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Akasa FTW. Just saying wink.gif

Agreed.
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post #1332 of 15859
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Anyone here with a Define Mini have a hell of a time getting their back panel on with all the cables routed behind the tray?
I just did my case swap last night and am going to need to do some extensive clamping and zip-tieing to hopefully get this thing buttoned up.
Almost seems like there's not enough room for the 24-pin alone back there...

I have heard many reports of this issue, but folks seem to somehow manage. Not sure how though, because my Arc Mini has more room and it kicked my butt when routing.


Both cases have the exact same width:

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/33961-550D-vs-Arc-Midi-vs-Arc-Mini-vs-Define-Mini-vs-Wine-Bottle

...even though the Define has a layer of sound insulating material on the inside of both case side panels. They need to make the Define at least 10mm wider to compensate for that insulation. Oh well, she is still a quiet beauty...so you have that going for you! thumb.gif

cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/4/12 at 9:12am
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Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/2/12 at 10:37am
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Hello guys. Do you know if there are any cheap US or Asian sites where i can get good quality silent fans? For the Define R3 case. I'm getting the case over the weekend. I currently have two two silent fans in my case that i can move over, that totals on 4 fans. It's probably enough, but it would be nice to fill it all up. Old CPU and GPU. Thx! Have a nice weekend
post #1335 of 15859
My Arc Mini arrived today...and I just finished wiring up the rig in my sig. smile.gif


Impressions:

  • Beautiful in person. Looks more like the pics on Fractal's site than the pics in reviews (often taken with bad lighting I suppose). Even my wife likes it.
  • Very nice build quality...and plenty of extra screws.
  • Tight behind motherboard, but I managed to get the cables to fit. I originally wanted the Define Mini, but space behind the MB was one of the two reasons that I didn't get it...and I am glad now. I can't imagine things being any tighter. I feel your pain candy_van.
  • Plenty of headspace for my CPU cooler, which is the other reason that I didn't get the Define Mini.
  • MB cutout is offset for my Gene-Z. No worries, I installed it before I mounted the MB, but I would hate to have to replace the cooler.
  • The fan controller was a pain to wire without having wires hanging over the MB...and I had to use an extra (massive) molex cable from my modular PSU....which makes life even worse behind the MB tray, but it's nice that they throw a controller in.
  • It's louder than I had hoped due to the mesh on top. THAT is why I wanted the Define Mini. I'll need to play with the fans some I suppose.
  • Temps are ridiculously low with a small overclock...so I probably can back down on the fans, but I need to run some tests first.

I'll grab some pics sometime this weekend so I can officially be in the club. Thanks for the help! cheers.gif

cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/4/12 at 9:13am
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How you guys clean out the dust filters on the Arc Midi? This might sound like a stupid question I know -_-, do you have to remove the fans then do so? I don't quite understand how it should be done. I would like to the Arc Midi or the 500R.
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How you guys clean out the dust filters on the Arc Midi? This might sound like a stupid question I know -_-, do you have to remove the fans then do so? I don't quite understand how it should be done. I would like to the Arc Midi or the 500R.

Many ways... Just simply vacuum it or use air compressor/gas duster for example.
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that simple? lol nice!

i also took a liking to another fractal case :

Core 3000

Same intake / filter method but wanted to know if the h100 will fit inside it like it does on the Arc Midi? Also is there anyway to remove both HD cages? If so then I would get the core 3000 any day before the Arc Midi
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post #1339 of 15859
Snapped a picture of the new build...but the lens was laser focused on one point, so I'll try to grab another one later:


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Cable routing is not really my thing, so I won't even pretend that I plan to tidy up any more than this. I was lucky to get as much crammed behind the MB as I did. smile.gif

cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/17/12 at 5:53pm
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that simple? lol nice!
wanted to know if the h100 will fit inside it like it does on the Arc Midi? Also is there anyway to remove both HD cages? If so then I would get the core 3000 any day before the Arc Midi

Yup, it's that simple.
Likely won't fit, too little clearance between mobo and top of the case (H80 fits though). Only the upper HDD cage is removable without popping rivets (like arc series) to my understanding.
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