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Thought I would post this up here. This Is my watercooled Define R4.
post #8352 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

Case has for 3 fans.
A few to choose from
Bitfenix Hydra Pro (5 fans)
Bitfenix Recom (5 fans)
NZTX Sentry Mesh (5 fans)
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 (6 fans)

These are the one I recommend.
As for watercooling, you can start with the Swiftech H220. Which can be expanded to add gpu, extra rads.

Thanks. I was eyeing that Swiftech H220 for a while but it's sold out everywhere. The built in fan controller was giving me problems when I originally tried it, but maybe I'll give it another shot.

If I ever find an H220 in stock, do you know if it will fit in the front of the Arc Midi R2?
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Thanks. I was eyeing that Swiftech H220 for a while but it's sold out everywhere. The built in fan controller was giving me problems when I originally tried it, but maybe I'll give it another shot.

If I ever find an H220 in stock, do you know if it will fit in the front of the Arc Midi R2?
I think it will fit, only problem the res will be on the bottom. It will fit on the top.
As for the Midi R2 fan controller, I used mine to control LED lighting. 12v on, 7v very dim (useless) 5v off.
For the fans, there all PWM to use H220 PWM splitter module.
    
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post #8354 of 16053
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I dont think they will fit, but you can adapt it, check post #5435 and post #5370. Honestly i would use the included fans on front (included front and the back move to front) and just get a TY147 for the back.


i already have 2 ty 147 and i wanna use them, the standard fans have really bad cfm compared to the ty147, there is no way i can put them in the front

nvm i guess zip ties are the way to go
If you have access to a good power miterbox or table saw you can trim them with a good fine tooth carbide blade. I know. I painted the TY-140 housings black.


http://www.overclock.net/t/1401382/new-case-worse-temps-picture/20_20#post_20208590
post #8355 of 16053
Hey guys, so i need a bit of help.

Recently picked up a Fractal R4. Now, i am stumbled on how to keep my parts cool without sacrificing quietness.

1. What Fan are recommended? How many? Should avoid top fans? [ I currently have a Hyper Evo 212 , planning to get another blade master to get a push/pull configuration]

2. I got the windowed version, planning to add some LED and I was wondering what LED is recommended. I was looking at the white LED NZXT ones.

Currently thinking of doing a black and white theme with LED lighting.

Pictures of your own R4 will help!.

Goal: Black and white theme with LED. Quiet! + lots of airflow to keep my parts cool.

Reason: looking to SLI GTX760 later in the year

I took out the two HDD cages and put my HD in the 5.25" bay with some rubber feet to keep vibration down.

Thanks,
post #8356 of 16053
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Originally Posted by 3klipze View Post

Hey guys, so i need a bit of help.

Recently picked up a Fractal R4. Now, i am stumbled on how to keep my parts cool without sacrificing quietness.

1. What Fan are recommended? How many? Should avoid top fans? [ I currently have a Hyper Evo 212 , planning to get another blade master to get a push/pull configuration]

2. I got the windowed version, planning to add some LED and I was wondering what LED is recommended. I was looking at the white LED NZXT ones.

Currently thinking of doing a black and white theme with LED lighting.

Pictures of your own R4 will help!.

Goal: Black and white theme with LED. Quiet! + lots of airflow to keep my parts cool.

Reason: looking to SLI GTX760 later in the year

I took out the two HDD cages and put my HD in the 5.25" bay with some rubber feet to keep vibration down.

Thanks,
The R4 does get a little warmer due to dampening material, with side window it defeats the purpose to even have it.
To have quiet, fans can be run at lower speed. Adjust with fan controller when you need more performance.
The front of the R4 is quite restrictive, which will increase noise.
What you need to do is have 2x 140mm front intake, 1x 140mm bottom intake, 2x 140mm top exhaust and 1x 140mm rear exhaust.

Quiet + lots of airflow is not what you use together. Something has to give, which is more towards quiet.
Idle system you can have quiet, once you start with load. performance is needed, and ambient outside temps gets hotter, so will the inside be. So more performance is needed.
    
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post #8357 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

The R4 does get a little warmer due to dampening material, with side window it defeats the purpose to even have it.
To have quiet, fans can be run at lower speed. Adjust with fan controller when you need more performance.
The front of the R4 is quite restrictive, which will increase noise.
What you need to do is have 2x 140mm front intake, 1x 140mm bottom intake, 2x 140mm top exhaust and 1x 140mm rear exhaust.

Quiet + lots of airflow is not what you use together. Something has to give, which is more towards quiet.
Idle system you can have quiet, once you start with load. performance is needed, and ambient outside temps gets hotter, so will the inside be. So more performance is needed.

I should have mentioned this, but I don't mind the computer being noisier under load.

currently my system is dead silent on idle and a bit fan noise when running into games.

I was thinking of getting more fractal fans to keep the CFM consistent. Have 2 front intakes, 1 bottom intake, 1 rear exhaust. [ Positive air pressure? ]

What do you guys think?
post #8358 of 16053
Hi guys, I need some help.

I like to get the Define R4 but I hate the front of the case, so ist is possible to put the front of the arc midi r2 on the define r4?

After some research I found these pictures:
http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/4/8/4844_31_fractal_design_define_r4_black_pearl_mid_tower_chassis_review_full.jpg
http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/5/4/5412_31_fractal_design_arc_midi_r2_mid_tower_chassis_review_full.jpg

The mounting mechanism seems to be the same because both cases are pretty similar.
But the I/O panel of the R4 may not fit in the front of the arc, correct me if I'm wrong.


I really hope for someone can help me.

Thanks
post #8359 of 16053
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Originally Posted by borderkill666 View Post

Hi guys, I need some help.

I like to get the Define R4 but I hate the front of the case, so ist is possible to put the front of the arc midi r2 on the define r4?

After some research I found these pictures:
http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/4/8/4844_31_fractal_design_define_r4_black_pearl_mid_tower_chassis_review_full.jpg
http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/5/4/5412_31_fractal_design_arc_midi_r2_mid_tower_chassis_review_full.jpg

The mounting mechanism seems to be the same because both cases are pretty similar.
But the I/O panel of the R4 may not fit in the front of the arc, correct me if I'm wrong.


I really hope for someone can help me.

Thanks
The front is different. Due to the mounting of the front panel.
Just get the Arc Midi R2.
    
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post #8360 of 16053
When I turn the integrated fan controller to 5v my PSU shuts off and I got a new one which just fried my motherboard when I use the fan controller. I'm getting another new PSU, the AX760 so should I just ditch the fan controller?
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