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post #141 of 16139
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Hey guys, I'm really looking forward to Fractal Design coming to Newegg at the end of the month and I'm going to get an R3 when the time comes but I had a few questions.

The site says it can support a 120mm/140mm on the bottom if the PSU doesn't exceed 160mm but one of the earlier posts on this thread was a user with a corsair psu that measures 180mm (same as mine) and it looked like there might still be room to just barely squeeze in a 120mm fan, can anyone comment?

Also, how is the cooling when more of the fan slots are populated? I'm thinking of populating the fan slots (Both fronts, bottom if possible, side, rear, and the rearmost top) with Enermax's T.B Silence line (120mm/140mm) which I've read great things about.

Also, have any of you experienced better temperatures using two top exhausts rather than just one?

Thanks for the input! biggrin.gif

im gonna be running 2 at front 2 uptop 1 rear and thats it =] iv had the old fractal case with a amd in it worked well run at 15 idle 28 full load with coolmaster v6 cooler. highly recomended case biggrin.gif just wasnt enough for full watercooling so i got main pc (gaming one) in a nzxt phantom and gonna run this one as a server box that i can take to lans ect smile.gif
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post #142 of 16139
I'm about to do some cable management (Mobo #3 is coming in on Friday) anyone have some pics to help me get an idea?
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post #143 of 16139
I left all the Fan cables and the front cover cables loose so I can move them around without removing the MoBo side/side panel off
The HDD SATA n Pow cables are left with some slack also so i can remove the trays if needed.


Start with the largest/thickest cables while and work your way down to the smallest, also its a good idea to do one type at a time (molex/PCI/Sata/)



Inside view, my case uses all 7 fan options five of the fans are controlled by a NZXT external desktop touch-screen remote and the other 3 fans are controlled by the Fractal Design supplied rheostat fan controller.






anyway hope that helps, and Good Luck with your build.
post #144 of 16139
so when is fractal coming to newegg?
post #145 of 16139
i jsut got an R3 for my home server build...... i have a 240 rad a gtx 250 and sound proofed teh crap outta it. i love it great case only complaint is the depth behind the tray its to shallow to hide all teh cables but i shoved all of them in the hd bay
post #146 of 16139
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i jsut got an R3 for my home server build...... i have a 240 rad a gtx 250 and sound proofed teh crap outta it. i love it great case only complaint is the depth behind the tray its to shallow to hide all teh cables but i shoved all of them in the hd bay
pics!!
post #147 of 16139
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so when is fractal coming to newegg?
I believe at the end of the month. Can't wait!
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Anyone if the Arc Mid will be available on NCIX anytime soon? Looks like a spectacular case, great for air cooling. Possibility for 8 fans....


The air flow is pretty low with stock fans, but 8 of them might be good enough for cooling, and are completely silent...expensive though
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post #149 of 16139
I believe the Fractal rep said the Arc would be coming to the states around March or April so I'd imagine around that time, maybe a bit earlier.

With quiet components and fans the Arc would be pretty quiet but not as quiet as the Define.
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I believe the Fractal rep said the Arc would be coming to the states around March or April so I'd imagine around that time, maybe a bit earlier.

With quiet components and fans the Arc would be pretty quiet but not as quiet as the Define.
Yea but the airflow doesnt seem as good. THanks for the info though. Ill be building my case late april, or early may so I should be good, so long as the price is right.
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