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post #11 of 21
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Did you mount your H50 in the front or rear top location? I'm not sure if it would be better to mount it up front and pull warmish air in onto the RAM, or in the rear top location where the warm air pulled in would be exhausted quickly out the back but may interfere with air flow and create some 'dead spots' where fresh air isn't circulating.

The Arc Midi went back on sale last night for $59 and I snatched it up, along with the H80i!
post #12 of 21
I have my 240mm rad mounted to the top of my arc mini and had no heat issues running my 2700k at 5GHz with 2133 memory. I drilled out the rivets on the bottom cage as well and now have room to mount my other 240mm rad there if I want to. I've moved onto messing with a SR-2 though and haven't done anything with the Z77 setup I had in it. I've been thinking of maybe throwing a micro-atx X79 in it but I need to finish building this SR-2 before I move onto another project.
post #13 of 21
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Did you mount your H50 in the front or rear top location? I'm not sure if it would be better to mount it up front and pull warmish air in onto the RAM, or in the rear top location where the warm air pulled in would be exhausted quickly out the back but may interfere with air flow and create some 'dead spots' where fresh air isn't circulating.
The Arc Midi went back on sale last night for $59 and I snatched it up, along with the H80i!

I tried mounting a 1x120 rad on the top and it looked weird, settled on the rear.

No rad will fit on the front without some intricate modding. Even if it did, I wouldn't want it there. Would be worried about yanking the pipes too hard when taking the front off to clean the filters.
Edited by winniethepwn - 11/28/12 at 3:30pm
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post #14 of 21
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I tried mounting a 1x120 rad on the top and it looked weird, settled on the rear.
No rad will fit on the front without some intricate modding. Even if it did, I wouldn't want it there. Would be worried about yanking the pipes too hard when taking the front off to clean the filters.
You just mount rad stands to the bottom. Nothing special. Nothing gets mounted to the front of the case so you can pull it off and put it back on as much as you like
post #15 of 21
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Hey guys, quick question on the Midi's 3.5 to 5.25 converter. Have any of you ever used it and if so, did you notice any noise or vibration from it? I'm thinking about mounting one of those white hard drive trays in the bottom 5.25 bay so I can use the silicon discs to isolate any of that. The build is in progress and coming along nicely so far!
post #16 of 21
Its decent. There are still vibrations though. pretty annoying vibrations.just FYI
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post #17 of 21
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Its decent. There are still vibrations though. pretty annoying vibrations.just FYI

Thanks! I decided I'm going to go ahead and mount one of those white drive trays (painted black) in the 5.25 bay so I can use the silicon vibration isolators. I'll post pics when I get it set up, probably early next week.
post #18 of 21

I got a build log up. Just in case you wanted to see it.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1337993/project-arc#post_18828217

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post #19 of 21
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Very cool! I've done quite a bit of modding on this case. I'll be finishing it up when I get home Sunday or Monday and will link my build thread when I start it. I think my SSD mounting location may be something nobody has done with this case before!
post #20 of 21
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Okay, build log is up! You can check out my SSD mount solution and build HERE.
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