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post #1931 of 15856
Well my core 1000 came today. Got it built up but when I went to turn it on... Nothing. I really hope I didn't fry something. Not sure what else could be the problem mad.gif
post #1932 of 15856
Alright guys....

Really wanting to join this club here soon. smile.gif One question though.

Can anybody confirm for me, 110% without a SINGLE doubt, that the Define R3 will hold a 240 / 280 rad up front, and a 240 or 280 up top? $110+ shipping is a lot to spend on a CHANCE that it will. I need to know absolutely without a doubt that it'll hold what I need it to.

Or the Arc Midi (the regular ATX one that's $100 on newegg). That case would work as well, but I would prefer the R3.
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post #1933 of 15856
Forget my last comment! I got it going. Pics will up up tonight or tomorrow thumb.gif
post #1934 of 15856
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Originally Posted by Fear Before View Post

Well my core 1000 came today. Got it built up but when I went to turn it on... Nothing. I really hope I didn't fry something. Not sure what else could be the problem mad.gif


I always do the following with a new build:

  • Take the MB out of the box and place it on the MB box
  • Drop in CPU
  • Apply thermal paste
  • Mount the cooler
  • Drop in one stick of RAM
  • Connect the PSU
  • Connect a monitor
  • Power it on and ensure that it POSTs. If it doesn't, swap the RAM stick with another and try again.


No case, no HDD, no DVD, no GPU, ...

It's a good way to ensure that the board works before sucking up the time to build.


My advice, try clearing the CMOS. If that doesn't work, disconnect the drives, pull all but one RAM stick, pull the GPU, and see if you can get it to POST.
post #1935 of 15856
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

I always do the following with a new build:
  • Take the MB out of the box and place it on the MB box
  • Drop in CPU
  • Apply thermal paste
  • Mount the cooler
  • Drop in one stick of RAM
  • Connect the PSU
  • Connect a monitor
  • Power it on and ensure that it POSTs. If it doesn't, swap the RAM stick with another and try again.
No case, no HDD, no DVD, no GPU, ...
It's a good way to ensure that the board works before sucking up the time to build.
My advice, try clearing the CMOS. If that doesn't work, disconnect the drives, pull all but one RAM stick, pull the GPU, and see if you can get it to POST.

Turns out I had the power/reset buttons mixed up. It's running good now. Thanks thumb.gif
post #1936 of 15856
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Alright guys....
Really wanting to join this club here soon. smile.gif One question though.
Can anybody confirm for me, 110% without a SINGLE doubt, that the Define R3 will hold a 240 / 280 rad up front, and a 240 or 280 up top? $110+ shipping is a lot to spend on a CHANCE that it will. I need to know absolutely without a doubt that it'll hold what I need it to.
Or the Arc Midi (the regular ATX one that's $100 on newegg). That case would work as well, but I would prefer the R3.

I have an Arc Midi with 280 at front and 240 at top, don't know if you can do same with R3.
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post #1937 of 15856
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Alright guys....
Really wanting to join this club here soon. smile.gif One question though.
Can anybody confirm for me, 110% without a SINGLE doubt, that the Define R3 will hold a 240 / 280 rad up front, and a 240 or 280 up top? $110+ shipping is a lot to spend on a CHANCE that it will. I need to know absolutely without a doubt that it'll hold what I need it to.
Or the Arc Midi (the regular ATX one that's $100 on newegg). That case would work as well, but I would prefer the R3.

I can 98.7% confirm that a 240/280 rad will NOT internally fit up top on R3. 240 front would be tight fit IIRC.
However on the Arc Midi, I can 120% confirm that you'll have no problems with 240 top and 280 front, as long as you're not planning on having a 80mm thick one up top. Not sure about 280 top though, 30mm one with regular fans should fit but I won't guarantee that one.
post #1938 of 15856
Hi OCN!

This is my first post in here. thumb.gif

Want to show my Fractal Arc Midi case with Water cooling.

I have 280 radiator in front and 360 on top. i like to change pump and reseirvoir in future.

tell me what you like. biggrin.gif


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Edited by Zufushiki - 3/31/12 at 12:51am
post #1939 of 15856
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Alright guys....
Really wanting to join this club here soon. smile.gif One question though.
Can anybody confirm for me, 110% without a SINGLE doubt, that the Define R3 will hold a 240 / 280 rad up front, and a 240 or 280 up top? $110+ shipping is a lot to spend on a CHANCE that it will. I need to know absolutely without a doubt that it'll hold what I need it to.
Or the Arc Midi (the regular ATX one that's $100 on newegg). That case would work as well, but I would prefer the R3.

I have an Arc Midi with 280 at front and 240 at top, don't know if you can do same with R3.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Alright guys....
Really wanting to join this club here soon. smile.gif One question though.
Can anybody confirm for me, 110% without a SINGLE doubt, that the Define R3 will hold a 240 / 280 rad up front, and a 240 or 280 up top? $110+ shipping is a lot to spend on a CHANCE that it will. I need to know absolutely without a doubt that it'll hold what I need it to.
Or the Arc Midi (the regular ATX one that's $100 on newegg). That case would work as well, but I would prefer the R3.

I can 98.7% confirm that a 240/280 rad will NOT internally fit up top on R3. 240 front would be tight fit IIRC.
However on the Arc Midi, I can 120% confirm that you'll have no problems with 240 top and 280 front, as long as you're not planning on having a 80mm thick one up top. Not sure about 280 top though, 30mm one with regular fans should fit but I won't guarantee that one.

What about dual 280's? I plan on using XSPC EX radiators, so they're not very thick at all. Also was going to use Yate Loon medium fans (authentic). Push on the front, pull on the top (so the rads are visible internally).

I could see myself using the Arc Midi. smile.gif Better than my Beta Evo, that's for sure.

I just want to make sure that I get the right case....one that will take these rads without too much hassle. Preferably just bolt in.
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post #1940 of 15856
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What about dual 280's? I plan on using XSPC EX radiators, so they're not very thick at all. Also was going to use Yate Loon medium fans (authentic). Push on the front, pull on the top (so the rads are visible internally).
I could see myself using the Arc Midi. smile.gif Better than my Beta Evo, that's for sure.
I just want to make sure that I get the right case....one that will take these rads without too much hassle. Preferably just bolt in.

EX280 should be easy in front but it probably won't go to top unless you cut into 5.25" bays.
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