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post #6701 of 15859
I bought a used one so did not have a choice. Yeah i tought that af140 are perfect. I am also getting a PWM noiseblocker m12p with the case, very quiet and very high CFM, i don"T know should i put it on cpu cooler or use it as the exaust fan.
post #6702 of 15859
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Also it rubbed a little of the paint or something off inside the case. Isn't too bad and it doesn't have a Window so I might just leave it. Was thinking about touching it up though. Unsure.

If it bothers you (things like this bother me, so who knows...), I find that dabbing a black Sharpie marker over the missing paint area helps hide it very well if it's a small blemish.

As far as Define Mini mods, I'd highly suggest looking back through this thread. There are a lot of excellent mods you can do already shown in detail that might give you some ideas!
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my titanium grey r4 arriving tomorrow biggrin.gif
can"t wait.
Just one question, witch 140mm fan would be good in combination with fractal 140"s , i want a fan that would have similar noise levels so i can put it on the switch with fractals.

I am replacing my stock Fractal 140s with TY-147s and Gentle Typhoons. To me the noise/performance ratio of the Fractal fans is unacceptable, particularly because these fans only max out at 1000 yet are louder than my AP14s. I'm extremely partial to Thermalright, Noiseblocker, and Gentle Typhoon fans.
    
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post #6704 of 15859
Interesting, some guys say that fractal fans are one of the best in the world, some say thay suck. Well seems like i"m geting two corsair af140"s , so i"ll leave one fractal and put 2 corsairs in.
post #6705 of 15859
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I am replacing my stock Fractal 140s with TY-147s and Gentle Typhoons. To me the noise/performance ratio of the Fractal fans is unacceptable, particularly because these fans only max out at 1000 yet are louder than my AP14s. I'm extremely partial to Thermalright, Noiseblocker, and Gentle Typhoon fans.

140mm fans are louder than 12mm fans at equivalent RPM. I would call 1000RPM AP-14s noticeable too (I own 6 of them). Good 140mm fans should have higher CFM than equivalent 120mm fans, so you can run them at lower RPM. Fractal Design R2s are pretty quiet between 5V and 7V.
   
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post #6706 of 15859
Well they hit 67CFM witch is very good for a 1000rpm, 140mm slip streams do that at 1250rpm and they are louder. I will keep them at 5v over night, 12V only when i"m gaming and trust me they will be the quietest thing when under load wink.gif
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My modded Core 1000



See the build log here.
aaw, i've been working on a white core 1000 for weeks now... i was so excited to post pictures, and then you got all the fun

biggrin.gif Sorry! Just started it on Friday night. Was a very quick build! Still it came out nice smile.gif
post #6708 of 15859
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If it bothers you (things like this bother me, so who knows...), I find that dabbing a black Sharpie marker over the missing paint area helps hide it very well if it's a small blemish.

As far as Define Mini mods, I'd highly suggest looking back through this thread. There are a lot of excellent mods you can do already shown in detail that might give you some ideas!

Thank you! Started to do the Sharpie idea but the sharpie black is a lot blacker than the case is and doesn't match very well. Just going to leave it alone I guess.

ALSO can anyone help me with SSD and HDD mounting on the Mini without the HD cages. Sorry I am sure this has been gone over 1000x times but I went back through 70 pages and only found so much info. How is everyone running their setups? I was thinking to just putting the SSD in the back if I can make room. ALSO can I just put the HDD in the optical drive cage? Sorry if that isn't the correct term, no idea. I currently have my HDD and SSD in my other build or I would mock it up myself to see if it will all work. Thank you for any help from anyone! thumb.gif
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Thank you! Started to do the Sharpie idea but the sharpie black is a lot blacker than the case is and doesn't match very well. Just going to leave it alone I guess.

ALSO can anyone help me with SSD and HDD mounting on the Mini without the HD cages. Sorry I am sure this has been gone over 1000x times but I went back through 70 pages and only found so much info. How is everyone running their setups? I was thinking to just putting the SSD in the back if I can make room. ALSO can I just put the HDD in the optical drive cage? Sorry if that isn't the correct term, no idea. I currently have my HDD and SSD in my other build or I would mock it up myself to see if it will all work. Thank you for any help from anyone! thumb.gif

The ODD bay, AKA 5.25" bay, can be filled with a 3.5" Drive. You'll just need a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter for the hard drive.
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140mm fans are louder than 12mm fans at equivalent RPM. I would call 1000RPM AP-14s noticeable too (I own 6 of them). Good 140mm fans should have higher CFM than equivalent 120mm fans, so you can run them at lower RPM. Fractal Design R2s are pretty quiet between 5V and 7V.

Agreed for the most part, but Gentle Typhoons also have higher CFM for their RPM than most other fans (maybe all other 120mm fans below 2000rpm). It's why they're better on radiators than commercially-available 140mm fans. And while the R2 is quieter at 5V and 7V, the AP14 is quieter still. That is what particularly bothers me: the R2s aren't great air movers in the first place, least of all through filters, and yet my several-hundred-RPM-faster GTs are still quieter. Of my fans, the only ones I have louder than my R2s are my Noctua P12s. They have a sound quality that just... bothers me. "Rough" is the best description I can think of.

(My Noiseblocker I can't really compare fairly. It's ridiculously quiet. Not good through filters either, but I can't think of a better exhaust fan. The only reason I replaced mine with an 800RPM GT is because the cable isn't long enough and I don't have an extension.)

Athlon, I strongly doubt the R2s push that much air. My testing is pretty subjective but I've seen nothing to suggest it moves more air than my AP14s (makes sense since the AP14s are 400-500RPM faster) and the AP14s don't move 67CFM. Methinks the marketing department was pretty liberal with its estimate.
    
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