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Thought I may as well join the club. I built this computer in February of last year and moved it all over to a define mini in August when they finally arrived at newegg. I actually found overclock.net when I was researching a quieter case. Its nothing special but it plays all the games I want and runs cool and quiet. Complete specs are in sig.

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Cable management is a mess mostly because my pci express power cords are not quite long enough to route behind the motherboard. I do not really care since I do not have a side window and the computer sits under a desk out of sight. There is a little dust inside from when I experimented running a side intake but since it did not change temps I removed it.

I love this case, my cpu idles around 30*C and my gpu idles around 35*C. With the fans running at the slowest speed I barely hear anything and even running all fans including the cpu and gpu it sounds more like a ceiling fan than hair dryer. I also like that it does not look like a toy, nothing says nerd like flashing lights in the bedroom tongue.gif

I do wish there was a little more space behind the motherboard as cable management was tough.
After about a month one of my fractal intake fans starting making a terrible noise so I replaced it with a cooler master 120mm fan, not sure why it died so soon...
I also wish the front intake fan grilles would slide out for easier cleaning and I'm sure if they tried, running 2 140mm's fan would fit up front.

I would like any suggestions for any improvements/upgrades not just for the case but my entire build. I just tried out a 6970 I got from a newegg open box deal but I couldn't take the extra noise now that I have been spoiled. I also thought of buying a corsair h100 and mounting it up front and bumping my cpu clock up a little more (at 4.2 right now, it gets hot a full load but during games never really tops 60*C) but I want to hear one in person before I spend $120. Also I would really like to support my gpu as it sags right now but I don't know what to add that wouldn't take up much space.

I'm loving overclock.net keep up the good work thumb.gif
post #1602 of 15931
For all you people looking for new Fractal Design case fans, I found some browsing NCIX earlier. Both 120mm and 140mm, quite cheap too! It was only a matter of time before supplies started selling them.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=51283&vpn=FD-FAN-120&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=51284&vpn=FD-FAN-140&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

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Originally Posted by Mysticode View Post

Looks exactly like Arctic's fans! redface.gifhttp://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/case-fans/77/arctic-f.html?c=2183


Somebody's gotta be making them for Fractal ......."Private Label". Very well could be Arctic

Same as their cases.......they've got someone manufacturing private labeled "in-house" designed cases
under the Fractal name. Hopefully, they'll continue to grow, Which would allow them to manufacture
independently, and the retail price will go down easily 20-30%. Before that could ever happen, the
Fractal product line would have to add many new SKU's to be self-supportive.
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Looking to put a window in my Arc Midi and I'd like some advice please. I've got everything I think I'll need to do it (jigsaw, metal blades, acrylic etc) but I'm not sure which trim to get. I've looked at this: http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Neoprene-Rubber-Edging-Trim-pid-9645.html and it looks like what I need but is it? If it isn't then can someone please link me to a UK site that sells them please. Thanks
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For all you people looking for new Fractal Design case fans, I found some browsing NCIX earlier. Both 120mm and 140mm, quite cheap too! It was only a matter of time before supplies started selling them.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=51283&vpn=FD-FAN-120&manufacture=Fractal%20Design
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=51284&vpn=FD-FAN-140&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

To me, it seems like these fans aren't very good quality and they make quite a lot of noise... its a shame because Fractal cases are real good. thumb.gif
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I use the included fan controller...and can dial them down enough to make them essentially silent.
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Does anyone know if an NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller fits behind the R3 USB3's front door?
Thanks smile.gif
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Does anyone know if an NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller fits behind the R3 USB3's front door?
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While I don't have the case (but do have a Sentry Mesh), I don't see why they wouldn't. The control dials only stick out a few mm smile.gif
    
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I have the Mesh, but I like confirming things lol, thanks Dino tongue.gif
Now the epic dilemma, R3 v Arc Midi...
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