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post #11 of 35
IMO, the Antec has better overall build quality.
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post #12 of 35
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That was I thinking aswell. still havent decided.
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by soldierblue View Post
IMO, the Antec has better overall build quality.
I haven't noticed anything to blame on this R3 in terms of quality, other way round more likely.
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I am not sure if this is the case (sorry for the bad pun) for all Fractal cases, but Lian Li is the OEM.
post #15 of 35
Fractal R2/R3 has sweet HDD capacity with 8 vertical sleds, really nice for a NAS/media server.

There are cases with better airflow though, with stock fans R3 is not great at cooling, even if you max its fan mounts there are better.
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post #16 of 35
Definitely could be better but it usually is more loud at the same time if the airflow is better. I have one fan pushing air to the 570 from the bottom and two fans pushing air to the f3+ssd and nh-u12p and two fans in the back sucking them out, psu is at it's own cycle and there's dust filters in all intakes. No complaints. Take that uber-fine quality pic, lol, for example
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post #17 of 35
Fractal.

I've had a P182 and while the R3 might be a little flimsier (the P182 is heavy tank conversely lol), but it's got a much better internal layout IMO (2x optical bays - I don't know why more manufs aren't doing this!)
Only gripe I have with it is that you can remove some of the hdd bays as with the Arc, though that's nothing a Dremel and some ingenuity couldn't fix
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post #18 of 35
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guess I wil be going with the Fractal then?

I am going to use a NH-d14 and noiseblocker fans (probably all undervolted at 5).

Thats why I am really still doubting between the P183 and fractal.
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post #19 of 35
if you want front usb antec top usb fractal
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post #20 of 35
Like most others said, I'd go with R3 as well ,
    
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