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 Post subject: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:29 pm 
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I've been thinking of replacing my antec p150 with a Fractal Design Define R4 (for bigger and power hungrier video cards), but I haven't been able to find out if there will still be enough air flow when its put on a rug. Is this going to be a problem?


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 Post subject: Re: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:59 pm 
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The usual solution is this situation is to buy a shelf of the right size from a DIY store and use it as a hard surface between the case and the carpet. Apart from avoiding any issues with airflow it should also mean that the bottom filter will need little or no additional cleaning.


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 Post subject: Re: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:39 pm 
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I'd prefer Lodestars solution, but you could just see to it, that you raise the case by mounting different stands, replacing the rather flat original rubber ones. Combining both doesn't hurt either.


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 Post subject: Re: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:13 am 
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cyberman999 wrote:
Is this going to be a problem?

computers on floors=dust.
computers on carpets=more dust.
computers with bottom intakes placed on carpets=even more dust.

build a 6-10" riser to get it out of the dust zone

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 Post subject: Re: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:48 am 
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lodestar wrote:
The usual solution is this situation is to buy a shelf of the right size from a DIY store and use it as a hard surface between the case and the carpet. Apart from avoiding any issues with airflow it should also mean that the bottom filter will need little or no additional cleaning.


Oh. Of course. *facepalm* Why didn't I think of that?


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