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First of all, awesome thread with some great mods!

Looking at the Midi R2 and the easily removable front panel/filter, I started to wonder if something similar was possible on the current Midi. After looking around I never came across anything (please correct me if someone has already done something similar).

My initial idea was to remove the front mesh and leave the tabs straightened, then use magnets to hold the panel to the case. Depending on the magnet and the filter material I may have to cut some holes in the filter so the magnets can make contact with the mesh. If a pantyhose filter was used (probably with a rectangular DIY frame inside of it) the magnets would probably hold to the front mesh fine. So a circular magnet in each corner of the front panel fan area. To make removing the mesh easier some black thread could be tied in an inconspicuous area of the mesh.

The other idea I had was to use magnetic touch latches (like the ones on some entertainment centers). Of course this sounded like a great plan, until I realized there was no room for them in the corners (unless you want to cut the corners off your fans). mad.gif The only "easy" place I see for them to go would be the center bar that separates the fans. This would make the operation pretty close to the R2.

I found a pic on the internet of the front panel with the mesh/filter off, and used that to mock up my design. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


magnetic touch latch: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

If the idea is solid I still need to figure out the best glue to attach the magnets with (I did find some with adhesive on the back already), and to make sure that magnets so close to the HDD area would be a good idea. Any ideas or am I asking for more trouble than it's worth?

Also does anyone know how to remove a "bubble" in the mesh on the top panel? Mine was always a bit bubbled, but it either has gotten worse or it is annoying me more as time passes!

Looks interesting.

I´ve got a simular Problem with dust in my house (students and cats biggrin.gif )

So I´ve remioved the regular dustfilter and replaced it with two Silverstone FF141 fan-filter Link


Picture from the front (Click to show)

It works quiet well and WITHOUT DUST-RINGS!

I would be still interested in what you will do.
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post #5922 of 15981
guys. i would like to ask if this build would be sexy on a fractal define r4 black.?? im changing my case and i need suggestions... a black case... LL
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post #5923 of 15981
Got an Arc Mini for my work PC. Great little case! Would have used a VenX (it fits!) but the motherboard wouldn't allow it.

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post #5924 of 15981
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Got an Arc Mini for my work PC. Great little case! Would have used a VenX (it fits!) but the motherboard wouldn't allow it.

pc1_zps1dfc5cb4.jpg

Looks nice and tidy thumb.gif
But please get rid of this boxed-cooler biggrin.gif

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guys. i would like to ask if this build would be sexy on a fractal define r4 black.?? im changing my case and i need suggestions... a black case... LL

Yeah man get the windowed one and it will look that sexy with White / black / purple.
BTW I like the way, you´ve mounted your ssd!
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post #5925 of 15981
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Looks nice and tidy thumb.gif
But please get rid of this boxed-cooler biggrin.gif

Motherboard capacitor location is what is stopping me, sadly. frown.gif

It's fine for work use though, and even in minecraft/heavy PhotoShop it only gets up to 43C max as the case has good airflow. Really need another 8GB of RAM though, be ordering that soon.

Makes me want a new case for my home PC. Getting the upgrade itch. typer.gif
    
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post #5926 of 15981
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Motherboard capacitor location is what is stopping me, sadly. frown.gif

It's fine for work use though, and even in minecraft/heavy PhotoShop it only gets up to 43C max as the case has good airflow. Really need another 8GB of RAM though, be ordering that soon.

Makes me want a new case for my home PC. Getting the upgrade itch. typer.gif

Sad story bro.

I know what you mean.... Upgrading cases is addicting. biggrin.gif

BTW nice temps with the boxed-cooler thumb.gif
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anyone mod their arc mini or define mini to fit a 120.3 up top?
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Looks nice and tidy thumb.gif
But please get rid of this boxed-cooler biggrin.gif
Yeah man get the windowed one and it will look that sexy with White / black / purple.
BTW I like the way, you´ve mounted your ssd!
thanks for the compliment biggrin.gif i hate my ssd.. i want an ocz vertex, my intel doesnt match my colour scheme. frown.gif
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post #5929 of 15981
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anyone mod their arc mini or define mini to fit a 120.3 up top?

Sorry I have not the exact quote on this but someone here made it, by Drilling out the 5,25 bays.


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Also mrrockwell did a mod to fit a 360mm rad into a Define Mini´s front. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Build-log here.

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Originally Posted by ervhamzz213 View Post

thanks for the compliment biggrin.gif i hate my ssd.. i want an ocz vertex, my intel doesnt match my colour scheme. frown.gif

You can send me yours, when you have your vertex wink.gif
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post #5930 of 15981
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Sorry I have not the exact quote on this but someone here made it, by Drilling out the 5,25 bays.


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Also mrrockwell did a mod to fit a 360mm rad into a Define Mini´s front. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Build-log here.

oh nice! thanks.

was planning on drilling out the 5.25 bays since they are not used. nice to get a feel about how the loop will look.
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