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post #5451 of 16134
Been watching this on Tom's for the past few days, 9-way showdown between Quiet Cases and R4 emerged victorious:

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post #5452 of 16134
Does anyone know where I can find a .pdf of the manual for the Define R4? I tried looking on their site, but all I could find was a "product sheet", which seems to be just a glorified promotional flyer.

The reason I ask is because I'd like to be a member in good standing for this club, but I'm not about to buy a case without being able to RTFM in advance and see if there's anything that would cause me problems with installation...
Edited by svenge - 12/28/12 at 8:14pm
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There's not a whole lot the manual will show you that you can't find in greater detail in the various online reviews. The English section is literally 2 pages. The exploded view is somewhat useful; if you want I can upload a cell pic of it.

First impressions of the R4 are positive. It's solid/sturdy, has lots of space, and is going to be fun to build in and on. I suspect I'll be replacing the entire plastic front facade with aluminum or steel, though. Since I'll be watercooling and cutting up the front anyway, I have no need of the plastic fan mounts. I like the solid front / vented side look and concept though, so I'll definitely be replicating that.
    
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Im guessing you wanted english? Let me know because theres also german, spanish, italian, japanese, korean, polish, russian, french, and swedish
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Edited by TechCrazy - 12/28/12 at 8:47pm
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I'm loving my R4 but I ran into a problem today. My built in fan controller's Molex connector broke. I took the pins out of the plastic casing and plugged it straight into the PSU molex connector. My question is, is this safe? Could I rap the exposed leads with electrical tape and it be okay? Or are they fine exposed?
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post #5456 of 16134
Quote:
Originally Posted by mshaddix View Post

I'm loving my R4 but I ran into a problem today. My built in fan controller's Molex connector broke. I took the pins out of the plastic casing and plugged it straight into the PSU molex connector. My question is, is this safe? Could I rap the exposed leads with electrical tape and it be okay? Or are they fine exposed?

its fine, just make sure the leads don't touch tongue.gif
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post #5457 of 16134
I'll just leave it here.

post #5458 of 16134
Hi Guys,
I have a Fractal Design Arc Midi, it is currently housing my rig as spec'd in my sig.
I am planning to start modding the case in the New Year, but and I am looking for a few more ideas.
Has anyone modded a Arc yet, Google does not produce as much results on Modded Fractal Design Arc Midi's.
Regards
R@t
post #5459 of 16134
Quote:
Originally Posted by mshaddix View Post

I'm loving my R4 but I ran into a problem today. My built in fan controller's Molex connector broke. I took the pins out of the plastic casing and plugged it straight into the PSU molex connector. My question is, is this safe? Could I rap the exposed leads with electrical tape and it be okay? Or are they fine exposed?

Same thing happened with me, I was able to get it back in the connector though. Honestly, I absolutely HATE molex connectors. I have the hardest time using them with anything. If the pins don't line up correctly then one of them gets pushed out so you have to sit there and use the precision of a seasoned brain surgeon just to plug up some lights or a fan. I wish they would just do away with molex all together. Would certainly make my computer life easier.

/rant redface.gif

Still loving my R4 though!
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post #5460 of 16134
Tell me about it! I do not like them either.

Do you think the leads will be fine, just plugged straight into the PSU Molex? They aren't touching, but they are exposed. I'm thinking as long as they don't come into a conductive surface they will be fine?
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