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post #6191 of 15983
lets join this club ^^ . Just builded today and had left some overkill power supply
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/563349_336070899843068_225547475_n.jpg

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/152934

Seems like Silverstone's top end just fits easily
Edited by Arnoud87 - 2/14/13 at 2:12pm
post #6192 of 15983
So....I wanted to take some pics this weekend of the cooler replacement + new fans + stuff......

But, I have an old Arc Midi case sitting in my storage room.....and I noticed my R4 window side-panel fits the Arc Midi perfectly....should I swap my main rig from the R4 to the Midi?

Thanks in advance rolleyes.gif
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post #6193 of 15983
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Originally Posted by S@wyer View Post

So....I wanted to take some pics this weekend of the cooler replacement + new fans + stuff......

But, I have an old Arc Midi case sitting in my storage room.....and I noticed my R4 window side-panel fits the Arc Midi perfectly....should I swap my main rig from the R4 to the Midi?

Thanks in advance rolleyes.gif

I think you should stay where you're at.. Cooling may be a tiny bit better, but the low noise and the subtle looks is what draws me to the R4. That Midi 2.0 does looks really awesome to me though, but I just can't justify selling my R4 just for a sweet front and top.
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post #6194 of 15983
It's an older project case (the front panel has been cleaned up / chopped up and repainted) ......I just think those Corsair AF 140mm's will look awesome in the front panel. biggrin.gif Also, I have always liked the looks of the top of the midi.
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Yea, the top is definitely a whole lot cleaner. The more I look at the Midi R2, the more I want it. redface.gif
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post #6196 of 15983
OH MY GOD, I got my white Define R4 today, and I CANNOT get over how amazing this case is!!! I truly had worries about the cooling capabilities, but it's simply incredible how well it suits my system while providing excellent sound insulation.

I took a lot of photos, because when I was looking into buying this case, there was a very limited number of user images of the white case version. And I had questions, like how glossy is the front panel, what is the case paint texture like? etc. So here are photos and the info on my build.

Empty case:





Powdercoated paint texture:





The case is very glossy, and the front panel is not tacky at all. I was going to get brushed aluminum or wood-textured 3M vinyl and paint the case some other color, but I have now reconsidered and will be keeping it as is! (and I love modding stuff)

Front panel gloss / reflectivity:



Corsair H100i in push/pull configuration with Scythe Gentle Typhoons (120mm) fans, attached to the front panel (I snipped off the plastic grille, as it was meant for 140mm fans and is unnecessary anyway):



H100i installed at the front (tiny motherboard! moving from my Prodigy build)



Intake front the front (H100i) + bottom fan. Bottom fan air and front going up to the reference graphics card fan and getting exhausted out of the case through the GPU shroud. Rear fan in exhaust mode. Top vents closed completely.



2 case fans (Phanteks 140mm and a Scythe Gentle Typhoon at the bottom) at 5V controlled by the case controller. 4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans on H100i in push/pull at static 800RPM (4.3GHz i7 3770). CPU stays under 45C while gaming, GPU stays at 70C. Stock reference GPU fan is buzzy, but I can BARELY hear it in this case!!! I am truly amazed.

Bitfenix Recon fan controller



Case closed and under my desk (Eventually going to put in IKEA Dioder lights inside to illuminate the window, but far too exhausted for tonight!)



~Sign me up for diz here club! I could not be happier with this case biggrin.gif
Edited by ElevenEleven - 2/14/13 at 8:33pm
   
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Crucial m4 Hitachi TravelStar 2.5" SATA III Intel 330  BitFenix Recon fan controller 
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post #6197 of 15983
ye, you cant go wrong with fractal biggrin.gif. even the cheap ass 30 euro design 1000 is top quality
post #6198 of 15983
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ye, you cant go wrong with fractal biggrin.gif. even the cheap ass 30 euro design 1000 is top quality
Wouldnt say that... After taking it apart, i have found rust on the 5.25" bay holder :\
post #6199 of 15983
I received a white windowed Define R4 a couple of days ago. I've just started the build and since I just completed another build I will be taking my time with this one. I am extremely impressed by the build quality in a case in this price range. BTW, those doors are freaking heavy! The only things I'd change are the plastic clips attaching the front of the case to the metal and the door removal sustem. Something that swings out and lifts up and off would have been my preference. A great case and a tremendous value.
post #6200 of 15983
Il be building a Fractal Design Arc mini system, specs below:
Asus ROG Maximus V Gene
Intel i7 3770K
Evga Gtx680
Corsair H100i
Samsung 840 series 120GB SSD (OS/Boot drive)
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB (10,000 RPM)
Corsair AX760i
G Skill 16GB
Windows 7 Professional
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Just purchased the Mobo, CPU and Samsung 840 series 120GB SSD today, il post photos once i receive them in the mail...
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