Write-up Review: Fractal Design R3 - Wait till R4?
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August 29, 2010, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
My System Specs
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While installing the PSU I noticed a gap between the bottom of the case and the air filter for the PSU intake. The bottom of the case is shaped in such a way that the PSU filter cannot sit flush with it and thus leaves a 5mm or greater gap around one of it's edges. To me, that pretty much defeats the purpose of having a filter down there, I ignored it and continued on with the build, only to find another nuisance waiting for me - the front door.
I don't see that as a real problem as long as the filter is flush with the bottom of the case around the intake vent. Since any dust will be coming from outside, the filter only needs to form a seal around the vent itself, not around the base of the PSU. The rest of your complaints are a bit disappointing though. A friend of mine just ordered the case along with the rest of the parts for a new PC he's building, so I'll see what the case is like first-hand soon enough.
My System Specs
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
i7 920 D0 @ 4GHz w/ Zalman CNPS10X Flex
6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
XFX Radeon HD 5870 (reference), MSI TwinFrozr GTX 260 @ 700/1512/1050
Intel X25-M G2 80GB, Samsung F3 1TB, Samsung F1 1TB
Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W
Coolermaster ATCS 840
ASUS Xonar DX + Audiotechnica ATH-AD700
Dell S2209W 21.5", Samsung 712N 17"
Windows 7 Professional x64
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