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The Arc Midi seriously still doesn't have a set ETA yet? They were saying March, then April, then May, then June, and now July?
post #502 of 15856
fractal cases are pure eye sex, so jealous :3
post #503 of 15856
These cases are the perfect combination of value, performance, and style.
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post #504 of 15856
Greetings gentlemen! New Overclocker and now proud Fractal R3 owner here

I've gone through the thread and seen it mentioned a couple of times, but what's the best way to detach the bezel on an R3? I want to swap the power LED out for one with a different color down the line if it's not too difficult.
post #505 of 15856
Seriously considering the Define XL case, but a bit worried on loss of cooling capacity coming from a HAF-X. Anyone have any input on that? If I do buy it I would be replacing the front intakes, side intake, and rear exhaust with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129057
and adding this 120 in the top front as intake:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129055
Unsure about replacing the 180mm top exhaust due to very limited 180mm fans available.

Looks wise, the change is a no-brainer, but I do take performance more seriously than looks, so I am having a hard time deciding if switching to the XL is a good idea or not. Any input is appreciated.
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post #506 of 15856
Hi Deachem, the front bezel is easily removed, it is held in by plastic probes that you squeeze together and push out, so changing the LED should be straight forward enough.

@ HWI, I removed the top 4 hdd bays and atm have 2x120 front intake, 1x120 bottom intake and the 120 rear exhaust am am getting min-max temps on my amd 975 in prime95 of 23-39 @stock 3.6Ghz. My old Antec case was 33-51, thats with a prolimatech genesis cooler(2x140mm fans) in the R3 while in the antec I had a xiggy tower(1x120mm).

Off hand I think the top bays are removable in the XL, woulda been nice if they had done it for the R3 as well.

Just got mine up and running 2 days ago and I'm more than happy with it, am glad I chose it over some of the more exotic cases that I was considering.
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post #507 of 15856
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Originally Posted by Krähe View Post
Hi Deachem, the front bezel is easily removed, it is held in by plastic probes that you squeeze together and push out, so changing the LED should be straight forward enough.

@ HWI, I removed the top 4 hdd bays and atm have 2x120 front intake, 1x120 bottom intake and the 120 rear exhaust am am getting min-max temps on my amd 975 in prime95 of 23-39 @stock 3.6Ghz. My old Antec case was 33-51, thats with a prolimatech genesis cooler(2x140mm fans) in the R3 while in the antec I had a xiggy tower(1x120mm).

Off hand I think the top bays are removable in the XL, woulda been nice if they had done it for the R3 as well.

Just got mine up and running 2 days ago and I'm more than happy with it, am glad I chose it over some of the more exotic cases that I was considering.
So the cooling seems to be good then. I would be removing the upper hdd cage, I only have 1 ssd and 3 hdd's, so the 2 lower cages would be enough. I'd also only be running one optical drive, so the other 5.25" bays would be empty, leaving room for that extra front 120mm intake fan. I think I'll be pulling the trigger on this when they come back in stock in Newegg.

I'm most likely going to be getting the R3 for my F@H build, so I'll be a new member of the club within a few weeks hopefully.

Edit: The XL is ever so slightly wider than the HAF-X, so hopefully it has no clearance issues with a Thermalright Silver Arrow.
Edited by HWI - 7/9/11 at 3:31am
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post #508 of 15856
I own an R3 nicest looking case available and great cable management, Case layout, 8 Drive bays, 2x 120mm fans and 5x 140mm The list goes on!
and as for:
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Personally this case needs more vents in the front panel door. What is the point of 2 front intake fans when the door closes over them?.......
There are two vents running top to bottom on both sides of the case for the front intakes and if you are hammering it and it gets warm open the door and vents
post #509 of 15856
Anyone use the define mini? I think it would be a great mATX. Almost went with it over my FT03
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Anyone use the define mini? I think it would be a great mATX. Almost went with it over my FT03
Still waiting for it to be released. Once it is available I will be getting it immediately.
   
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