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Hello everyone I am looking replace the fans in my R4 to some better cooling fans. Currently I have the two stock fans in the front and two Corsair 120mm's, one in the bottom as intake and one at the rear as exhaust. I want to replace them all with these, I think I have to remove the pins for the front fans and that's fine, is there anything that I am missing? I like these fans for the color, performance reviews and they are PWM controlled since I will be using the Swiftech PWM controller/splitter.

Thanks
They do have good airflow. Not quiet at full speed.
Horizontal mounting caused some bad ticking noise.
    
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Hmm, that's not too good, I was hoping I didn't have to go the Pootua route but I guess I will. Thanks
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Sadly there are not that many options for 140mm PWM fans, The only two that i would consider good are,

Noctua NF-A14 PWM - Imo one of the best fans out there, on PWM they can drop extremely low, specially if you have Asus FanXpert2, you can drop them to around 250rpm virtually inaudible and you can ramp them to 1600rpm where they move tons of air but at the expense of noise, here a curve of them on it,



The other that i was considering, was Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-PS (400-1500rpm) , i have very good experience with a couple Noiseblocker PK3 and one PK1, i like the looks and they were pretty decent, if the pwm is similar to my Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PLPS (600-1500), it should be pretty good option, the only bad thing about them is that the way that Noiseblocker design them they are controllable from 0%-100%, but this can be bad if you dont have something like FanXpert2, as some bios do have limitations, for example my Asus Maximus VI gene has 40% restricition on bios, other motherboards have 20% on PWM, MSI has 12.5% as their minimum from what i remember on Z87, Gigabyte i have no idea, so this is something to take into account. Either here is FanXpert of my Noiseblocker NB BlacksilentPro PLPS,


Edited by Abula - 9/2/13 at 10:29pm
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post #9134 of 16062
Look at Akasa Apache or Akasa Viper series 140mm, they are nice performance fans with low noise.
post #9135 of 16062
Hi everyone!

I modded the Define Mini I owm today and gave it a window.

It houses my HTPC and sits in a kabinet below my tv.

So why give it a window, you ask? For practise, really.

I was a dremel-virgin up until today, and before I started hacking away at my Phantom 630, I wanted to try something a bit smaller for starters.

I took some pictures of the work in progress and the end result and wanted to share them.

Enjoy!







PS - You could say I'm all thumbs, so I'm pretty stoked about the end result. The minor scratches still visible could easily be hidden by some deeper u-mold.

Next up for this case is an NZXT led strip. biggrin.gif
Edited by Raephen - 9/3/13 at 6:36am
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Good work!
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Does anyone know if the front door on the define r4 would close if i had a nzxt hue in it?
post #9138 of 16062
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Does anyone know if the front door on the define r4 would close if i had a nzxt hue in it?

Seeing that the knobs protrude out a bit, it might not close... or they may leave a mark on your foam at best.
post #9139 of 16062
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Does anyone know if the front door on the define r4 would close if i had a nzxt hue in it?

Yes, it will close.

Only thing is you'll see circles in the foam when you open the door. Somebody posted a picture a while back.

Found it:
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It doesn't prevent the door from closing, it will however touch the foam on the door, and leave a little bit of a mark on the foam.


Edited by steelkevin - 9/3/13 at 9:21am
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post #9140 of 16062
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Yes, it will close.

Only thing is you'll see circles in the foam when you open the door. Somebody posted a picture a while back.

Found it:

Well that's good, those little marks wont hurt anything!
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