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Anybody knows how easy it would be to reverse the mobo in the Define XL?
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post #1792 of 15934
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Originally Posted by TwentyCent View Post

Anybody knows how easy it would be to reverse the mobo in the Define XL?

Very easy tbh. Just flip the entire case around.

If not, extremely hard
    
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post #1793 of 15934
So I installed a 140mm Fractal fan in top exhaust of my case (Define Mini) and...wow does it vibrate a lot.

It came with these rubber screws, but I just used regular fan screws.
Has anyone used these push-through rubber mounts / how secure are they?

I'm thinking I might be better off getting some rubber grommets to use with the fan screws.
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post #1794 of 15934
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

So I installed a 140mm Fractal fan in top exhaust of my case (Define Mini) and...wow does it vibrate a lot.

It came with these rubber screws, but I just used regular fan screws.
Has anyone used these push-through rubber mounts / how secure are they?

I'm thinking I might be better off getting some rubber grommets to use with the fan screws.

The rubber screws work great, only problem is when you have a flat case where the can screws go, then you have these rubber bumps sticking out.

I'm using the rubber screws on mt Core 1000 since it has little indents where your screws go and looks and sounds great.
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post #1795 of 15934
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Originally Posted by Stompy View Post

Just because your single unit broke down there is no reason to assume that all of them will do that. This fan controller is a very primitive thing, there is not all that much to go wrong.
If i thought that anything anyone ever had a problem with was unusable, then there wouldn't be anything to use.

One or two pages back, someone commented about hearing numerous reports of dead fractal fan controllers...so I don't think that I am alone. Yes, it's primitive...and it died...so it couldn't handle the wattage of the three fans that they included with my Arc. Is my situation the norm? Almost certainly not, but I also doubt that I my situation is unique. Either way, the fan controller's wiring isn't sleeved, seems fairly delicate, and you only get one knob to control all of the fans....which often isn't really desirable.

I understand why. Fractal packages the case, removable drive chassis, slide out drive trays, front I/O panel (and wiring), accessory packs, three fans, and a fan controller...and needs to sell and ship all of that inexpensively enough to retailers to allow them to sell the kit for under 100 beans...while allowing both Fractal and the retailer to make a profit. How could they possibly include high-quality fans and controllers in that narrow profit margin? Hey, if they work for you, great, but one of my fans had a bearing leak and leaked oil...and the fan controller died while controlling only the three OEM fans. I have too much invested in the rest of my system to rely on those types of components. I pulled the fans and the controller and replaced with Noiseblocker PWMs.

Of course, if folks like the included fan components, great. Even better in fact, because Fractal replaced my dead fan and fan controller and I will now be selling my 3 fans and new fan controller elsewhere on this forum...so just an FYI for those who like the OEM components. wink.gif

cheers,
Scuba
post #1796 of 15934
Hmmm...well looks like I won't be selling my Fractal fans here. You need 35 rep to sell...and I suppose that I haven't been helpful enough. smile.gif

They are for sale on [H] if anyone is looking for OEM Fractal fans. I don't want to put a link here and step on anyone's toes, but you can probably find the listing if you are interested. I'm posting here because I have seen many asking in this thread over the course of the last year.

cheers,
Scuba
post #1797 of 15934
Here's updated pics of the H80 with 2x Scythe AP-15's in Push/Pull and a beefy graphics card in a Fractal Design Core 1000.

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post #1798 of 15934
hello everyone? i'm about to buy an asus gtx 570 direct cuii, but i doubt that it will gonna fit in my ARC MINI without modification, can anyone chime in? thanks in advance!
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Are you kidding me? The GTX 570 DCUII will fit in an Arc Mini no problem. The Arc Mini is very big for an mATX case tbh.
    
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hello everyone? i'm about to buy an asus gtx 570 direct cuii, but i doubt that it will gonna fit in my ARC MINI without modification, can anyone chime in? thanks in advance!

It will fit 100%
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