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Upgrading to a Fractal Design Define R4

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January 6, 2014 4:05:29 AM

Hi guys
I've been looking around at new cases to replace my old Antec 300, and the R4 has caught my eye, what benefits would the R4 give me over my Antec 300? And would it be a worthwhile case to buy?
January 6, 2014 4:11:42 AM

the newer case have fixed three weak spots from the older cases. first is that they now have cpu cut outs on the mb tray so you dont have to remove the mb to swap out the cpu cooler if it fails. the cut out lets you get to the back of the mb with the mb still in the case. the newer case now also have space to wire the cables behind the mb tray and not over the video card and cpu. in the old days i seen fans sucked into cpu coolers and break fans or have the wires cut. also newer case now with drive trays like the r4 can come out for longer gpu or better air flow. on your old case the hard drive bay blocks air from the front fans from flowing over the mb.
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January 6, 2014 4:38:33 AM

smorizio said:
the newer case have fixed three weak spots from the older cases. first is that they now have cpu cut outs on the mb tray so you dont have to remove the mb to swap out the cpu cooler if it fails. the cut out lets you get to the back of the mb with the mb still in the case. the newer case now also have space to wire the cables behind the mb tray and not over the video card and cpu. in the old days i seen fans sucked into cpu coolers and break fans or have the wires cut. also newer case now with drive trays like the r4 can come out for longer gpu or better air flow. on your old case the hard drive bay blocks air from the front fans from flowing over the mb.


Seems like a good upgrade from my Antec 300, would you recommend it for £80?
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January 6, 2014 4:44:17 AM

if your like me you dont like to spend money if the old case still works. but i found out a lot of the newer cases are made to keep your pc cool and quiet. went from an older case to an antec one case and the newer fans on newer case out there keep the noise level down. also with the newer cases there made for the sealed liquid coolers and or tall air coolers.
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January 6, 2014 4:48:23 AM

smorizio said:
if your like me you dont like to spend money if the old case still works. but i found out a lot of the newer cases are made to keep your pc cool and quiet. went from an older case to an antec one case and the newer fans on newer case out there keep the noise level down. also with the newer cases there made for the sealed liquid coolers and or tall air coolers.


I dont understand the first sentence " if your like me you dont like to spend money if the old case still works", whats that implying? If it still works dont bother, or?
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January 6, 2014 5:36:56 AM

yep keep using it till the wheels fall off :) 
if it working dont change it.
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