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Originally Posted by brackberry View Post

I'm using a Fractal Design R3 in one of my builds right now. In fact, it is the one in my sig.
But it's not as silent as I expected it to be. The only fans I have installed are the two front intakes (fractal design fans that come with the purchase of the case) and the two corsair fans that are on the H70. All of the other modular ventilation holes are still blocked up with the sound dampening material. I can tell you that it isn't completely silent.. it really depends on what your expectations for silent is.
But regardless, this case is still pretty sweet. Perhaps go with a Noctua cooler since the corsair fans are known to be loud anyway.

Hi mate,
I would like to know more about this Fractal Design R3. Will 30 CM long GPU fit in perfectly on this case? I mind to buy it.

BR
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post #22 of 26
30 cm? Hmm, Maybe. But If you are talking about the Fractal XL in the rig of yours, then definitely. You can remove that HDD cage for longer cards.

But for the regular R3, maybe, the Lightning cooler, for example might allow the metal tail to slot into the HDD cage holes, but long cards might be hard to fit.
    
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post #23 of 26
Hi,
Thanks for the answer. I see...
This XL no more suitable to my desk now. I plan to change into smaller one.

Any recommendation for mid tower with long GPU capable?


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post #24 of 26
http://www.overclock.net/t/1146462/sexy-white-bf3-rig-fractal-r3

Actually if you dont plan on getting anything longer than a GTX 580 Lightning, it will fit as proven above.

And yes, Carbide 500r if you wanna be safe.
    
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post #25 of 26
Surprised there's no fortress 02/raven 02 talk... spcr loves'm. My fortress is near silent (until I start gaming), just need to change out the exhaust fan.
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Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
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OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
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post #26 of 26
Fractal R3 if you don't want to go SLI and want a short video card. Fractal XL if you plan on going SLI and the video card is long.
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