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I'm waiting for this to arrive at Aquatuning.de. Dunno how I'll mount it but I'll figure something out. Today I drilled out the 5 1/2 bays to make room for a 360 rad. Doesn't look too bad. The bays where ugly anyway.

I wasn't aware Scythe made that. Win!

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post #1462 of 16055
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I'm looking to remove the grill on my exhaust fan. What would you recommend to use to remove them?
I've googled a short bit, will decent tin snips do?
I'd rather not spend $50 on a dremel since I'm a college student tongue.gif

This tool will be perfect. thumb.gif Lots of pictures in this thread as well plus really good advice on airflow.

Gonna look that up! Thanks for the tip & +REP
*3 member club haha
post #1463 of 16055
After skimming through the last 50 pages of this thread, and doing a couple searches, I think I've found that there is roughly 330mm of space between the 5 1/4 drive bays of the Arc Midi and the floor, once you remove the 3 1/2" cages. Does anyone know if a dual 120 radiator would mount to the inside front of this case or would it need to be a dual 140? Does the bottom 3 1/2" cage unscrew or is it riveted like in the Arc MIni?

Also, to clarify the top mounts, the dual 120 radiator positioning will be directly above the motherboard, correct?
 
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After skimming through the last 50 pages of this thread, and doing a couple searches, I think I've found that there is roughly 330mm of space between the 5 1/4 drive bays of the Arc Midi and the floor, once you remove the 3 1/2" cages. Does anyone know if a dual 120 radiator would mount to the inside front of this case or would it need to be a dual 140? Does the bottom 3 1/2" cage unscrew or is it riveted like in the Arc MIni?

Also, to clarify the top mounts, the dual 120 radiator positioning will be directly above the motherboard, correct?
1) 240 rad will likely mount the same way as a 280 will. There aren't any screw holes you can mount the rad/fans on the front, so you'll have to rig it on the front somehow else.
2) Bottom HDD cage is riveted.
3) How do you mean "directly above"? It's offset so you'll have plenty of clearance for mobo heatsinks and ram heatspreaders, if that's what you mean.
post #1465 of 16055
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1) 240 rad will likely mount the same way as a 280 will. There aren't any screw holes you can mount the rad/fans on the front, so you'll have to rig it on the front somehow else.
2) Bottom HDD cage is riveted.
3) How do you mean "directly above"? It's offset so you'll have plenty of clearance for mobo heatsinks and ram heatspreaders, if that's what you mean.

Thanks. For point 3, I was more referring to the third opening on the top, which is only 120mm in size (I believe), above the 5 1/4 bays.
 
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post #1466 of 16055
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Thanks. For point 3, I was more referring to the third opening on the top, which is only 120mm in size (I believe), above the 5 1/4 bays.
Just forget it's even there tongue.gif I still haven't figured what use it could be of.
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I'm looking to remove the grill on my exhaust fan. What would you recommend to use to remove them?
I've googled a short bit, will decent tin snips do?
I'd rather not spend $50 on a dremel since I'm a college student tongue.gif


I have used this to mod two cases and they worked very well.

http://www.amazon.com/Bostitch-14-256-10-Inch-Aviation-Snips/dp/B003HGH46C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329081780&sr=8-1
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Here's what a White and Red Fractal Design Core 1000 would look like:

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I have used this to mod two cases and they worked very well.


Agree

Nuttin' better than a good "sharp" pair of tin snips
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Gonna look that up! Thanks for the tip & +REP
*3 member club haha

No prob! It's honestly the best tool for the job with no crazy mess after. thumb.gif
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