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post #12091 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Hunched View Post

I hate my Arc Midi R2
Anti-vibration mounts for the HDD did nothing, entire case vibrated and the bottom fan filter rattled like hell. Had to suspend it with elastic.
I've replaced all the garbage stock fans with Noctua NF-A14's, and still my PC resonates like a blue whale.

I can hear my PC making harmonic hums from across the rooms from the front panel.
Garbage case, PC would be quieter if I threw all my components on the floor and ran it.

I cannot for the life of me stop the front panel from making this endless noise, but I'm not living with this.
Going to be pissed if I have to buy a new case and rebuild my PC because of this noisebox.

I have been dealing with this case being noisy for months, worst part of my PC by miles, what a mistake.

Sounds like you would have preferred the Define R4/R5 with the solid side panel and the sound insulation added. thumbsupsmiley.png

You can remove the dust filters quite easily and replace them, that's what cases the harmonic whine at certain fan rpms for me. I left mine in because I can just turn a nob on the fan controller past it and they are the best dust filters Ive ever used. Never any dust inside my case.

As for you hard drive, I honestly dont know whether its the actual drive to blame. WD Blacks and Seagate Barracudas are known to have their own quirky noises that can be heard easily. For a lot of silence freaks the HDD and PSU as mentioned above become the loudest thing in the case. Vibrating your whole case sounds pretty serious though! You have a Velociraptor or something?

Bad luck on the fan filter, I know it doesnt help to say mine works fine. redface.gif
post #12092 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Hunched View Post

I hate my Arc Midi R2
Anti-vibration mounts for the HDD did nothing, entire case vibrated and the bottom fan filter rattled like hell. Had to suspend it with elastic.
I've replaced all the garbage stock fans with Noctua NF-A14's, and still my PC resonates like a blue whale.

I can hear my PC making harmonic hums from across the rooms from the front panel.
Garbage case, PC would be quieter if I threw all my components on the floor and ran it.

I cannot for the life of me stop the front panel from making this endless noise, but I'm not living with this.
Going to be pissed if I have to buy a new case and rebuild my PC because of this noisebox.

I have been dealing with this case being noisy for months, worst part of my PC by miles, what a mistake.

It could be that your case got knocked slightly out of square during shipping. I would do as beans said and try one fan at a time to se where problems are. As for the dust filter my R4 dust filter makes a funny noise too if it not perfectly positioned if all else fails. Contact Fractal and let Them know whats up theyre A+ customer service will probally get you a new case or know how to fix it.
post #12093 of 16055
How restricted is the front intake on the ARC xl, I am very tempted but I seen a review where they say the filter has foam and their temps were terrible. I liked the look of it as it looks like a really open and simple case for air cooling with lots of room.

Basically what I want is a great air cooling full tower, for lots of unrestricted but dust filtered 140mm intakes.
post #12094 of 16055
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Originally Posted by beans444 View Post

Noctua NH D-15 looks cool too though.. Anyone using the D-15 in their R4?

Yessir.




Either quiet as a mouse, cool as an AIO, or somewhere in between depending on your fan profile you use. Very low hassle, which was a plus for me. Just remember you will lose your first PCIe slot due to the width of this sucker. I'm using it on an ASUS Z97 Pro FYI.
Edited by xaeryan - 1/5/15 at 12:35am
post #12095 of 16055
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Originally Posted by sugalumps View Post

How restricted is the front intake on the ARC xl, I am very tempted but I seen a review where they say the filter has foam and their temps were terrible. I liked the look of it as it looks like a really open and simple case for air cooling with lots of room.

Basically what I want is a great air cooling full tower, for lots of unrestricted but dust filtered 140mm intakes.
I have the Arc XL, the airflow is great and temps were good with one or two gpu's. The only gripe I have about this case is that the top foam dust filter is pretty restrictive causing the temps to rise, but that can be easily fixed by removing it. thumb.gif

