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post #10941 of 16129
I transferred into my Arc Midi R2 last night and I have to say I'm not super impressed with the quality. The front dust panel is sort of bent and the plastic frame behind it bulges into the case and actually makes contact with my two front fans. It doesn't fit cleanly into the space made for it in the plastic front bezel and I have to force it in on the right side where I feel it should click in and out easily. In order to pop it back out I have to pop the left side out and then get enough of my fingers behind the grill to rip it out where it's sticking on the right side. I had to bend it so it doesn't contact my fans. One of the standoffs stripped going into the motherboard tray but luckily I had a bunch of other standoffs laying around and the threads in the motherboard tray didn't strip.

Coming from a Cooler Master Storm Sniper case this is a step down in terms of build quality. The metal used for the Storm Sniper is thicker and stronger.
Edited by coelacanth - 3/13/14 at 9:25am
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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 
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750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
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Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
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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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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 #10942 of 16129
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post

I transferred into my Arc Midi R2 last night and I have to say I'm not super impressed with the quality. The front dust panel is sort of bent and the plastic frame behind it bulges into the case and actually makes contact with my two front fans. It doesn't fit cleanly into the space made for it in the plastic front bezel and I have to force it in on the right side where I feel it should click in and out easily. In order to pop it back out I have to pop the left side out and then get enough of my fingers behind the grill to rip it out where it's sticking on the right side. I had to bend it so it doesn't contact my fans. One of the standoffs stripped going into the motherboard tray but luckily I had a bunch of other standoffs laying around and the threads in the motherboard tray didn't strip.

Coming from a Cooler Master Storm Sniper case this is a step down in terms of build quality. The metal used for the Storm Sniper is thicker and stronger.
Faulty case. Bent front bezel can be replaced if you contact customer support. Stripping of the screw holes is usually the consequence of over-tightening which is the fault of the user not the case manufacturer.
post #10943 of 16129
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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

Faulty case. Bent front bezel can be replaced if you contact customer support. Stripping of the screw holes is usually the consequence of over-tightening which is the fault of the user not the case manufacturer.

Agreed I think I got too aggro tightening that standoff.

I'll try to hit up customer service to see if they'll send me another front fan cover.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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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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 #10944 of 16129
Just bought a second hand Arc Midi (original one). Ive got to say that coming from a Centurion 5, this case rocks my ass off. Great build quality and all those fans included, awesome case. I really wanted a C70 Vengeance but i couldnt justify spending that much money on a case and i could never seem to find one used.
post #10945 of 16129
hi, my core3000

i like the case, but fan controller isn't working, i contacted FD support and they send me bag of screws instead of fan controller biggrin.gif so i bought rezistors to silence fans.
post #10946 of 16129
Just finished putting my PC parts into Fractal R4 !
Already loving this case but the front panel audio is not working, hopefully I can fix it tomorrow...

post #10947 of 16129
andyv,

did it with a 3.5mm drill bit. Was a 5 minutes job for the 8 bits. Before that i taped around every bit to prevent scratching the paint if the drill bit slides. Thinking of going under water soon (only cpu first) but as far as i can remember from what i have read here corsair h100/i wont fit. Guess the same is for h220. Which ot the two is better for cooling FX-8350? What about if i put it on top and offset it to the left (top i have room for 2x120/140mm fans so one side is screwed in the hole for a 140mm fan and the other screw goes through the mesh. Prefer AIO, later maybe can try Custom Loop.
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AMD FX-8350 GB 990FXA-UD5 Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2x4GB) 
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Samsung Evo 840 120 Gb SSD Samsung Evo 850 120 Gb SSD 2x Seagate 2TB Akasa Black 120/140mm 
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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer Windows 10 Pro x64 Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU Cooler Master Quickfire 
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Fortron FSP700-80BPN 85+ Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Modded) Rival 300 CM Storm Speed-RX 
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2x Divoom OnBeat 500 Black  SWITCH RP-1708K/8P 10/100 TP Link TL WN8200ND TP Link TL-WR841ND 
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AMD FX-8350 GB 990FXA-UD5 Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2x4GB) 
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Samsung Evo 840 120 Gb SSD Samsung Evo 850 120 Gb SSD 2x Seagate 2TB Akasa Black 120/140mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer Windows 10 Pro x64 Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU Cooler Master Quickfire 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Fortron FSP700-80BPN 85+ Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Modded) Rival 300 CM Storm Speed-RX 
AudioOtherOtherOther
2x Divoom OnBeat 500 Black  SWITCH RP-1708K/8P 10/100 TP Link TL WN8200ND TP Link TL-WR841ND 
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post #10948 of 16129
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Originally Posted by SclerosiS View Post

andyv,

did it with a 3.5mm drill bit. Was a 5 minutes job for the 8 bits. Before that i taped around every bit to prevent scratching the paint if the drill bit slides.

I see you did it the smarter way. I just got an old pillow case put it in-between the ground and the case. Worked well. It is super easy. Putting it back in is much easier too.
Quote:
Thinking of going under water soon (only cpu first) but as far as i can remember from what i have read here corsair h100/i wont fit. Guess the same is for h220. Which ot the two is better for cooling FX-8350? What about if i put it on top and offset it to the left (top i have room for 2x120/140mm fans so one side is screwed in the hole for a 140mm fan and the other screw goes through the mesh. Prefer AIO, later maybe can try Custom Loop.

I have a 360 rad in my arc midi r2. It is offset as far to the window side of the case as it would allow me. I currently only have it set as 'pull' however I think I could probably get push/pull no issues. The top 25mm of the motherboard is almost in accessible. I just recently swapped motherboards and the CPU fan was at the top of my new motherboard and had a hard time to plug it in, although I got it done it was hard.

I am not sure as to why those AIO wouldn't fit (don't really look into them much) but I cant think of a reason as to why they wouldnt. I have a 360 rad uptop and a 280 in front.
post #10949 of 16129
I'm owning Fractal R4 some weeks and bought also new ASUS DCII 280X TOP.
I've removed top HDD cage, added Enermax T.B.Silence UCTB14A fan into the upper front position and regulator on Enermax fan adjusted to maximum.
On regulator case it is set 7V value.
I have three installed fans (two original R2 and one Enermax).

I've played Company of Heroes 2 in hotter room about an hour and the max. temperature according to HWinfo was 81 degrees on GPU and 88 degrees on VRM.

Do you think it's OK temperature or is something seriously wrong?
What will be happened if I haven't got any of the fans?

Would be glad for any insights.
Edited by smoke2 - 3/14/14 at 7:13pm
post #10950 of 16129
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoke2 View Post

I'm owning Fractal R4 some weeks and bought also new ASUS DCII 280X TOP.
I've removed top HDD cage, added Enermax T.B.Silence UCTB14A fan into the upper front position and regulator on Enermax fan adjusted to maximum.
On regulator case it is set 7V value.
I have three installed fans (two original R2 and one Enermax).

I've played Company of Heroes 2 in hotter room about an hour and the max. temperature according to HWinfo was 81 degrees on GPU and 88 degrees on VRM.

Do you think it's OK temperature or is something seriously wrong?
What will be happened if I haven't got any of the fans?

Would be glad for any insights.

81 Is fine, i would put the fan on the bottom mount next to the PSU, I got a good 5-7 degree drop in temps on my gpu
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