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Fractal Design R3

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by x51m017x, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. ukgeezer1

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    Got my Titanium yesterday from a competitor, most would never have heard of, they seem low key but only ones I could find with stock.
     
  2. GeForce

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    Location: Surrey, UK

    Waiting for more stock to appear of these! Anyone got any information on when OcUK are expecting them in?
     
  3. jimmy321

    Hitman

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    Got the XL elsewhere today.
     
  4. Evil^

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    Last edited: 28 Nov 2010
  5. EniGmA1981

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    Location: Port Talbot - Wales

    Looks good :) only recomendation would be turn the HDDs around and hide the plugs :)
     
  6. Evil^

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    I actually did, the first time I elasticated them but they would slip down the back when I moved the case into its place then when I pulled them n straighten them the power cable came out so I had to take the other side off which is murder!
     
    Last edited: 28 Nov 2010
  7. waynio

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    Are those Enermax UCTB12 T.B. fans Evil^, if so are they really as quiet as stated, got 11 of them coming :D & an 80mm version & the 140mm version to replace my enermax galaxy psu fans.

    Nice job on the suspended HDD's too :cool:.
     
  8. Evil^

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    They are mate, after you said you'd get them I got took in by the 11db bit lol, they are really really quiet imo and they seem to do a decent job tbh, they replaced two noctuas I had to put in here aswell :)

    I tried a different method on the hdds (one that was used in the g dubs project the carboot one) but with the limited space as both drive ways were filled it didn't go so good... as soon as I powered it on the vibration from the hdd cage slot things was driving me crazy :(
     
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  9. GeForce

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    Location: Surrey, UK

    Anyone heard from OcUK with regards to stock of these? Has been "overdue" for a few days now...
     
  10. DiCe!

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Sep 2007

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    Do like the look of this case, esp the noise dapening, hope to hear from some OCUKers on it soon :D
     
  11. Superted854

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    Joined: 27 Apr 2008

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    Location: Hampshire

    Does anyone know if a Noctua NH-D14 will fit ok in the R3?

    Got a Corsair H50 in it at the moment but can't use one of the top fans on the case as the rad is getting in the way!
     
  12. Mike45450

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    My one and only complaint about this case is 2x5.25" bays vs. 8 HDD bays. Come on now, what ordinary PC user would use 8 hard drives?
     
  13. gee3000

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    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

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    Location: London

    This case is designed more for a media pc/home server pc, hence the sound dampening and extra storage bays. But I do admit 1 or 2 hard drive bays could have be compromised for an extra 5.25" bay to make things a bit more balanced.
     
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  14. LordAzathoth

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    Joined: 7 Nov 2010

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    Location: Doncaster

    yes that is why I'm not getting one, I have checked the XL and the cooling is rubbish/ worse. I want to OC as well so bad choice. going for NZXT phantom. really different
     
  15. Gribs

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    Joined: 12 Nov 2003

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    Location: Skipton

    I've got 4 in mine at the moment and will probably add another soon. It would be more but I moved one to my parents machine. As for more 5.25" bays what's the point? Ehough room for a DVD/BD and a fan controller, what more would you want considering the isn't really enough room for a watercooling setup.
     
  16. tjm21

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Oct 2010

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    I am currently running 5 x 2TB harddrives and need a couple more for back-up, I prefer more HD bays than 5.25 bays
     
  17. Evil^

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    Seems there support is quite good, sending me a replacement panel :)
     
  18. GeForce

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    Got mine and did a build yesterday. Really impressed with this case, so quiet and a fantastically easy build.

    :)
     
  19. DiCe!

    Soldato

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    Case keeps impressing me, looks so nice, and the build quality from what i hear is great!
     
  20. Evil^

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    There support isn't too great but not too bad either, Had a conversation about the damaged side panel for about 2 days before he realised what exactly was wrong then in the last e-mail highlighted the second was damaged aswell, got up bright and early and they've sent me two replacements :)

    Though why the hell it turned up like this ill never know... :D
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