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post #691 of 15937
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Well I learned the hard way that the stock cooling in the R3 isn't adequate. Quite amusing actually, the sky in Battlefield turned into a pattern resembling the US flag when my Geforce 9800GT started to overheat

Anyone want to suggest 140mm fans for this case?
Two 120mm fans, only one of which is an intake, and it's not enough for gaming? I'm shocked I tell you. Shocked.

Add intakes to the bottom, the second slot on the front, and the forward positioned top mount. Test the side mount close, with exhaust, and with intake.Swami says you'll find your temps much better.
    
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post #692 of 15937
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Two 120mm fans, only one of which is an intake, and it's not enough for gaming? I'm shocked I tell you. Shocked.
I kind of expected it to be honest. So much for that "Gladiator" fansink Asus went on about

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Add intakes to the bottom, the second slot on the front, and the forward positioned top mount. Test the side mount close, with exhaust, and with intake.Swami says you'll find your temps much better.
I have a top and side 140mm (Yateloon) fitted now, much better. Sold the 9800GT though, going to be using the IGP.
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post #693 of 15937
One day I'll have enough extra crap to mod a case to be modular and armored. Modular so I can mount fans to mimic most cases and their airflows, armored for when I OC the hell out of parts while emulating stock cooling solutions. I'll call it my 'boom box'.
    
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post #694 of 15937
Hi guys,
I want to get a Fractual Define Mini case, but I have some doubts right now.. I dont know if everything I already have will fit inside the case. So, Antec H2O 920 fits in this case? Can I us a Corsair TX950W as well? Can I hide all the cables?

Thanks!!!

GREAT THREAD BY THE WAY!
post #695 of 15937
Finally had some time to work on my water cooling loop. Just doing a 24hr leak test before I finish it up.



The Arc Midi just has enough room for my loop. I also took out the top hdd cage for better air flow.
    
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post #696 of 15937
Nice wtb more pics cause I wanted to upgrade to an arc midi.

and do you know how much voltage the fan controller can handle?
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post #697 of 15937
If anyone has it, could you take a picture of the bottom of the Arc Mini? I'm considering this case but may need to mod the feet.
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post #698 of 15937
Add me to the list, got an Arc mini build going. Any recommendation on positive pressure? I am thinking about removing my rear exhaust, adding the case's stock fan controller, and adding a noctua 120mm to the front and bottom. Should I add a second 140mm to the top too or just leave my heatsink fans and stock 140mm as my exhaust?





What I really do not feel like messing with is this:



Took me 20 minutes to plug that sucker in with the heatsink on.... learned a valuable lesson.
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Hmm. Can someone do me a favour and give me a top photo of the Arc mini without the top cover? Planning to get one soon but I plan to stuff in a RX360 on top. lol
     
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post #700 of 15937
Sorry about the mess in the photo, first start up on it. As you can see, taken apart it is a very flat rectangular surface



Personally, with the fan mounts on the top, I would look for a 280mm radiator. Would fit perfectly in the slots build for 140mm fans.

Edit: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...ack_35195.html Perfect for this case. Didn't look around for others, just wanted to get the general idea out. Cooling required is 2x140mm fans which you can still keep on the inside of the case!
Edited by Chunkylad - 8/25/11 at 8:20am
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