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can you post a pic?





http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8823/ffi-29/DEMCiflex_120mm_Magnetic_Fan_Dust_Filter_-_Black_-_Steel_Aluminum_Plastic_Chassis.html
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post #2022 of 15837
This is my first post here, since my Arc Midi is in a van and is about to be delivered today and I will be moving the PC from my current Antec P193 v3 over easter.

Along with the case will be 6 Noctua NF-P14s to go with the two 140mm Fractal Silent Series fans I bought yesterday.

The plan is to put the two new Fractal fans in the front, with the Noctuas going everywhere else - two on top, one rear, one bottom and one on the side. Is this too much? I am currently using two GTX 580s, but about to go to a single GTX 680 (although will probably end up with two of these) and so I am looking to get better airflow than I currently have in the Antec case while keeping noise down.

I don't plan to use the fan controller and so my question is really how best to set these fans. The two Fractal fans will run on full speed anyway, since they are 800 rpm and claimed to be 9dba, so should effectively be silent. I will probably try the Noctuas with the Low Noise adapters, but would 6 of these still end up being loud? Would the ULNA adapters be sufficient if there are 6 of them? I'd be interested to know how others are using their Noctuas in these cases and what the results have been like.
post #2023 of 15837
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I'd be interested to know how others are using their Noctuas in these cases and what the results have been like.

Have no complaints with the six Noctuas in my Fractal Mini.

Was not overly impressed with the "cheap" controller, nor was I satisfied with header control of fans.
Back to a manual controller, and sound most defiantly not an issue. Virtually inaudible while surfing
and easily jacked up for the big-boy stuff.

Doubt you'll encounter heat issues with the fans you've listed

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post #2024 of 15837
Just built my first rig a few weeks ago. I went with the FD Arc Midi. I'm a big fan of the minimalist style design so it fit perfectly. I did really want a window in my side panel just because I think it's cool to be able to see everything. So, this weekend I went and bought some 1/8" acrylic and made myself a side panel. I stole the idea from another rig that I saw here on OCN. I changed it up a little though, by doing a beveled edge and making my screws flush with the side panel.

I actually bought two pieces of acrylic. Clear and smoked. The clear was just a test run, but I really like how it turned out. The smoked will be done this weekend. I really like the clear those because I can see everything without needing lights inside.

Let me know what you think.

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Have no complaints with the six Noctuas in my Fractal Mini.
Was not overly impressed with the "cheap" controller, nor was I satisfied with header control of fans.
Back to a manual controller, and sound most defiantly not an issue. Virtually inaudible while surfing
and easily jacked up for the big-boy stuff.
Doubt you'll encounter heat issues with the fans you've listed
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Thanks. Do you need to have the fans on maximum during gaming/stress testing? If yes, how is the sound?
post #2026 of 15837

thanks, but i meant how it looks on the case itself
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Have no complaints with the six Noctuas in my Fractal Mini.
Was not overly impressed with the "cheap" controller, nor was I satisfied with header control of fans.
Back to a manual controller, and sound most defiantly not an issue. Virtually inaudible while surfing
and easily jacked up for the big-boy stuff.
Doubt you'll encounter heat issues with the fans you've listed
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post #2029 of 15837
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Have no complaints with the six Noctuas in my Fractal Mini.
Was not overly impressed with the "cheap" controller, nor was I satisfied with header control of fans.
Back to a manual controller, and sound most defiantly not an issue. Virtually inaudible while surfing
and easily jacked up for the big-boy stuff.
Doubt you'll encounter heat issues with the fans you've listed Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Yes, I used the Fractal controller for several weeks and the wiring is insanely delicate. I wish that they had sleeved at least the main portion of the cable. I manage to get it connected and then it worked fairly well, but then it died within weeks...and I hadn't twisted the knob since setting it up. Perhaps I just got a bad one. FD US was great though...and FedEx-ed me a replacement (and even offered to send me an extra one), but the replacement sits unused.

My opinion - if you want a fan controller, you can do a lot better than the stock FD for not a lot of money. Personally, I went with PWM fans, but I seem to be the odd man out. smile.gif
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I don't like the included fans at all to be honest, they're not too quiet.
I'm replacing them.
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