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Fractal Design Define R4 Windowed , Fans Placement

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August 1, 2014 2:50:44 AM

Hi guys,

I will be buying the Define R4 Windowed version, in 2 or 3 days from now, so i wanted to ask about the placement of the fans for more airflow.

As many of you know the Define R4 comes with 2 140mm preinstalled fans, one at the front(intake) and one at the back(exhaust) of the case.

I am planing to buy 2 more 140 mm fans (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deepcool-UF-140-Case-Blue/dp/B0...). Since i am not running the PC with some extreme parts and overclocked i think these 2 Deepcool fans will do the job just fine.

The plan is to remove the back Fractal Design R2 fan and install it on the front (so 2x 140mm at the front as intake) and 1 at the top( still don't know exhaust or intake, i want to run it more as a positive pressure) and the other one at the back as exhaust.

Tell me what do you think and do you have some experience with Fractal Desing Define R4 build.

Thanks.

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August 1, 2014 2:22:09 PM

Put the two deepcools in the front and use the fractals in the rear and top/rear. The stock fans don't push a lot of air so this will give you the positive you're looking for.

I have build in an R4 and it is an excellent case. Very easy to build in too.

Edit: I should have added that the rear and top/rear should be exhaust.
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October 7, 2014 7:54:13 PM

volcanoscout said:
Put the two deepcools in the front and use the fractals in the rear and top/rear. The stock fans don't push a lot of air so this will give you the positive you're looking for.

I have build in an R4 and it is an excellent case. Very easy to build in too.

Edit: I should have added that the rear and top/rear should be exhaust.


If he wants a positive pressure airflow system, then the top rear should be an intake fan, not exhaust. I have 4 Noctua fans inside my define R4 and have two intakes in front, intake on top (with filter) and exhaust fan in rear.....this setup moves a lot of air inside and also prevents dust buildup...Highly recommend!!
also, the Noctua's are super awesome fans...they move a good amount of air, are quiet and very well built (6 yr. warranty).
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