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Originally Posted by cyclometric View Post

I got my Arc MIdi R2 about 2 weeks ago and have made the leap to it just the other day. I did end up murdering the my motherboard in the process, though. I was trying to "fix" the PWM wire that connects the Rheosmart 3 to the mobo CPU header. Well, apparently I crossed two wires, because I literally saw smoke coming out of the top of the machine.. very pretty, whispy white swirls of smoke, and I was like ***!! I consider myself very fortunate to only have lost the motherboard. So thank goodness for Newegg... the next day I picked up the upgrade to my old board, the M5A97 R2 (not the LE which I hear is not so good).

Here are the contents:
(of course) Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Mobo Asus M5A97 R2.0
Powercolor 7850 2GB
XSPC Acrylic Res Top on a bmaverick DDC --- sidebar: has anyone done any of those upgrades, like the PWM one at DIYINHK?

XSPC EX240 with GT 2150's P/P
XSPC Raystorm AMD
Durelene 7/16"
Distilled, Killcoil and 5 drops of Mayhems.

Anyway, I wanted to get back online, so just decided for now to put my drives in the bottom cage, but it's a PITA, especially since my rad is also in front. In the next month or so I'll get that drive bracket/back wall thingy put together so I can have the pump at the lowest point where it should be. But this case was a breeze for cable management. I need to figure out my fan situation, too. I've got all 3 Fractal's 1 rear, and 2 top, exhaust, and put my 2 GT 2150's in Push Pull on the top 1/2 of the rad, and bought a yucky Shark Green Monster or whatever it's called, on the bottom. Temps are actually outstanding. Maybe I'll get two of the SP120 Silent High Static Pressure's for the bottom half... I like idea of having all my rad fans being PWM and these sound great, perfect low speed but effective for my EX240. The rad fans I'd like to have on an auto fan control like speedfan or even fanXpert... Oh yeah, forgot to mention... in the process of making Mama-Mobo "fall down go boom" I alsjo managed to deal a death blow to the proud and reliable Rheosmart 3. Double chipset homicide. So if I get extremely ambitious, maybe I'll try building my own following one of the many fan control circuits out there. Sounds like a great idea, right? Maybe not...

I really like the Logisys White Sunlight Sticks, they fill the case with enough light, actually almost *too much* light in places, like I haven't figured out how to hide the tacky glow seeping out from the top of the case...I want to add some UV light, too, to show off the mayhem dyed-liquid. I bought one flimsy strip of 3528 and thought I could cut them up and placed around the tubing, it would be enough... but it's clearly not. I found where to get two of the Sunlight Sticks in UV, (pretty cheap, too, if anyone's interested -- and they don't overcharge for shipping, either!) ... now I can be sure the Sunlight Sticks are bright, but are they worthwhile for the purpose of providing UV? If not that great, my other idea was to get some super bright 5050's either on a strip or I'd solder them into a clear tube, and then put some diffusing material on the top half of the tube, to get more of the general glow than a focused beam. Then maybe I'll put the white & the UV sticks on separate switches and enjoy let them fight it out as I finagle them to my hearts desire.



I've got to do some more cable management, and need to cut the huge curve of tubing from the pump to the rad... it'll all get sorted when the drives move out of the way.

Are you still using the tinted side window or did you replace it with clear plexi-glass? I can't seem to brighten up the interior enough.... My arc midi's side window is way too dark
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here are a few pics of my arc mini r2. love this case and cant wait to water cool it!

system specs:
CPU: i5 3570k @ 5.1 ghz
MOBO: ASrock z77 fatal1ty pro-m
RAM: kingston hyperx 1600mhz OC at 1866 10-10-10-27 timings
GPU: Asus dcII 7870
PSU: GS700 from Corsair
SSD: samsung 840 evo 120 gig
HDD: seagate baracuda XT 3tb







post #10353 of 16053
Both machines above really look Good ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ thumb.gif
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here is my super ugly R2 build. Not the R2's fault though.

