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post #1221 of 16053
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Originally Posted by SPAZZ!!! View Post

I think I want to buy the Arc Midi, but was also considering the core 3000. Any major pros or cons between them? Also does anyone besides newegg sell them?
Thanks.
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if you want core 3000 its $65 shipped on newegg right now. Its a steal of a case for the price, built wuality is very good. Lots of people dont like that there is no hole for the 4/8 pin power cable, which i personally solved by routing cable through the cpu heatsink backplate cutout and under the mobo.

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Core 3000
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I5 2500K Z77 Sabertooth Evga GTX 670 FTW  8GB Mushkin Silverline 
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Sandisk Ultra Seagate Coolit Eco Win 8 64bit 
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Hanns-g 28" Razer Black Widow Ultimate 600w PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII Modded Fractal Design Core 3000 
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Sandisk Ultra Seagate Coolit Eco Win 8 64bit 
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Hanns-g 28" Razer Black Widow Ultimate 600w PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII Modded Fractal Design Core 3000 
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post #1222 of 16053
arc miidi is home soon and is someone try the antec big boy in this case i heard peole do it but no screen frown.gif
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Intel Core i7 2600k Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M ASUS Strix GTX970 2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 
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2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 Sandisk SSD Extreme 480  Noctua NH-D14 Microsoft Windows 7  
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AOC E2752VQ Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Thermaltake Smart M650 Cooler Master Silencio 652S 
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Intel Core i7 2600k Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M ASUS Strix GTX970 2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 
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2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 Sandisk SSD Extreme 480  Noctua NH-D14 Microsoft Windows 7  
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AOC E2752VQ Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Thermaltake Smart M650 Cooler Master Silencio 652S 
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post #1223 of 16053
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Originally Posted by ekg84 View Post

if you want core 3000 its $65 shipped on newegg right now. Its a steal of a case for the price, built wuality is very good. Lots of people dont like that there is no hole for the 4/8 pin power cable, which i personally solved by routing cable through the cpu heatsink backplate cutout and under the mobo.
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I was leaning towards that one because of the price, but heard that the Midi is a lot better, but after seeing your pictures I might have just been sold!
I love the way the front of your case looks. Was it hard to mod it like that?
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core i5 2300 Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 HIS Radeon HD 6970 8gb G-Skill Ripjaws X 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG Dvd/CD Cooler Master V8 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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22'' LG Flatron W2252TQ Das Professional S Thermaltake Tr2-Rx 850W Fractal Design Core 3000 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG Dvd/CD Cooler Master V8 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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22'' LG Flatron W2252TQ Das Professional S Thermaltake Tr2-Rx 850W Fractal Design Core 3000 
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Dartu Rig
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Intel Core i7 2600k Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M ASUS Strix GTX970 2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 
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2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 Sandisk SSD Extreme 480  Noctua NH-D14 Microsoft Windows 7  
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AOC E2752VQ Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Thermaltake Smart M650 Cooler Master Silencio 652S 
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2x4 GB Ripjaws X 10666 Sandisk SSD Extreme 480  Noctua NH-D14 Microsoft Windows 7  
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AOC E2752VQ Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Thermaltake Smart M650 Cooler Master Silencio 652S 
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post #1225 of 16053
Has anyone tried mounting say a Thermalright TY-140 on the front of the case instead of the stock fans? it looks like it accepts square mounted fans, I'm just wondering if fans like this are still able to be mounted?
post #1226 of 16053
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Has anyone tried mounting say a Thermalright TY-140 on the front of the case instead of the stock fans? it looks like it accepts square mounted fans, I'm just wondering if fans like this are still able to be mounted?

I couldnt get mine to fit. You could just about mount one in with a lot of effort but no chance of the second and even with one in, the door struggles to close.
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post #1227 of 16053
I plan on cutting things about to MAKE the damned things fit! I have 2 on their way to me already wink.gif

I imagine either cutting the lip around the fan holes or putting spacers under the screw holes for the fans... The cages may be useless when I'm done or I may fashion my own filter/cage thingy

Also going to try and open up the gaps in the HDD cage rather than chop it all out... I want to retain the ability to house more HDD if needed!
The every day-er
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Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Thermalright HR-02 Macho Ubuntu 11.10 DGM L-2647WDH 
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Logitech diNovo + generic USB OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Fractal Design Define R3 Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 
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Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Thermalright HR-02 Macho Ubuntu 11.10 DGM L-2647WDH 
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Logitech diNovo + generic USB OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Fractal Design Define R3 Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 
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post #1228 of 16053
Thanks for the responses guys, I was looking whether there was some sort of mod available or what has been done. Kinda disappointed in this aspect of the case that the front does not cater for those type of fans properly - I have two cougar vortex fans coming. May look to mod it also! probably have to...
post #1229 of 16053
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I plan on cutting things about to MAKE the damned things fit! I have 2 on their way to me already wink.gif
I imagine either cutting the lip around the fan holes or putting spacers under the screw holes for the fans... The cages may be useless when I'm done or I may fashion my own filter/cage thingy
Also going to try and open up the gaps in the HDD cage rather than chop it all out... I want to retain the ability to house more HDD if needed!
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Originally Posted by jatontg View Post

Thanks for the responses guys, I was looking whether there was some sort of mod available or what has been done. Kinda disappointed in this aspect of the case that the front does not cater for those type of fans properly - I have two cougar vortex fans coming. May look to mod it also! probably have to...

Forgot to mention... I have the Define R3...
The every day-er
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Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO MSI GTX570 Corsair  
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Corsair  OCZ Agility 3 Samsung HD103SI Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Thermalright HR-02 Macho Ubuntu 11.10 DGM L-2647WDH 
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Logitech diNovo + generic USB OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Fractal Design Define R3 Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 
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Wooden desk 
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The every day-er
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Corsair  OCZ Agility 3 Samsung HD103SI Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Thermalright HR-02 Macho Ubuntu 11.10 DGM L-2647WDH 
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Logitech diNovo + generic USB OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Fractal Design Define R3 Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 
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post #1230 of 16053
You guys are jelly because I have the Core 1000!
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[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
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[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
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[Logitech] G110 [Coolermaster] Silent Pro Modular 700w [Coolermaster] Storm Scout [Logitech] MX518 
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[AMD] Phenom II X4 960t (X6 1605T) Black Edition [Asus] M5A78L-M/USB3 [AMD] Radeon 6850 [Kingston] Hyper X Blu 4GB 
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[Samsung] Spinpoint M7 640GB [Samsung] SH-B123L Blu Ray Drive [Asus] Golden Axe Square [Windows] 7 Ultimate x64 
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[LG] 32LD450 [Logitech] MK250 [Coolermaster] GX 450W [Fractal Design] Core 1000 
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[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Logitech] G110 [Coolermaster] Silent Pro Modular 700w [Coolermaster] Storm Scout [Logitech] MX518 
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[AMD] Phenom II X4 960t (X6 1605T) Black Edition [Asus] M5A78L-M/USB3 [AMD] Radeon 6850 [Kingston] Hyper X Blu 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung] Spinpoint M7 640GB [Samsung] SH-B123L Blu Ray Drive [Asus] Golden Axe Square [Windows] 7 Ultimate x64 
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[LG] 32LD450 [Logitech] MK250 [Coolermaster] GX 450W [Fractal Design] Core 1000 
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