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post #13961 of 16056
My backup rig is held in a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2. Recently rebuilt it and the cable combs/last of the extensions came today.









other than possibly matching front fans/a few more cable combs/paint the SFX-ATX adapter/sleeving my front panel wiring I'm not gonna spend much more money on aesthetics.

My CPU heatsink is on the way too but it won't be here 'til next week.

I'm considering breaking the blue LEDs on my RAM (didn't know they came with blue LEDs until I turned the system on for the first time redface.gif) since it ruins the black/white theme but not sure yet. And the white LED strips have the least sticky tape on them I've ever seen so I had to take them out until I get some tape other than electrical or duct tape tongue.gif
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post #13962 of 16056
New Define S build. X99-deluxe/5960X Dual Titan X, 4xraid 0 ssd windows 7. Water cooled with three rads in one loop, 1x140mm + 2x120mm + 3*120mm. Doing leak test atm. GPU's cooler than stock blower, down 30c on 100% load (folding). The green fluid is super tech antifreeze + mayhem dyes ( uv green + uv blue).

post #13963 of 16056
I'm thinking about stepping up from my Core 1000 and doing a new build in a Define S. Heres what I'm thinking..

i5 6600k
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
8GB DDR4 HyperX Fury @2400
EVGA GTX 970 FTW+
Corsair RM650X
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
WD Blue 500GB for extra storage
Windows 10

Any suggestions for coolers that will be better than stock but not break the bank? I won't be doing anything too crazy, just looking for decent cooling and quiet, but not too big and bulky. Also it would be a plus if it matched the Black/White color scheme, but it's not a deal breaker if it doesn't. Any other thoughts on this build?
post #13964 of 16056
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Originally Posted by Fear Before View Post

I'm thinking about stepping up from my Core 1000 and doing a new build in a Define S. Heres what I'm thinking..

i5 6600k
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
8GB DDR4 HyperX Fury @2400
EVGA GTX 970 FTW+
Corsair RM650X
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
WD Blue 500GB for extra storage
Windows 10

Any suggestions for coolers that will be better than stock but not break the bank? I won't be doing anything too crazy, just looking for decent cooling and quiet, but not too big and bulky. Also it would be a plus if it matched the Black/White color scheme, but it's not a deal breaker if it doesn't. Any other thoughts on this build?

CRYORIG M9i or CRYORIG H7 are great coolers that match your color scheme. The H7 is bulky, but not massive like 140mm coolers are.
post #13965 of 16056
Anyone have any ideas on where to place LEDs on the Define S once radiators and fans are installed? I can't seem to find a good spot anywhere so I ended putting them on the side panel, but this is very clunky and I kinda hate how the edges light up in that pattern because of the location of the LEDs. Any ideas?

post #13966 of 16056
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Anyone have any ideas on where to place LEDs on the Define S once radiators and fans are installed? I can't seem to find a good spot anywhere so I ended putting them on the side panel, but this is very clunky and I kinda hate how the edges light up in that pattern because of the location of the LEDs. Any ideas?


Honestly I don't think it looks like that bad. Sorta dig the edging.
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Panasonic 55" 3d plasma / Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master Quickfire TK Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Fractal Design arc mini r2 
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post #13967 of 16056
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Anyone have any ideas on where to place LEDs on the Define S once radiators and fans are installed? I can't seem to find a good spot anywhere so I ended putting them on the side panel, but this is very clunky and I kinda hate how the edges light up in that pattern because of the location of the LEDs. Any ideas?

I have two strips, one 60cm and one 30mm. The 60cm strip straddles the inside front of the case and top of the window side of the case where it slides in between the top case lip and the radiator. The 30cm strip is behind the top radiator and above the CPU area.

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post #13968 of 16056
Hello, everybody:)

I have one more question about Define R5. What about stock fans - how good are they? Is it necessary to change them for something like NF-A14flx?
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Hello, everybody:)

I have one more question about Define R5. What about stock fans - how good are they? Is it necessary to change them for something like NF-A14flx?
I've had 5 of them running in my case. Two front connected to the built-in fan controller(running at lowest speed), two top and a rear one connected to motherboard(idling around 900 rpm). Never experienced anything near hot air trapped inside the case, these fans are really quiet and reasonable performing. only reason I removed them is going full custom loop with 120mm higher speed fans.
Keeping them in the drawer 'just in case', don't wanna sell them as they are very good. A lot of ppl sell them when they buy R5 so you can grab a couple of brand new ones for really cheap.
Edited by muzammil84 - 3/22/16 at 6:01am
post #13970 of 16056
Many thx for reply. I am going to use just 3fans. 2 front and 1 rear. Are top fans necessary?
What is the efficiency of adding 2 top coolers? (I guess adding top fans would increase noise level)
Edited by RUIvan - 3/22/16 at 6:14am
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