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Fractal Design’s Define R4 dual sapphire HD 7970 OC?

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October 23, 2013 7:36:45 PM

Specs:
2x Sapphire HD 7970 OC @ 1200/1600 cf
i5-2500k @ 4.8 ghz w/ NHD14

All 3 of these components are currently in an antec Lanboy air which is one of the best air cooling cases out there. However since I haven't been able to get anything above 70 degrees I was hoping I could reduce the noise (The case fans are really loud, I have 9 of them).

So I am looking at the Fractal Design’s Define R4. I know I should go water before changing cases but the dust build up in my case it's getting annoying too. Is there anyone with similar setup or just the case that can give me some advice? Best would be noise level with more fans installed and some temps.

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October 23, 2013 8:19:17 PM

I have an r4 and have to say it is stupid quite. It wont be dead silent and will generate some noise but that's expected. The case comes with 2 dust filters ( 1 for the psu and 1 for the front fans). The hdd cage is also removable for max airflow. Its overall a well rounded case with excellent cable management.

I recommend checking out this vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXFsoLzSyBo
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October 23, 2013 8:29:55 PM

xTwitch said:
I have an r4 and have to say it is stupid quite. It wont be dead silent and will generate some noise but that's expected. The case comes with 2 dust filters ( 1 for the psu and 1 for the front fans). The hdd cage is also removable for max airflow. Its overall a well rounded case with excellent cable management.

I recommend checking out this vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXFsoLzSyBo


Thanks for the reply, have you run into any issues with GPU cooling?
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October 23, 2013 8:34:49 PM

I have a single 7870 oc. The max temp while playing an intensive game or 3d mark for the matter is around 65c, and that's not even when the case fans or gpu fans were at 100% I also have my gpu overclocked even more then the stock overclock.
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October 23, 2013 8:54:19 PM

xTwitch said:
I have a single 7870 oc. The max temp while playing an intensive game or 3d mark for the matter is around 65c, and that's not even when the case fans or gpu fans were at 100% I also have my gpu overclocked even more then the stock overclock.


Ok and even with the GPU fan spinning up that thing is still quite? The only thing I'm worried about is my GPUs getting cooked in there.
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October 23, 2013 9:05:17 PM

At 100% fan speed no gpu is "quite" but I run my gpu fans at a max of 60% and it was fairly quite for my liking. I doubt your gpus will get to hot but if they do you can always take advantage of the fan at the bottom of the case, which pushes air directly toward the gpu. Also if you remove the first hdd cage the front fans push a lot of air toward the gpus as well.
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November 16, 2013 9:39:08 AM

xTwitch said:
I have an r4 and have to say it is stupid quite. It wont be dead silent and will generate some noise but that's expected. The case comes with 2 dust filters ( 1 for the psu and 1 for the front fans). The hdd cage is also removable for max airflow. Its overall a well rounded case with excellent cable management.

I recommend checking out this vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXFsoLzSyBo


Hey, can this case fit two 280x's?

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November 16, 2013 10:32:34 AM

joetapner said:
xTwitch said:
I have an r4 and have to say it is stupid quite. It wont be dead silent and will generate some noise but that's expected. The case comes with 2 dust filters ( 1 for the psu and 1 for the front fans). The hdd cage is also removable for max airflow. Its overall a well rounded case with excellent cable management.

I recommend checking out this vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXFsoLzSyBo


Hey, can this case fit two 280x's?



I dont see why not. If you do need more room in the case though the hdd cage is removable.
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