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Quick question for you guys, the FD Arc Midi will be my next case and eventually I'll get into water cooling. Can I fit a slim 140.2 rad up top and another slim or thick 140.2 rad in the front? I just plan on using 2 pull fans for each rad, I won't do a push/pull config. Would I be stuck with just a couple of 120.2 rads for top and front? I love the Arc Midi, it's a beautiful case! I sure I can do the 2 140.2 rads but I'll take what I can get!
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To fit a 280 at top you probably have to cut 5.25" bays a little bit, all I have seen are too long. 280 is easy to mount at front, some are just a bit too tall to go there, Magicool 280 that I use goes there easily, but Phobya 280 that I also have and originally wanted to use is too tall. Magicool is 323 mm tall and it has maybe 5 mm of extra space so I'd say that 280 radiators shorter than 330 mm should go there.

If you have to mod to put a 140.2 up top and at the front, you could do a minor mod and fit a 120.3 up top but to fit a 140.2 at the front you have to move the HDD cage back a little bit but all that involves is a drill and some rivets! this it what im going to do when i go to water smile.gif
Edited by macarule - 1/19/12 at 12:34am
post #1242 of 16063
240 at top and 280 in front is easily enough for me. Unless cpu and gpu are under load at same time fans on 240 stay at minimum speed all the time and Thermalright X-Silent fans in front are silent at any speed.

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post #1243 of 16063
recently upgraded from cm 690 ii adv to arc midi, this case is very roomy and much more easy to build in it
I do not even need cable ties to make it look neat
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ThinkComputers.org dropped by my booth at CES to check out BF3 PC done with Fractal-Design Arc Midi

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post #1245 of 16063
Hello i did give in and buy the r3. its a great case not to big not to small.

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Let me know what you think? weather its a pile of **** or not. lol
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post #1246 of 16063
smile.gif Nice and tidy biggrin.gif I have that case too and am loving it biggrin.gif Just started modding it too... Top half of the HDD bays are coming out, SSD mounted on the black plate to be in line with normal HDD sata ports and a fair amount of black and white acrylic to hide all the nasty cables! (Need to pluck up the guts to get it done though!)

Edit: Always wondered... How the hell does your first GFX card get enough air to it to stay cool??
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post #1247 of 16063
I'm to scared to get adventurous like that I mean I have cut a window in the side panel but that's it. I don't really wanna do to much cos it's my work horse and gaming center. Because I'm a Tattoo apprentice I use alot of photoshop etc on it.

Erm in all honesty pass but I check the ATi overdrive and the gpus are the same temperature. So I dunno they should get plenty of air as I have 2 deltas in the front of the case so it should be ok smile.gif
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post #1248 of 16063
Newbie here smile.gif

Had my XL for a while and was using a H50 on the rear fan but decided I wanted to upgrade things slightly and this is where i've gotten to. Sorry about the quality of the photos, camera is dead and had to use my phone.

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As you can see from the photos i'm running a 360 radiator in the top and to get this to fit i've removed the optical drive bay cage as I have a portable DVD drive anyway. Front fan grill has been removed along with the horrible dust filter and future plans include a new side panel and some form of lighting which i'm yet to decide on. I'm hoping to find a way to 'blank' off the lower compartment from view to hide the HDD and the PSU too.

Spec is as follows:-

i5 2500k
Asus P8Z68-V
8GB GeIL DDR3
MSI 6950 with unlocked shaders at 900/1350

Plus here's a picture of my HTPC which is running a i3 2100k, 4GB DDR3, MSI H61 motherboard and Ubunutu off a USB stick for the time being. Managed to do a pretty good job on the cable tidying with this small case and non modular PSU but need to take a picture.

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post #1249 of 16063
Yeh your case is sweet, I would like to of put a h100 rad in the roof but the ram and mb get in the way so I had to settle with h80 with some
Mega fans smile.gif I think ssd is next on the list for os
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Aren't those Delta fans?!

Do you have ear muffs? tongue.gif
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