Solved Fractal Design Define R4 Cooling Suggestions Tags: Cooling Cases Components Keyboards Last response: July 30, 2013 6:53 PM in Components Share B1GB033 July 30, 2013 4:28:33 PM Hello all! I'm a first-time builder looking for a cooling solution for my R4. I'm new at this so luckily my buddy from out of town is going to come down and help me put it together but I still need to purchase a CPU cooler + Case Fans for the cooling setup. The friend that's helping me suggested (1) I should avoid Liquid Cooling "because it's a hassle" and get a really nice HSF instead (2) Replace all my stock fans with "higher quality" case fans I'm looking to spend ~$125 ($175 max if it makes a huge difference) total for my cooling setup. Any suggestions on how many/what type of Case Fans I need + CPU Cooler would be much appreciated CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor *I plan to OC and use this primarily for gaming More about : fractal design define cooling suggestions Reply to B1GB033 John Bong July 30, 2013 4:45:39 PM the tried and tested CM Hyper 212 EVO is always a good choice and not very pricey at under $40 Reply to John Bong m 0 l John Bong July 30, 2013 4:46:41 PM very sweet build btw! Reply to John Bong m 0 l Related resources Cooling Setup Positioning: Fractal Design Define R4 w/ 2 extra NF-A14 FLX fans - Forum Cooling advice for Fractal Design Define R4 Case - Forum Fractal design define r4 cooling help?? - Forum Water Cooling In Fractal Design Define R4 - Forum Fractal Design Define R4 cooling options - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution KrazyKap July 30, 2013 4:48:37 PM Nice build All in one water cooling could be a good option, especially as the R4 has plenty of space for 240 rads. I've heard that Akasa Apaches are good cheap fans. Reply to KrazyKap Share B1GB033 July 30, 2013 5:08:02 PM John Bong said:very sweet build btw! Thanks KrazyKap said:Nice build All in one water cooling could be a good option, especially as the R4 has plenty of space for 240 rads. I've heard that Akasa Apaches are good cheap fans. Thanks for the input! So something like a Corsair H50/H100i would be all I need to cool my rig? I won't need any additional case fans and/or cooling accessories? I may be leaning towards the Water Cooling route if that's the case.. Reply to B1GB033 m 0 l John Bong July 30, 2013 5:27:21 PM cant go wrong with the H100i Reply to John Bong m 0 l KrazyKap July 30, 2013 5:49:08 PM but I would still leave standard case fans in to move the air across your components and your graphics card especially Reply to KrazyKap m 0 l B1GB033 July 30, 2013 6:15:42 PM KrazyKap said:but I would still leave standard case fans in to move the air across your components and your graphics card especially When you say standard case fans you mean the "stock" case fans right? Reply to B1GB033 m 0 l KrazyKap July 30, 2013 6:53:37 PM Yup, they will still give enough airflow to suffice Reply to KrazyKap m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedCan the NZXT HUE fit in the Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case? Forum SolvedASRock X79 Extreme9 with the Fractal Design Define R4 case Forum SolvedASRock X79 Extreme9 with the Fractal Design Define R4 case Forum Solvedmotherborad (msi z87 gd65) case (Fractal Design Define R4) no hdd led cable? Forum SolvedFractal design define r4 gaming computer Forum SolvedFractal Design Define R4 or Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Forum SolvedCorsair Carbide 540 or Fractal Define Design R4 Forum SolvedFractal Design Define R4 or Cooler Master Enforcer? Forum SolvedNZXT H440, or Fractal Design Define R4 Forum SolvedUpgrading to a Fractal Design Define R4 Forum SolvedAsrock Z87 Extreme4 compatibility with Fractal Design Define R4 and other system parts? Forum SolvedFractal Design Define R4... or wait? Forum SolvedFractal Design Define R4 Airflow Forum SolvedCorsair 300r windowed vs Corsair 400r vs Fractal Design Define R4 windowed Forum SolvedFractal Design’s Define R4 dual sapphire HD 7970 OC? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !