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post #5021 of 16139
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Anyone removed the 5.25'' drive bays in the Arc Mini? I'm thinking about removing them to put a 360mm rad in the front of the case.... but I'm not sure that it will work or be easy to remove them.

Well i wouldn't put a 360 up front, But a 420 (140x3)

Otherwise i would just mount a 360 radiator (120x3) to the top of the case. Then you wouldn't need to remove the lower drive bay. Still would have to remove the top drive bays if you wanted to do push pull.
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post #5022 of 16139
You'd have to get a pretty slim rad in order to keep the lower drive bay, as clearance is about 60 mm if I recall correctly.
post #5023 of 16139
well you need the bottom cage only if you are using more then 2 hard drives and 3 ssd"s.
You can use 5.25 adapter and install 2 hard drives in 5.25 bays and then you can instal 2 ssd"s in the back and one upside down below the 5.25 cage when you remove the plastic part that holds the hard drive cage in.
post #5024 of 16139
Yes, I'm aware of all of that. If you look through my picture, you see that I've had the HDD in the 5.25 bay before. I don't like the look of the sata power cables coming into the case, so I had them turned toward the front so I could route them. Like I said I might put everything back up there when I have some free time, but how it sits now is perfectly fine. Can't even see it because of the awesome job Fractal did with the window.
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Has any1 installed himuro hdd cooler on the bottom of r4?
    
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post #5026 of 16139
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Yes, I'm aware of all of that. If you look through my picture, you see that I've had the HDD in the 5.25 bay before. I don't like the look of the sata power cables coming into the case, so I had them turned toward the front so I could route them. Like I said I might put everything back up there when I have some free time, but how it sits now is perfectly fine. Can't even see it because of the awesome job Fractal did with the window.

Well i don"t like cables out of the 5.25 bays too but what i like even less is an unecessary hdd cage smile.gif , i"ll buy a scythe bay rafter when i get an r4 and put my hdd up there.
post #5027 of 16139
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Well i don"t like cables out of the 5.25 bays too but what i like even less is an unecessary hdd cage smile.gif , i"ll buy a scythe bay rafter when i get an r4 and put my hdd up there.

Could you not have the HDD's facing the front panel so the cables go towards the front cable and then sneak their way down inside the plastic?
post #5028 of 16139
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Could you not have the HDD's facing the front panel so the cables go towards the front cable and then sneak their way down inside the plastic?

why didn"t that cross my mind biggrin.gif, good idea,

one more good idea here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzl7rO_VySA

turn to 5:00 , he explains hot to put the small 3 drive cage on the top. It looks good and doesn"t block much air.
post #5029 of 16139
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As requested here are the pictures of a front facing H100 cooling a i7 3770k, this setup gets cooling tempratures of around 28-30c @ idle and a maximum reached of 40-45c under load (Fallout 3)


Note: The HDD cage is moved to the left you can see how far by looking at the original mounts under the 5.25 bays.

A shot of the front, the H100 includes some nice long screws which can fit though the fan filter & fans to reach the rad and clamp the whole setup together this is very sturdy despite the bottom fan only have two screws.
Sorry for the poor quality (taken on my HTC) also if you were wondering the silver usb cable is used as power for L.E.D light's on the inside of my windowed panel tongue.gif
Hope it helps! thumb.gif

Wow, it looks good! Nice job smile.gif
post #5030 of 16139
Finally got around to getting rid of the bottom HDD cage and removing the bar. Idling 1 degree lower CPU, 3 degrees GPU. Power switch on the replacement IO doesn't work. Don't GAF anymore. Not waiting for a third replacement. Poor little 4850 gets dwarfed. Still waiting on a 7950 deal.
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