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Corsair 300R or Fractal Design Define R4?

Hello, I need some advice on which case you guys think is better in terms of airflow.

Both cases in my opinion look good and I have always loved Corsair's cases.

After recently seeing the Define R4 it looks like a great case but I am concerned about the airflow because the front intake only takes in air from the small openings from the side whereas the Corsair 300R takes in air from the whole front mesh area.

Also that the Define R4 side panel only allows for 1 side fan where the Corsair has space for 2 side fans.

Which case do you guys prefer?

Thanks!
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    bingaloman said:
    Hello, I need some advice on which case you guys think is better in terms of airflow.

    Both cases in my opinion look good and I have always loved Corsair's cases.

    After recently seeing the Define R4 it looks like a great case but I am concerned about the airflow because the front intake only takes in air from the small openings from the side whereas the Corsair 300R takes in air from the whole front mesh area.

    Also that the Define R4 side panel only allows for 1 side fan where the Corsair has space for 2 side fans.

    Which case do you guys prefer?

    Thanks!


    Fractal Design R4 is meant to be a Silent Case, not a pure Airflow case but still, The airflow in that case is still pretty good even though it's meant to be silent. If you want to get the most Airflow as possible and doesn't really care about your rig being silent, then go with 300R :)
  2. I just looked at the pictures, specs, and other things(reviews, etc.) - I have never experienced these products I'm going off what i can see. They both look really good the Define has nice looks and features, but less space and no liquid cooling(you want airflow i suspect cooling you may want this in the futre during upgrades), but the corsair has more room for graphics cards(even though you may not have one that big(450 mm) the extra space is airflow) it also does have liquid cooling holes and they both have 7 fan slots the corsair has them more spread out. Also the define has a 3 speed fan control supporting up to 3 fans. i gave you info you can choose. Hope i helped. :)
  3. I love the windowed Define R4, but Corsair cases can be great buys as well. They both will support any gpu you're looking at. If it was up to me I'd choose the Define R4, but you really can't go wrong. Neither will have many problems with airflow IMO.
  4. thanks for all the suggestions, I think I will go with the 300R as noise isn't that big of a deal to me. plus I've read the R4 is very heavy.
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