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Hey guys. Brand new here. Just finished my first rig in a long time. I went with the Define R4 as every one agrees it's a great silent case. I have the stock rear fan running in the back and hooked up to the cases controller and find it to be a bit too loud for me (sitting on my desk not far from me) (even with switch at 5V). Am I crazy? Is this an anomaly, or what? Suggestions?
Sorry to bump this, but I'd really love to hear some advice from some of you please. You guys know what you're talking about, and I'm trying to learn. Thanks!
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That would be my guess, I was never one to wear the bracelet and just touch my file cabinet with my foot while I'm working. Could've been coincidence too idk.

tappin from the Note II
you have to be really unlucky to actually short anything... i just built a system in the core 1000 on my bed, on top of carpets without any problem tongue.gif
EDIT: it's not the first time either, and it has never been a problem tongue.gif
well I've always been unlucky with stuff, went through several power supply units bc they we doa, so I didn't expect less. I'm learning to start to deal with it better.

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post #6793 of 16134
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Sorry to bump this, but I'd really love to hear some advice from some of you please. You guys know what you're talking about, and I'm trying to learn. Thanks!

I also find the stock fans too noisy even at 5V, which is why I'm replacing them. Three motor noise us unacceptable to me. I recommend tryinga couple different fans to see what noise profile you like best. I'm a big fan of Gelid, Enermax, Noiseblocker, Scythe, and Nexus for sound quality.
    
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Well...shoot. I guess I'll have to replace that fan. I appreciate the suggestions. Any idea what dBA the stock fans run at or where to find the specs for those puppies?
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Check SPCR for a review on the R4 case. I believe they list fan specs for the R2 fan in th review.
    
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Well...shoot. I guess I'll have to replace that fan. I appreciate the suggestions. Any idea what dBA the stock fans run at or where to find the specs for those puppies?

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Check SPCR for a review on the R4 case. I believe they list fan specs for the R2 fan in th review.

Is there one? I've not seen a proper SCPR review of the latest Define. I believe there latest SCPR reviews are of the Mini and R3.
   
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post #6798 of 16134
Thanks...
I don't know if I believe that though. 14.9 dBA? That's pretty good. I hope that's not right or it will be hard to find something that is going to work for me.
post #6799 of 16134
Any my r4 finally arrived. I just love this thing:















Edited by athlon 64 - 3/9/13 at 2:34am
post #6800 of 16134
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Originally Posted by KaminaSC View Post

Sorry to bump this, but I'd really love to hear some advice from some of you please. You guys know what you're talking about, and I'm trying to learn. Thanks!

at 5v what youre hearing is air movement unless you got some bum fans. even at 7v on mine they have no motor noise. at 12v there is a bit of motor noise but it's mostly air at this point. last night i tested some corsair af140s and the corsairs are at least twice as loud as the fractals that come with the r4. hell even my thermalright ty140 running at 1100rpm is quieter than the cosairs at 7v. going to return them... not sure what to replace them with.
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