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Almost done sleeving. Funny, but when i dissassembled the front panel and took it off I managed to reset my bios to the default setting and kill my win 7 boot files and overclock somehow. Well, i guess beauty goes with a price. biggrin.gif Will post the final pics tomorrow probably. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Looks great!
    
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Hi, I want to order a Fractal Arc Midi.

Looking for advice on what fans to use in there. Currently have a Silencio 550 and it's not cool enough for me. Wish I had got the Arc in the first place. Just got 2 Corsair AF120's for the Silencio, they helped but because of the acoustic foam etc it's still struggles.

Will be happy to turn fans up while gaming, but otherwise want a pretty quiet Arc.

As for aesthetics I have a D-14 and a Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller, would look nice with white LED's. Also a white Be Quiet 600w PSU with white flat cables. Cheap red VTX 7970 lol.
  • Are the stock fans 'ok'? Worth using as the 3 intakes instead?
  • 200mm or 2x140mm in top?
  • White or white and blue theme inside? Or both?
  • I am more concerned about having a good noise to CFM ratio than bling bling.
  • Any place in case where I should be using SP fans?
  • How do you guys deal with the holes in the side window? (I hate dust!) End of year Fractal will release a side window for the case and I will buy. Can I swap the side panels around till then?

Love to get some feedback on this. Seen some lovely builds in here.

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Hi, I want to order a Fractal Arc Midi.

you'll like the case really well.
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  • Are the stock fans 'ok'? Worth using as the 3 intakes instead?
  • 200mm or 2x140mm in top?
  • White or white and blue theme inside? Or both?
  • I am more concerned about having a good noise to CFM ratio than bling bling.
  • Any place in case where I should be using SP fans?
  • How do you guys deal with the holes in the side window? (I hate dust!) End of year Fractal will release a side window for the case and I will buy. Can I swap the side panels around till then?

a. stock fans are MEAH... the R2 fans would have been a better "stock" fan, but i digress..
a. if you plan to keep the HDD cages, you'll need some 60cfm+ to breach the obstruction.
a. there are no 200mm mounts in the case anywhere (fab up or pass) the roof will accept 120/140mm fans
a. as for theme that is your call
a.the case is spacious, especially without the HDD cages installed. which can lend to echo. i plan to batten
the sides with a noise-reducing material to dampen any issues.
a. should? not really, unless you want to use it on the D14 or water-cooling in the future.
a. make a block off plate or make a window panel out of it... yes, you can swap them around as well (blocked off or fanned)

you might wanna go through some of the members sig rigs to find some areas you'd like to have and some that you'd change

not to rush you, but newegg has a discount on the Midi $70 shipped...
EMCYTZT1978 only good till 07/31/2012 12:00pm (PDT)
my two are order already...

airdeano
Edited by airdeano - 7/30/12 at 7:25pm
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I have this fans and they are great smile.gif
How do you like them? I was planning on going red too but was looking at the NZXT FZ 140mm. I will do some research and see which one is better.

I like your case too. Nice job. thumb.gif
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Yes.
And I personally like the tubes going the other way on closed loops like the H100 in that picture. Since mostly every 5.25 device will slide in from the front. There's no real issues.

Yea it wouldn't be a big deal to have it forward I'm sure; just find it more aesthetically pleasing the other way I guess (case-shui lol).
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yes, they will fit, these are they ones i'm using in my Mini, i've just painted the blades white to match my color scheme.*snip*

Yep, exact one I was lookin' at there - looks great painted too thumb.gif, would go perfect w/ the swiftech helixs I have thinking.gif
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Wow, thank you for your reply.

http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/2230 This is a 200mm fan installed at top, not sure if it's better than 2 140's though.

As for echo I think I can live with that. I will be removing the top hard drive cage and changing to an SSD in future. Just need to decide what fans and I will be good to go...

I live in the UK so I think newegg is too far for me. overclockers.co.uk has the midi pretty cheap and free shipping. Has decent fan selection too...hard to choose though as don't see many 14cm reviews.

Perhaps I should just get all 140mm AF140 Corsair fans? They look nice and are good if you are careful with the mounting them. Would prefer something cheaper though... 6 AF120 is about £60.

Will check back after work, and look at some more builds. smile.gif
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The midi has 180mm fan mounts up top so yeah, you can mount a 200mm fan in there depending on fan spacing. Bitfenix Spectre pros have that spacing IIRC, but you should check that from a bitfenix rep. Bigger fans make less noise so if you want top exhaust, a big one is a good choice.

Do you mean that AF140 costs 10 pounds? How can they be so cheap there, those fans are barely cheaper than noctuas here afaik...
But good 140mm fans: Bitfenix Spectre (Pro), NZXT FZ-140, Noiseblocker PK-series, Akasa vipers/apaches.
Edited by Blizlake - 7/31/12 at 5:51am
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Hi, I'm a big fan of that Case and here are some Pics of mine wink.gif

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420 Radi in Top, 280 Radi in Front and 140 Radi on the Floor.

Maybe I need to find a better place for the Lightchain...
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Hi, I'm a big fan of that Case and here are some Pics of mine wink.gif

Wow, awesome work ! I love the blue+white color scheme. thumb.gif
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Wow, awesome work ! I love the blue+white color scheme. thumb.gif

Thank you, I need to get a better Cam. Than I will make some better Pics, with closed Sidepanel.
Its difficult to make fotos with window in the sidepanel...
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