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Fractal Arc Midi + RX240 = Good?

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Hey guys, I will be building a new rig soon, and I just couldn't resist it: I want to do water cooling. So with that said, I was planning on getting the XSPC Rasa RX240 kit with a Fractal Arc MIDI case. Are there any problems with doing this? (Such as parts not fitting, no room, etc.) Also, a kind of side question, is this kit difficult to install? This will be my first time water cooling.thumb.gif

EDIT: This being my first water cooling setup, I will not be extending the loop to the GPU for a while, but I will most likely do this eventually.
Edited by Explicit528 - 1/18/12 at 7:18pm

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post #2 of 18
well its easy to do but in that case youll ahve to mount the rad externally as there is not enough clearence between the board and the top of the case. i was able to squeeze and i mean litteraly a rad in top and one fan on the inside....
post #3 of 18
RX240 fits easily in Arc Midi, I use a GTX 240 with AP-15's in push-pull.
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post #4 of 18
woops i was thinkign of the wrong case doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

looks like it will fit with easy after i looked at the correct case
post #5 of 18
im using the RS240 and it fits very nice. I also know that the RX240 fits also. Easy setup/install. My first water loop was with the XSPC kit and it will not take long before you are upgrading. wink.gif

you will probably want different fans than the xspc fans. push/pull if it will fit are at least some with a higher CFM
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Are there any specific fans you would recommend?
post #7 of 18
Gentle Typhoons are great if you can find them. BTW, you do know that res/pump combo of Rasa kit will occupy both of your 5.25" bays ?
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post #8 of 18
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Oh damn...that sucks. Thanks for telling me.
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Oh damn...that sucks. Thanks for telling me.

DDC pump with a top/res combo fits nicely between psu and bottom hdd cage or on top of top of hdd cage like I have it.
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So can I put the res and pump in another place, like there? I need one of those drive bays worriedsmiley.gif
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