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post #5911 of 15931
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Originally Posted by crsn00 View Post

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.

Thanks! Yeah I've seen your pics and it looks great! I might go with the those led lights since it already has the on/off switch and the brightness adjuster. thumb.gif

Edit: Well I just ordered the 2 meter NZXT led strip! Thanks once again!
Edited by Airrick10 - 1/29/13 at 10:52pm
post #5912 of 15931
Just ordered my R4 Titanium with Window, £88.00 here in the UK, bargain smile.gif will get the build log up as parts arrive!
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post #5913 of 15931
i just got the R4 case, looks nice except for one thing, both fans are dirty! they have dust on them and the white fans themselves have dark dust stuck on them as though it was sitting in the rain. The rest of the case is clean though. Is that a reason for complaint? Also what other silent fans or whatever could i get?
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Guys I have a Fractal Design Define R4 and am having issues trying to install a motherboard in it.

I have the board perfectly matched with the standoffs however if I try to put the I/O Shield on and then try to line up the board, it doesn't fit.

The issue seems to be there not being any gap between the board's audio jacks and the case cutout on the left side.

In this pic if you look at the left side where the audio jacks are it seems that there is no way there can be space for an I/O shield to fit in there.

Can anyone show me a picture of their I/O shield and board fitting in this case for comparison?

here's my image: http://imgur.com/DPCjcaf

P.S. I did check my standoff locations and everything is properly set.
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post #5915 of 15931
First of all, awesome thread with some great mods!

Looking at the Midi R2 and the easily removable front panel/filter, I started to wonder if something similar was possible on the current Midi. After looking around I never came across anything (please correct me if someone has already done something similar).

My initial idea was to remove the front mesh and leave the tabs straightened, then use magnets to hold the panel to the case. Depending on the magnet and the filter material I may have to cut some holes in the filter so the magnets can make contact with the mesh. If a pantyhose filter was used (probably with a rectangular DIY frame inside of it) the magnets would probably hold to the front mesh fine. So a circular magnet in each corner of the front panel fan area. To make removing the mesh easier some black thread could be tied in an inconspicuous area of the mesh.

The other idea I had was to use magnetic touch latches (like the ones on some entertainment centers). Of course this sounded like a great plan, until I realized there was no room for them in the corners (unless you want to cut the corners off your fans). mad.gif The only "easy" place I see for them to go would be the center bar that separates the fans. This would make the operation pretty close to the R2.

I found a pic on the internet of the front panel with the mesh/filter off, and used that to mock up my design.


magnetic touch latch:


If the idea is solid I still need to figure out the best glue to attach the magnets with (I did find some with adhesive on the back already), and to make sure that magnets so close to the HDD area would be a good idea. Any ideas or am I asking for more trouble than it's worth?

Also does anyone know how to remove a "bubble" in the mesh on the top panel? Mine was always a bit bubbled, but it either has gotten worse or it is annoying me more as time passes!
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post #5916 of 15931
^ Why do you want to do all this? It isn't fine in it's current state already?
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post #5917 of 15931
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^ Why do you want to do all this? It isn't fine in it's current state already?

Because I have lots of trouble with dust in my house via the businesses in the surrounding area, thus dust rings are a constant issue. Over time it seems that I cant get the filter to look clean, even with repeated cleanings with compressed air.
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Has any one put a maximus IV extreme z in an R3 before??
post #5919 of 15931
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Originally Posted by GasMan320 View Post

Guys I have a Fractal Design Define R4 and am having issues trying to install a motherboard in it.

I have the board perfectly matched with the standoffs however if I try to put the I/O Shield on and then try to line up the board, it doesn't fit.

The issue seems to be there not being any gap between the board's audio jacks and the case cutout on the left side.

In this pic if you look at the left side where the audio jacks are it seems that there is no way there can be space for an I/O shield to fit in there.

Can anyone show me a picture of their I/O shield and board fitting in this case for comparison?

here's my image: http://imgur.com/DPCjcaf

P.S. I did check my standoff locations and everything is properly set.

I don't (yet) have a Fractal Design case - but I'd like to know which motherboard you're having this issue with?

I did look at your image - seems very odd!
post #5920 of 15931
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Originally Posted by GasMan320 View Post

Guys I have a Fractal Design Define R4 and am having issues trying to install a motherboard in it.

I have the board perfectly matched with the standoffs however if I try to put the I/O Shield on and then try to line up the board, it doesn't fit.

The issue seems to be there not being any gap between the board's audio jacks and the case cutout on the left side.

In this pic if you look at the left side where the audio jacks are it seems that there is no way there can be space for an I/O shield to fit in there.

Can anyone show me a picture of their I/O shield and board fitting in this case for comparison?

here's my image: http://imgur.com/DPCjcaf

P.S. I did check my standoff locations and everything is properly set.

You may have a faulty mobo if its a cheap make or model.... If you look on the board there should be lines on the board to mark where things are meant to be see if this is the case smile.gif
Edited by Sparocool - 1/30/13 at 4:27pm
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