Pre-fitted with dense noise absorbing material the R4 also features ModuVen panels which prevent noise from escaping when silence is required but if cooling becomes a priority the ModuVent panels can be removed to expose add air vents for optional fans
SUPPORT FOR LIQUID COOLING top fan positions allow slim 240/280mm radiators to be mounted. Select slim radiators can be mounted in the front fan holder (requires the bottom HDD cage to change position)
REMOVABLE HDD CAGES Configuration flexibility is enhanced thanks to two hard drive cages (featuring steel drive trays with black silicone mounting grommets) that support a total of 8 3.5"HDD or 2.5"SSD
Pre-fitted with dense noise absorbing material, ModuVent System offers optimal silence and performance capabilities, 2 HDD cages - 5 bay and 3 bay - 3.5" HDD/ 2.5" SSD (8 in total), Top HDD cage (5 HDD) can be rotated 90 degrees or removed for additional airflow, 2 SSDs can be installed on the back of the motherboard plate, 26 mm for cable management, 2 Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans with longer life time included, Top fan positions allow slim 240/280mm radiators to be mounted, Tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans easier, Front fan filter is easily removed and is washable, Rubber grommets ensure good fit and retention, Supports graphics card lengths up to 295mm with top drive cage installed, Supports graphics card lengths up to 430mm with top drive cage removed, M/B compatibility - Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX. Need help? In less than 48 hours we can resolve your questions just go to support through the Fractal-Design website.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a cynic. I have purchased "quiet" cases, and "quiet" fans in the past, only to be annoyed, disturbed, and disappointed. I have three computers and a server in one room in my house, and the noise is always there. For Christmas, I received a new motherboard and processor, and got to pick out my own case for it. I decided to try this one after reading DOZENS of reviews.
I have found the Holy Grail of cases. It really IS quiet. It's heavier and bulkier than most, but that's because of its perfection in design.
I opened it up and saw that the majority of the case is lined with sound proofing material. Sort of a dense cotton. Then I found that it has space, REAL space, behind the motherboard tray. I own a power supply with enough cables to light up a small house. ALL of the cables fit behind the motherboard.
I installed all my parts and pieces, set the machine on my desk, and took the leap of faith. I just KNEW it wouldn't be...
This case is large, heavy, and absolutely silent. Its simple design allow it to fit nicely into the background - though the power LED indicator can be a bit bright for me. Inside there is plenty of room for all your parts.
As much as I love this case, I did have to knock off one star for some front port audio problems I've encountered. For some reason, when a standard headphone is plugged into the front (and most easily accessible) the sound will often slowly fade out as full contact is lost. I had to purchase a pair of wireless headphones that I could leave paired with the back port in order to fix this. Likewise, the number of drive bays is slightly exaggerated. The two "SSD" bays are actually mount points on the back of the motherboard plate. Which, if you expect to do any sort of cable management, will become blocked when wires are ran.
That being said both problems were very minimal and didn't really bother me too much. When comparing this case...
This is a beautifully simple case, and I always feel so clever when I open the front panel to clean out the dust filter (YAY!) or insert a disc into the optical drive. The sound dampening is nice, and the case even looks beautiful from the inside! The dust filter on the bottom of the case is also a convenient thing to have, but if you have a large PSU (i.e. long from the dimension that points from the front of the case to the back of the case) then you will have a hard time using the opening as another case fan mount).
Be aware that you can easily take the entire front bezel off of the case! This is not bad, as it gives you access for cable management and you can replace it if something happens and you can't bear scratches. However, if you are handeling your case and find that the front audio jack is no longer outputting audio, then it might be because you disconnected the cable from the housing. You can easily pull back the bezel a little and re-insert the wire if this...
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