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Heres my arc midi. I'll post a pic of the insides sometime when I get a new video card biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I seriously need help with the cable management of my arc midi. It's the first time I'm dealing with cable management as before I didn't realize there were benefits in doing cable management and I only had a cheap case with no cable management option anyway. I did store the cables neatly before but as neatly as I would like now.
I am using a seasonic x 560 psu, and the thing is... I still have IDE drives -- remnants from my very first computer and they still work. You guys know how expensive HDDs became after the Thailand crisis and since then I haven't really put my mind and efforts into replacing them. I did eventually (had my sister) buy a 1TB WD Caviar Blue drive which will come later this year but until then. IDE is going to be one major pain in my OC-ass.
I am confused by the cables provided by seasonic and many other powersupplies... why is the sata powercable set up that way? That you need to connect them upside down so that you can have them in chain....

As I write this I have already removed the two IDE drives I have. LOL. My OC-Ness wouldn't let me sleep knowing that ugly IDE cable was there inside the case.

Guys need further help here....Is there a sata power cable extension that is sata to sata?
post #2982 of 16061
Does anyone know a place to buy a Fractal R3 White? I ordered one from a place called Costcaptain.com (they had a low price and had a few decent reviews (200+) but they are a small unknown company). Newegg won't even let you be notified when it is in stock again.

Did Fractal discontinue it, or is it so good it is just hard to find? Costcaptain states it will ship this Wednesday per the manufacturer, and I hope that is true.



Thanks in advance.
 
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post #2983 of 16061
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Does anyone know a place to buy a Fractal R3 White? I ordered one from a place called Costcaptain.com (they had a low price and had a few decent reviews (200+) but they are a small unknown company). Newegg won't even let you be notified when it is in stock again.
Did Fractal discontinue it, or is it so good it is just hard to find? Costcaptain states it will ship this Wednesday per the manufacturer, and I hope that is true.
Thanks in advance.

Newegg just marks things as discontinued when they don't have a solid date for when the next shipment will come in. If you wait a day or so it'll normally go back up though.
post #2984 of 16061
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I have a 360 rad in my Arc Midi. I just drilled out the optical bays and used the 240 rad mounting holes. Mini needs a lot more modding 'cause the top grill is shorter (for 240).

what do you mean by "drilled out the optical bays"?
im not afraid of modding as that is the fun part to me lol but i plan on putting the cd drive in the lower slot, not the upper, so it can accommodate the 360.

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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

the width isn't really the problem for the ODD cage. center mounting the radiator in
the roof, presents motherboard issues. a thin radiator and a fan set limits the height
of RAM and MOSFET sinks. 30-35mm plus a 25mm fan makes a 70mm drop. check
and verify your mobo for clearance. removing the ODD cage will allow the radiator to
be offset with mods to the roof panel for the 3rd fan and you can increase the radiator
thickness (best solution) to 45-60mm or more fans with no mobo issues.
if you don't wanna hack up the mini case, use dual thick 240 radiators and go with it.
airdeano

the only reason i am talking about the 360 rad is because i already have one. i have an extra 360 and an extra 120 rad to use on a build for my friend that i'll be doing somewhat soon here, and i really liked the look of the arc mini, plus its a really small form factor that i can get some good looks out of. i'll be cooling an i3 and a 550ti so the 360 rad will be plenty for those two. (i realize neither one create that much heat but im mainly doing it for noise purposes)

pretty much all im asking, is if you took everything out of the case, brand new, and then proceeded to mount a 360 radiator at the top, would it fit? never mind about fans right now, i just would like to know if the 360 will fit.

thanks guys
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post #2985 of 16061
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what do you mean by "drilled out the optical bays"?
im not afraid of modding as that is the fun part to me lol but i plan on putting the cd drive in the lower slot, not the upper, so it can accommodate the 360.

Hmmm but I think he drilled it out because the size of the 360 rad will not fit in snugly in the slot of the CD drive. Besides, there's still needed space for the fan right? Or I maybe wrong ... frown.gif
post #2986 of 16061
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As I write this I have already removed the two IDE drives I have. LOL. My OC-Ness wouldn't let me sleep knowing that ugly IDE cable was there inside the case.
Guys need further help here....Is there a sata power cable extension that is sata to sata?

Yes there are many cables available like that (& molex to sata power too), here are some examples of sata to sata power extension cables.
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post #2987 of 16061
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what do you mean by "drilled out the optical bays"?
im not afraid of modding as that is the fun part to me lol but i plan on putting the cd drive in the lower slot, not the upper, so it can accommodate the 360.
the only reason i am talking about the 360 rad is because i already have one. i have an extra 360 and an extra 120 rad to use on a build for my friend that i'll be doing somewhat soon here, and i really liked the look of the arc mini, plus its a really small form factor that i can get some good looks out of. i'll be cooling an i3 and a 550ti so the 360 rad will be plenty for those two.pretty much all im asking, is if you took everything out of the case, brand new, and then proceeded to mount a 360 radiator at the top, would it fit? never mind about fans right now, i just would like to know if the 360 will fit.

the opti-bays are held into the chassis with rivets. a 1/4" drill bit in a drill can remove them easily.
drill into the hole of the shoulder on the rivet. i think there are 7 to be removed (three in front and two
on each upper rail).
the 360 will fit, but you'll have to make provisions for the most forward fan position of radiator an opening
to allow air to pass through radiator. but if you are going to use an opti-drive, then the 360 is out.. unless you
use an external USB cd/dvd. there isnt enough room for fan and rad and opti-drive. maybe a slim maybe.. just maybe
if all you have is a quad i3 and 550ti, then a 240rx would be fine. sell your rads and incorporate the new 240.

airdeano
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the opti-bays are held into the chassis with rivets. a 1/4" drill bit in a drill can remove them easily.
drill into the hole of the shoulder on the rivet. i think there are 7 to be removed (three in front and two
on each upper rail).
the 360 will fit, but you'll have to make provisions for the most forward fan position of radiator an opening
to allow air to pass through radiator. but if you are going to use an opti-drive, then the 360 is out.. unless you
use an external USB cd/dvd. there isnt enough room for fan and rad and opti-drive. maybe a slim maybe.. just maybe
if all you have is a quad i3 and 550ti, then a 240rx would be fine. sell your rads and incorporate the new 240.
airdeano

first of all thank you, i really appreciate the help.

on selling the 360 it'd be easier said than done, its a swiftech mcr320 360 rad, so its pretty slim. what i would want to do is run only 2 fans on it, not 3, so that the cd drive can still fit in the lower tray. the rad is 34mm thick, any way you could measure and see if it'd fit and clear the cd drive?

i know how to drill the rivets out on cases (you should check out my build log) but i'd prefer not to disassemble a customers case, i'd rather just make due with what i have to save him/me money. external cd drive is out too.
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you are welcome,
ive got the same swiftech radiator and moving to a XSPC RX360 for my Midi.
then you need to find a 600t owner needing a radiator then. 'cuz you will have
to hack on that case to make it fit and function properly. or H100 time...

airdeano
post #2990 of 16061
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Originally Posted by Charlie-- View Post

Yes there are many cables available like that (& molex to sata power too), here are some examples of sata to sata power extension cables.

Ahh why are the good stuff all hard to find from where I come from.

If only I can find someone who knows how to make these cables from scratch here.
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