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post #3621 of 16063
My fans and air slots turned up this morning but WCUK sent me the transparent framed ones instead of the black ones frown.gif waiting for an email now to see when they can swap them.

Air slots look much better though.
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I've only heard good things said about the new Corsair fans. (Same with the FZ-series.)

I have no proof otherwise I would've posted it. thumb.gif
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To anyone who has replaced their side panel window with acrylic, how exactly did you install the acrylic? I plan on doing the same with the Core 1000, but I cannot seem to find a guide on how to replace the side panel with acrylic (they only explain how to make a window).
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post #3624 of 16063
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To anyone who has replaced their side panel window with acrylic, how exactly did you install the acrylic? I plan on doing the same with the Core 1000, but I cannot seem to find a guide on how to replace the side panel with acrylic (they only explain how to make a window).
Strong double-sided tape, glue and screws for starters biggrin.gif
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To anyone who has replaced their side panel window with acrylic, how exactly did you install the acrylic? I plan on doing the same with the Core 1000, but I cannot seem to find a guide on how to replace the side panel with acrylic (they only explain how to make a window).

A lot of people are using neodymium magnets.

I myself would take a bit more... sturdy approach and use rivet nuts or threaded rivets, then countersink the panel where the screws will go and use some nice flat hex/torx screws.
post #3626 of 16063
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if you could tell others about your case switch, what would you tell them about the Fractal Design Arc Midi?
did it meet your expectations?
was it a lateral move, better or worse?
was the case layout, looks or price what enticed the decision?
what would you want your Arc Midi to have to make you switch again?
airdeano

Hey airdeano, great questions!

I love the Arc Midi. I'd say the biggest difference between the 1200 and the Arc Midi are two-fold. First and most obvious is size, the Arc Midi is much smaller than the 1200 and much lighter but even so I had zero issues fitting everything in there. Second, the layout and engineering of the Arc Midi is so much better! You can absolutely tell that a lot of thought was put into the design of the interior of the Arc Midi, it is much easier to work inside than the 1200 despite being smaller. All in all, it was looks, interior, price, and all my research that decided me on the Arc Midi.

I had been excited for the Arc Midi for a while (my fiancee can attest to that tongue.gif ) so when I finally got it home and opened it up I would have to say it exceeded my expectations, especially after working inside of it! Specifically, I was looking for a smaller, lighter case that would leave me room to grow and upgrade while supporting moderate custom watercooling in the future with a minimal of case modding. The Arc Midi fits that to a 'T' and then some. Cable management is very good, though I'm still learning. I want to get a new PSU for better cable management and, more importantly, because the one I have is an older one of a brand that's not big-name. The last thing I want is for it to blow up and leave me computerless until I can afford to build another one!

I would only have FD change a few minor things. First I would make both HDD cages removeable. Second, I would replace the sponge dust filters with more effective screen ones, like the magnetic ones a lot of people are getting. Third, I would either remove the crappy fan controller they include altogether OR replace it with a nicer more reliable one. They have a new fan controller coming out soon that looks awesome, so maybe include that as an optional add-on? All in all, those are very minor, cosmetic gripes. Every single person will have their own opinions, likes, and dislikes so I don't expect FD to cater to my wishes, though that would be pretty nice thumb.gif

Eventually I'll upgrade to a 3570K, a GTX 670 or 680, and maybe a few other things but no matter what I've got inside the Arc Midi it is an excellent case and I do not in the least regret buying it.
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post #3627 of 16063
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To anyone who has replaced their side panel window with acrylic, how exactly did you install the acrylic? I plan on doing the same with the Core 1000, but I cannot seem to find a guide on how to replace the side panel with acrylic (they only explain how to make a window).

I used the magnets, and real glass with mine.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1252932/black-tinted-glass-side-panel#post_17156437
 
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post #3628 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

A lot of people are using neodymium magnets.
I myself would take a bit more... sturdy approach and use rivet nuts or threaded rivets, then countersink the panel where the screws will go and use some nice flat hex/torx screws.
I'll consider the rivets and nuts suggestion. All I need now is to find some acrylic and tools online.
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I used the magnets, and real glass with mine.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1252932/black-tinted-glass-side-panel#post_17156437
Yeah, I'm a bit concerned about using magnets and how they hold up, although they give a much more clean and mess-fine look. You also gave me the idea of using rubber feet for the case.
Edited by AbdullahG - 8/3/12 at 11:37am
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I just bought a pack of 5 MasterCraft discs for mine.  I figured they are going to get used up anyway when cutting through steel so no point in paying for super good ones.

The only thing I noticed is the lower quality ones heat up a little faster and don't provide as clean of a cut.  But I figured I would be using the sanding attachment anyway to smooth the edges.

Heya, I just got some Tin Snips I think they were called, heavy duty sheet metal kinda scissors. Worked really well, was done with all my fan slots in about twenty minutes.
post #3630 of 16063
Hello here

does anyone knows if a h80 (or any 120 rad) would fit on the top front fan of the define mini ?
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