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post #2751 of 16136
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Originally Posted by archedperson View Post

I'm thinking of building a rig for browsing/1080p movies with ASUS F1A55-M LX Plus mATX AMD and AMD A6-3500 APU. I have a NH-D14 lying around and thinking about buying the Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX case and I see the width of the case is 6.89" (175mm) does that means I can fit the Noctua NH-D14 which is 160 mm in height with the fan? I've been googling all day and couldn't find any solid info. Please help!
I might have to go with Bitfenix Merc Beta which is on sale at my local computer store for 35$! I know it fits NH-D14 but as an ATX/mATX case it will be a tight fit under my table. I really want to the Core1000 though.
Unfortunately no, it wont fit. Fractal states that the max cooler height is 130mm, but it's probably more like 140mm since 110mm topflow cooler with 25mm fan fit there at work. I should receive mine tomorrow (thursday latest), I can measure it for ya.
post #2752 of 16136
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Originally Posted by archedperson View Post

I'm thinking of building a rig for browsing/1080p movies with ASUS F1A55-M LX Plus mATX AMD and AMD A6-3500 APU. I have a NH-D14 lying around and thinking about buying the Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX case and I see the width of the case is 6.89" (175mm) does that means I can fit the Noctua NH-D14 which is 160 mm in height with the fan? I've been googling all day and couldn't find any solid info. Please help!
I might have to go with Bitfenix Merc Beta which is on sale at my local computer store for 35$! I know it fits NH-D14 but as an ATX/mATX case it will be a tight fit under my table. I really want to the Core1000 though.

This has been discussed a few pages back and I like @Blizlake both thought that the max high is 130mm in a Core 1000 but another member posted an article that states that a 159mm cooler can fit in the Core 1000 but the top touches the side panel.


UPDATE: From page 270 - Posted by @pokpok
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Originally Posted by pokpok View Post

135 of height seem a bit exaggerated, on this article they say that they fit a 159 and it is touching the panel so i was thinking about 150-155 heatsink or something.
http://www.anandtech.com/Show/Index/5736?cPage=5&all=False&sort=0&page=3&slug=fractal-design-core-1000-how-little-is-too-little
(6th paragraph)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is by no means an extravagant cooler or even one of the largest ones on the market, but its 159mm height caused the tops of the heatpipes to press against the side panel, bowing it outward a little. I was still able to secure the panel.
the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme seem like a winner for me dont like the noctua color frown.gif

Edited by Charlie-- - 6/5/12 at 12:26pm
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i3-2120 MSI B75MA-P45 EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC Asus GeForce GT 440 (1GB GDDR5) - From old PC* 
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Corsair XMS3 DDR3 8GB @1333MHz Vertex 4 SSD (128GB) Case Fans: 4x NB-Blacknoise Silent Pro PK-3, 1... Scythe Kaze Q 3.5" (KQ01-BK) - Fan Controller 
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Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK-III 600w (OCZ) Fractal Design Arc Midi 
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post #2753 of 16136
Anyone has a usb3 hdd?

I recently borrowed a usb3 Passport drive from a friend and did some testing with crystal disk mark and I found out the following:

in the rear usb3 port I get around 84mb/s for both read and write.

from the front however, I get around half that figure, more around 40mb/s for read and 35mb/s for write.

So I'm trying to understand why......I asked in another forum and someone said Fractal isn't supplying a quality enough usb3 cable, unlike Corsair for example.

I'm just wondering if there's truth to all of this. redface.gif
post #2754 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Vinnce View Post

I finally got time to fix my cable management problems, spent a lot of time on saturday doing so, here is a pic of the two cases.
The Antec 900 on left and FRACTAL midi on the right. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Here is the totally epic mess I was running my computer in, notice the corsair H100 mounted to the front, you can see the fans in the first picture.
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It's the second time I build a computer and this is what I've ended up with.
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(Thanks to http://metatoile.com/ for the awesome pic hosting service)
I am now running this ARC midi with a total of 8 case fans, 2 of the 140mm fractal fans(intake), 2 noctua NF-P14FLX 140mm(1 intake-1 push) & 4 cougar vortex 120mm on my CPU cooler(pushing)

as funny as it may sound, putting the sound card above the gpu is kinda taking away from the looks. tongue.gif
post #2755 of 16136
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So I'm trying to understand why......I asked in another forum and someone said Fractal isn't supplying a quality enough usb3 cable, unlike Corsair for example.

Not sure but maybe shielding would affect...
Ti-89 Titanium
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as funny as it may sound, putting the sound card above the gpu is kinda taking away from the looks. tongue.gif

It's a network card. smile.gif
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post #2757 of 16136
Does anybody think there might be a new Define R4 case coming out soon this year? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Fractal Design Define R3, but I'm noticing that many stores are sold out, and it's even deactivated on Newegg. Seeing that the R2 came out in the first half of 2010, and the R3 came out in the first half of 2011, could there be a new R4 coming out?
post #2758 of 16136
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Does anybody think there might be a new Define R4 case coming out soon this year?

YES... this year. soon?

airdeano
post #2759 of 16136
its here! signed, sealed and delivered... the Midi has arrived.

midinew.th.jpg

field dressed all the tape from the box....

midistripped.th.jpg

field dressed the chassis already.

tomorrow - HARDWARE! all stock:

intel i5-2550k
gigabyte z68-ud4 (may change to evga p67sli)
2 x4gb g skill sniper
nVidia GTS 450
kingston 64gb vnow ssd
corsair hx650
build it simple and markup mods..

airdeano
post #2760 of 16136

I *might* be planning to stick a custom loop in my Core 1000 this weekend, might need some tips and tricks on fitting a 240 mm RAD in the front, anyone have some advice?

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