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arc midi can have 3 140 fans on top panel, if anyone ever tried to put it all?
I'm curious about the fan in top of ODD panel, does it have any good effect for cooling? (of course I will set it all for exhaust)

add a picture, this is what I mean (red for exhaust and blue for intake) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Effect will be minimal if there's any. Also, if you have more exhaust than intake your pressure will be negative which means more dust inside your case.
post #1162 of 16287
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I defiantly did not think the Mini was bigger then the Core 3000. On another note, I like the size of the P180, but I can't find it anywhere. IS there a case like the size of the P180?

NCIX carries that case. The Canada NCIX carries both black and white versions, while the US NCIX carries white.

http://www.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=mini+p180

http://us.ncix.com/search/?q=mini+p180
    
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Thanks, I'll give that a try. I've been meaning to replace the stock fractal fans as well as removing the filters currently in place for better airflow. What fans have ppl replaced the stock fractal ones with?

I wolud like to know that too as i had very little experience with 140mm fans..
Though to keep the overall theme of the case i think i wolud go with the NZXT FN-140's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146002
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I wolud like to know that too as i had very little experience with 140mm fans..
Though to keep the overall theme of the case i think i wolud go with the NZXT FN-140's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146002

I've replaced with some thermalright x-silent 140's
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Thanks, I'll give that a try. I've been meaning to replace the stock fractal fans as well as removing the filters currently in place for better airflow. What fans have ppl replaced the stock fractal ones with?

I wolud like to know that too as i had very little experience with 140mm fans..
Though to keep the overall theme of the case i think i wolud go with the NZXT FN-140's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146002

I've seen Akasa Viper, Noctua P14, Silverstone air penetrator, Bitfenix Spectre, Cougar Vortex and Yate Loon used to name a few 140mm fans. Also countless 120mm fans like GT's and most of the aforesaid in 120mm too.
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Stock with no mods. Quiet as a "church mouse"..........VERY quiet.
You'd have to dig deep to find many faults with these case's
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Wait, is that the R3? Since when the R3 include removable HDD trays like the Arc or Core 3000? All of the images I see on Google or Youtube don't have it. Hmm..
I'd love to see the HDD removable cage in the R3, looks a lot tidier and allows more airflow. Since i'd be using only one HDD.

The front fan doors in the R3 look way too restricted for any airflow IMO, but since i don't have the case, i can't tell for sure. Look forward to replace my CM elite 430.
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Wait, is that the R3? Since when the R3 include removable HDD trays like the Arc or Core 3000? All of the images I see on Google or Youtube don't have it. Hmm..
I'd love to see the HDD removable cage in the R3, looks a lot tidier and allows more airflow. Since i'd be using only one HDD.
The front fan doors in the R3 look way too restricted for any airflow IMO, but since i don't have the case, i can't tell for sure. Look forward to replace my CM elite 430.

The door is nearly the same as the XL and from my experience the airflow is pretty good. Considering the idea of these cases is to run quieter, low CFM fans anyway it isn't an issue.

Isn't that the Define Mini in those pictures anyway? That has always had the removable HDD cages, its only the R3 that doesn't.
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The door is nearly the same as the XL and from my experience the airflow is pretty good. Considering the idea of these cases is to run quieter, low CFM fans anyway it isn't an issue.
Isn't that the Define Mini in those pictures anyway? That has always had the removable HDD cages, its only the R3 that doesn't.

Ahh I see, haven't looked up Define Mini before, and the (side) front bezel looks similar to the R3. Thanks for pointing that out.
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I'm just polishing off a build using an Arc mini running an i5-2500k, Asus Gene-Z with Hyper Evo 212 cooler and I have a question about what direction I should face the CPU heatsink.

In addition to the CPU fan, I'm using two intake fans in the front of the case and an exhaust fan in the rear top port. Right now I have the CPU heatsink fan set up to blow air away from the heatsink and towards the exhaust port on the back of the case, but I've seen several pictures of builds where the fan is placed on the other side (towards the front of the case) and I assume, is pulling air from the front and blowing it over the heatsink.

Which is the generally accepted "better" way to go with these cases?
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I love the look of Fractal Designs cases... Hopefully buying an Arc Midi soon or one of their full tower cases
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