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I am just wondering if they would release a node 804 that is more ARCish in its looks. I have an arc mini and I love it! The direct airflow design of the node 804 would compliment my aircooled rig smile.gif

I think it looks very Arc-ish as it is. It's got the mesh on top and some in the front, the curved corners, and the faux brushed aluminum look. About the only thing they could do to get closer is add some more mesh in the front. Is that what you want?
post #11502 of 16055
It's a Node series not Arc, not Core, nor Define.

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Testing options for suspension in R4.
I don't think I have enough cord or need to make a bungee fake cage so these are one drive options.



^ this one is super easy to work with and make, will change it a bit so the drive is more from the side panel even though this is ok too.



^ this works well but connecting = making the loops is a bit of a pain, shot with case up side down.
It could fit two in the 5.25" bay and put foam in between, but as I read suspended drives heat up a little more so I will use the first and easier option that works fine for one drive.



Someone took the screwable zip ties yesterday so I ran out of an option to use them. Only found screwable attachments for cables/wires.
The HDD screws work well and it can also fit the FD rubber useless grommets that are otherwise for fans or who knows, it can help the cord to not slip out if you mount it unwisely.

My cord is green because I don't have any other lying around, plan was to velcro the HDD to the bottom but I don't want to mess up the sticker if I ever need to pull the velcro off, so suspension it is and it seems to work better for connecting multiple drives on one power cable too.

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OK, final thing here with a test drive.





No new holes made, everything is already there. Bottom hooks are zipties with heatshrink over them because they can be a bit sharp otherwise.
There are multiple ways of how to hook the HDD in but the basic is to hook up top to top and bottom two somewhere to the bottom.
Edited by JackCY - 8/24/14 at 9:27am
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post #11504 of 16055
Hi all, Does anyone know if I can squeeze in a XFX R9 290 DD Black Edition into the R3?
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Yes and no. Officially no, unofficially yes. With removed cages for sure.

R3: 290mm
Card Dimension (cm) : 29.5 x 14.3 x 4.2

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R4 also says: CPU coolers up to 170mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
When in fact my HR-02 is 162mm tall and still has a space above it for a hand, so probably up to 190mm could fit without side fan or with 120mm side fan or when cooler doesn't interfere with side fan.
Edited by JackCY - 8/25/14 at 4:32am
post #11506 of 16055
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Yes and no. Officially no, unofficially yes. With removed cages for sure.

R3: 290mm
Card Dimension (cm) : 29.5 x 14.3 x 4.2

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R4 also says: CPU coolers up to 170mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
When in fact my HR-02 is 162mm tall and still has a space above it for a hand, so probably up to 190mm could fit without side fan or with 120mm side fan or when cooler doesn't interfere with side fan.

The specs are wrong for my case because I measured it, the space is actually about 29.5/6cm. So if it fits, it willl be pretty much touching the hdd cage and if the xfx wont fit I will have to cut a slot out of the cage, as it cant be removed:mad:
post #11507 of 16055
I need some help for deciding where to mount my HDD and SSD. I'm going to order a Define R4 pretty soon and i've read that removing both HDD cages improves airflow significantly. My question is, where is the best and most secure place to mount a HDD outside the drive cages?
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post #11508 of 16055
Not even on top removed? Looked from pictures like it's screwed in there and on the bottom, did they riveted in permanently? WTH.
In such a case, drill the rivets out or remove them some other way, if needed later, screw it back in.

HDD cages tend to make noise anyway, only make it easier to attach many HDDs. For a couple of HDDs it's pointless to use cages and suspend the HDDs instead even if it's in the 2x5.25" bay.
post #11509 of 16055
About the Fractal R2 silent series 140mm fans that are included with FD R4 and probably most FD cases, are they crap? biggrin.gif
1000rpm, 11 blades, do they have a power to suck air through the air filters? Seems like it harms them a lot. Mine also tend to vibrate a little and make a little bit of "clicking" noise.

My other fans are Gelid Silent 14, price $5 per piece, 7 blades, 1000rpm, quieter, smoother, smaller motor but more robust coils inside = less air lost and stronger parts?
Performance wise seem the same or almost the same as those FDs...

And FDs don't like to be used horizontally with fan down, such as case bottom intake, or case top exhaust.

What's the thing with having 11 blades or 7 blades or 5 blades fan?
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About the Fractal R2 silent series 140mm fans that are included with FD R4 and probably most FD cases, are they crap? biggrin.gif
1000rpm, 11 blades, do they have a power to suck air through the air filters? Seems like it harms them a lot. Mine also tend to vibrate a little and make a little bit of "clicking" noise.

I have the FD Arc Midi R2 and find the fans to be loud at 12v, when first cold booting one of them sounds like it's off kilter and vibrate a lot.

The front fans definitely don't pull a lot of air through with the air filter on.
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