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Any my r4 finally arrived. I just love this thing:














can u please get bigger pics?
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post #6802 of 15845
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thanks.
side panel is a no go due to cpu heatsink size and noise.
i only have the bottom drive bay installed to hold a storage drive and ssd. the temps there remain fine so the top front fan seems more ideal since it's a straight shot to the gpu.
ill consider a fifth fan for the bottom front later but for now four will have to do.

is there any reason why you would recommend the fractal fans in the back as exhaust over the corsair?

I think the corsairs would push more air,..so better to use them as intakes.

Still think as a quick test you could take the side panel off -just to see if it makes a difference to gpu temps...that way gpu is getting good supply of fresh cool air and also hot air is escaping .. If it works then you know you've got to fix airflow with panel back on.
Know what u mean by noise-I ran a side panel fan for a while,better temps, but a lot louder even with low rpm quiet fan-with the vent closed it was much better and really the whole point of this case is silence
Well build quality,style and price also play a part, but now I'm preaching to the choir. Hehe
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Fractal's stock fans in the R4 are dead silent to me even at full 12v. I have the case on a little nightstand right next to my desk and with the door closed I don't hear them at all. I guess I'm not as sensitive to sound as some of yall. My only complaint is that they barely move air, but at that sound profile I don't expect to feel a whirlwind behind the fans anyway. I'm actually considering replacing them with some high speed 140mm Yates because they start up voltage for those is 2v so I can crank them for airflow when I'm gaming, or dial them way down for silence.

I don't really hear anything with my headphones on anyway. wink.gif
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The stock Fractal fans are known to have motor noise / clicks at lower voltages and have since the Define R2. Both of the fans that came with my R4 exhibit the same noise.
    
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post #6805 of 15845
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I think the corsairs would push more air,..so better to use them as intakes.

Still think as a quick test you could take the side panel off -just to see if it makes a difference to gpu temps...that way gpu is getting good supply of fresh cool air and also hot air is escaping .. If it works then you know you've got to fix airflow with panel back on.
Know what u mean by noise-I ran a side panel fan for a while,better temps, but a lot louder even with low rpm quiet fan-with the vent closed it was much better and really the whole point of this case is silence
Well build quality,style and price also play a part, but now I'm preaching to the choir. Hehe

tried taking off the panel and the temps still reach 70-75C running the heaven bench, even if i add a fan under or to the side of the card. watching the rpms for the gpu they adjust to keep the card between those temps. im guessing it's the way asus has the fan profile set up for quiet use.(anyone with an asus 670 gtx care to verify?). if i use a custom fan speed to get it up to 60% then the temps drop to the mid 60s.

so i guess with the gpu is set to reach those temps no matter what it's simply a matter of finding a way to dump the air quietly. the corsairs are disappointingly loud. at 12v they are ridiculous and at 7v they're still quite a bit louder than the fractal r2s.
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Swiftech H220:thumb:
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Swiftech H220:thumb:

more pics of your rig please biggrin.gif. thinking about changing coolers.
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more pics of your rig please biggrin.gif

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Swiftech H220:thumb:

Nice grab on that Swiftech H220 thumb.gif

What are you getting for temps?
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