF140
Power Supply : Seasonic X660W
SSD : 2 x Corsair Force GT 120GB SATA III as RAID0
HDD : WDC Black 1TB SATA III
ODD :Silverstone SOD02 Slot In + Silverstone FP58 Black
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post #4746 of 16139
hey guys heres an update on my rig ive painted all the grills white







heres some case mods ive done nothing amazing

chopped out the grill to allow more airflow


painted the lettering in dead end grey pinstripers paint



i have also removed all that stupid foam crap they use as dust filters and my fans seem slightly quieter and ive noticed better airflow and temps by 1-2c depending on what part im monitoring. also the amount of dust inside the case is still the same.
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post #4747 of 16139
Hey everyone. Quick questions for those of you that removed the dust filters. Have you noticed any significant increase in dust inside the case? I really like the look of the case without the dust filters, but I'm worried that the case will get very dusty quickly. Thoughts?
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post #4749 of 16139
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Here my Fractal Arc Mini newest build, please give comment.

Love it - That is fantastic work - Well done thumb.gif
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Hey everyone. Quick questions for those of you that removed the dust filters. Have you noticed any significant increase in dust inside the case? I really like the look of the case without the dust filters, but I'm worried that the case will get very dusty quickly. Thoughts?

I haven't seen a significant difference. I have a positive pressure setup, so that helps a little, but I also clean my setup all the time as I have pets (and my cat sleeps on my case while it is folding)
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