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post #10421 of 16139
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Hi there guys!

Just wondering if I can fit a Noctua NH-U14S into my Fractal Design Define R3 without major problems?
The cooler is supposed to be 165mm high and the chassi is specified to support coolers up to 165mm.

I'm also wondering whether or not the cooler will block my first expansion slot on my motherboard, my motherboard is the Asus Sabertooth Z77, rest of the specs is found in my signature.

I have similiar components and I am also thinking about purchasing Noctua NH-U14S for my Fractal Desing Define R3. Is anyone who has already built such RIG or is able to check if the cooler will fit with no issues ?
post #10422 of 16139
@valkeriefire
the only thing i see as a potential issue is the 280+240 or 240+240 might be a bit "just enough" for CPU+GPU+GPU
idle is no problem of course, but under load things may become a bit noisy if you want to keep temps reasonable
I expect loop temps to hit +20 over ambient with these fans at full speed in this configuration

UT45+good fans (push) + UT60+good fans (push/pull) should have this setup around ambient +15

Anyways, "noise" is relative, it depends what you can stand of course, and as long as everything is under the max, all is fine smile.gif
post #10423 of 16139
Guys, when I fit a UT60 240mm or 280mm in the front of my Arc Midi R2 will I be to able to use 120mm fans in between the Front of the case and the radiator or do I need 140mm fans?
    
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post #10424 of 16139
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Originally Posted by Iniura View Post

Guys, when I fit a UT60 240mm or 280mm in the front of my Arc Midi R2 will I be to able to use 120mm fans in between the Front of the case and the radiator or do I need 140mm fans?

Either 120 or 140 should work. I like to match my fan size to the rad size personally
post #10425 of 16139
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Either 120 or 140 should work. I like to match my fan size to the rad size personally

Nice, yeah that would maybe be preferably but I already have a couple of Gentle Typhoon AP-15's so I rather use those.
    
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post #10426 of 16139
hi guys

ive purchased a Arc Midi R2 and its pretty awesome

im running a H100i in it, on the roof and in pull/exhaust configuration

the roof has a dust filter on it, is it recommended to cut this out of the roof to help exhausting?
Edited by bigup - 1/11/14 at 7:51am
post #10427 of 16139
Started with this Arc Mini R2 today





Actually I´m working on a braket to mount a 240 in the front.
A Aquaero will move in above the Res in the front.
Fan will be all GT-AP14´s or Corsair 120sp Quiet edition, Tygon tubing and DP-Ultra Red
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post #10428 of 16139
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hi guys

ive purchased a Arc Midi R2 and its pretty awesome

im running a H100i in it, on the roof and in pull/exhaust configuration

the roof has a dust filter on it, is it recommended to cut this out of the roof to help exhausting?

I personally recommend it. My temps dropped a good 5-10C when removing the filters.

Since they are on removable parts, test your temps with them on then pull those parts off and test again. If there is a significant difference then pull em out. If it is the same or not much different, then leave them
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post #10430 of 16139
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I personally recommend it. My temps dropped a good 5-10C when removing the filters.

Since they are on removable parts, test your temps with them on then pull those parts off and test again. If there is a significant difference then pull em out. If it is the same or not much different, then leave them

Thanks for bringing this up again guys.

I'd tested myself a while back when I only had the CPU in my loop and my temps had dropped 5-8°C. And it was at stock back then too, now it's over clocked to roughly 140% of it's stock clock and there's an R9 290 in the loop which are hot cards. So I just removed both dust filters (they both looked clean but my god there was loads of dust on the front one that I couldn't see before removing it !).
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