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Its certainly possible. Basically, I'm not done with my rig and I do have similar ideas to what you described.
post #1372 of 16053
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Originally Posted by rrohbeck View Post

My Define XL is incredibly quiet. I have 5 HDs and 9 fans inside, among them 3x 38mm Deltas and when they're running at low rpms you can't hear it over the fan of my laptop. It takes 25% (running 2 cores) on my 4.5GHz FX-8150 to kick the fans up one notch and then you hear a very light breeze.
Of course at 100% the Deltas are loud but it's still very bearable thanks to the case. Right now the noise from the Deltas blows straight out the back and I'm thinking of baffling that somehow.

K awesome, think i'll probably end up getting an XL. How is it for cooling though, do you reckon it would be good enough to keep the 2500k and 580 w/ accelero extreme cool enough to also run at low RPM's to be really quiet ?
post #1373 of 16053
Here's my little beast smile.gif
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I'm impressed with FD cases.
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My intake fan mod:)

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If you really care for ethics, it might be worth getting a sleeving kit... smile.gif
Seriously tho, I see too many people buying new cases designed to hide cables and have them organized. The fact that you don't see these cables don't mean it has to be in a huge clutter.
But..it seems most don't maximize this potential which sorts of voids the point for getting one of them new cases. tiredsmiley.gif

I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to say. The only visible cable on the inside of the case are the fan controller cables. The cables running from the fan headers are all sleeved extensions. Lol, yes behind the mobo tray is a disaster, but I'm not sure how to improve this. There must be 30 cables back there and the only way to get the side panel back on is to spread them out across the back of the tray.

Were you suggesting that I sleeve the cables behind the tray? To be honest I'm not sure that's worth doing. I see lots of people's pics with very neat cases. For me it is very difficult to get things looking that neat. If anyone has any tips I'm all ears smile.gif I can't stand the location of the fan controller that come's with the case. That is poorly designed IMO.
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Okay guys, question.
I can get the Arc Midi for $100 in Israel, brand new! biggrin.gif
I know it's an awesome case, but two questions:
1) Are there any obvious downsides to it?
2) How loud is it with the three included fans?
Thanks guys!
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I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to say. The only visible cable on the inside of the case are the fan controller cables. The cables running from the fan headers are all sleeved extensions. Lol, yes behind the mobo tray is a disaster, but I'm not sure how to improve this. There must be 30 cables back there and the only way to get the side panel back on is to spread them out across the back of the tray.
Were you suggesting that I sleeve the cables behind the tray? To be honest I'm not sure that's worth doing. I see lots of people's pics with very neat cases. For me it is very difficult to get things looking that neat. If anyone has any tips I'm all ears smile.gif I can't stand the location of the fan controller that come's with the case. That is poorly designed IMO.

Best solution is probably selling your current power supply and getting a modular one. Doing just that will cut clutter by at least 70%. From my psu there're only 4 cables, 24-pin, pci-e cable, cpu and one 6-pin peripheral cable. Then, you could either sleeve the psu or use sleeved extensions. Also if you have a black case, it's best to go with black sata cables and if you get sleeved ones they're actually easier to manage because they become kinda curby and nice.
Edited by adi518 - 2/6/12 at 11:00am
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My intake fan mod:)

Nice! thumb.gif
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post #1379 of 16053
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Okay guys, question.
I can get the Arc Midi for $100 in Israel, brand new! biggrin.gif
I know it's an awesome case, but two questions:
1) Are there any obvious downsides to it?
2) How loud is it with the three included fans?
Thanks guys!

I would say this case is in the top 5 you can buy for $100

1) It's a bit larger than other mid-tower cases. This is great because there is more room for cable management and aftermarket coolers. It's bad however, if your place is really tight on space. Also, there are only 2- 5.25" bays. I need at least 3. Although I love the case, I would not have bought it if I noticed that.

2) The three fans IMO are just too loud. The case comes with a fan controller which can slow the speed down and reduce air noise, but these fans will always click and whine. I would plan on replacing them. Most of them can be replaced with 120mm fans if you choose, except for the the front intake fan which only hold 140mm, unless you modify it of course.
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post #1380 of 16053
Size and 5.25" bays are no issue. I only need the two.
Ouch, not what I was hoping to hear. I have a fan controller (NZXT Sentry Mesh) and I would run all three fans at the lowest I could (7v).
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