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I emailed Fractal when the Arc Midi would be available in the states. Here's the response I got.

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Hi ******,



Thank you for your interest in Fractal Design products.



I have great news. The Arc Midi cases are on their way to Newegg as we speak.



The award winning cases will suit your water cooling needs well.

I will let you know when the cases are available on their website.



Best,

Elizabeth
I wish I they could of given a date.
    
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Thanks for the info. Guess we'll just wait. Based on the measurements I'm a little concerned its not that much smaller than the R3. Really I'm wondering if it falls in between mini ATX and mATX cases.
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Strange that the arc midi has been available here in australia for a week now but not available in US still...

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I've been with an R3 for awhile now and love the thing. It needs a few mods, but overall best $100 case IMO.

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post #515 of 15845
I assume that the Define Mini is coming along with the Arc. It better be. I am getting tired of waiting.
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Hi Andrew,



A large container is on its way. The word we are now hearing is 1-2 weeks.

We are getting really close.



Can't wait for the baby to come! I have requested a price list, too.



Best,

E

Edited by Wildcard36qs - 7/12/11 at 8:18am
   
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Has anyone used a non modular PSU with the R3? If so do you have pictures of the cable management?
Not got any pics available, but I had a bit of a job with cable management with my XFX Black Edition 750w, which is partially modular only. There really isn't much space in the R3. Main problem I had was the 24-pin ATX cable (and for that matter the secondary main board power supply cable)...really hard job getting those to reach.


Has anyone who removed the unused HDD bays got any figures (or even anecdotal evidence) of whether it improves temps much with the better airflow? At the moment I've left the front two fans as the default FDs while putting 120mm Yate Loons on the side and case floor and Scythe 1450 GTs as exhaust, but it's still pretty hot in there with hot ambient temps. Just wondering whether I'm better removing the HDD bay, or adding another intake to the front top to feed into the P/P heatsink set up.
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post #517 of 15845
Hiya all. I have had an R3 for quite a few months now but I never posted it here.



I am thinking of scrapping that awful Eco and putting in a D14. I'm just concerned with airflow as I have all of the original fan covers in place. In both the top and side panel. Figure I will get enough flow between two intake fans in the front and the single exhaust to oc my 930 to at least 3.8Ghz?
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post #518 of 15845
Hey guys, I have a question regarding the R3. Im thinking of buying one, and am considering cooling with a D14 or going with watercooling(obviously, the case wasnt made with this in mind)

My question is regarding to the two 140mm fan mounts at the top of the case. From pictures, it looks like theres a lot of space up here:



If I buy a 120mm slim rad, do you think I could mount that to the cases top (routing wires behind the rad). The specific one Im looking at is:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16536

The Rad is 35mm thick (fractal fans are 25mm) so I'll need at least twice the thickness to get it in. The image I posted makes this look possible. Can anyone confirm?

My only other concern is that I am infatuated with the Sabertooth P67 motherboard, which has an 8pin [Edit] and a heatsink up there as well The width of the rad is 120mm, and the top vents can fit 140mm fans. Could I run the 8pin up through that 20mm gap? Would the R3's internals allow me to do that?

I dont own this case but it is a beauty. Can any of you guys give me some advice with it?

~Cheers.
Edited by witnaaay - 7/14/11 at 8:52pm
post #519 of 15845
Ovlazek, you should be fine with a D14 cooling wise, imo the side fan is mainly good for keeping gpu cool and helping maintain positive pressure in the case(less dust) I have my AMD 975 oc'd to 4.1 atm using the prolimatech genesis cpu cooler and airflow seems fine, hottest temp so far has ben 44 degrees which I hit after folding for 24 hours, though ambient temps are cool here atm which helps. Am fitting a Lamptron fan controller this weekend and top/side intake fans so will post some pics and let you know if my temps actually drop.

Witnaay, it is 3.5cm from top of case to top of mb, so rad would be a tight fit, I to would like to see some water cooling set-ups in the R3, it does have holes in the back of the case which I think are for a wc setup, but that could be for one of the closed loop cpu coolers like the H50, not to sure as Ive never used em.
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post #520 of 15845
Hm, so its about 2 cm short at the top for cooling. Maybe I could either mount it externally or mount it in the 35mm space on top (will just fit) and then use smaller 120mm fans mounted over the mb to draw air through it? It'll probably be a while before I build this comp (things are too busy and money too short), but Ill upload a build when I get around to it.
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