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Guys, I have a question. It has probably been answered already but I cant find it. Is anyone using the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 kit, or just the radiator this kit includes, or the EX280 Dual Fan/EX420 Triple Fan Radiator (those two are with 140mm fans)? I am wondering if it will fit in an Arc Midi case (the top), as well as I wish to know for the EX280 Dual Fan & EX420 Triple Fan Radiator.
All info is appreciated,
Jure

i know some here is running the 360 up top, it just takes out the 5.25" bays, and there isn't a whole already cut for it, but it is possible. not sure about the 420 though.
    
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420 may be seriously stretching the limits.
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An update on my mini. Sleeving, and Corsair fans in the top.

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i know some here is running the 360 up top, it just takes out the 5.25" bays, and there isn't a whole already cut for it, but it is possible. not sure about the 420 though.
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420 may be seriously stretching the limits.


Do you think a 2x140mm radiator would fit in and not take out the 5.25 inch bays? I might consider building a custom loop with that size if it fits, the cooling performance should be on par with 3x120mm radiator of the same quality, if my math is right.

J
Edited by JureS - 7/31/12 at 4:52pm
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I need help deciding on what to get for around $100:
1) New case: I can get a Define Mini. My current temps in my Core 1000 are fairly cool ( CPU idles in the low 30s and maxes at 60C; GPU idles around 40C and maxes in the low 70s), so I am not sure if it is worth it right now. However, cable management and build quality are much better in the new case vs my Core 1000.

2) New monitor: My current monitor runs at 1600x900. I can get a nice 1080p monitor which should improve my gaming experience as well as everyday browsing.

I have no plans to run multiple cards or watercool in the future. Which option seems more worthwhile for the cost?

TL;DR: Should I get a new case or a 1080p monitor for $100?
Edited by AbdullahG - 7/31/12 at 6:18pm
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Monitor. Case won't make much of a huge difference for you.
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I need help deciding on what to get for around $100:
1) New case: I could get a Define Mini. My current temps in my Core 1000 are fairly cool ( CPU idles in the low 30s and maxes at 60C; GPU idles around 40C and maxes in the low 70s), so I am not sure if it is worth it right now. However, cable management and build quality are much better in the new case vs my Core 1000.
2) New monitor: My current monitor runs at 1600x900. I can get a nice 1080p monitor which should improve my gaming experience as well as everyday browsing.
I plans to run multiple cards or watercool in the future. Which option seems more worthwhile for the cost?

I vote monitor. UPS just dropped this off to me today.

Asus PA248Q
 
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I vote monitor. UPS just dropped this off to me today.
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I will go for the monitor then.
Edited by AbdullahG - 7/31/12 at 6:21pm
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I need help deciding on what to get for around $100:
1) New case: I could get a Define Mini. My current temps in my Core 1000 are fairly cool ( CPU idles in the low 30s and maxes at 60C; GPU idles around 40C and maxes in the low 70s), so I am not sure if it is worth it right now. However, cable management and build quality are much better in the new case vs my Core 1000.
2) New monitor: My current monitor runs at 1600x900. I can get a nice 1080p monitor which should improve my gaming experience as well as everyday browsing.
I plans to run multiple cards or watercool in the future. Which option seems more worthwhile for the cost?

Well if your temps are that good in a Core 1000, it seems like your case is serving you well. If you are up for some quieter computing, Define mini might be worth considering. If your noise levels do not bother you, it would be a waste of money - rather spend that $$ on a quality monitor.

That being said, what monitor size were you considering and what is your budget?

J
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I will go for the monitor then.

This thing is beautiful, and I have always missed the 1920x1200 resolution. It does have just a little bit of back light bleed in the lower left hand corner, but I'm not planning on staring at a black screen. The vivid colors more than make up for it. thumb.gif
 
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