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Pic with name and timestamp for some pesky whiners.
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Building tomorrow since I need the rig today.
Edited by csm725 - 4/1/12 at 6:50am
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post #1962 of 15743
Made some changes to my Arc Mini since the last time that I posted a pic.

  • Removed the Fractal fans and fan controller
  • Added 3 Noiseblocker PWMs, wired to the 3 PWM headers on the MB...which is why I have one random wire zipped to the back of the case. smile.gif
  • Added second CM Xtraflo 120mm as a pull on my CPU cooler


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I'm really liking being able to setup temp vs RPM curves for the case fans...and she is far quieter at idle now. BTW, I now have two intake fans on the front rather than two exhaust...since:

  • I'd rather direct the air in through the filter rather than pull it in from wherever
  • I've seen data that shows that the rear exhaust just gets in the way of the airflow from higher RPM CPU cooler fans...at least with the 212, but your mileage may vary wink.gif


cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 4/1/12 at 9:05am
post #1963 of 15743
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

Made some changes to my Arc Mini since the last time that I posted a pic.
  • Removed the Fractal fans and fan controller
  • Added 3 Noiseblocker PWMs, wired to the 3 PWM headers on the MB...which is why I have one random wire zipped to the back of the case. smile.gif
  • Added second CM Xtraflo 120mm as a pull on my CPU cooler
517
I'm really liking being able to setup temp vs RPM curves for the case fans...and she is far quieter at idle now. BTW, I now have two intake fans on the front rather than two exhaust...since:
  • I'd rather direct the air in through the filter rather than pull it in from wherever
  • I've seen data that shows that the rear exhaust just gets in the way of the airflow from higher RPM CPU cooler fans...at least with the 212, but your mileage may vary wink.gif
cheers,
Scuba

Good build, nice cablemanegement...
I personly would move the top 120 to the back for following the airflow of the cpu-cooler smile.gif
Which speeds are the noiseblockers running at?
post #1964 of 15743
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Is that a Dell motherboard? confused.gif

No its a MSI H55M E-23
post #1965 of 15743
If they had a white Define Mini I would have gone for it. Instead I broke down and went for a Corsair 550D tongue.gif

The Arc Mini would make a good base for a project PC though, hmm... wink.gif
    
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Good build, nice cablemanegement...
I personly would move the top 120 to the back for following the airflow of the cpu-cooler smile.gif
Which speeds are the noiseblockers running at?

This thread has a lot of data about why that rear exhaust may actually hurt in some cooler fan configs...at least for the Hyper 212:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1199135/hyper-212-testing-push-vs-pull-vs-push-pull-also-horizontal-vs-vertical-positioning


The fans are at around 900 RPM at idle....and are silent at that speed. They ramp up on this curve:

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post #1967 of 15743
I ordered the Fractal Arc Midi yesterday! I was annoyed at myself for placing the order on the weekend because it hasn't shipped yet.

I'll try and post some pics once its all set up.

Do people recommend the Corsair H100 for this case? I've only seen a few photos of people with the setup and it looks good but I just wanted to check.
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I ordered the Fractal Arc Midi yesterday! I was annoyed at myself for placing the order on the weekend because it hasn't shipped yet.
I'll try and post some pics once its all set up.
Do people recommend the Corsair H100 for this case? I've only seen a few photos of people with the setup and it looks good but I just wanted to check.

I mean its a good cooler that fits so I guess its recommended lol.. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by JDUB_68 View Post

I ordered the Fractal Arc Midi yesterday! I was annoyed at myself for placing the order on the weekend because it hasn't shipped yet.
I'll try and post some pics once its all set up.
Do people recommend the Corsair H100 for this case? I've only seen a few photos of people with the setup and it looks good but I just wanted to check.
I mean its a good cooler that fits so I guess its recommended lol.. tongue.gif
But even the humongous Phanteks fits in the Arc Midi...
Just down to personal preference, if you dont want 2 pounds worth of metal hanging off your board, go with the H100 smile.gif
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- Paint RAD, pump, and reservoir non-clear pieces red
- Sand blast all the black off of case (reason is below)
- Use an air brush with proper white paint and clear coat, no spray cans
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