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Originally Posted by Jyve View Post

Is that zmt tubing or some other solid black? Also, am I correct in that you used a 90 adapter from the gpu to the res/drain port to give it sort of a faux hardline look? Of so, I love it! I just might have to steal your idea when I tear down and rebuild my loop.

It is primochill advanced LRT black. I have zmt tubing which recently bought, but havent tried it yet to see which looks better. And yeah, i tried hardline but it is too easy to pull out tube from fitting since only held in place with a compressed o ring, so felt uneasy with it and went back to soft tubing. I like the straight lines of hardline, so tried to make soft tubing straight when possible.
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post #15982 of 16063
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Originally Posted by opt33 View Post

It is primochill advanced LRT black. I have zmt tubing which recently bought, but havent tried it yet to see which looks better. And yeah, i tried hardline but it is too easy to pull out tube from fitting since only held in place with a compressed o ring, so felt uneasy with it and went back to soft tubing. I like the straight lines of hardline, so tried to make soft tubing straight when possible.

Well it turned out nicely. I'm using zmt now and from the looks of it, the primo appears to be a little more glossy than the zmt.

I'm a little bummed I stuck with the nickel fittings when expanding my predator instead of moving over to black. Now that I have a custom loop o think the black would've looked better with the zmt. Too late, at least for now. Fittings are just too pricey to change over just for color. Think I'll pick up a few of those angled adapters now that my 2nd radiator showed up. Gonna be tight fitting everything in a matx case.
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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 #15983 of 16063
Nickel fittings and blocks with ZMT is by far my favourite colour combo
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Read this on [H] today:
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I got this case too and it seems like the front mesh restricts airflow compared to the other fractal cases with the regular filters. Any opinions on this?

Really? The whole mesh has less airflow than the slots on the sides of Define C / S / R5?
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post #15985 of 16063
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Nickel fittings and blocks with ZMT is by far my favourite colour combo

Yeah it does look good. Maybe I'm just tired of seeing it and am itching for something new. We'll see when I put the other rad in.
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What cpu cooler would you guys suggest when using a define c mini or meshify c? I’ve heard that there are issues with front aio rads if the gpu is around 300mm long. I was planning to get a h110i and put it on the front.
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Air coolers, they work just fine, don't leak, cost less, perform about the same and are quieter. AIO/CLC pass, if you want to do water then do a custom loop with copper rads etc.
post #15988 of 16063
Hi all,
I'm rebuilding a define XL and wondered if there was an aftermarket source of rubber grommets? Mine are falling apart and Fractal doesn't have any spares anymore. If nothing else, I might just curtain them with black neoprene...
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Hi all,
I'm rebuilding a define XL and wondered if there was an aftermarket source of rubber grommets? Mine are falling apart and Fractal doesn't have any spares anymore. If nothing else, I might just curtain them with black neoprene...

Odds are slim, unfortunately. I did some searching myself to see what alternatives I could find, and I didn't see anything resembling a close fit for the Define XL in terms of replacement parts. I did however run across this video showing how to make your own (more or less), and it actually doesn't look half bad considering how simple it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C0exFGeRQQ

Wish there was more I could offer, but given the age of the parts I'm thinking DIY is probably your best option.
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Could anyone please give me any advice how to solve my little conudrum in regard to watercooling and space inside case?

I bought my system (in sig) about a year ago. I have CPU cooled by Corsair H105, mounted in the front position. Above it, i kept the ODD cage, where i fit 2 HDDs - since i had to get rid of all the cages cause of the radiator.

Now, i bought new board and CPU, 7940x. Both still in their boxes. Since i want to OC the CPU somewhat and my current AiO may not be up to the task, i am considering selling H105 alongside current CPU and mobo and buying another, stronger AiO, most likely 360mm one.

The thing is, if i got it and wanted to mount it into front position again, i would need to get rid of the ODD cage. However if i did remove it, i have no clue where to put my HDDs.... do you have any idea how to solve this? I mean, bar mounting the AiO up top, i would prefer not to do that, cause of the noise, i would rather keep my case as much "closed" as possible.

I was already thinking about getting NAS server and move them there, cause one of the HDDs, WD Caviar Black, is rather loud, actually louder than all the fans, when computer is not at high load. That would certainly solve my problem. But between new mobo, CPU, one more nvme drive, now 360mm AiO, thats quite an investment already, so this NAS thing will probably have to wait till next year...so the HDDs need to stay in for the time being....

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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WD Caviar Black  WD Caviar Green  Corsair H105 + 2x Fractal Design Venturi 120mm Win10 Pro 64bit 
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