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I have a TOUGH decision: should I buy an arc midi and use a cm hyper 212+ or should I buy the R3 and a coolit ECO closed loop water cooler?

I can get the R3 and ECO in a bundle price for around the same price as an arc midi, but the deal ends tomorrow. Should I pull the trigger?
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post #652 of 16139
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Originally Posted by mostowizard;14525787 
I have a TOUGH decision: should I buy an arc midi and use a cm hyper 212+ or should I buy the R3 and a coolit ECO closed loop water cooler?

I can get the R3 and ECO in a bundle price for around the same price as an arc midi, but the deal ends tomorrow. Should I pull the trigger?

Personal decision I would choose the Arc Midi
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post #653 of 16139
How is the cable management in the R3?
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post #654 of 16139
Quote:
Originally Posted by mostowizard;14525787 
I have a TOUGH decision: should I buy an arc midi and use a cm hyper 212+ or should I buy the R3 and a coolit ECO closed loop water cooler?

I can get the R3 and ECO in a bundle price for around the same price as an arc midi, but the deal ends tomorrow. Should I pull the trigger?

i'm currently using the arc mini with the coolit vantage (eco with an lcd display), and it's works great. i've set it up on one of the intake fans on the top (with a 120x38 panaflo fan). though i currently has plans to replace the rad with a 120.2mm, it's still a great setup as it sits.
    
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post #655 of 16139
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262;14528002 
How is the cable management in the R3?

Cable management is decent. Make sure you go with a modular PSU. The only issues I have with this case is the spacing between the motherboard tray, and the case side. It's a tight fit(that's what she said) for all the cables behind the tray. The other issue I have is the hole for the 8pin motherboard power is located in the center and not to the rear, where it's located at on motherboard, causing cables to not seat correctly.
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post #656 of 16139
I'm debating between the R3 and the Arc Midi.

They both will allow me to do the airflow design I'd like, would cost about the same but the cable management seems a bit better in the Arc and the cpu/vga clearance is better.

With the R3 do the front fan slots use screws or that clip system like the front of the Arc Midi?
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post #657 of 16139
The plastic front screws on/off. Then allowing you to snap in a fan. I like the design, because I don't have to pull the HDD bays out nor the front of the case.
Edited by b0z0 - 8/10/11 at 12:51pm
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post #658 of 16139
Will a corsair H100 fit in the top of an Arc Mini? Will it work well with a gene-z and corsair vengeance low profile ram?
post #659 of 16139
Like other have said the cable management on the R3 is decent, with the exception of the cables behind the motherboard tray. Its a tight fit (Yes that's what she said) Fractal should have made a little more room in that area...
post #660 of 16139
Quote:
Originally Posted by ben1066;14543321 
Will a corsair H100 fit in the top of an Arc Mini? Will it work well with a gene-z and corsair vengeance low profile ram?

depends on the fans you use with it. the rad is 27mm thick, and stock fans are 25mm thick. I currently has a Coolit Vantage (also a 27mm thick radiator) on the top with 1 38mm fan, and it's not even close to my ram modules.
    
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