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post #10261 of 16053
A note to all those who have problems with a top rad/fan combo clashing with the rear fan.

Nothing is stopping you from mounting the rear fan on the OUTSIDE
And if you get something "fancy" like at Bitfenix Spectre Pro it doesn't have look "weird"
Note that cutting out the rear mesh will help with wiring (& airflow) smile.gif
post #10262 of 16053
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Originally Posted by RnRollie View Post

A note to all those who have problems with a top rad/fan combo clashing with the rear fan.

Nothing is stopping you from mounting the rear fan on the OUTSIDE
And if you get something "fancy" like at Bitfenix Spectre Pro it doesn't have look "weird"
Note that cutting out the rear mesh will help with wiring (& airflow) smile.gif

In my case, I'm creating a 140mm adapter that off-sets a rear 120mm towards the bottom, there's an inch there that helps creating clearance from the top.
post #10263 of 16053
Fractal Customer Support is awesome. I Lost my front filter and shipped a brand new one to me free of charge.
post #10264 of 16053
Yes.. they ship some stuff right from Sweden, without asking stupid questions.. this is why I support this company.
post #10265 of 16053
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Yes.. they ship some stuff right from Sweden, without asking stupid questions.. this is why I support this company.

I dunno, you ask me, I think their customer service is overrated. I told them all I had was the filter and they refused to ship me a new R4.

Because of them, I had to go out and BUY an R4 to go along with my Define Mini.
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i3-4130 ASUS Z87M-Plus CT2KIT51264BA1339 WD5000AAKX  
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WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WH14NS40 
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RR-B10-212P-G1 FQC-06950 SSR-450RM Fractal Define Mini 
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post #10266 of 16053
Sorry, I didn't understand what exactly happened... you can't expect them to ship a new case, that's something you need to request from the retailer.
post #10267 of 16053
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Sorry, I didn't understand what exactly happened... you can't expect them to ship a new case, that's something you need to request from the retailer.

I think that was a joke thumb.gif
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i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
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Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
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Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
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Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
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EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
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EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
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Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
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post #10268 of 16053
Yes, I wasn't smart enough to pick it up at first. tongue.gif
post #10269 of 16053
My Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 build..

Previous Housing: Bitfenix Prodigy...
Why Change: New Gfx Card wouldnt fit inside... (Palit Jetstream 770gtx 2gb) - was messing with the usb3 side panel port

In my opinion one of the biggest disadvantages of Prodigy is the side panel that is close to the Gfx Card... one should choose one that actually blows the air out of the case - or a watercooled one (Kraken g10)

Nevertheless... my new case

Build:

Core i7 4470K
Asus Z77 Deluxe Mini itx
Noctua DH14
Palit Jetstream 770 gtx 2gb...
1 Samsung SATA 840 128gb
1 Western Digital 2.5 1tb blue
Seasonic 520 MII




Impressions..
SILENT... smile.gif
COOL... smile.gif (system, gfx card, cpu) - Lower then Prodigy.. (fans run at lower setting)
I could fit the Noctua DH14
I could fit a long graphics card as the Palit Jetstream
has a fan controller

What i didnt like (really those are glitches)
a) front USB3 cable is not long enough to reach a mini itx board - I have to use extension - but i didnt wink.gif (i use an extension cable from a back port)
b) maybe 0.5cm wider (back of the motherboard) would help cable management...

Overall...
REALLY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE....!!!
Grats on Fractal Design.....!!!!! thumb.gif
Edited by NiKa - 12/17/13 at 8:32am
post #10270 of 16053
Proud to say I will be joining the Fractal family not once, but twice this week..

Case 1: Home Server (Media, Automated Backups,RDP etc)
Core 3000 Case
AMD A8-6600K APU
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Motherboard
8GB Corsair XMS3 RAM
2x2TB Caviar Green Drives
Silverstone 400W PSU
2nd NIC

After slapping all the hardware together I realized I didnt have an Optical Drive to load Windows onto the machine (I never have any luck with Windows installs from USB for whatever reason..)
So that meant I had to take the Blu Ray drive out of my main rig (Lian Li PC-Q08B) and for any of you who are familiar with this case it is no simple task.

Ended up getting ticked off and throwing down my nerd rage and long story short ended up ripping the PCI-E slot right off the pins, which forced me to buy a new board, and realize I NEVER want to go M-ITX again as long as I live..

So the main rig will now consist of

R4 with alumin front and window
MSI Z87-GD45 Motherboard
4770K CPU
16GB Corsair Vengeance (2x8GB)
OCZ ZT750 Full Modular PSU
256GB Samsung 830 SSD
GTX670 FTW GPU


Nothing makes me happier than building 2 PC's for my self in one week though!thumb.gif

Pics ASAP
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