The front filter is also restrictive but just like the top filter you can remove it and just replace it with a couple of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999257&cm_re=fan_filter-_-11-999-257-_-Product
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 ASRock X370 Taichi Zotac GTX 780 Ti OC @ 1250/1950MHz 1.212V G.SKILL Trident Z Black/White 2X8GB DDR4-3200 C... 
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Corsair Force LS 120GB WD Blue 1TB Phobya UC-2 LT XSPC Razor GTX 780 Ti Waterblock w/ Backplate 
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Darkside LP 360mm Radiator Alphacool ST30 240mm Radiator Darkside D5 Vario @ 12V Setting 5 Bitspower Z-Multi 150 Red Reservoir  
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Darkside (TFC) 3/8 ID X 5/8 OD Red UV tubing TFC Black straight barb fittings Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit LG 25UM57-P 
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A bunch more Slot 1, S370 & S462/A CPU's. Z87 OC Formula. Plus 30 or so other mobo's. Waaaay too many to list... A table full of SDR, DDR1, DDR2 & DDR3 
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The Banshee
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 ASRock X370 Taichi Zotac GTX 780 Ti OC @ 1250/1950MHz 1.212V G.SKILL Trident Z Black/White 2X8GB DDR4-3200 C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Corsair Force LS 120GB WD Blue 1TB Phobya UC-2 LT XSPC Razor GTX 780 Ti Waterblock w/ Backplate 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Darkside LP 360mm Radiator Alphacool ST30 240mm Radiator Darkside D5 Vario @ 12V Setting 5 Bitspower Z-Multi 150 Red Reservoir  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Darkside (TFC) 3/8 ID X 5/8 OD Red UV tubing TFC Black straight barb fittings Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit LG 25UM57-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake Challenger  EVGA 1300 G2 Fractal Design Arc XL Evga Torq X3 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Steel series QCK+ Turtle Beach X12 Logitech G27 
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1150: i7 4770K & G3258 939 & 754: Many Athlon's, Opteron's & Sempron's  775/771: Many C2's, Pentiums, Celerons & Xeons 1366: i7 920 D0 and many 4c & 6c Xeon's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A bunch more Slot 1, S370 & S462/A CPU's. Z87 OC Formula. Plus 30 or so other mobo's. Waaaay too many to list... A table full of SDR, DDR1, DDR2 & DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
500GB WD Caviar Blue  Bartx DICE/LN2 CPU Pot Sub-zero A/C waterchiller (-26C) CM Hyper 212+ (Troubleshooting) 
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post #12096 of 16055
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunched View Post

I hate my Arc Midi R2
Anti-vibration mounts for the HDD did nothing, entire case vibrated and the bottom fan filter rattled like hell. Had to suspend it with elastic.
I've replaced all the garbage stock fans with Noctua NF-A14's, and still my PC resonates like a blue whale.

I can hear my PC making harmonic hums from across the rooms from the front panel.
Garbage case, PC would be quieter if I threw all my components on the floor and ran it.

I cannot for the life of me stop the front panel from making this endless noise, but I'm not living with this.
Going to be pissed if I have to buy a new case and rebuild my PC because of this noisebox.

I have been dealing with this case being noisy for months, worst part of my PC by miles, what a mistake.
Anything that moves in the case can create noise or resonance. HDDs, fans (PSU fan too), CD/DVD(aka the airplane takeoff emulator), ...
Even the cheapest seemingly rubbish case can be dead quiet and even the most expensive marketed as quiet case can be loud as a tractor.

Something is making a bad noise or even resonating in your case if it's loud. If you have some loose parts that can move, then fix them, like filters, anything movable or removable that is not hard screwed down. Cages even the riveted ones do make noise quite a but, dampen them.
post #12097 of 16055
Hi folks

Great thread. I've a Fractal Design Define Mini. I'm looking to watercool it (get an all-in-one solution for the CPU only). The coolers I'm looking at are:

cooler master nepton 280l
cooler master nepton 140xl
corsair h110
silverstone tundra td02
nzxt kraken x60
corsair h100i
corsair h105

My question is, is it possible to mount a 120mm radiator like like in this picture, without modifications? http://i.imgur.com/tWm7B.jpg , the picture is from http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/30952-help-with-modding-an-fractal-design-define-mini/ . So basically I'm looking for a plug and play AIO w/c solution that'll fit my case without modding.

Thanks!
post #12098 of 16055
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Originally Posted by fackamato View Post

Hi folks

Great thread. I've a Fractal Design Define Mini. I'm looking to watercool it (get an all-in-one solution for the CPU only). The coolers I'm looking at are:

cooler master nepton 280l
cooler master nepton 140xl
corsair h110
silverstone tundra td02
nzxt kraken x60
corsair h100i
corsair h105

My question is, is it possible to mount a 120mm radiator like like in this picture, without modifications? http://i.imgur.com/tWm7B.jpg , the picture is from http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/30952-help-with-modding-an-fractal-design-define-mini/ . So basically I'm looking for a plug and play AIO w/c solution that'll fit my case without modding.

Thanks!
For what it seems only cooler on your list you could barely fit is Nepton 140xl and I doubt even that. You cant mount 240/280 without modding, if all in there. Are you planning to overclock much?
post #12099 of 16055
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Originally Posted by contay View Post

For what it seems only cooler on your list you could barely fit is Nepton 140xl and I doubt even that. You cant mount 240/280 without modding, if all in there. Are you planning to overclock much?

Hm why would I need to mod? Is it because the top holes don't match up? Or becaus the 5.25" slots are in the way?

Not really planning on overclocking that much (2600k @ 4.4GHz or so) but I want it as silent as possible which isn't really possible with one fan.
post #12100 of 16055
So guys, I've ordered an r5 a few days ago, now clue on when it should arrive. I was wondering what should I expect from the sound dampening of the case? I'm currently with an HAF 922 that has just about everything open with mesh.

I have a nhd 15.
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