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I love my Arc Midi R2, but I feel like they could have offered a little more space for cable clearance behind the mobo tray. I'm finding it very difficult to cram my cables back there without the side panel having to bend a little.
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Originally Posted by boy005 View Post

can anyone confirm if the window side panel of arc r2 mini fit on define mini? or give me a right dimensions of the side panel define mini... thx

From the Fractal website:
Define Mini = 210 x 395 x 490
Arc Mini R2 = 210 x 405 x 484

Going off that, I don't think the panels would be interchangeable.
Edited by Anoxy - 12/6/13 at 10:25am
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post #10122 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

I love my Arc Midi R2, but I feel like they could have offered a little more space for cable clearance behind the mobo tray. I'm finding it very difficult to cram my cables back there without the side panel having to bend a little.

I need both hands and knees to close mine so I understand what you mean xD
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post #10123 of 16136
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

I need both hands and knees to close mine so I understand what you mean xD
Haha right!? For me, it's mostly because the PCI-E cables from my 780s are fairly short so right when they get through the rubber grommet, they have to be immediately bent and then routed through the bottom rubber grommet to the PSU. Horribly bulky. Oh well, at least the front looks extremely clean /firstworldproblems.
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post #10124 of 16136
Do you need 4x ODD bays or have a mobo with 9 PCI slots? If you do need both, then the Arc XL will fit for what you need.
If not, the Arc Midi R2 is more than enough.
As for cooling, they are both the same.
    
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post #10125 of 16136
Anyone from Europe that had to do RMA for a case ?

Just got the XL R2, the front panel clips and the panel frame are both broken and the case is useless without it's front panel smile.gif
How long do they need to send me a new front panel replacement for the case so I can replace it? The shop where I bought it wanted the whole case back (that would not be cheap for me to send the 17kg box to them).

Opened a ticket on Fractal Desing support and they said that they will send me a new panel after they get my case serial and a proof of purchase. Can't build my system untill I get the front panel replaced frown.gif
post #10126 of 16136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

I love my Arc Midi R2, but I feel like they could have offered a little more space for cable clearance behind the mobo tray. I'm finding it very difficult to cram my cables back there without the side panel having to bend a little.
From the Fractal website:
Define Mini = 210 x 395 x 490
Arc Mini R2 = 210 x 405 x 484

Going off that, I don't think the panels would be interchangeable.

because small measure differences ("look" of the case), maybe will fit...because of that, i need accurate measures os side panel...
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post #10127 of 16136
Have you contacted Fractal directly?
    
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post #10128 of 16136
Got my R4 Define today thumb.gif
post #10129 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

You should mount those SSDs behind the motherboard and get rid of the HDD trays.

Just check which side has the mounting holes, and how your psu sata power cables are shaped. I had to buy a sata power extension cable because the Crucial m500 power port would not allow the XFX black psu's cable to fit with the ssd mounted flat like that.
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post #10130 of 16136
Hey guys i was wandering if this kind of setup could work or even improve temperature
The idea is to "split the case into two parts" with the GPU and the Upper drive base while you rotate the drive base so it's back is facing the front of the case

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any ideas or suggestions?
can anyone try it?
Edited by GeneralA6 - 12/6/13 at 4:55pm
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