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September 24, 2012 10:11am
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There's this little competition on a Swedish site(so Swedish people only) that allows you to win a Fractal Design Define R4 by suggesting a change to said case.

I'm curious about what you guys might think is missing in PC cases in general.
It's hard to come up with good ideas for a case that is already so good. The Define R4 is really, really good at what it does. It's a quiet case with good cooling options and a ****load of space (it's reeeaaaally spacious). The main problems are probably that it's a little big and kinda heavy, but those things are fiddly and hard to change without compromising good features.
My idea so far is along the lines of allowing you to mount HDDs (3.5inch slots) in the DVD-reader slots (5.25inch slots), but I've yet to settle for anything.

Here are a few pics of the case:


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The case has fan filters for all the fan slots and the big middle HDD bracket can be removed for better airflow/alternatively fitting a 60-****ing-meters graphics cards. The case has 7 140mm fan slots which also has holes for 120mm fans. 2 of those are occupied with a fan from the start (1 in the front and one in the back)

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Yukimaru » September 24, 2012 10:13am | Report
Does Potatis paricipate?
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Yukimaru wrote:

Does Potatis paricipate?

Probably not, but how would I know?...
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Searz wrote:


Probably not, but how would I know?...

Cuz u are buttbuddies?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Canoas » September 24, 2012 11:13am | Report
My suggestion is to attach some kind of sleeve to one of the "exhaust" fans so you can direct some of the heat to your feet when it's cold








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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by wRAthoFVuLK » September 24, 2012 12:38pm | Report
^lalal


what about usb 3.0 route? I don't see a little hole thing for a usb 3.0 header, if you don't have one you have to run it through a pci slot and that becomes cumbersome.

Personally I bought an adapter and used the 3.0 header right on my mobo, but many people still route from behind.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » September 24, 2012 1:39pm | Report
I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but there are 2 USB3 jacks at the front of the case, both of which are connected through a cable to the pins on the lower part of your motherboard.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Temzilla » September 24, 2012 2:27pm | Report
For $100 there really isn't much you could add.

Like, you could add lighting to the front of the case, but that's all aesthetic.
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^Well, I think something practical would be much more appreciated by any users of the case.
I for example would love to be able to use the 5.25" slots for something USEFUL, since optical media is garbage to me.

And since I would remove the HDD bracket for better airflow - leaving only 3 HDD slots left - I found being able to mount HDDs in the 5.25"slots to be the natural solution to both my problems.
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Laser cannons

Tape deck/VHS player

Wheels

Concealable gun

Knock-out gas if someone attempts to use it without a retinal scan

Self-destruct mechanism

Built in LED screen that can be pulled off and used as a desktop monitor/Pad. (for those who carry desktops everywhere)

change the material to Kevlar woven microfibers (durability with potentially less weight)

give it a mouth port for easy "at home" filatio while watching porn

ummm package it with sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads.

make it use this following theme song when you power it up/take it out of sleep mode/whatever
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