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post #1771 of 16288
New Fans! biggrin.gif


Well, I jacked all three of my Fractal fans and my (dead) Fractal fan controller. Fractal is sending me replacements, but I am just going to sell the set to defray the costs of the replacements.

In their place, I dropped a CPU outflow (pull) fan on my 212 EVO - same model as the input fan - CM XtraFlow 120mm PWM...and I left the rear exhaust fan off since that config seems to yield the lowest CPU temps.

I replaced the front intake and top exhaust with 120mm PWM Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PLPS fans...and am letting my MB control them. I bought a third as well to use as a second intake on the front, but have left it out for now to monitor temps. The temps look great so far...and at idle, CPU and chassis fans are nearly silent. It was a bit pricey, but quiet is nice. wink.gif
post #1772 of 16288
Hi guys, so I couldn't find any Arc Midi pictures to confirm/deny my hope, but is there physically enough room to fit a dual slot graphics card in the bottom slot of a motherboard (which lines up with the last slot on an Arc Midi). I am guessing no, but can any midi owners confirm this? Thanks.
post #1773 of 16288
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Originally Posted by a88mckeen View Post

Hi guys, so I couldn't find any Arc Midi pictures to confirm/deny my hope, but is there physically enough room to fit a dual slot graphics card in the bottom slot of a motherboard (which lines up with the last slot on an Arc Midi). I am guessing no, but can any midi owners confirm this? Thanks.

You should be able to. There's 8 slots and ATX mobos only have 7 at most (I think).
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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The Midi has only 7 slots, and I have a pcie as the last slot that I want to use, but from pictures it is hard to tell if a dual slot will fit.
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The Midi has only 7 slots, and I have a pcie as the last slot that I want to use, but from pictures it is hard to tell if a dual slot will fit.
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I wonder why does top mounted rads appear skewed a little, like it's not 100% perpendicular to the case. Puzzles me entirely.
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Hey,
I have the Define R3 and I'm looking for a good fan setup.
Currently I have the stock fans in rear (push) and front (pull) and an old fan from my former heatsink as an exhaust (top).
The exhaust fans speed is controlled by the mainboard.
Does it even make sense to have just one fan pulling in and 2 pushing out?
Could the negative pressure cause a bad airflow?
Do different fans with different speeds work well together?
Thanks

This might be of help for you?
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-cooling-investigation/1

They test the Fractal Design Define R3 with several different fan configurations.
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Moar pictures. Sorry can't make better pics.
specs
rad: Alphacool 360 XT45 full copper.
res: Magicool 150 mm with 2x Alphacool 50mm res holder.
pump: Phobya DC12-260
tubing: Masterkleer 16/10 UV orange
I used the 240rad mounting holes.
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Lazy reservoir mounting.
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Behind the hdd cage is 70x100x150mm room for pump.
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360 rad still left room for a fan controller.
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Peace!


Im about to buy this set: http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/va/473408.jpg

And i do want to build it like u did, but i was wondering: where do u leave the cd-rom drive?
post #1778 of 16288
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Im about to buy this set: http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/va/473408.jpg
And i do want to build it like u did, but i was wondering: where do u leave the cd-rom drive?

you use a USB one thumb.giftongue.gif
post #1779 of 16288
Thanks Vathral and Stompy for the links.
Exactly what I was looking for. thumb.gif
The german link works fine for me since I am from germany.
If anyone wants a translation of parts of the review, just ask for it.

I just realized I can't change my CPU fans direction to blowing from bottom to top, because my heatsink is so huge.
Between the heatsink and the graphics card there is only 2.5 cm (1 inch) space, so it would be a bad idea to try it biggrin.gif.
Edited by NARF - 3/11/12 at 7:16pm
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I just realized I can't change my CPU fans direction to bottom to top, because my heatsink is so huge.
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You attempted somthing like this ????

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