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I don't have an r4, but i do have a case with a front door that can open/close. Even without sound dampening lining the door, its noticeably quieter with the door closed, and airflow noticeably increases with the door open. I like the door smile.gif I'm pretty confident the r4 can make for a more peacefully quiet setup, especially if you don't need/use the top fan mounts and leave those sound dampening panels in place.
I've got a different question about the r4. Can plastic covers on the front fans seen in this pic be completely removed?
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/07/fractal-design-define-r4-review/define_r4-10b.jpg
And does that make a noticeable different in airflow when the case door is open?

I'm hoping the r4 can be a quiet case when wanted (with the door closed), but be as good at cooling as the arc midi when that's wanted (by opening the door).

Yes it is removable. They make it that way, it can either stay hinged on or be removed.
     
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post #8292 of 16055
Whenever I switch the fan controller to 5v on the arc midi r2, my psu shuts down. is it my case or psu?
post #8293 of 16055
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Yes it is removable. They make it that way, it can either stay hinged on or be removed.

Perfect, thank you!
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Hi!

I'm proud owner of define R3, and I've only sorted cables a bit yesterday, even though I've had it for two years. I'll post some pictures once I get a new cooler for second GPU.

I have a question about fans. whats the best setup? Currently I'm waiting for a better fan controller (Scythe Kaze Q), but my fans are:
2x fractal 12cm front (intake)
1x fractal 12cm back (outtake)
1x fractal 14cm top, 1x arctic F14 PWM top (outtake)
1x fractal 14cm side (outtake) - this one is quite crucial to suck the heat that GPUs produce I think.

Zalman CNPS 11x extreme CPU cooler
Arcic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 5870 VGA1
stock 5870 VGA2

Do I have too many fans? Should I move one from top to bottom, for more intake?

Other components:
asus P8P67 Pro
intel Core i7 2600k
4*2GB RAM
2x Radeon 5870

I have idle temps around 30°C CPU, 40°C mobo with room temperature around 27°C
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Can someone explain the differences between the Arc Midi R2 and the Define R4 please?
post #8296 of 16055
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Can someone explain the differences between the Arc Midi R2 and the Define R4 please?

Pretty much identical internals. The R4 has a door and sound deadening material. Arc Midi R2 has a better roof layout to allow fatter radiators.
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Well this is my first post and my first computer build.

I used the arc midi R2 and here are the results. Pictures were taken with an iPhone so it's a bit yucky.





cpu: Haswell i5-4670k
mobo: msi z87-g45 gaming
cpu cooler: corsair h60
ram: corsair vengeance 8gb
psu: xfx pro 750w pro core edition
case: arc midi r2
hdd: seagate barracuda 1tb
graphics card: ??? debating between getting a 760 or a 770.
Edited by John Deere - 7/10/13 at 1:23pm
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Well this is my first post and my first computer build.

I used the arc midi R2 and here are the results. Pictures were taken with an iPhone so it's a bit yucky.





cpu: Haswell i5-4670k
mobo: msi z87-g45 gaming
cpu cooler: corsair h60
ram: corsair vengeance 8gb
psu: xfx pro 750w pro core edition
case: arc midi r2
hdd: seagate barracuda 1tb
graphics card: ??? debating between getting a 760 or a 770.

Is that a whilte NZXT LED cable you have in there?
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Is that a whilte NZXT LED cable you have in there?

yep
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yep

Looks great

I got a 2 meter red one myself
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