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there is a difference between building a machine for testing purpose and building a machine to show off your ninja cable skeelz biggrin.gif

This is OCN, no matter what the purpose of the build is, cable management counts haha. That includes any posted pictures as well thumb.gif
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CHILZ - Lan Rig
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CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
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Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
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Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
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FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
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120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
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2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
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post #1432 of 15937
Decisions decisions decisions... biggrin.gif

R3 for quieter system, Arc midi for airflow. That said, R3 will keep your components cool too but as you said, midi can take bigger heatsinks and more fans. To answer your earlier question at the same time, it would take some work to have arc midi as quiet has the R3 as arc midi has big mesh areas from which sound can escape while R3 has basically none. Buuuut with some effort, Arc midi could be as silent as R3.
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What can I do to quieten the Midi?
I'll be running the case fans 2 in the front and one on the side, so I will be able to do the following:
Cool the HDD's with the 140mm I'll place on the bottom
Remove middle HDD cage for more direct airflow
Let the D14's pull fan act as exhaust fan
Move 140mm exhaust fan to side panel
Lower GPU fan speed means less noise in case
All 3 case fans run at 7v


Anything else, or is the Midi just a loud case?
Edited by csm725 - 2/9/12 at 12:52pm
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I bought an R3 and sent it back in favour of the Midi. IMO its a more flexable case overall which was the reason for my choice. There is also a bit more room to work in the Arc but the R3 certainly dosent lack in space to route cables. Was a difficult choice for me at the time but im glad i picked the Arc. Would have been delighted with the R3 aswell i have no doubt.
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What can I do to silence the Midi?

Anything else?

SSD? biggrin.gif if you put your OS and your major prog's on the SSD, your mechanical storage drive will spin down after awhile(you can set that in windows anyway) and that's a big reduction on a quiet system.
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Decisions decisions decisions... biggrin.gif
R3 for quieter system, Arc midi for airflow. That said, R3 will keep your components cool too but as you said, midi can take bigger heatsinks and more fans. To answer your earlier question at the same time, it would take some work to have arc midi as quiet has the R3 as arc midi has big mesh areas from which sound can escape while R3 has basically none. Buuuut with some effort, Arc midi could be as silent as R3.

it's much harder to get the midi to as quiet as the R3 due to the lack of front door. the foam in the front door directly reduce the noise of the intake fans and that would be hard for the midi to mitigate.
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Ummm I have an SSD. However setting that option in Windows can cause the HDD to shut off and your rig to BSOD when you try to access that HDD.
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Decisions decisions decisions... biggrin.gif
R3 for quieter system, Arc midi for airflow. That said, R3 will keep your components cool too but as you said, midi can take bigger heatsinks and more fans. To answer your earlier question at the same time, it would take some work to have arc midi as quiet has the R3 as arc midi has big mesh areas from which sound can escape while R3 has basically none. Buuuut with some effort, Arc midi could be as silent as R3.

I'm have plenty of dampening material lying around from other builds and quality fans to accommodate any slot.

I would likely seal off the entire roof of the Arc Midi, as well as the side vent, as neither offers benefits for my preferred cooling/airflow config. The space for a rear 140mm fan on the Midi is a big seller for me; that isn't something easily rectified or modded on a smaller case. For front intakes I actually prefer 120mm but thats minor.

I think I'll not give in to the smokin' deal and go with my gut telling me the Midi ultimately would turn out to be a better fit for me. You guys have been more helpful than you know. Sorry to disrupt this thread. I'll come back when I can join the club.
    
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post #1439 of 15937
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Ummm I have an SSD. However setting that option in Windows can cause the HDD to shut off and your rig to BSOD when you try to access that HDD.

I haven't personally encountered that problem yet, but then again, i'm running a 240gig SSD and majority of my progs are on the SSD. i only use mechanical drive as pure storage these days. none of my active stuff are on the mechanical drives anymore. whenever i access anything on my mechanical drive i have to wait about 8 seconds for the drive to spin up:D
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I think I'll not give in to the smokin' deal and go with my gut telling me the Midi ultimately would turn out to be a better fit for me. You guys have been more helpful than you know. Sorry to disrupt this thread. I'll come back when I can join the club.

well $110 + free shipping is nice for a R3.... biggrin.gif do it, you know you want to DO IT!!!! biggrin.gif
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