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Can anybody help a n00b out with the signature for this club? I have tried to copy and paste it but the syntax is either wrong or I'm not applying it correctly.

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Quick question, how do you change your avatar picture for your rig? It defaulted to a picture of my rad and I would rather have the midi case displayed =p

Go to your rig page, click the picture you want and click "Make it default". thumb.gif
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post #2793 of 16135
Got myself a Fractal Arc Midi Tower.

So much better than my previous cases for cable management and quality.

Bought from Aria PC in Manchester, UK.

My previous cases were: Xigmatek and a cooler master but forgot models
 
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post #2795 of 16135
I'm sure this has been covered previously, but this thread is massive and I was unable to find anything with search!

I'm having some cooling issues with my Arc Mini. The main heat generating components in my machine are an Intel i5-2500k overclocked to 4.6ghz running on an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 motherboard with a Hyper 212+ cooler and I'm running an Asus DCII GTX 670 Top for a video card.

For cooling, I'm using the 3 Fractal fans that were supplied with the case, 2 of them are running as intakes on the front and one is running as exhaust out the top of the case on the rear mount (behind the CPU)

My CPU and ambient temps are pretty good, but my GPU temps are *horrible*. My GPU runs hot at idle and extremely hot under load. It's commonly in 50's under idle and reaches the high 70's under load (causing the card to throttle) and I've seen it reach into the 80's during extended gaming sessions. Once it's even gotten hot enough to cause a system reboot.

If I remove the side panel, the GPU temps are in the high 30's/low 40's at idle and <60 under load, so I'm pretty sure it's an airflow issue.

I obviously need to improve my cooling, but I'd still like to keep the noise low most of the time while gaining the ability to crank up the cooling when needed.

I'm currently running all of my case fans off of my motherboard, which only provides 3 fan headers. Being limited to 3 fans is bothersome, but the ASUS Gene-Z comes with a pretty good software fan controller that can automatically adjust fan speeds in relation to temps, so I'd like to try to stick with using that rather than a dedicated fan controller (I have a feeling I'd just never actually use a manual controller) but I'm still kicking the idea of getting a dedicated controller around.

My current thinking is to replace the stock fans with something that moves more air and to move the top exhaust fan to the rear exhaust port. I'd like to add a side panel fan, but my CPU cooler isn't leaving me enough room to do so. I may also leave the top exhaust fan, but that would require me to get a controller, or some kind of 3 pin splitter cable.

As far as replacement fans, I'm thinking of running a Cougar Vortex CF-V14HB for exhaust and (since those won't fit the front mounts on the Arc Mini) going with SilenX Effizio Thermistor EFX-12-15T fans for the intakes. I'm also considering going with NZXT FX 120MM 2600 RPM Enthusiast fans, but I'm concerned about noise... I'm not sure these will spin low enough at idle to be silent.

So... any suggestions on how I can improve the situation? Thoughts on fan placement? Opinions on the fan models I'm thinking of? Other suggestions?
post #2796 of 16135
move one front intake fan to the side panel and retest, this will at least
tell you about your air-flow problem, if it is air-flow issue. if the temps
decrease get a replacement fan for the front and install one in the roof
at the front location. if the temp stays the same, under-clock or find a
better cooling solution for GPU.

airdeano
post #2797 of 16135
@cls33 - If you only have 3 fans try them in this position for better cooling in your setup -


Setup 1:
Side - Intake
Rear - Exhaust
Top/Back - Exhaust

Setup 2:
Floor - Intake
Side - Intake
Rear - Exhaust

Setup 3:
Front Lower - Intake
Side - Intake
Rear - Exhaust


Setup 1 should give you a cooler CPU, setup 2 a cooler GPU & setup 3 some where in the middle.

I did not like the stock FD fans (made a clicking/ticking sound) I have replaced them with NB PK-3's, PK-2 & PL-2 - I will only be using 5 of them 3-intakes and 2 exhausts with a fan controller. Going to test this w/end which is the better position for me with either a floor intake (PL-2) or a side intake (PK-2). The front 2 intakes are PK-3's and the rear & top/back 2 exhausts are PK-3's too.
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post #2798 of 16135
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I did not like the stock FD fans (made a clicking/ticking sound)

Mine don't do this (you probably got a bad batch) but they are too noisy for me.
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Originally Posted by cls33 View Post

As far as replacement fans, I'm thinking of running a Cougar Vortex CF-V14HB for exhaust and (since those won't fit the front mounts on the Arc Mini) going with SilenX Effizio Thermistor EFX-12-15T fans for the intakes.

SilenX fans do suck. The Vortex's are very good through.
Edited by adridu59 - 6/8/12 at 8:34am
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post #2799 of 16135
I'd love to add a fan to the side panel, but my CPU cooler (Hyper 212+) is pretty tall and doesn't leave me anywhere near enough clearance to fit one in there. The Arc Mini simply isn't wide enough.
post #2800 of 16135

Looking good as always thumb.gif

Might I suggest some u channel to go around the drivebay cutout. Maybe it's just me but seeing water tubes and electric wires next to a sharp edge just makes me cringe biggrin.gif
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