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Originally Posted by Trojita View Post

I'm building my new computer with a Fractal R4 case. I was originally going to get a more expensive case like the Corsair 800D, but people were recommending this because of cooling and how silent it is.
It definitely feels like a case that should cost more than $99.99. It's definitely better than my Antec 900. Now I won't cut myself when tinkering around inside!
this is my first full computer build in 4 years.

Should be a pleasure for you to build compared to older cheaper cases. thumb.gif
post #5272 of 16135
Thanks

So these fans have better air flow and are quieter ? How easy are they to install as I think the fractal fan is 25mm and these fans seem to be wider. The motherboards close to the case fan as it is would these still fit.

Thanks
post #5273 of 16135
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Thanks
So these fans have better air flow and are quieter ? How easy are they to install as I think the fractal fan is 25mm and these fans seem to be wider. The motherboards close to the case fan as it is would these still fit.
Thanks

Didn't think about that. Most likely won't fit.
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post #5274 of 16135
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No worries. Thanks for the + rep.
Very true but I like to have the option to turn them off completely.
Just thought I'd also add that I have ordered a windowed panel for my R4 (cost about £36 including delivery) and it'll be here in a few weeks (coming from Amazon.de)
Price is quite high but I had some vouchers that were just sitting on my account and I didn't need anything else.

some times there not quite enough.

I want to see what temps i get maybe i would want to shut off 1 120mm and 1 140mm fan while im not gaming and turn them on while gaming.


Also would it be stupid to put the Corsair SP120 that is used with my H55 on the fan controller instead of the motherboard.
post #5275 of 16135
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some times there not quite enough.
I want to see what temps i get maybe i would want to shut off 1 120mm and 1 140mm fan while im not gaming and turn them on while gaming.
Also would it be stupid to put the Corsair SP120 that is used with my H55 on the fan controller instead of the motherboard.

The corsair fans are 3 pin fans, they are not pwm controlled. If you plug into the motherboard, it will always operate at the same speed. So the Fan controller is nice for the SP series anyways. The Quiet Editions fan speed controller might as well just be used for a on/off switch like the other guy said.

MY sp120's are rather noisy at full power, I run them with the lowered voltage cable, for my radiator. I wanted to be able to push them to full speed when I want to. Need a fan controller for that though.

I have a new fan setup. Turned the rear 140mm into a intake, and the side panel fan as a exhaust.

So now its 3 af140 intakes. 1 af 140 exhaust, 2 sp 120 exhausts. Also changed out the powersupply for the seasonic x850. Trying it in normal position, might flip it around.
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post #5276 of 16135
Hello Fractal Fans. I'm considering moving from a 650D to an R4 to quiet things down a bit more. Anyone else moved from a 650D?

It's on sale for $80 + free shipping on Newegg. biggrin.gif
Edited by solsamurai - 12/17/12 at 6:15pm
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post #5277 of 16135
For that price I would definitely scoop one up. I've always wanted a 650D, but I'm glad I saved a few dollars and went with the R4. I was surprised by the build quality for the price.
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post #5278 of 16135
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For that price I would definitely scoop one up. I've always wanted a 650D, but I'm glad I saved a few dollars and went with the R4. I was surprised by the build quality for the price.

I seems like cable management and a few other things would be much easier in the R4. The one on sale isn't the windowed version so the LED strip I got recently would be somewhat less effective. tongue.gif I really like the stealth SSD mounts on the back of the m/b tray as well. There's not a whole lot of room in the 650D for that. Plus if you move the HDD cage to the center like many do there's even less space to hide things. Not a big deal when it's all done just a pain if you open up your case on a regular basis (trying new fans, etc). Just need to find a way to mount a couple TY-147's in the front panel and we're good. biggrin.gif
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Yea, mounting those TYs would be a nice little challenge..
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post #5280 of 16135
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Yea, mounting those TYs would be a nice little challenge..

I was actually thinking about moving the bottom HDD cage to it's alternate position, mount a TY-147 on top with another single TY-147 in the front panel. Mounting just one in the front shouldn't be too difficult I hope. biggrin.gif

I was also wondering how easy it is to remove the stock fan controller?
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