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post #1611 of 15845
I had an NZXT Sentry Mix (sticks out further than a Mesh, I think) installed in my R3 when I had it and it was perfect. As for the R3 vs Arc Midi dilemma, I chose to get an Arc because it had more space behind the mobo, wider than the R3 and better water cooling capabilities without modding. I did love the quietness of the R3 though.
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post #1612 of 15845
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Does anyone know if an NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller fits behind the R3 USB3's front door?
Thanks smile.gif

I have the NZXT Sentry Mesh controller mounted in my define mini and it fits perfectly, so it should work in the full size case as well. i actually posted a picture of it a few posts back.
post #1613 of 15845
Awesome, cheers.
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post #1614 of 15845
Hey guys, i am planning to get a fractal core 1000 case. Was wondering if I could fit a corsair h70 cooler inside. I noticed that the back panel is a 92mm cut. Was thinking if I could stretch it to the front 120mm fan. I'll be using a gtx 580 card, along with a asus maximus gene IV mobo. Thanks in advance.
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I really think I'd rather the R3... anyone know how airflow is with just front and side fans (so with top fans blocked off)?
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post #1616 of 15845
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Is what they say about the 8 pin CPU power connector not being able to be routed through the hole on the top of the Define R3 Mid true?
Is there enough room behind the mobo tray in the R3, and is it really THAT bad cable mgmt wise?
Lolwut?
8pin went smoothly through when I had R3, arent you confusing R3 with the define xl which is so big that peeps need extensions for the cpu power cable to be able to route it properly?

And the cable management was a breeze too, had enough room behind the tray to route the cables well.
post #1617 of 15845
Lolwut?
I'm just asking questions that were brought up on Newegg, etc...
So if there aren't any other obvious downsides, I wonder, how would airflow be if I kept the two top fan openings shut and had two front 120s, one side 140, and a D14 blowing air out the back? A bit choked?
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post #1618 of 15845
R3 has much better looks with it's door panel but no modular hdd cage. I think Arc has slightly more room for cables behind the motherboard tray and can take 140mm up front whereas R3 can only take 120mm.

I say R3. tongue.gif
Edited by adi518 - 2/26/12 at 5:24am
post #1619 of 15845
Something is wrong with the forum I can't edit my posts.
post #1620 of 15845
I assume you're talking about your sigrig. I'd say it'd be ok, I had 2 6950 twin frozr cards in it with 2 front intakes, frontmost top intake and rear exhaust with p/p on heatsink and my temps were fine, mid-70's on cards and mid-60's cpu on load. I had switched all the fans to 1150rpm GT's running @7v though, wouldnt use the stock fans even as shrouds.
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