Gaming Machine
(19 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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post #10355 of 16053
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Originally Posted by DevinR View Post

here are a few pics of my arc mini r2. love this case and cant wait to water cool it!

system specs:
CPU: i5 3570k @ 5.1 ghz
MOBO: ASrock z77 fatal1ty pro-m
RAM: kingston hyperx 1600mhz OC at 1866 10-10-10-27 timings
GPU: Asus dcII 7870
PSU: GS700 from Corsair
SSD: samsung 840 evo 120 gig
HDD: seagate baracuda XT 3tb








Nice build! Also love that wallpaper, could you possibly link that?
post #10356 of 16053
Happy New Years! smile.gif

I have a quick question for you guys:
I have a Define R4 case. I currently have a Gigabyte R9 270 card in the top slot of my MSI Z87-G41 motherboard and I'm looking to install a Radeon HD 5830 into the "extra" PCI slot using a x1-x16 riser cable and installing a second 5830 into the x16 slot. Has anyone ever tried using that side PCI slot for a graphics card?

I'm just curious because I'm mining cryptocoins at the moment and I don't want to take my rig out of my beloved Define R4.
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Happy New Years! smile.gif

I have a quick question for you guys:
I have a Define R4 case. I currently have a Gigabyte R9 270 card in the top slot of my MSI Z87-G41 motherboard and I'm looking to install a Radeon HD 5830 into the "extra" PCI slot using a x1-x16 riser cable and installing a second 5830 into the x16 slot. Has anyone ever tried using that side PCI slot for a graphics card?

I'm just curious because I'm mining cryptocoins at the moment and I don't want to take my rig out of my beloved Define R4.
If it fits then it will work, but have you investigated the performance loss of using a 1x pcie for a graphics card?
post #10358 of 16053
Hi All,

Thought I would post my updated case I've added a Corsair Hydro H80 to cool my Palit GTX 70 graphics card.


I know there is enough room for the cooler to go elsewhere but I'm very happy with the position I think it makes for a neat looking solution and it doesnt effect heat or airflow.

Here is a post of the temps to prove there is no adverse effect from mounting the H80 on the H100, the left is idle and the right is after an hour on BF4. There's a better explination of the GPU thread thumb.gif


Edited by TheAnticitizen1 - 1/2/14 at 12:31pm
post #10359 of 16053
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Originally Posted by rovert19 View Post

Nice build! Also love that wallpaper, could you possibly link that?

sure here ya go

http://resolution12.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/assassins-creed-logo-red.jpg
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I have a question. Is it so hard to press the tabs of the pins on the 8pin cpu or mine are hard to get out? Got a phobya extractor kit and tried with it, no luck. Dont wanna press to hard, afraid of breaking the tool.
Thanks,
Core 3K
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 GB 990FXA-UD5 Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 840 120 Gb SSD Samsung Evo 850 120 Gb SSD 2x Seagate 2TB Akasa Black 120/140mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer Windows 10 Pro x64 Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU Cooler Master Quickfire 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Fortron FSP700-80BPN 85+ Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Modded) Rival 300 CM Storm Speed-RX 
AudioOtherOtherOther
2x Divoom OnBeat 500 Black  SWITCH RP-1708K/8P 10/100 TP Link TL WN8200ND TP Link TL-WR841ND 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phobya Sleeved Extensions Front Acrylic Black Panel Side Acrylic Black Windowed Panel CM Storm Skorpion 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 GB 990FXA-UD5 Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 840 120 Gb SSD Samsung Evo 850 120 Gb SSD 2x Seagate 2TB Akasa Black 120/140mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer Windows 10 Pro x64 Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU Cooler Master Quickfire 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Fortron FSP700-80BPN 85+ Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Modded) Rival 300 CM Storm Speed-RX 
AudioOtherOtherOther
2x Divoom OnBeat 500 Black  SWITCH RP-1708K/8P 10/100 TP Link TL WN8200ND TP Link TL-WR841ND 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phobya Sleeved Extensions Front Acrylic Black Panel Side Acrylic Black Windowed Panel CM Storm Skorpion 
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