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One thing I noticed that was odd on my Arc Midi, even though the bottom HDD cage is riveted in, it appears to have pre-drilled screw holes as well in both the case and the cage! Why didn't they just screw it??

Well if you really wanted to, with short enough machine screws the right diameter, you could remove all the rivets and screw the case together, rivets just tend to hold a lot better over time. They also take a lot less time to install once you've done a few.

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I feel like I have a problem because I'm starting to get bored with the Arc and Core cases. Isn't it time Fractal threw out something new?

*crosses fingers, hoping that I won't get flamed*

It would be pretty awesome to see them release another butt kicking case. smile.gif

Have you not been looking at our Fractal Case Mods, they are super easy to make your own and make unique biggrin.gif
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Well if you really wanted to, with short enough machine screws the right diameter, you could remove all the rivets and screw the case together, rivets just tend to hold a lot better over time. They also take a lot less time to install once you've done a few.
Have you not been looking at our Fractal Case Mods, they are super easy to make your own and make unique biggrin.gif

I have but I've seen them so many times.
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Well if you really wanted to, with short enough machine screws the right diameter, you could remove all the rivets and screw the case together, rivets just tend to hold a lot better over time. They also take a lot less time to install once you've done a few.

I will be drilling out the rivets and sliding the cage over if needed. I'll be joining the club of those who have a vertical radiator in the front thumb.gif
 
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Well if you really wanted to, with short enough machine screws the right diameter, you could remove all the rivets and screw the case together, rivets just tend to hold a lot better over time. They also take a lot less time to install once you've done a few.

I will be drilling out the rivets and sliding the cage over if needed. I'll be joining the club of those who have a vertical radiator in the front thumb.gif

I have a vertical RAD in my 1000, although it's only a 120 mm from the Coolit Eco lol.
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! Why didn't they just screw it??


I agree 100%. Thankfully, rivets are so easily drilled out.

What's this talk about being bored ? Fractal needs new stuff ? Holy-Moley, the
entire line of cases themselves are new to the industry. It's not like thev'e had a
presence of even 2 years yet. The products are still "new"

Their current line-up has enough versitility to easily sustain 2-3 more years with
no additions. When you're mfg'ing a great product at a substantial discounted
price........I'd prefer a quality product with a known history of positive performance
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Here is my Arc Midi.

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Edited by a11an - 2/18/12 at 2:24am
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Here is my Arc Midi.

Nicely done. No room for anything of use in the 5 1/4" bays?
Edited by psychrage - 2/18/12 at 2:39am
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There is 70 mm space between the rad and bay cover. I need to fix the tubing between rad and gpu. It's a bit too long and has a wierd angle. Will do it when I get a controller and a watertemp sensor.
Edited by a11an - 2/18/12 at 2:41am
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Here is my Arc Midi. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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What's that tube, Masterkleer? If that's the case, how transparent is it?
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Yes it's Masterkleer 16/10 mm 3,3m retail package. It's not very transparent. Can see some bubbles but can't see completely through it. I really need to fix the tubing between gpu and rad. It's a bit too long and sagging down my gpu. I'll replace it when I get a controller and watertemp sensor.
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