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post #2591 of 16055
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thanks for the info, i'll be waiting to see what happens... (and hoping they get some Arc Mini parts in too)

they got every piece and will ship with the case, too.. top-notch i tell ya.

airdeano
post #2592 of 16055
Just ordered an Arc Midi off of newegg. Hopefully I like it! Should be perfect for me. Can anyone suggest some quiet 140mm fans? I ordered a single cooler master r4 to see if I like it, but am open to other suggestions.
 
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post #2593 of 16055
A website that I use a lot to get information on fans is QuietPC - they list the noise to CFM ratio which is quite good biggrin.gif

A good fan that I was recommended (but never got) was NoiseBlocker and they have really good reviews too
post #2594 of 16055
What are your thoughts in this fan configuration?

2x 120mm fans in front blowing in.
1x 120mm fan in back (behind a H70 cooler) blowing in.
1x. 140mm fan on top blowing out.

518
post #2595 of 16055
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What are your thoughts in this fan configuration?
2x 120mm fans in front blowing in.
1x 120mm fan in back (behind a H70 cooler) blowing in.
1x. 140mm fan on top blowing out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
518


I would possibel go with the H70 as an exhaust because there will go some dust in, but if you clean your case regulary that should be no problem wink.gif
By the way I clean the dustfilters on the ARC nearly every week because I hate these **** dust rings in the front biggrin.gif
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post #2596 of 16055
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Originally Posted by WoodiE View Post

What are your thoughts in this fan configuration?
2x 120mm fans in front blowing in.
1x 120mm fan in back (behind a H70 cooler) blowing in.
1x. 140mm fan on top blowing out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
518


pretty close. with three intake 120mm and one 140mm exhaust would be a
very, very positive case pressure scenerio. possibly too much. the air would
stagnate and not cool well enough. add a second 140mm in the roof to better
balance the pressure, still a lil on the plus side (low dust inside case).

airdeano
post #2597 of 16055
Hi all,

1st post here. I joined the Fractal Design Case Club in late April after many months of deciding which of their cases to go for. 1st it was the R3 (Pearl Black) then the Arc Midi, Core 3000, Arc Mini, then back to the Core 3000 as it was very close to having a Arc Midi and cheaper, but had some vouchers and found the Arc Midi at a great price and went for it - I've not looked back.

Already been moding it - Sleeved the front panel cables (not the USB3 one tho'), the fan controller cables and a few other bits - I got a 200mm filter for the side intake and I have just ordered some Sharkoon Silent Eagle 800 140mm fans (x3) to replace the stock fans, as 2 of them made a weird ticking/clicking sound and I was not happy with them. I had a FD R1 140mm (800 RPM) fan that seemed to move more air and was quieter than the stock fans but went with the Sharkoon fans instead. I would have got the FD R2 140mm fans but can not find anywhere that sells them in the UK.

Here is a not great and bit boring photo (sorry), but I'm in the FD case club now and thought I would post it . I'll post more as the build progresses and those ones will be better biggrin.gif - Which it has but not taken any more photos yet - Doh!


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P.S. Current plan for fan set up is x2 front intake and 1x rear (back) exhaust.
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post #2598 of 16055
Welcome to OCN and the Fractal Case Club Charlie. What kind of hardware are you filling your Midi with?
 
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Just to let you guys know, the clips on my front 2 x 140mm fan mount on my Define XL had broken. I emailed Fractal to let them know about it and to request a replacement. All I had to do was fill out a form and send them a picture of it. (The picture was optional.) I got a new fan mount in two days.thumb.gif

Good on you Fractal. I will certainly be getting one of their cases if I ever build a new computer. (Perhaps a small one!)
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Just ordered an Arc Midi off of newegg. Hopefully I like it! Should be perfect for me. Can anyone suggest some quiet 140mm fans? I ordered a single cooler master r4 to see if I like it, but am open to other suggestions.

I have NZXT FX series fans. They have 3 settings. They match the white on black Fractal theme. On low or medium they cool very well and are almost silent. If you need more cooling you can bump them up to high, and they will sound like a jet engine which is pretty awesome.thumb.gif

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