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I plan on doin a window mod on mine as well. Could you give me the specs of the window size.

sure, i left 1.5" at the top and the back, 4" at the bottom and 6" at the front. that left me with about a 10" x 10" window. i used u channel from mnpctech to clean it up after the cuts.
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Thanks OKcheesus, yeah, that looks easy enough to get a 120mm fan on. Hopefully we'll start seeing more 140mm fans coming out in the next year as more cases fitting them come out; 140mm GTs anyone?

So... I can:
  • Get the R3 and go tool-crazy on the HDD cage and see if I can wire in USB 3;
  • Get the Arc Midi and apply sound-absorbing foam, make my own ModuVents, close the excess space on the top mesh between the fan and edge of the mesh, and fabricate some kind of front door panel thing;
  • Wait to see what Fractal plans to come out with in the next year.

My patience is waning.
    
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The 140mm fan market isn't as fleshed out as the 120mm market but there are still plenty of options.

That being said, 140mm GTs would be amazing.

Any ideas on how you might soft-mount those front fans on the Midi? When I get the case I'll using Nexus fan mounts for the top, bottom, and side. Looking at those clips it looks like there are screw holes in those frames above the clips.
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post #644 of 16129
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sure, i left 1.5" at the top and the back, 4" at the bottom and 6" at the front. that left me with about a 10" x 10" window. i used u channel from mnpctech to clean it up after the cuts. and i could always use a little rep if you don't mind.
Thanks i apreciate it. It is similar to the specs i planned on cutting out.

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sure, i left 1.5" at the top and the back, 4" at the bottom and 6" at the front. that left me with about a 10" x 10" window. i used u channel from mnpctech to clean it up after the cuts. and i could always use a little rep if you don't mind.
Not supposed to ask for rep.
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Not supposed to ask for rep.
fair enough, removed.
    
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fair enough, removed.
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post #648 of 16129
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Any ideas on how you might soft-mount those front fans on the Midi? When I get the case I'll using Nexus fan mounts for the top, bottom, and side. Looking at those clips it looks like there are screw holes in those frames above the clips.
Without having the case, I would say you'd need something soft to insulate it from the bezel itself and something else to secure it to the clips.

Option 1: Wrap the four clips in velcro or 3m Dual Lock to thicken them, with the bottom two being thicker than the top two; the fan can rest on the bottom two clips. Securing can be done with zip ties through the velcro/dual lock (remember that one side is stuck to the plastic so it shouldn't go anywhere) or, since the clips aren't wrapped as thick, with a strip of velcro/dual lock on the side of the fan frame.

Option 2: Use a rubber fan isolator/velcro/dual lock/aquarium silicon or whatever to make a standoff from the filter, and two zip ties per clip to hold it up. One zip tie would simply close down on the clip, the other would link with it and through the fan's screw holes. The fan would basically hang from the top two clips.

I'll think of an Option 3 once I get off the phone.
    
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post #649 of 16129
Thanks for the suggestions!

Am I wrong in thinking there may be screw holes on those brackets? It's hard to tell with the photos.
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Based on this pic:



It looks like there are screw hole guides, but no screw holes. Someone with the case would have to confirm for us.

With a rubber/silicon insulator it's an awesome way to hold 140mm fans, definitely. For those of us who want 120mm fans on there (like GTs to that have enough gusto to pull air through the filter and mesh) it's a pain in the ass.

Part of me thinks you can get them mounted in the fan 'slot' in the case frame itself rather than on the front bezel.



This picture makes me think a couple holes drilled just right and left of the top of that 'slot' would be perfect for the thin zip ties and still leave enough room for a foam strip or two a la the 5.25 bay intake fan. This might depend on how tight a fit the bezel is with the front of the case frame, though.
    
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