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Fractal Design Define R6

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by southernorth, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. jammir

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 11, 2007

    Posts: 916

    Location: London / Essex

    Changed the layout on my case not sure if I like the V.GPU?

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  2. Raumarik

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003

    Posts: 13,526

    Love it, not sure about the colour to be honest, think white would look super clean!

    Pretty water block on the GPU though
     
  3. Zhuni

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 16, 2011

    Posts: 756

    Love that colour
     
  4. Dave Burton

    Associate

    Joined: May 8, 2018

    Posts: 55

    I'm tempted to pull the trigger on one of these, but currently using an AIO. The model is the Seidon 3 (Coolermaster) and I've noted that compared to some the two hoses are fairly short. Can anyone confirm they've used this pairing and if the radiator from the AIO would reach the front intakes? I've been toying with going full custom but I've not yet built up all the needed parts so this is a stop gap.

    Cheers!

    Edit: happy to replace the AIO if anyone has any recommendations that they can confirm will fit :)
     
  5. Evilmethod666

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    Joined: Sep 5, 2012

    Posts: 74

    @jammir what size rad do you have in the bottom and 280mm in the front? Cheers nice build
     
  6. jammir

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 11, 2007

    Posts: 916

    Location: London / Essex

    EK SE140 in the bottom and SE 280 on the front.
     
  7. shinderu

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    Joined: Aug 20, 2018

    Posts: 17

    Can you fit in an optical drive when the panel and drive cage is taken out in the alternative layout?
     
  8. Methanoid

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,824

    Location: St Albans

    Any Define R6 owners in Herts, Bucks or Beds? I could really do with having a look at one.... Some mod plans to be made...
     
  9. Bugbait

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 13, 2018

    Posts: 338

    Location: London

    Not without mods since the left 5.25 bracket (looking from the front) would be gone (becomes part of back plate). The entire front plate moves back so there are no front facing screw holes to mount the right side either.
     
  10. Too Tall

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,425

    Location: Leicestershire

    Still waiting for the side panels to come into stock for these. Wish I'd bought the Tempered Glass version to begin with.
     
  11. Methanoid

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,824

    Location: St Albans

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    Can someone who has the case answer some questions, related to this pic?

    Q1: If you slide down the bottom fan to the floor of the case, do the circled holes line up with the fan? With no gap under the fan (unlikely but looks close)
    Q2: If you slide the top fan up, removing the optical bay, does it slide behind the USB port panel?
    Q3: If Q1 & Q2 work.. whats the gap in between... If its 140mm I will probably **** myself with happiness!!
     
  12. dannywaugh1

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2007

    Posts: 699

    Location: Newcastle upon tyne

    Cant seem to find a answer for this, Can you have the drive bays in as well as a front 360 aio? or do you need to move the wall to the back reducing the amount of drive space?
     
  13. TheSwede

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2007

    Posts: 2,190

    Location: Front of the PC

    I have a front 360 AIO in mine and all the drive bays, didn't have to move the wall to the back position.
     
  14. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 15,982

    Can someone answer a question about AIO radiator placement.

    The awful manual seems to suggest that in the 'open case' configuration you can only install a 140/280 or 420mm length rad in the top or front.

    It seems to suggest a 360 rad would only fit in the standard configuration.

    Is this right? I don't have the case yet but am planning my build.

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    Edit - Nevermind, solved.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  15. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 15,982

    I've solved the above issue watching Youtube videos.

    I just wanted some advice with airflow now really. I took delivery of the case on Friday and spent 30 minutes converting it to the 'Open internal layout' which was hassle free. Case seems really well built and easy to work with so far.

    I'll be installing a 360mm AIO cooler at the top of the case, and I believe that exhausts heat through the RAD in 'pull' (i.e the fans are between the rad and the case, pulling air out)

    The case also comes with 2x 140mm intake fans on the front and 1x 140mm exhaust fan on the back.

    Is it therefore worth installing another intake fan on the bottom of the case, so there's more cool air coming in? I have a 2080Ti GPU which just dumps heat back in to the case.
     
  16. eggcup

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2006

    Posts: 2,012

    Location: Poole, Dorset

    Sorry for the poor pictur quality but you get the drift :)

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  17. Methanoid

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,824

    Location: St Albans

    Any Define R6 owners want to make a few quid with a parts swap with some S2 parts? If so, get in touch (link below) ;)
     
  18. kisserik93

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    Joined: Sep 22, 2018

    Posts: 28

    Hi!

    Is the Fractal Design Define 6 case has a good cooling potentional?
    Is it possible to remove the psu cover? :)

    thank you
     
  19. wgards

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    Joined: Oct 24, 2013

    Posts: 16

    Settled on the Node 804 as a NAS enclosure but it seems to have HDD mounting issues with large capacity drives :rolleyes:

    Anyone stuffed the R6 full of HDD's yet?

    Keen to hear drive temps; hoping they can remain cool with fans at low(ish) rpm.
     
  20. Methanoid

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,824

    Location: St Albans

    Reddit user liangco has one full of HDDs (look for his posts) I'll be building one myself soonish