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post #10871 of 15939
Love this case, got it for sale at newegg a few weeks ago. Just ordered 2 NF-a14 flx fans because i'm eventually going to water cool it. Love this case though, it is my dream case.
post #10872 of 15939
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Originally Posted by Tisca View Post

Arc Midi R2 owners!
What's the height of the case without the feet? It says 460mm and I'm assuming that's total height. Can you even remove the feet, screws?
I want to stick one in my rack sideways but it would have to be ~<438 if I put it on a rack shelf, <446 between rails. Rack cases have not evolved in decades and remain overpriced.

EDIT: a core 3000 would work for sure, 430 height. My R3 is 455 with feet and 440 without, wonder if the Arc has the same feet (150mm).


My Arc Midi R2 just the case without the feet measures 460mm. The total height is roughly 475mm with the feet. The feet can be unscrewed.
Edited by vagrant13 - 3/3/14 at 9:45pm
post #10873 of 15939
I just popped the front off of mine doing an exploratory run through. There's a hole in the right front of the chassis where you can run the front fan cables behind the plastic front but in front of the metal chassis, and then out that hole in the chassis. Super cool.
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Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
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post #10874 of 15939
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Originally Posted by vagrant13 View Post

My Arc Midi R2 just the case without the feet measures 460mm. The total height is roughly 475mm with the feet. The feet can be unscrewed.

Ok, thx!
post #10875 of 15939
Has anyone tried running more than 3 fans off the R4 case built-in fan controller?
I'm thinking about adding a 4th fan and using a Y splitter to run it off that controller, hoping it won't cause any issue
post #10876 of 15939
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Has anyone tried running more than 3 fans off the R4 case built-in fan controller?
I'm thinking about adding a 4th fan and using a Y splitter to run it off that controller, hoping it won't cause any issue

I did, I had to bump the Noctua fans up to 12v to get them moving which seemed the same as my motherboard output, in speed anyway. I think someone mentioned being able to use 4 but in my case it seems like a lot.
post #10877 of 15939
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Originally Posted by beans444 View Post

I did, I had to bump the Noctua fans up to 12v to get them moving which seemed the same as my motherboard output, in speed anyway. I think someone mentioned being able to use 4 but in my case it seems like a lot.

Hm so the fans will not spin if I turn on the PC with the controller set at anything under 12v? That doesn't sound good
May I ask exactly which model fans you are using and what type of setup they are in? (Y splitter, etc)
post #10878 of 15939
Hello. I am planning a new build with the Arc Midi R2 and have a quick question regarding the hard drive cages. I have 5 HDDs I would like to install in the top drive cage and completely remove the bottom drive cage. My plan was to move the front intake fan to the bottom to improve airflow. But when I removed the bottom cage, the top cage ends up hanging via one screw at its top (by the 5.25" bays) and starts bending out since there is nothing to support it at the bottom. Is there a way to secure the top cage? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
post #10879 of 15939
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Originally Posted by kyosak View Post

Has anyone tried running more than 3 fans off the R4 case built-in fan controller?
I'm thinking about adding a 4th fan and using a Y splitter to run it off that controller, hoping it won't cause any issue

If you look at the amps of the fans and then look at the amperage that the built-in fan controller supplies you'll have your answer.

After some light googling it seems that the stock fans are .33A and the controller can provide 1A. So you're capped at 3 fans most likely.
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Intel i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz ASUS Maximus VI Hero Z87 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
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Func Surface 1030 Asus Xonar Essence STX M-Audia AV 40 Polk PSW10 Sub 
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Intel i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz ASUS Maximus VI Hero Z87 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
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post #10880 of 15939
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Originally Posted by kazzy View Post

Hello. I am planning a new build with the Arc Midi R2 and have a quick question regarding the hard drive cages. I have 5 HDDs I would like to install in the top drive cage and completely remove the bottom drive cage. My plan was to move the front intake fan to the bottom to improve airflow. But when I removed the bottom cage, the top cage ends up hanging via one screw at its top (by the 5.25" bays) and starts bending out since there is nothing to support it at the bottom. Is there a way to secure the top cage? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

I removed both cages right away since I had no use for them but I took a look and tried to figure it out. I doesn't seem like there is a way as I guess Fractal Design would rather you remove the larger cage. The anchor attached to the 3 drive cage is removable but there is no way to attach it to the 5 drive cage. doh.gif Hopefully there will be a revision in the future for that. After a short look, I don't see a way to secure it other than with zip ties. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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