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post #1 of 10
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today i got my new Fractal Design Define R3 Arctic white biggrin.gif, So far a few m8's have called it a FRIDGE lol biggrin.gif
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=53.
Things still to do:
  • Remove the bottom half of the HDD cages for better airflow
  • Cut out a side window (rectangle size of mobo)
  • Wait for new white fans for the top/bottom

*pics* - sorry if some of the shots are a bit random
Pics taken with a HTC desire mobile, sorry
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Open to comments and suggestions biggrin.gif
Edited by antipesto93 - 3/16/11 at 9:31am
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post #2 of 10
personally i dont like that case. Very box like tongue.gif

But nice setup, and hope you like your case biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 10
Looking good there mate! biggrin.gif Maybe invest in some PCB paint and paint All PCB's possible white? tongue.gif

Also Paint everything possible white and get some white cable sleewe and then it will be truthly arctic smile.gif
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Fallen Angel -X;12754207 
personally i dont like that case. Very box like tongue.gif

But nice setup, and hope you like your case biggrin.gif

Its my attempt to create a 'simplistic' looking case, Tired of flash Haf's and what not wink.gif
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post #5 of 10
Nice mod but I am not sure on the boxy look, makes it looks sort like a fridge but as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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post #6 of 10
Haters gonna hate. cool.gif

That case is awesome, haven't seen one in white yet! I personally prefer the Define XL but the R3 is very similar. Not the best cases for watercooling (or air cooling from what I hear) but they look damn good.

EDIT: 4000th post! biggrin.gif
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 3/16/11 at 12:40pm
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA;12754461 
Haters gonna hate. cool.gif

That case is awesome, haven't seen one in white yet! I personally prefer the Define XL but the R3 is very similar. Not the best cases for watercooling (or air cooling from what I hear) but they look damn good.

Thanks, If you get some deecent fans and fill up all the slots its really good,

you can get it working for water cooling if you take out the HDD bays, So you can put a 360 at the front and a 240 at the top
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post #8 of 10
That is a "quiet" case so yeah it is not for everyone.I just bought the black R3 for my parents new rig,so needless to say I think it's a great case.Probably too late now,but that case is just screaming for a NZXT HALE PSU w/white/grey/black sleeved cables!
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antipesto93 did you have to install your fan controller a little farther back because of the door? It looks like it in the pic.
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antipesto93 did you have to install your fan controller a little farther back because of the door? It looks like it in the pic.

Yeah, I just put it about 2 screw holes back, It still looks OK and i really didnt want to have to pay out for a touch screen one biggrin.gif

nobody opens the door except me anyway cool.gif
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