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post #5901 of 16139
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***Rig Update*** (pics coming this weekend)

I plan on ordering a Gigabyte Sniper 3 G1 mobo this week (to give my 680 DCII's a bit more breathing room)

Anyone know of any issues fitting an E-ATX board into a Define R4?

I just checked the measurements compared to my v formula and the extra 0.29 inches are going to cover up pretty much all of the cable management holes on the right side. You'd easily be able to route them around the side of the motherboard tray but I don't think you'll be able to get any through without them putting some pressure on the motherboard.

sorry for the sideways picture... idk how to rotate it
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post #5902 of 16139
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Was looking at buying a few 140mm corsair quite series fans or some more of the stock fractal fans but not sure which one to choose. I want to take the top HDD cage out for better airflow and just put the HDD and SSD in the bottom cages.

Was thinking of putting 1 in the back and 1 in the top back for exaust . Then 1 in the top front, and 1 in the bottom next to the psu for a total of 4. But dont know if taking off the sound damping material on top will let off to much noise. Also how well do the fans do with bringing in air with the front door close though the side vents? Not used to cases that have the front blocked off like that. Thanks

The 140mm corsair quiet series is a very good fan it blows a lot of air and I can barely hear it even on 100%. In my opinion the bottom fan as an intake helps more than the front but the front does very well itself. I haven't used my R4 with the damping material on but I don't think a single AF140 would make too much noise especially if you hook it up to the front fan control and turn down the speed a bit
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post #5903 of 16139
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Originally Posted by crsn00 View Post

I just checked the measurements compared to my v formula and the extra 0.29 inches are going to cover up pretty much all of the cable management holes on the right side. You'd easily be able to route them around the side of the motherboard tray but I don't think you'll be able to get any through without them putting some pressure on the motherboard.

sorry for the sideways picture... idk how to rotate it

Thanks for the pic! Yeah, I figured I would have to route everything behind the tray, no biggie.

Do you like that Dark Knight cooler? I have a few 212+'s, but I've had clearance issues with a lot of boards using RAM with tall heat-sinks (and using a standard 25mm thick fan on the front).....

Would you be able to measure the width of the fins on that cooler? (just planning for the worst-case scenario of the H100 not fitting...) If it matches the dimensions of a 212, I could always use that (or an H80) *sigh* Lol.
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post #5904 of 16139
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Do you like that Dark Knight cooler? I have a few 212+'s, but I've had clearance issues with a lot of boards using RAM with tall heat-sinks (and using a standard 25mm thick fan on the front).....
So far its been doing its job tongue.gif the cpu stays around 35C when gaming. with the corsair fan on the front I wouldn't be able to install 4 dimms of ram the cooler+fan is too wide but I only need the 8gb
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Would you be able to measure the width of the fins on that cooler? (just planning for the worst-case scenario of the H100 not fitting...) If it matches the dimensions of a 212, I could always use that (or an H80) *sigh* Lol.
at the widest part (where the fans mount) its 2 inches wide, 2.25 if you include the rubber nubs used to mount the fans
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner Silverstone FHP-141 140mm (2x) Corsair Air Series AF140 Silent 
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XIGMATEK Dark Knight II CPU Cooler Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance (2x for cp... Windows 8 Razer Arctosa - Black 
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post #5905 of 16139
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... I wouldn't be able to install 4 dimms of ram the cooler+fan is too wide but I only need the 8gb...

I has a sad. (4x 4GB DIMMS) Looks like H80 will be the back-up *crosses fingers for the H100 fitting*
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post #5906 of 16139
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I has a sad. (4x 4GB DIMMS) Looks like H80 will be the back-up *crosses fingers for the H100 fitting*

The mounts provided with the dark knight II are these rubber nubs which space the fans out about 1/10 of an inch and with my motherboard if you mounted the fan flush with zip ties or something then I think 4 DIMMS could fit. As its mounted right now I could probably shove 4 DIMMS in there but the 4th one would be touching the fan. with the fan mounted flush I believe a 4th DIMM could fit without touching.
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post #5907 of 16139
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The mounts provided with the dark knight II are these rubber nubs which space the fans out about 1/10 of an inch and with my motherboard if you mounted the fan flush with zip ties or something then I think 4 DIMMS could fit. As its mounted right now I could probably shove 4 DIMMS in there but the 4th one would be touching the fan. with the fan mounted flush I believe a 4th DIMM could fit without touching.
Thank so much for looking into this for me! smile.gif

Guess I'll have a better idea when I get the board (gonna bite the bullet and order it tonight or tomorrow morning).

Will post pics as soon as I get it!
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post #5908 of 16139
I'm really thinking I need a windowed side for the R4. I'd be adding a fan holes to it, but now I wanna see inside the rig.

Damn you people posting pics of windowed cases...
    
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post #5909 of 16139
So I'm getting my windowed side panel for my arc midi delivered this Thursday and I'm wondering what kind of lights I should order for my case. Here are the 2 options I'm considering:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812551004

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812170028

which one would be best?
post #5910 of 16139
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So I'm getting my windowed side panel for my arc midi delivered this Thursday and I'm wondering what kind of lights I should order for my case.
which one would be best?

I have the nzxt leds, a white and a red and they look great! they're really easy to set up so they light the things you want and they're pretty bright. They come with small clips that you stick on to your case to hold them in place. The 1 meter long one was long enough for me since I got two of them but they also sell a 2 meter long version. Check out the pictures of my rig in my signature if you want to see what they look like.
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