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I got one for you about 2 weeks old. Give you a great deal and local!

oh yes definitely, I've seen you around the forums. I never realized your from GA
     
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post #2722 of 15988
Here are some photos of a little mod I did a few weeks back to the Arc Midi front panel cables - This is the first time I have braided cables and I am pleased with the results, they do look better than the photos show.

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P.S. I also did the cables for the FD fan controller too, the only one that I did not do was the USB3.
Edited by Charlie-- - 6/2/12 at 5:04am
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post #2723 of 15988
@Charlie-- very nice, makes me want to sleeves my other connectors cable too smile.gif stop giving me ideas LOLOL

just sleeved my fans removed one hdd, so much easier to do the cable management now:)
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@jopy - Those fan cables do look miles better sleeved, nice job thumb.gif. As for the panel cables it was not too hard as the whole front panel comes out on the Arc, I think it does with the R3. I did want to individual sleeve all the cables but did not have enough braid. The USB3 came in black with a blue plug (instead of all blue) and looks ok but I can not see a way to sleeve it and it's sealed at both ends.


Still testing & messing around with fans, think I am going to go with this setup. (in green is decided)

Intake:
Front 2x NB PK-3
Bottom 1x NB PL2 or Side 1x NB PK-2

Exhaust:
Rear 1x NB PK-3
Top/Rear 1x NB PK-3

Top/Front NB PK-2 (on 5v) or PK-3 (on 5V)


Almost all the fans will be controlled via a 4-5 channel FC and I am aiming for a slightly positive air flow, what do people think of this plan?


P.S. - TIP: If you use a side fan on the Arc case it does sound like a mini lawn strimmer with all the fans I have tested so far, however I have found that when I placed a Demciflex 200mm filter on the side it quietened down the sound a lot & it does decrease airflow a bit. I found that the NB's hardly lost any air flow compared to the other fans and that the slower PK-2 preformed better than the PK-3 in that position at full pelt.
Edited by Charlie-- - 6/2/12 at 9:30am
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Thank you for the tip. I was looking at those Demciflex filters to use them together with my PK-2s. Do you think it would work fine also for the front intake, instead of the standard foam that comes with the Arc Midi?
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Thank you for the tip. I was looking at those Demciflex filters to use them together with my PK-2s. Do you think it would work fine also for the front intake, instead of the standard foam that comes with the Arc Midi?

Maybe, the front foam does seem thick and the Demciflex might be give better airflow (expensive mod tho'), and without testing I could not be sure. I'm not planning to remove any of the stock filters, yet anyway and was lucky to get that filter for £6 on Amazon rather than the current £15 price tag.
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post #2727 of 15988
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@jopy - Those fan cables do look miles better sleeved, nice job thumb.gif. As for the panel cables it was not too hard as the whole front panel comes out on the Arc, I think it does with the R3. I did want to individual sleeve all the cables but did not have enough braid. The USB3 came in black with a blue plug (instead of all blue) and looks ok but I can not see a way to sleeve it and it's sealed at both ends.
Still testing & messing around with fans, think I am going to go with this setup. (in green is decided)
Intake:
Front 2x NB PK-3
Bottom 1x NB PL2 or Side 1x NB PK-2
Exhaust:
Rear 1x NB PK-3
Top/Rear 1x NB PK-3

Top/Front NB PK-2 (on 5v) or PK-3 (on 5V)
Almost all the fans will be controlled via a 4-5 channel FC and I am aiming for a slightly positive air flow, what do people think of this plan?
P.S. - TIP: If you use a side fan on the Arc case it does sound like a mini lawn strimmer with all the fans I have tested so far, however I have found that when I placed a Demciflex 200mm filter on the side it quietened down the sound a lot & it does decrease airflow a bit. I found that the NB's hardly lost any air flow compared to the other fans and that the slower PK-2 preformed better than the PK-3 in that position at full pelt.


they did a test on r3 of fan placement, u can use this as a reference for arc midi , its pretty similar in some sense.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-cooling-investigation/1
post #2728 of 15988
Hey everyone,

My first casemod.. on a Fractal design core 3000,
I wanna know what you guys think smile.gif

(Sorry for bad pics)

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post #2729 of 15988
Looks great, but the lower part of the window reminds me of an Alienware pc... biggrin.gif
post #2730 of 15988
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(Sorry for bad pics)





Kinda difficult to give you much of an appraisal.......being that the photos are "bad"

Beg~Borrow-~Steal a "big boys" camera and let us see....what it really looks like.
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