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post #3431 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

That's what I did a while ago smile.gif You're using a side panel fan on the Core 1000, yes? One thing you could try is getting better fans.
I'd say that GPU cooling is pretty good in Arc mini, with 2 Bitfenix Spectre pro's running @5v as front intakes my 7870 is idling at 15C over ambient, without either side panel or bottom fan. You can see pics of my hardware in both cases by clicking the link on my sig.

I am yes, I can't put a side panel fan in my Core 1000, my C14 is in the way.
I discovered one reason for my high idle temperatures though, a SATA cable was stopping one of the fans on my graphics card from spinning doh.gif
Now idling at about 45 to 50.

I'm still going to go with the Arc Mini though, I know the point of mATX is that it's smaller, but I think that all of my components could do with a bit more room to breathe. thumb.gif
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Intel Core i5 3570K Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe MSI TF3 7950 OC BE 1000/1500 16GB Corsair XMS3 (8x2GB) 1600MHz 
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post #3432 of 16063
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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

What's the point? Core 1000 has mech panels in the front and this one is brushed aluminium. It's not gonna match properly.

And a crappy plastic DVD tray matches even less. And it would be easy enough to paint the lian li a nice black to match the rest of the case so that you don't see the anodizing / brushed aluminium.
post #3433 of 16063
@ llibert333 - Use the mesh bay cover from the Core 1000 line the back of it, add foam etc and make it into a stealth DVD cover, similar to what I did with the Arc Midi.

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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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post #3434 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Charlie-- View Post

@ llibert333 - Use the mesh bay cover from the Core 1000 line the back of it, add foam etc and make it into a stealth DVD cover, similar to what I did with the Arc Midi.
I though about do that but I think that if I do it, it will break at the firs week...
post #3435 of 16063
What would be a good fan or two to add to the R4? I'd like to keep the black/white theme if possible. Are there any obvious choices?
post #3436 of 16063
Fractal Silent Series R2 Fans are supposed to be quite good.
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post #3437 of 16063
Bitfenix's Spectres and Spectre Pro's are great fans, come in pure black and pure white (and loads of different led choices, too).
I've got 2 of both the regular and pro's. The regular spectres are practically inaudible from roughly one meter away.
post #3438 of 16063
Hi guys, I just got my arc midi case the other day and this is what came out of it smile.gif

I will replace the included fans as soon as I get some extra money. For now, they seem to be doing a decent job and the 120mm akasa viper at the bottom is helping keep the temps down as well. Now I am wondering, does anybody know of a supplier or e-tailer in Europe from whom I could order a windowed side panel and an extra front panel for this puppy? I only found the items on NCIX and they don't ship internationally.

If anyone has any suggestions about the cable management or anything, fell free to add smile.gif.

J



post #3439 of 16063
Thinking about grabbing a Midi from Craigslist for $60. Don't really have a spare system to put in it, but it's plenty cheap. Love my XL and R2, just adding to the collection i guess.
post #3440 of 16063
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

Fractal Silent Series R2 Fans are supposed to be quite good.

Where can you buy these? I can't find a link anywhere.
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