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Hardware Fractal Design R2 Case Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 15 Jan 2010.

  1. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Aren't we all nerds/geeks anyway?
     
  2. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    surely for the money one can get a branded one, even aluminium
     
  3. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    im not *pushes glasses up nose and adjusts pocket protector*
     
  4. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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  5. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Just for you lot, and because I'm awesome, I'll bung some fans into the case on Monday and stick a blog post up with the results.
     
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  6. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    @Baz

    Excellent :)
     
  7. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    thats what makes this site the best!
     
  8. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    By the way Baz, it is Just not Fust.

    Oh! and Thanks for being Awesome! :D
     
  9. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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  10. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    Result.
     
  11. TSR2

    TSR2 What's a Dremel?

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    Didn't know you were that vicious with your cable management :D
     
  12. delriogw

    delriogw What's a Dremel?

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    looks a bit like a wider cousin of my antec p180. though not as tall.
     
  13. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    The whole point is that they test "out-of-the-box" I thought.
    Sure you can improve cooling performance by adding stuff but the reviews here show you what it would be like if you didn't change anything.

    Like the looks, cooling ain't great but can be boosted. Nice little case, still more than happy with my 932 though.
     
  14. Kenny_McCormick

    Kenny_McCormick Minimodder

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    All the reviews must have a measure with stock cooling but also with all the fans it could equip. It's a suggestion for future case reviews ^^
     
  15. Ross1

    Ross1 What's a Dremel?

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    This seems to be the result of the countless p180/p182 mods.... its what the p183 should have been.

    it sounds like i more or less had this case two years ago, after i hacked my p182 to bits.
     
  16. Farfalho

    Farfalho Minimodder

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    +1
     
  17. Farfalho

    Farfalho Minimodder

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    Didn't see it, so... way to go baz
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    add me the list to test with additional fans as well.
     
  19. Muunsyr

    Muunsyr What's a Dremel?

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    +1, also I am surprised you don't include noise measurements.

    I like bit-tech. And I appreciate all the work that goes into a review such as this one. But I do feel that this review was heading in the wrong direction. I realise that in order to compare cases as they come from the shop/factory, you have to use a standardised platform for testing - but in this case the standard platform doesn't match what we, the users, are going to be doing. After all, who is going to buy such a case with a bunch of gaming gear and NOT stick few more fans in it. Similarly, there was no noise test on this case with lots of disks installed - given that quite a few would be looking at this case for this exact purpose, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I really do like the bit-tech reviews, it is one of the few sites I read on a highly regular basis, it's just a pitty that some of the reviews seem to get a bit lost. Anyway, enough said.

    Muunsyr
     
  20. gurboura

    gurboura TopLevel Computers

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    I still think this case was reviewed in an environment it wasn't designed for. As they stated, it seems this was meant more for a server application, or for who a user who wants almost complete silence, out of the box.

    I also think the performance shouldn't have taken such a hit as it did. Are we talking, thermal performance, noise performance, both, or what? For performance, I think this case should have gotten an 8, it performed as what it was designed for, noise reduction.
     
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