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post #4211 of 16139
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congrats!!
i wouldnt hold onto all that HDD for one SSD.. velco it to the mobo tray and ditch the HDD cages all together.
mount a mechanical (if needed) in the optibays.. that way your new GPU can get awesome air.. not busted air..
you need one of these too..

Thanks for the advice man. One question though - would mounting an additional 140mm fan at the bottom have a similar overall effect to removing the HDD trays? The reason I ask is that I eventually plan on having 3, if not 4 drives in (one for windows, one for linux, one for media) and both my drive bays will be taken up. I am also considering removing the 4 bay tray that is in there now and replacing it with the 3 bay bottom tray from the R4 (more for looks than anything else; I dont like the way the top of the midi HDD rack connects to the front of the case.

Let me know what you think smile.gif
post #4212 of 16139
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corysti,
looks great. you gunna turn your lower HDD cage around as well? drill out rivets, rotate lower portion
remark new holes, drill new holes and screw/rivet them back together..
airdeano

Well with the R4 the only thing holding that cage is a few screws and so far I can't find a damn screw driver that will actually turn the screws at the bottom without stripping.

Btw, I won't be able to give you temps until I get my ssd and a new hdd in from newegg.
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Thanks for the advice man. One question though - would mounting an additional 140mm fan at the bottom have a similar overall effect to removing the HDD trays? The reason I ask is that I eventually plan on having 3, if not 4 drives in (one for windows, one for linux, one for media) and both my drive bays will be taken up. I am also considering removing the 4 bay tray that is in there now and replacing it with the 3 bay bottom tray from the R4 (more for looks than anything else; I dont like the way the top of the midi HDD rack connects to the front of the case.
Let me know what you think

if you are leaving the bottom HDD cage, yes it will.. just wont be able to use a powerful fan
as the cleance under the chassis is scant at best. the more powerful, the more area under
the fan and chassis is needed. i find that a high static pressure fan works best to pull past
a filter and project flow... something like the bitfenix spectre pro decent cfm and static pressure.

airdeano
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Originally Posted by corysti View Post

Well with the R4 the only thing holding that cage is a few screws and so far I can't find a damn screw driver that will actually turn the screws at the bottom without stripping.
Btw, I won't be able to give you temps until I get my ssd and a new hdd in from newegg.

like above.. velcro the SSD on the back of mobo tray and mount the HDD in the opti..

airdeano
post #4214 of 16139
Small update, I replaced the noctua by Phobya G-Silent 12 and 14



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Evil looking Arc! smile.gif
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like above.. velcro the SSD on the back of mobo tray and mount the HDD in the opti..
airdeano

I plan on keeping my cage...Only reason I wanted to remove it was to put the radiator in the front but since I put it at the top I have room for the hd cages.
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post #4217 of 16139
Does anyone know if the Adjust 108 fan controller is available anywhere yet??
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well it was announced in march 2012, and due to be shipped september 2012, but
no etailers have said they have 'em ordered. so itll prolly be for the holidays, my guess.

airdeano
post #4219 of 16139
http://www.benchtec.co.uk/forums/threads/6283-Xigmatek-Midgard-ATX-case-Photo-review

Looks almost exactly like the construction of a Fractal. The case feet, drive bays, and fan controller are identical to my Midi. Just an interesting thing I came across while searching about fan controllers. It's probably well known that the same company makes both Fractals and Xigmateks, but it's news to me.

And speaking of fan controllers, the one that is supplied is garbage. I managed to melt the SCR on it within 10 minutes of operation. Didn't even last as a temporary solution sadsmiley.gif

Anyway, got some work done today.



I've never seen anyone mount an RX240 with push/pull up there before. Just enough room to where nothing touches. Might 45 the block outlet for looks though.
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Here's my work in progress R3. Still need to order a few new fans, some led sticks or cold cathodes, and cable sleeving in the next week or two.

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