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post #4871 of 15859
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Originally Posted by GoneTurbo View Post

Hey guys, im having trouble removing the bottom cage on the Arc Midi.
Any help or methods?

Drill out the rivets.
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post #4872 of 15859
What kind of trouble?
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post #4873 of 15859
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Originally Posted by CaNsA View Post

What kind of trouble?
I'm kind of scared to drill.

I don't want to accidentally ruin such a beautiful case tongue.gif
post #4874 of 15859
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Originally Posted by GoneTurbo View Post

I'm kind of scared to drill.
I don't want to accidentally ruin such a beautiful case tongue.gif

That's a fair point - What is the reason that you want to remove the bottom HDD cadge - Maybe there is a way you can leave it in there. You will need to drill it out like others have said if you don't want it there, the new R4 case is the only current one that uses screws rather than rivets on that part of the case.

As for your Arc Midi name - What about AMLO, that is a combo of Arc Midi & YOLO = Arc Midi Lives Once.
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post #4875 of 15859
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I'm kind of scared to drill.
I don't want to accidentally ruin such a beautiful case tongue.gif

If you're scared, just be careful and take your time. It's a pretty simple thing to do and tough to screw up.

Alternatively, you can try to pop the head off the rivet with a mallet and chisel or dremel it off and pop the body out. In either case, the only way to remove the cage involves taking some tools to your case that have the potential to mess it up.
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post #4876 of 15859
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I'm kind of scared to drill.
I don't want to accidentally ruin such a beautiful case

Well you don't necessarily have to use a drill. If you have a small hack saw, you can slip the blade between the case frame and the hard drive cage and cut the rivet in half, then remove. Its really easy to drill a rivet out though. Another option would be to use a punch and a hammer and just hammer it out.. Though the last option would likely warp the case where you were hammering.
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post #4877 of 15859
Put some masking tape over the area.
It wont protect the case if the drill bit slips, but it will help to prevent the bit slipping off the rivet in the 1st place.

Just take your time, and use a variable speed drill.
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Would Fractal 3000 be a good case for H60 cooling? I want ot get both soon for my recently completed 2500k, gigabyte 7870 setup
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post #4879 of 15859
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Would Fractal 3000 be a good case for H60 cooling? I want ot get both soon for my recently completed 2500k, gigabyte 7870 setup

Yup. Plenty of air flow.
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post #4880 of 15859
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Would Fractal 3000 be a good case for H60 cooling? I want ot get both soon for my recently completed 2500k, gigabyte 7870 setup

Yep, I ran a setup very similar to this for a while. Although, I did have to file down about 1/2" of the hump on the inside of the side panel so it didn't grind up against my H60 if that makes sense. Aside that, the Core 3000 has plenty of airflow for this thumb.gif
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