Fractal Design R3

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  1. wrighty1uk

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    Does anyone have this case and a tape measure? I need to know the distance from the back of the case to the center of the front feet. It's just so I can make sure that it will fit on the desk.

    Your help is appreciated.

    Cheers guys
     
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    I've got the older R2 but it is basically the same case.
    From the rear of the case to centre of front feet it is approx. 40cm

    Mark.
     
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    Thanks mate I really appreciate you doing that for me.

    The good news is that it will just fit!!

    Yeah it's pretty much the same case with few mods. How quiet is your r2? I'm trying to make my machine silent
     
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    My R2 houses an Atom motherboard/CPU so has no CPU fan to hear. But the actual case fans are silent so I can't hear anything coming from the case.

    From the centre of the front feet to the case front is about 12cm, so if the feet just fit then it will overhang the desk a fair bit.

    Mark.
     
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    So at least I won't have to replace them! The reviews for this case are fantastic so as soon as the shops are back open it's off to overclockers for me.

    Thanks again Mark
     
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    The R3 is cheaper at Aria £74.36 Version 2 is USB3.
     
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    I was going to buy it from ebuyer. It costs an extra 40p but I love there customer service and even the free delivery normally lands in a couple of days
     
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    I bought my R3 from CCL with free delivery as I'm a member of bit-tech forums. Great service, £72, next day delivery, couldn't be happier
     
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    I did look at ccl but I don't get the free delivery it its more expensive than ebuyer.

    A you happy with your case? Is it as quiet as everyone says?
     
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    Yeah overall I am pleased. I came from a Coolermaster CM690 Dominator Pure which was a decent midrange case with good air cooling options. It is definately quieter than my previous case (but not by as much as I had hoped), even with a thermalright silver arrow at 90%, and four 120mm fans. It's not a great air cooling case and unless you have a very good CPU cooler your not going to get great temperatures at high overclocks. I would say it is worth the £70-80 but no more. Build quality average, perhaps slightly worse than the CM690 IMO which felt solid and sturdy where as the R3 can sometimes feel a little cheap.
     
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    Well at the moment I've got a coolermaster elite 335 which is a very cheap case. So the R3 should be alot better. I don't overclock. I'm running an i7-860 with a freezer 7 pro cooler and a reference design xfx 5850. So I don't think I need a massive airflow and the standard fans are supposed to be ok for what I need
     
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    It'll be a good improvement from your current case. I felt for me it was more of a side step, sacrificing airflow (& space) for quietness and improved aesthetics.
     

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