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post #4751 of 16134
I would like to add Bitfenix Alchemy cables to my Arc but I can not decide on white or black - I would get the 24-pin, 8-pin ATX and 6-pin PCIe cables only. The front panel ones have been braided by me in black and the Sata cables are just normal black plastic as well as the sata & molex power cables.

So which colour of braid would look better?

P.S. Post photos of your black or white braided cable if you can, thanks biggrin.gif
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post #4752 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Charlie-- View Post

I would like to add Bitfenix Alchemy cables to my Arc but I can not decide on white or black - I would get the 24-pin, 8-pin ATX and 6-pin PCIe cables only. The front panel ones have been braided by me in black and the Sata cables are just normal black plastic as well as the sata & molex power cables.
So which colour of braid would look better?
P.S. Post photos of your black or white braided cable if you can, thanks biggrin.gif

Sleeve you're power supply!

I have extensions on the ones you listed and it makes cable management a lot harder.

I'd recommend getting the Bitfenix sleeved sata cables because they're really nice (I have 3, 2 black and 1 red)

I think a combination of both white and black would look good and maybe throw some blue in there to match your motherboard.
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post #4753 of 16134
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I haven't seen a significant difference. I have a positive pressure setup, so that helps a little, but I also clean my setup all the time as I have pets (and my cat sleeps on my case while it is folding)

Thanks for the reply. Just to confirm, positive pressure is more fans as intake than exhausting correct? If so, then I currently am also running that setup.
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post #4754 of 16134
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Thanks for the reply. Just to confirm, positive pressure is more fans as intake than exhausting correct? If so, then I currently am also running that setup.

That's correct.
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post #4755 of 16134
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

Sleeve you're power supply!
I have extensions on the ones you listed and it makes cable management a lot harder.
I'd recommend getting the Bitfenix sleeved sata cables because they're really nice (I have 3, 2 black and 1 red)
I think a combination of both white and black would look good and maybe throw some blue in there to match your motherboard.

I'm not brave enough to sleeve the PSU, also I have to currently use extensions (cheap ones) and the cable mgr is ok. I do like the sata data cables too, but they are ~£9 each, no funds to do those at the mo'
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post #4756 of 16134
I purchased an Arc Midi off newegg. One of the wires on the front usb plug is severed, very close to the front panel. It's unfixable by my standards--looks like the pin is soldered onto the board, so I can't remove it and recrimp. Highly unlikely this was damage done by shipping. Who should I contact? Newegg or fractal? What would a new front panel thingy cost me if they brush me off?
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post #4757 of 16134
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I purchased an Arc Midi off newegg. One of the wires on the front usb plug is severed, very close to the front panel. It's unfixable by my standards--looks like the pin is soldered onto the board, so I can't remove it and recrimp. Highly unlikely this was damage done by shipping. Who should I contact? Newegg or fractal? What would a new front panel thingy cost me if they brush me off?

Contact Fractal and they'll send you a new front panel I/O. They did it for me when my audio cable stopped working.
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post #4758 of 16134
@ VulgarDisplay88 - I thought that I saw a photo of your updated rig with the new Corsair Air series fans fitted, but I can not seem to find it, any change you can post again? I am thinking of swapping my Noiseblocker PK's for some of the Corsair ones. - Thanks
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post #4759 of 16134
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Originally Posted by winniethepwn View Post

I purchased an Arc Midi off newegg. One of the wires on the front usb plug is severed, very close to the front panel. It's unfixable by my standards--looks like the pin is soldered onto the board, so I can't remove it and recrimp. Highly unlikely this was damage done by shipping. Who should I contact? Newegg or fractal? What would a new front panel thingy cost me if they brush me off?

Contact Fractal and they'll send you a new front panel I/O. They did it for me when my audio cable stopped working.

 

Fractal is amazing for sending case part replacements.
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post #4760 of 16134
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@ VulgarDisplay88 - I thought that I saw a photo of your updated rig with the new Corsair Air series fans fitted, but I can not seem to find it, any change you can post again? I am thinking of swapping my Noiseblocker PK's for some of the Corsair ones. - Thanks

Here you go:
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It's an old photo. I have flipped the top fans to intake, flipped the PSU, added a support to the GPU because it was sagging quite badly and neatened all the cables.

Going to be transplanting it all into an R4 soon though so look out for that.
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