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It's MOD-urday! check out the link to see my newest mod, fitting a Unisink, EK-VGA block onto a EVGA GTX470 (click to see the build log)

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Originally Posted by tonyjones View Post

So this is what I'm thinking, put both stock fans in the front, get four noctuas 120mm fan for the two top exhaust rear exhaust and side panel exhaust, watcha think, I def would turn up the front fans to the max to get the air flow in

That sounds ideal. I have six fans in my Arc Midi in similar positions - see post on page 207 - four Noctuas and two Fractals. I expected to run them all on full, but actually found that they work fine with my fan controller on the lowest setting for all fans, which I believe is 40%. Turning the fans on full only cools an additional 1-2 degrees even while playing BF3, so not really worth it for the additional noise. Turning the front fans on full made little difference - the side fan actually made the biggest difference, although again only a degree or two. Also, the stock fans are said to be noisy on full (which is why I used FD Silent Series in the front), so take that into account. Experiment with your fans but you may find it is not necessary to have them on max - this is the advantage of having more fans. My pc now actually runs absolutely silently 90% of the time, and I mean completely inaudible!
post #2093 of 15845
Anyone any advice for someone with an R3 who wants to remove the HDD cage entirely, but still be able to mount an SSD and 1, perhaps 2, 3.5" drives? The only real snag is that I don't want to have to drill any holes.thumb.gif
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With thye cage removed entirely, you could hide an SSD behind the mobo tray, stuck down with a sticky pad or some sticky velcro patches for re-usability and chuck HDD in the upper bays. (It comes with a 3 1/2" to 5 1/4" converter IIRC). With no holes drilled, I'm not sure the second one would fit with an optical drive unless you are happy with it sitting loose on the floor of the case...
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Here's a quick picture of my front panel I've been working. Not completely satisfied with the result, will probably re-do it again though:

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Originally Posted by gceclifton View Post

With thye cage removed entirely, you could hide an SSD behind the mobo tray, stuck down with a sticky pad or some sticky velcro patches for re-usability and chuck HDD in the upper bays. (It comes with a 3 1/2" to 5 1/4" converter IIRC). With no holes drilled, I'm not sure the second one would fit with an optical drive unless you are happy with it sitting loose on the floor of the case...

Thanks. No optical drive so I guess I could fit both HDDs drives into the 5.25" bays and I might see if I can wrap the SSD onto the rear side of those bays also? Might have a hoke through the thread and see if I can find anyone else who has attempted it (with pics!).
post #2097 of 15845
@ Axipher

That looks pretty good from the pictures. What exactly aren't you satisfied with?
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@ Axipher

That looks pretty good from the pictures. What exactly aren't you satisfied with?

Thanks man biggrin.gif

Not quite as shiny as I want it, a few parts where some scratches are showing, and some of the edges are a little shy on paint. I won't know until I get the main body of the case back from powder coating.
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What kind of paint did you use? Before starting over, I would maybe try to spray a clear coat on it, then use car wax. Should be shiny enough biggrin.gif

If not, then you could always redo it, but only then! Already looks quite good from what I see! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by TwentyCent View Post

What kind of paint did you use? Before starting over, I would maybe try to spray a clear coat on it, then use car wax. Should be shiny enough biggrin.gif

If not, then you could always redo it, but only then! Already looks quite good from what I see! thumb.gif

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CHILZ - Lan Rig
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CANARY - Main Rig
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CADILLAC - HTPC
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250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
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Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
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Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
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FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
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2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
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Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
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2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
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