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I emailed Fractal Design support since I had 2 fans that made ticking sounds last night, they got back to me this morning and I filled out a form with all my information. A couple of hours later they email me with a FedEx tracking number to the package of the replacement fans. Holy crap their customer service is quick, they shipped in less than 24 hours of me emailing them! biggrin.gif
    
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I bought a fractal R4 case a month or two ago and need some help.

1) Is there a recommended fan setup for the case?

2) What model of Noctua fans should I get for the case?
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Depending on your CPU cooler and GPU setup, you may want to have 2 fans in the front as intake, 1 on the bottom for intake, and 2 on the top for exhaust since heat naturally rises.

I personally opted for the same model fans included in the Define R4, which are 140mm fans. I'd go with the Noctua NF-P14-FLX 140mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 750-1200 RPM fans. If you don't mind spending $10 extra to have lower RPM fan speeds, go for it!
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Originally Posted by Fester1 View Post

I bought a fractal R4 case a month or two ago and need some help.

1) Is there a recommended fan setup for the case?

2) What model of Noctua fans should I get for the case?

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Originally Posted by nitroxyl View Post

Depending on your CPU cooler and GPU setup, you may want to have 2 fans in the front as intake, 1 on the bottom for intake, and 2 on the top for exhaust since heat naturally rises.

I personally opted for the same model fans included in the Define R4, which are 140mm fans. I'd go with the Noctua NF-P14-FLX 140mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 750-1200 RPM fans. If you don't mind spending $10 extra to have lower RPM fan speeds, go for it!
Basically this. Though I have my config as two front intake, and just a single fan exhausting air in the rear, which I will probably cut out the rear grill mesh soon as I can add that one fan to top exhaust and let that vent the air naturally. If you want more info on fan setups and what not, ask doyll. He really knows his stuff. And as for the fans, NF-A14 FLX is what I recommend. I'd just get the PWM fans or if you don't care, just get the regular non PWM ones.
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2) What model of Noctua fans should I get for the case?
I bought NF-A14 PWM... nice choice, imho

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Originally Posted by Fester1 View Post

I bought a fractal R4 case a month or two ago and need some help.

1) Is there a recommended fan setup for the case?

2) What model of Noctua fans should I get for the case?

Some questions,

1) What motherboard do you have

2) Do you want to control them on bios, software or an external fan controller

3) Do you mind all fans speed together with the temps of the CPU or you want to control them independently?
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post #9407 of 16053
I am also running Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans all controlled by the Swiftech PWM splitter, quiet and cool.

LL

Yeah the caramel colored fans are growing on me:D
Edited by Beemo - 9/17/13 at 10:14pm
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I am also running Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans all controlled by the Swiftech PWM splitter, quiet and cool.

LL

Yeah the caramel colored fans are growing on me:D
Seems like Fractal owner are prefering nocuta, i also have 7 noctua NF-A14 PWM to be mounted on the Acr Midi2 / Define R4 on the weekend.

Btw if you dont mind me asking, how low is the Gigabyte Bios allows to run the NF-A14 PWM? Im interested on knowing the minimum % the bios allows and the respective RPMs it displays.
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post #9409 of 16053
I also use 6x A14 PWM with Swiftech Splitter.
All control is done via SpeedFan. I have it set to 30% always, and it ramps up to 60%. For extra cooling while gaming. Not needed, as temps are below 60c.
    
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I also use 6x A14 PWM with Swiftech Splitter.
All control is done via SpeedFan. I have it set to 30% always, and it ramps up to 60%. For extra cooling while gaming. Not needed, as temps are below 60c.
Thanks for the info, interesting you chose speedfan having FanXpert2, did you tried Fanxpert2? o you didnt like it?
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