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hey guys
what is the maximum length of GPUS in a ARC MIDI?
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hey guys
what is the maximum length of GPUS in a ARC MIDI?

It supports graphic-cards up to 290mm.
If you remove the upper HDD-bay you can fit cards up tu 470mm buzt inly in the upper 3 PCIE slots I think.
Picture (Click to show)

EDIT: you can see all this on the Fractal Design homepage
http://fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=57
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Originally Posted by DJKAY View Post

It supports graphic-cards up to 290mm.
If you remove the upper HDD-bay you can fit cards up tu 470mm buzt inly in the upper 3 PCIE slots I think. Picture (Click to show)
EDIT: you can see all this on the Fractal Design homepage
http://fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=57

Thanks smile.gif)
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Bottom cage is removable you'll just need to drill out few rivets. It does somewhat block the air from that fan not completely though but removing it will definitely improve the airflow. Just did same thing with my core 3000 and it dropped my gpu temps by several degrees.
Ohh wow dude. Beautiful cooling & cable management :3
Mmm, how exactly did you get your SSD & HD to sit securely on your rig?
Also, i will be using 2 HD's (2 TB) and an SSD (250GB).

I might just add for the sake of things:
I will not use any water cooling in this build. I want to try and get as much out of air cooling as possible from this case. Also i will be using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for my CPU cooler (i7 3770k attempting to OC for 4.3GHz @ 70c).
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Hey guys, i need some advice from the people who use the Arc Midi.
I don't know if the bottom hard drive cage is removable or not, or even rotatable which sucks imo frown.gif
I was wondering how much the bottom hard drive cage will interfere with the 140mm bottom front fan's airflow.
I drew a diagram on my assumption on the airflow inside the case.

Well first the psu doesn't exhaust hot air from the case, unless you mount it fan up. Otherwise it will draw cool air from the bottom of the case and exhaust it. The front panels fans are to cool the drives more or less. While it is restrictive there beyond the hard drives, you don't loose the overall amount of air being exchanged in the case. You loose directional air, which helps provide cool fresh air to components.

I highly recommend you install a fan on the side panel, this directs nice stream of air to the video card and to the motherboard.

The Midi doesn't have the best airflow in the world but it does decent, and has more than enough to keep things cool. If you remove the lower drive bay then it does help to bring in more cool fresh air to the rest of the system. However the biggest thing is just to be able to exchange enough air in the case to keep heat from building up. Which the Arc Midi does well.

I will say its kind of hard to have a positive pressure setup, unless you start replacing the stock fans.
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Well first the psu doesn't exhaust hot air from the case, unless you mount it fan up. Otherwise it will draw cool air from the bottom of the case and exhaust it. The front panels fans are to cool the drives more or less. While it is restrictive there beyond the hard drives, you don't loose the overall amount of air being exchanged in the case. You loose directional air, which helps provide cool fresh air to components.
I highly recommend you install a fan on the side panel, this directs nice stream of air to the video card and to the motherboard.
The Midi doesn't have the best airflow in the world but it does decent, and has more than enough to keep things cool. If you remove the lower drive bay then it does help to bring in more cool fresh air to the rest of the system. However the biggest thing is just to be able to exchange enough air in the case to keep heat from building up. Which the Arc Midi does well.
I will say its kind of hard to have a positive pressure setup, unless you start replacing the stock fans.

I would do the opposite, in fact I did the opposite, Side fans didn't help me much but lowering the power for front intakes whilst increasing exhausts did wonders for my temps.

Fractal designs are prone to overpressure in a bad way, the hot air likes to stay inside.
 
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I would do the opposite, in fact I did the opposite, Side fans didn't help me much but lowering the power for front intakes whilst increasing exhausts did wonders for my temps.

Fractal designs are prone to overpressure in a bad way, the hot air likes to stay inside.

how so?

at least with the arc midi, you can mount 3 140mm up top, and 1 120mm Plenty of exhaust, and plenty of fresh air being pulled in if you use the front 2 140mms and one side panel 140mm.

I personally have Intake- Corsair AF140's 3 of them (two in front panel, one on side panel)
Exhaust- Corsair AF140, two Corsair SP 120's (radiator), Power supply.

Case temp is only 2-3 degrees above ambient, and its positive pressure. (the sp 120's don't run at full speed)

I don't know what case your talking about, but the Arc Midi does just fine with positive pressure, which is good because it keeps dust to a min.
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Ok so I just got my Phanteks PH-TC14PE air cooler and I was wondering if my 2 top 140mm fans on my Midi were necessary?

Should I:

a) Remove them
b) leave them as they are (outtake)
c) use them as intake

The cooler will be mounted with the fans blowing air to exit the back of the case...any input is appreciated...Thanks!
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Ok so I just got my Phanteks PH-TC14PE air cooler and I was wondering if my 2 top 140mm fans on my Midi were necessary?
Should I:
a) Remove them
b) leave them as they are (outtake)
c) use them as intake
The cooler will be mounted with the fans blowing air to exit the back of the case...any input is appreciated...Thanks!

I'd use one as intake in front of the heatsink, but run it at ~50%. I noticed better temps with my Archon when I had one top fan in front of it as an intake.
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I would do the opposite, in fact I did the opposite, Side fans didn't help me much but lowering the power for front intakes whilst increasing exhausts did wonders for my temps.
Fractal designs are prone to overpressure in a bad way, the hot air likes to stay inside.

That's what i was thinking

  • I won't use the side fan
  • I will only use the 1 top exhaust to the left and the rear exhaust to help compliment and not disrupt a slight push/pull config for the CPU cooler (the 212 Evo will only use 1 fan since tests done on push/pull 212 Evo didn't really yield that great results, hence why the 2 top exhaust case fans will do the pulling.)
  • The 3 intake case fans will be set to a lower RPM while the two exhaust fans will be set to higher RPM's.
  • The remaining unused side vent and top vents will be sealed off.

Am i doing it right?
& will this give me a positive or negative pressure cooling system?
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