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Is there any word yet on a possible Design R5?
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post

As Promised here is one of my games rig.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Don't you want to remove those drive cages? Let the case breathe?
You don't need drive cages to hold two drives wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Camberwell View Post

Is there any word yet on a possible Design R5?

Not that I know about. Plus looking and modding the R4, I hardly see a reason to buy any expensive computer cases at all. Just get one that fits 140mm fans, has space for a radiator if you want AIO or something, can fit tall CPU heatsinks, long GPUs, has enough intakes or options to make them.
R4 is nice but it's still a cheap steel china case. It's hyped a bit but looking at other options there is not that much to choose from really :| At least at the reasonable price range.

The cases cost about the same IMHO to produce yet some will cost $50 and some $150 only because of a brand name and better ventilation.
Next time I'm building a computer and there are still only cases with 5.25" drives, I'll rather buy few aluminum square profiles and fit acrylic or something on them, mounting the MB probably the trickiest part. Or find the cheapest case that fits 140mm fans and all I need, dampen it myself, make intakes if I need to, cut drive bays to free airflow, who knows.

R4 looks clean and has most of the features from the get go, costs, ok, not good but not that bad, so I got it. Less modding-work but more or same cost. Didn't like any of the cheaper cases, seemed small or outright ugly with the aggressive design. A simple monolithic cube with vents is enough for me smile.gif

I still don't get it why they don't provide direct intakes for CPU and GPU.
Edited by JackCY - 8/5/14 at 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Don't you want to remove those drive cages? Let the case breathe?
You don't need drive cages to hold two drives wink.gif

I thought of that but if you see how much stuff I have it is easier to keep it all in.

I did however move the front fan to the top section of the fan holder as it would then blow air over my ssd and hdd.
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Bought the Arc XL on Monday and should be here by Friday at latest.

Cant wait to start this build, never heard of these cases until monday, and 30 minutes after reading reviews and watching a few videos pull the trigger on it.
post #11405 of 16134
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Originally Posted by pdxracer View Post

Bought the Arc XL on Monday and should be here by Friday at latest.

Cant wait to start this build, never heard of these cases until monday, and 30 minutes after reading reviews and watching a few videos pull the trigger on it.

I will let you know how it goes. I have a ARC XL coming in today. thumb.gif
post #11406 of 16134
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post


I thought of that but if you see how much stuff I have it is easier to keep it all in.

I did however move the front fan to the top section of the fan holder as it would then blow air over my ssd and hdd.
You lose any airflow from the front leave the drive there.
Best to remove top HDD cage for optimal airflow and cooling.
    
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post #11407 of 16134
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The front audio ports in my Arc Midi R2 were faulty, I couldn't plug headphones in all the way so they sent me a replacement (great job) but this one is a bit weird too, the ports are angled backwards and still require more force to plug in than I would like. Has anyone else experienced this, is it a case of another replacement?

Bump for this. Any ideas?
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post #11408 of 16134
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Bump for this. Any ideas?

Get another replacement.
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Get another replacement.
Is it common for FD to have faulty audio ports?
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post #11410 of 16134
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Is it common for FD to have faulty audio ports?

I had a dodgy port on my original Arc Midi but that was ages ago.
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