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Originally Posted by Greg.Steele View Post

My latest build
*snip*

Damn. Nice.
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Arc Mini

600

600
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post #1043 of 16139
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Arc Mini
600

I like that window- nice thumb.gif

I wish FD at least had an option for windowed side panels.
    
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post #1044 of 16139
Greg.Steele- nice build smile.gif Front Filter mod looks like mines. Can you post a picture of the back side of your case with the side panel off so I can see your cabling...Been thinking of ordering some psu extensions for my self as well but concerned with the limited space in the back. From what I can see it is possible though thumb.gif
post #1045 of 16139
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I like that window- nice thumb.gif
I wish FD at least had an option for windowed side panels.

Thanks mate. The window only shows the GPU, and the heatsink. I hate when windows show the PSU and the HDD Cages.
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febreze...very very clean build...im guessing you put your lone hdd in the optical bay? I'll probably do that for my r3 build soon.
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Spent the last 2-3 weeks tweaking and adjusting the mobo's performance. In a quest to
maximize cooling, I removed the 2 HD cages. Rivited the SSD platform to the rear of case floor.
Then hung a storage drive below optical cage. Total unrestricted flow for the 2 front 120's.
Being that the fan wash ain't slamming into cages.....quieter too.

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post #1048 of 16139
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febreze...very very clean build...im guessing you put your lone hdd in the optical bay? I'll probably do that for my r3 build soon.

Thanks =D

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Spent the last 2-3 weeks tweaking and adjusting the mobo's performance. In a quest to
maximize cooling, I removed the 2 HD cages. Rivited the SSD platform to the rear of case floor.
Then hung a storage drive below optical cage. Total unrestricted flow for the 2 front 120's.
Being that the fan wash ain't slamming into cages.....quieter too.

Are the Noctua fans more quiet than the stock fans?
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post #1049 of 16139
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Thanks =D
Are the Noctua fans more quiet than the stock fans?


When you're spending a decent amount of money for a new build....

You don't wanna skimp on anything.....just not worth it.

I bought the case, cause it has tons of positive reviews and the size of the
case itself was just perfect. And at $100, was a no brainer.

BUT, the case just sits there in a static state, and the fans are constantly
spinning around, doing their thing. If anything could be a "risk" , it was
certainly the fans. Basically, we have NO long term reviews or data that
could indicate the quality of said fans. Not worth the risk.

I have no idea what kinda sound those fractal's put out. They were
replaced as part of the initial build. I've used Noctua's on several box's
and given nothing but positive results. Plus, they hardly make any sound
[which is extremely important to me]

Why gamble ?
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post #1050 of 16139
I use two Fractal 120mm fans and 2 Cooler Master fans. Mine is super quiet, even with both of the case-sides off.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052

Certainly not the best fans...but if you're on a budget it's hard to beat $3/ea.
Edited by polizei - 12/15/11 at 7:16am
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