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I've been thinking about 140mm radiators lately after remembering Martin's tests showing Gentle Typhoons on adapters to be just as competitive with or outperform the bigger 140mm fans on 140 radiators. 140 rads are generally more effective than 120 rads for obvious reasons.

This is true, however its not because the 120mm fans are better. It's because when you use a fan adapter the fan is further away from the radiator fins, thus reducing the dead zone behind the fan hub.

besides a 120mm fan in push/pull is better than a 140mm radiator in push or pull only. Not Sure about the R4 but I know in my midi I can only do 140mm push or pull on the top panel. I can do 120mm push/pull even with a thick Xspc RX radiator because the 120 mounts are offset However with the 140mm mounts its centered, causing motherboard clearance issues. I am currently only running push, but I do have another set of corsair SP120's coming in the mail to fix that issue.
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Eh, Martin found shrouds to have little difference in his most recent tests with fans, so that part's debatable. It seems like the 140mm fans available simply don't have the static pressure that the higher-end 120mm fans do (Deltas, San Aces, Gentle Typhoons), negating the advantage of their larger fan area. I'm a little bummed that I can't use 280 rads in the R4 without at least some modifications though.

I'm hoping to have enough junk fans that I can gut and test shrouds myself on the radiators I [eventually] settle on. Gabe at Swiftech confirmed that an Apogee Drive II at 17-20% can easily manage 3 rads and a GPU block though, so that settles one worry with my intended setup.
    
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I am considering getting this 240mm AIO Water cooler from Swiftech for my R4. Do you guys think it can fit up top?

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(All vents silenced)

I have one front fan (the mount near the bottom of the case) feeding air to the HDD and I removed the top HDD cage. I moved the rear fan to the bottom of the case next to the PSU as an intake b/c I felt my Evo pushed enough air through the back.

I want to install another fan on the front so that I can give more air to the CPU cooler. Which fan would you guys recommend? I was thinking about the Noctua NF-A14 FLX (it's better than the P14, right?) but I don't know a whole lot of fans, so I'm open to any suggestions.

One more question, I want to install either a 7850 / 660 / 7870 in my system. I know open coolers are way quieter and more efficient than blowers, but since I want to have all the vents closed, which one would be better for my situation? I have a bottom intake fan so would that be enough for open coolers?
    
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post #5705 of 16135
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I am considering getting this 240mm AIO Water cooler from Swiftech for my R4. Do you guys think it can fit up top?


Length is fine, width is fine, depth might be an issue depending on where it rests relative to the top of the mobo (though a couple holes drilled should let you offset the rad/fans similar to the Arc Midi). I'd cut up some cardboard in the same dimensions to be sure.
    
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guys I need a word of advice,

I decided to cover up the free vents on Fractal 3000 case (which I love)
And I decided to do it with plexi, so I cut to 14cmx14cm squares, drilled holes for screws and installed. now:

1) The side panel is covered with the same plexi as on top, but on the side it is attached from the inside with simple clips. You can barely see the plexi from outside.
2) I am not sure about the top. As for now I've installed it on top with only one screw for testing purposes. Do You like how it looks? Or maybe should i hide it inside, like on side panel ? (or move the one from side panel outside)

??
Also. Hide the holes of the top plexi with rubber feet or not? (as on the image)

I just need opinions! Can't decide myself. Also. Would be sick to install some leds from inside on the edges of the plexi but thats far future cause I dont have time. Just wanted to do something quick for now, to help with the dust problem. The case is a dust magnet



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post #5708 of 16135
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guys I need a word of advice,

I decided to cover up the free vents on Fractal 3000 case (which I love)
And I decided to do it with plexi, so I cut to 14cmx14cm squares, drilled holes for screws and installed. now:

1) The side panel is covered with the same plexi as on top, but on the side it is attached from the inside with simple clips. You can barely see the plexi from outside.
2) I am not sure about the top. As for now I've installed it on top with only one screw for testing purposes. Do You like how it looks? Or maybe should i hide it inside, like on side panel ? (or move the one from side panel outside)

??
Also. Hide the holes of the top plexi with rubber feet or not? (as on the image)

I just need opinions! Can't decide myself. Also. Would be sick to install some leds from inside on the edges of the plexi but thats far future cause I dont have time. Just wanted to do something quick for now, to help with the dust problem. The case is a dust magnet Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



]

It definitely looks interesting. Have you considered doing just a small riser between the plexi and the case on the top? I think that could look good, it would still help silence the build, but it would also still allow for some air flow. I'm not sure how I feel about the side panel though.

I wouldn't do the rubber feet. I'd just try to make the screws/bolts flush with the acrylic.
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post #5709 of 16135
Very good idea. I have small rubber rings which i could put where the screws are betwneen plexi and case, to elevate it.
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Such a boss case! Fractal Design Define R4 thumb.gif


How does what phantek feel inside in r4? smile.gif enough room? i just thinking if lga 1150 will need new mounting kit redface.gif
    
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