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Looks great - Congratulations!

Looks great in the Arc Mini. Did you find any quirks with the case when you installed everything? :

I just ordered an Arc Mini and an AX850. I hope the H60 will fit in the front above the lower drive cage for a push/pull fan set-up.

well i found that the hdd bays are a little stiff to pull out but thts a good thing also with the back pannel theres not alot of room i actually had to force it on and the 8 pin wuz hard but thats with all cases otherwise nothing else i saw was bad about it its a great case indeed
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utnorris - Yes, plugged into red slot, bios shows it in the red slot, but it seems to only be going at stata II speeds... Odd.... Just swapped from the second to the first red slot, about to bench again...

Edit: Rebenched with ATTO Disk Benchmark, and the numbers are good...

Anyway, everything else on this board/setup runs as it should. No issues... Just need to add a new fan to help out my xfire setup... Those two 5870's get loud when loaded... Adding a new side panel fan (SilentX 14) (cutting out a hole now) with a thermistor to kick in with some fresh air when it needs more... Probably add another top exhaust fan at some point too...

So, anyone else see non-SATA III speeds out of those red ports? Mine is working now, but....

Edited by GrJohnso - 8/21/11 at 3:38pm
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Here my build, pls add me to the owners list





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post #2074 of 7108
Thread Starter 
Those Silverstone TJ08B-E cases, Fractal Arc Mini cases, and of course the Corsair Graphite 600T case all look pretty nice. They look well designed and made.

Anyone use the MaxIVGeneZ68 in a HTPC build yet ?

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/21/11 at 4:45pm
   
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I only have one problem which I'm not sure if anyone else has had. After my computer went to sleep or restarted it would lock up.
See my post page 36.
post #2076 of 7108
It's......Upside down....Design of that case doesn't make sense to me. Hot air rises and the PSU is on top venting into the case? Am I missing something?
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It's......Upside down....Design of that case doesn't make sense to me. Hot air rises and the PSU is on top venting into the case? Am I missing something?
I was thinking the same, I don't see why they would want to mount it upside down. But I do like the idea of the cases with the exhaust end of the heatsink/cards at the top, Allowing the hot air to be blow out the top.
 
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The upside down style is not new, Lian Li had cases in the past, not saying its better, but it works fine, the 180mm pushes enough air to move it in and the hot out, i added the 120 on the back just to help, there are some that only use the 180 and still do fine.

About the design, here is a quote from SPCR SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

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As the TJ08-E places the motherboard upside down compared to most case layouts, we thought it would be interesting to what would happen if we flipped the case upside down (propped up slightly to give the power supply fan some clearance).

Given that hot air rises, it was no surprise that the CPU, placed in a higher position, would do worse. With the stock fan set to low/9V, the CPU warmed up by an additional 7°C. The GPU, being in a lower, cooler location did better, allowing us to lower the fan speed by ~120 RPM
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Kevz0, thanks for the details. I am curious about the back panel. Is the issue a lack of space between the panel and the motherboard holder? I agree that it will be a great case!

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well i found that the hdd bays are a little stiff to pull out but thts a good thing also with the back pannel theres not alot of room i actually had to force it on and the 8 pin wuz hard but thats with all cases otherwise nothing else i saw was bad about it its a great case indeed
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Do you really want a smaller case? I thought you were having difficulty getting everything into your current case and adequately cooled at the same time?

I just couldn't wait any longer to get my M4GZ a quality "home" and I couldn't find an option I liked better than the Arc Mini.

My only dissapointment so far is that Newegg didn't ship my order yet, even though it was charged and invoiced on Friday. I even paid for the RUSH option. One more reason for the Trainwreck name!

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Those Silverstone TJ08B-E cases, Fractal Arc Mini cases, and of course the Corsair Graphite 600T case all look pretty nice. They look well designed and made.

Anyone use the MaxIVGeneZ68 in a HTPC build yet ?
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