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post #7091 of 16055
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Even though I love the idea of mounting the ssd's to the back of the mobo tray, I do not love the idea of screwing them in. If one fails or you wish to replace it you have remove the motherboard and everything attached to it.

Some people have recommended using an ssd adapter tray and screwing that in instead of the tray itself. I prefer using velcro or other similar such material to accomplish the same thing. One or the other of those two options would be what I recommend for ssd mounting in this case.

I agree with this, get a SSD bracket and screw the SSD to that then the whole thing to the back of the motherboard, this will allow you to take the back panel off and unscrew the SSDs should you need to. Other wise you will have to take the whole motherboard and schitt out first. thumb.gif
post #7092 of 16055
Have a question for you guys about the panel for the R4 is there much sound difference between the panel with the glass/plastic and the one without, was thinking of getting led's and the panel for my R4 but did not want to get them if it meant that my rig would be louder because of it.
FYI this is what it looks like
Edited by Paz911 - 3/27/13 at 3:10am
post #7093 of 16055
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Have a question for you guys about the panel for the R4 is there much sound difference between the panel with the glass/plastic and the one without, was thinking of getting led's and the panel for my R4 but did not want to get them if it meant that my rig would be louder because of it.
FYI this is what it looks like

I got one without the window bc they were oos and ordered the windowed side panel online, I couldn't tell a difference. They both have the sound foam stuff on them, it looks so much better though.

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post #7094 of 16055
I have one with a window, I am suprised how quiet the case is. Compared to my Antec P180, I was worried that the case would not be as quiet but the Define R4 with a window, 2 x AF140 intakes, 2 x 140mm exhaust (used the fans that came with case) Plus 2 x SP120 High performance (with voltage step down adapter on each fan) on my heatsink and a GTX 560ti. if it wasn't for the bright blue power light I would forget its on tongue.gif
post #7095 of 16055
I hate blue LEDs. I'm just glad the white R4 has red LEDs, not as intrusive to my sleep. tongue.gif
post #7096 of 16055
ive got the window and i can hear my whiny hd4850 fan spin up to high speeds pretty much and even higher when its stressed. Cant wait to get rid of it for a quieter more powerful card.

You can just mount SSDs in the normal drivebays
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Fractal Design Define R4 question about the front panel "buzzing". Recently, something in the front panel started to vibrate, which I can fix by holding the panel with my hand or shifting it slightly. But eventually the buzzing returns. There's some sort of a resonance happening. I have an H100i with 4 120mm fans mounted onto the front in push/pull configuration. I can't isolate the source of the vibration, but if anyone else has encountered this, have you found it to be the dust filter vibrating as fans spin, perhaps? I'm doubting it a little, because the vibration mainly stops when I press onto the *sides* of the front panel, where the side grille cut outs are.
   
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Fractal Design Define R4 question about the front panel "buzzing". Recently, something in the front panel started to vibrate, which I can fix by holding the panel with my hand or shifting it slightly. But eventually the buzzing returns. There's some sort of a resonance happening. I have an H100i with 4 120mm fans mounted onto the front in push/pull configuration. I can't isolate the source of the vibration, but if anyone else has encountered this, have you found it to be the dust filter vibrating as fans spin, perhaps? I'm doubting it a little, because the vibration mainly stops when I press onto the *sides* of the front panel, where the side grille cut outs are.

I used to have this problem too, the whine I guess you could call it was driving me bat **** crazy. Originally I had my h100 mounted in the front as well, I've since moved it into the top in a push only config and placed 2 140mm fans in the front (without using screws just snap them in) and the noise went away. If I screw anything into the black bracket the sound returns.
post #7099 of 16055
It's not the whine at all, which I would attribute to fans with airflow impedance. It's a buzz from fast fine vibration; it sounds like electrical buzz. Could be fans making the mesh vibrate, for example, or some other mobile part. I can solve it but moving out the front panel slightly and jamming a thin piece of dampening material between the case and, say, top right corner of the front panel. It's some sort of a vibrational resonance, I just can't figure out from what frown.gif
   
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do you have any mechanical drives? My HAF 932 was terrible for HDD buzz. all that mesh with my 6/7 mechanicals didn't mix well.
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