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post #5971 of 16056
I am doing some mods tomorrow to my Arc Midi. Pics to come.

What is planed? - mounting my SSD's to the back of the motherboard Tray, and removal of the lower front drive cage. Mounting my Hard-drives in one of my open 5.25 bays.
-Then some serious re management of wires to be super neat.

pictures to come.
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post #5972 of 16056
Good job! Basic mods but it will look a lot neater and hopefully get some better temps!
post #5973 of 16056
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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

Good job! Basic mods but it will look a lot neater and hopefully get some better temps!

yes, but they are the start of something more. The lower hard-drive cage is being removed, so i can fit a 280mm radiator in the front, in addition to my 240.
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post #5974 of 16056
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yes, but they are the start of something more. The lower hard-drive cage is being removed, so i can fit a 280mm radiator in the front, in addition to my 240.
Nice. I love seeing pictures of anything water cooling related in FD cases.
post #5975 of 16056
Phew. This took quite a while to get done D= Had to make a DIY mounting thingy for my HDD to sit in my optical drive bay =)


Edited by BlackskyDK - 2/2/13 at 4:30am
post #5976 of 16056
guys!!! r4 or core 3000??? and why...
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post #5977 of 16056
Sweet, joining my first club. So far I've cut down a couple of fan retention tabs on the front plate of my Arc Mini to jam in a thick high-CFM fan where the removable HDD cage used to be. Someday I'll saw off the second HDD cage and move my HDD+SSD up to the optical bays, so I can jam the second thick fan in on the botton.
 
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post #5978 of 16056
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guys!!! r4 or core 3000??? and why...

I like the Core 3000 personally because it's compact and cheap. Only downside is that cable management will be a bit hard if you have a non-modular PSU that has a lot of cables (like mine).

The AX I see in your sig will be fine for it.
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post #5979 of 16056
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heres my new toy biggrin.gif


that cooler "just" fits against the side fan!
Love the C1K case. Nice build!

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Phew. This took quite a while to get done D= Had to make a DIY mounting thingy for my HDD to sit in my optical drive bay =) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Really clean looking. Why not mount the SSD behind the mobo tray?
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post #5980 of 16056
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Originally Posted by ervhamzz213 View Post

guys!!! r4 or core 3000??? and why...

It depends on what you want.
If you want a silent-optimised-case, with much space behind the motherboardtray and the ability to mount a 240mm radiator in the front, just by moving the drive cages, than go with the R4.
If you want a smaller case, with less space behind the mobo but still with good aircooling features at a good pricepoint, than go with the Core 3K. What you get with an Arc Midi (Click to show)
If you want a more "premium" case with really good airflow, emense space behind the motherboard-tray and the posibillity for heavy watercooling (with the R2 there is NO modding needed to fit a 240mm rad + a 280 rad even the massive ones like the alphacool fullcopper ), than go with the ARC.
But in the end you should decide by looks, take the one that looks better in your oppinion. You will be fine with either of these cases. thumb.gif

EDIT : Sorry for misunderstanding.
Edited by DJKAY - 2/2/13 at 8:07am
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