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Does anyone of you guys know a custom pc maker in singapore? Ya know, the guys who offer braiding services and cable management and the like?

From Hong Kong:

www.moddiy.com
post #3162 of 16068
Hi guys, thinking about picking up an Arc Midi soon, had a question about the side intake. Do you guys have fans there? There are only a couple 180mm fans out there, and they would also require a dust filter, is this sometching I should look in to?
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post #3163 of 16068
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Hi guys, thinking about picking up an Arc Midi soon, had a question about the side intake. Do you guys have fans there? There are only a couple 180mm fans out there, and they would also require a dust filter, is this so,etching I should look in to?

I have an Arc Midi, with a NB Pk-2 140mm side intake this is a quite fan but all fans I have tested make a lawn strimmer noise on the side, but if you use one of these it does quieten things down, helps stopping dust getting in the case, does not restrict airflow and covers the side area well.

Some people don't have a fan there for many reasons the top 2 being, they have a side window mod or their cooler does not allow room there for a fan. At the moment I am testing diff' fan configurations and as I am always working on my rig, both sides are off most of the time, in the end I will be either doing a window mod or buying one from Fractal (you hear that Fractal - LOL)

P.S. If you have a positive air flow setup you could get away with no filter on the side if there is no fan there.
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post #3164 of 16068
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I have an Arc Midi, with a NB Pk-2 140mm side intake this is a quite fan but all fans I have tested make a lawn strimmer noise on the side, but if you use one of these it does quieten things down, helps stopping dust getting in the case, does not restrict airflow and covers the side area well.
Some people don't have a fan there for many reasons the top 2 being, they have a side window mod or their cooler does not allow room there for a fan. At the moment I am testing diff' fan configurations and as I am always working on my rig, both sides are off most of the time, in the end I will be either doing a window mod or buying one from Fractal (you hear that Fractal - LOL)
P.S. If you have a positive air flow setup you could get away with no filter on the side if there is no fan there.

Thanks for the quick reply, I might try a fan there and see how it effects temps, and then invest in something good.
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post #3165 of 16068
So here is my fan layout plan:

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I currently have a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ with one CoolerMaster BladeMaster fan in push, and I will be purchasing a second BladeMaster for push/pull. Denoted by the teal in the diagram.

I will move the rear Fractal 140mm fan to the front, and keep the top fan in its place as exhaust. This gives me two intakes, and one exhaust plus the CPU push/pull venting out the back.

Do you think the stock Fractal fans will be sufficient intake? I am open to suggestions, this layout just requires the least purchases, but I am not against spending if I can make improvements.

Let me know what you guys think!
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post #3166 of 16068
The stock fans aren't that great for air flow, both my mini and xl's stocks fans can barely be felt. You'd be better off getting better fans, or use the fractal ones as exhausts.
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Yeah, i find the stock Fans to be more than good enough. If you were really obsessed i suppose you could throw noctua fans in there as they are quieter and can move more air. If you do then i would recommend pressure fans in the front to push it past the HDD cages. One thing to note about having air coming in the front you get dust rings on the front so if that would bother you then you may want to redesign your fan layout.
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post #3168 of 16068
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Yeah, i find the stock Fans to be more than good enough. If you were really obsessed i suppose you could throw noctua fans in there as they are quieter and can move more air. If you do then i would recommend pressure fans in the front to push it past the HDD cages. One thing to note about having air coming in the front you get dust rings on the front so if that would bother you then you may want to redesign your fan layout.

Are those dust filters able to be cleaned? I usually take them out and use a vacuum.

What kinds of pressure fans do you recommend?
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post #3169 of 16068
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The stock fans aren't that great for air flow, both my mini and xl's stocks fans can barely be felt. You'd be better off getting better fans, or use the fractal ones as exhausts.

What would you recommend as a good replacement?
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post #3170 of 16068
In the Arc the filters are in the grill so you don't even have to take anything off you can just hoover it off when the front is on the case. I just though i would mention it though as people have complained about dust rings in the past.

As for pressure fans off the top of my head i would recommend Noctua's NF-F12 PWM fan's they are quite expensive and the colors are slightly weird but they are the best in the market i think.

Alternatively Corsair have just released their own Fans and so far the performance spec's are quite promising. they are slightly cheaper and also black. for the Front i would recommend their Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition and if you were wanting matching fans they also do Airflow versions that are more like traditional fans. They are also very good (but get the quite editions) and will match the other corsair fans in the front if that is something you want. Personally if it were my case i would throw some SP 120 Quiet editions in the front and then leave the rest stock.

Other than that i cannot think of any other "decent" static pressure fans but if there are others i'm sure other users will be sure to recommend them.
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