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post #10611 of 16057
Fractal has been quiet for a while, anyone heard or have a sneek peak of something to come?rolleyes.gif

Or they working with if it ain't broke don't fix it theory tongue.gif
post #10612 of 16057
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Originally Posted by smithydan View Post

Fractal has been quiet for a while, anyone heard or have a sneek peak of something to come?rolleyes.gif

Or they working with if it ain't broke don't fix it theory tongue.gif

The latter of those two lol, they have the Define R4 Blackout edition coming out but I haven't seen anything else for a good while
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post #10613 of 16057
I noticed that when I installed my loop as well. The Bay reservoir definitely has a hard time fitting because the pump ring is massive. I bought the aluminum ring in hopes that it's a better fit. I got it to go in without but in order to remove the res for fills I have to take off the front panel.

Also did you have to make any mods to your case to fit the UT60? I have a monsta 280 coming in with my aluminum ring and am prepared to make cuts. I just don't feel like actually cutting due to a lack of time... And laziness. LOL


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I finally finished the loop on my Arc Midi R2. I've got a XSPC AX240mm RAD in the roof, and a Alphacool 280 UT60 in the front.

Temps are not amazing water water cooling standards since I only have 2 rads and neither is a 360. But in benchmarks with the GPUs overvolted, I never go over 65C and in BF4 gaming with the fans at low very quiet settings I get 55C on the GPUs. The CPU runs 65-70C at 100% which is pretty much identical to my NH-D14, so no real change there.



BEFORE




AFTER






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I had to cut the metal over the 5.25" drive cage to fit the pump through, XSPC didn't design it to fit too well.







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post #10614 of 16057
Hello all,

I've got all my components now (finally) and am going to start my build tomorrow (first timer). Can someone recommend in what order I should install components into this case? I gather case fans would be first.

I think next I would install the CPU chip onto the motherboard and the memory. Then do I place the motherboard into the case? If so, what would be the next steps?
Components are listed on my rig.
post #10615 of 16057
Linustechtips on youtube has a few build videos you could follow.

PCpartpicker.com also feature video builds that they walk you through. Give either of those a try.
post #10616 of 16057
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Hello all,

I've got all my components now (finally) and am going to start my build tomorrow (first timer). Can someone recommend in what order I should install components into this case? I gather case fans would be first.

I think next I would install the CPU chip onto the motherboard and the memory. Then do I place the motherboard into the case? If so, what would be the next steps?
Components are listed on my rig.

A roughcut order would be (starting from first to last):

1. Put in fans/optical/io shield
2. Assemble motherboard components outside the case (cpu into the motherboard socket, install ram, apply thermal paste and mount your cooler while checking for possible clearance issues)
3. Drop in your PSU and motherboard (having put in stand offs already) and screw them down.
4. Install your hard drives or SSDs and then follow up with your graphics card.
5. Run your cables and tidy/minimize them as much as possible.

Side note: I always like to run the motherboard 8 pin cable up through the back of the case first before putting in the motherboard as it makes it easier for those with larger hands to get it fit/connected

As filphil said, Linus does have some excellent video builds as well. This one he just put up 2 days ago, I watched it and it is probably his best yet.

This one is probably the most applicable with it being an R4 build.

Edited by Azefore - 2/5/14 at 8:28pm
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post #10617 of 16057
Some really nice rigs in this thread, keep it up!
post #10618 of 16057
Just thought I'd let you guys know the Define R4 with window is down to $89.99 at newegg with Promo Code EMCPHPD34. I just ordered mine, so I should be added to the club soon!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021
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post #10619 of 16057
So some of my grommets on my R4 have gotten really loose, not too sure why. I contacted Fractal Design support, and they mailed me out some new grommets. However, what came in the mail, were not the case grommets, but instead "motherboard" grommets. Not exactly sure their purpose, but they are washer size little black rubber grommets. Any idea what they might be used for? I don't recall getting any with the case originally.

Fractal is aware of the mistake, and are sending me the ACTUAL grommets this time around. Love these guys and their dedication to customers!
post #10620 of 16057
NVM
Edited by Fester1 - 2/6/14 at 7:04pm
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