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Originally Posted by Eseuldor View Post

I assume you mean enclosed versus open. From past experience, unless it was a cramped build with little space between components, heat build up was never an issue. The R4 is very roomy compared to a lot of cases in it's class. It's also a fatty that likes pie. So toss your treats at it. Even being a silent class case there is plenty of airflow to spare.
I was thinkng about going SLI, would two GPUs with a blower cooler like an EVGA be better / cooler than two Asus DC2?

I only have 3 case fans and two of them are already pushing heat from the H100i inside the case.
post #7122 of 16135
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I was thinkng about going SLI, would two GPUs with a blower cooler like an EVGA be better / cooler than two Asus DC2?

I only have 3 case fans and two of them are already pushing heat from the H100i inside the case.

If I were you, I would probpably go with a blower cooler, because it wouldn´t bump so much heat into your case, aspecially, considering that your H100i is taking air in and warms up the air in the case, anyway.

Also you have more possebilitys going under water, if you use reference 670s (if it matters to you).

With the DCIIs you´ll be happy too, but I would recommend you reference.
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If I were you, I would probpably go with a blower cooler, because it wouldn´t bump so much heat into your case, aspecially, considering that your H100i is taking air in and warms up the air in the case, anyway.

Also you have more possebilitys going under water, if you use reference 670s (if it matters to you).

With the DCIIs you´ll be happy too, but I would recommend you reference.
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I was actually thinking SLI GTX 660, there's not much OC headroom on those.

I'm kinda on a budget right now and will get 1 GPU in a few weeks and the other 4-5 months from now. It really sucks to have 20 games on steam and not be able to play them. tongue.gif

Thanks for the help.
post #7124 of 16135
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

Ok, played with GIMP using official Fractal Design images from the Mini page, and full-on lavender just looks bad on this case. How do you feel about some combination of the following:
(ignore the fans being so prominent--they'll be behind the grille, of course--this is only a "sketch")





Unsure if I'd paint the front grille yet, but I'll probably paint the top one.

I think that would look sexy if you did the case in white. The purple would pop a lot more.
post #7125 of 16135
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I've got the Fractal Design R4 case and I'm still working out the cooling. I'm looking for ways for better airflow to keep the GPU cool (Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X with two fans) which goes up to 70c with the fans just ramped up to 60% on an autoprofile. Right now I have two Noctua fans in the front as an intake and the stock fan in the back and top (closer to the back). The second fan slot on the top still has the sound dampener thing on it. My question is should I maybe look at putting a second top exhaust fan or remove the top exhaust fan and repalce it with the sound dampener thing again. Trying to find out ways not to mess up the airflow in my case.

I just transferred my system to a Define R4. I put 2 x Corsair AP140's in the front intake and moved the front Fractal 140 to the top rear spot. I removed the top HD cage for better airflow to my GPU GTX 560ti.
post #7126 of 16135
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I was actually thinking SLI GTX 660, there's not much OC headroom on those.

I'm kinda on a budget right now and will get 1 GPU in a few weeks and the other 4-5 months from now. It really sucks to have 20 games on steam and not be able to play them. tongue.gif

Thanks for the help.

Don´t know why I had 670s in mind. biggrin.gif

If you want to SLI, you maybe want to raise the Resolution, so I would goo with 3GB ones.

Maybe you want to check the EVGA ones out (I think they have the most wide range of Cards and their costumer Service is great).

Here is a reference design 3GB (with a Little clockboost and a backplate).

Just by the way, if you want to get some more OC headroom (with temps you may want to check out The Mod Thread).

Hope you´ll be able to game soon. thumb.gif
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Anyone else find that the front panel plastic detaches from the metal frame too easily? And can't believe its heavier than my HAF 932 water cooled build!

Finally got round to uploading my photos. Loving the case, even with all my HDDs and 2 inputs and 1 exhaust its nice and quiet. The fan controller is great too! Only bad thing is my GPU fan can be a little loud but I rarely game these days so its not an issue.

Any suggestions on where to stash my cables other than under the drivebays? I've already cut off the GPU cables for my last build but I'm not sure I want to cut the molex off jsut in case I need them.

Looking good but lacking orange. I can't decide what to colour orange.

More photos here! (Click to show)

Loving the air cooling simplicity and space saving.



could this be tidier?
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Looks good, and great cable management. thumb.gif
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post #7129 of 16135
cell phone quality but here's my Midi r2 that I got on release

post #7130 of 16135
Now I got the 400mm radiator going around in my system biggrin.gif where my old air cooler was at 80 in load, it is in 35 now biggrin.gif( 45 C degree less, I have no idea what that is in F but it is alot )I managed to clock 5.4, but my powersupply cant handle it. have to clock down on graphics to stock settings to be able to play. Im gonna get a new powersupply next month, and a 240 280mm radiator. not decided on size yet.. although im not done for awhile, lots more to do. hehe I love the res in the top, crazy simple to fill more water or release preassure. Lots more to do, but I can give some pics meanwhile


My entire log, in swedish though. but a pictures tell a better story

http://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/11049-define-r4-med-400mmfront280mmtop-radiator



The cpu block is a EK Supreme HF Full Copper CPU Water Block





Edited by AndenAnden - 3/30/13 at 3:56am
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