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HDD is my nosiest element too. I spin them down after 4 minutes now (SSD for OS) and is quiet as a muse with the Noctua CPU and case fans. I still use a FD 140mm on low in the bottom front to cool the HDD

If you aren't using the HDD drive bays, you may want to try something in your 5.25" bays if they are not in use. I have 3 HDD in my lower drive bay, removed the upper, and have my two SSD in a LIAN-LI 5.25" adapter:

http://www.coolerguys.com/840556094104.html

I have my os on the SSD too, downloads and everything else are on my HD. I've been moving programs too it as well just to lower the size on my SSD. I'm going to grab a samsung pro soon!. The OCZ Agility 4 is ok but from looking at benchmarks its pretty low on the scale lol. Plus I can use it for games after. I gotta grab some batteries for my camera haha. Won't be buying my DSLR for school until sometime through the summer when I can afford it.

I also took out the hard drive racks like mentioned back a few pages just mounting the HD to the bottom fan intake slots is ok for now. thumb.gif

Also just installed my lights and it looks pretty good. Hot knife melted a switch into the front DVD drive doors so I can turn them on and off. smile.gif
post #10852 of 16134
Recieved my arc mini r2 today, cant wait to go home and start building but i have one worry. Front panel what covers front fans seems little bit too loose, when i click it on and touch with my had its moves a little and makes "loose" sound. Is it normal or should the front panel be tight when placed on?
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Originally Posted by Azefore View Post

Here's my R2 as of right now, probably my favorite case I've had yet especially for $60




To-do:
-Monthly dusting
-Sleeve PSU and cold cathode wires (hide them too)
-Paint body panels a matching white of expansion slot covers
-Change out fittings on the 240mm front rad to lower slots (have them in my drawer just need a day off >.< )
-Wrap the main portion of PSU in matte black

that looks really good but Ijust got süper confused for a second there. you don't have a reservoir?
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that looks really good but Ijust got süper confused for a second there. you don't have a reservoir?
Looks like a H220, which has it built into the radiator.
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Looks good.

It mounts either way in my R4 and they are basically the same except the roof. Maybe the Midi R2 has the mounting holes further forward or maybe you were being impatient like you said tongue.gif
The R4 roof is different.
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Do you guys think it's worth replacing the fans that come with the R4 with something like a Noctua 140mm?
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that looks really good but Ijust got süper confused for a second there. you don't have a reservoir?

Thanks and yah as Xylene said its an H220, the top radiator is a little bit longer to accommodate more water and a fill cap

I wish FD had implemented some of the Mini R2 decisions into the Midi R2 however
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post #10858 of 16134
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Do you guys think it's worth replacing the fans that come with the R4 with something like a Noctua 140mm?
Any reason why you want to do this? If you don't need the possibly improved airflow, I don't see the need to swap them IMHO.
post #10859 of 16134
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Do you guys think it's worth replacing the fans that come with the R4 with something like a Noctua 140mm?
Giant waste of money. I am more than content with the fans that came with my R4. My GPU temps are better than the set up I had with my 600t, even at full 12v with the built in fan controller the stock fans are quiet enough.
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post #10860 of 16134
I found the factory case fans to be pretty good. Decent air flow and they are very quiet. I would save your money.
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