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The front panel does come off easily, but not too easily for me to worry about it. The USB ports are REALLY tight (as are the audio ports). My USB 3.0 front port actually popped out by half an inch or so yesterday when I was pulling out a cord and I had to push it back in. I'm more careful now. Front audio works, no problems, as do all of the USB ports. Can't help with lighting as I'm using a kind that changes colors with a dial.
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Does anyone else think the the front panel comes off WAY too easily on the Define R4 !? I love tidy cable management and it means that my cables are pretty tight. The front panel comes off at the slightest force and my audio and fan connections come loose and are really difficult to get back in (because of the short lenght/cable management). I actually thought that the audio was incompatible with my motherboard when I first got it until I realised the header was disconnected.

On another note, what kind of lighting have people used for their windowed cases? I'd love some plain white LED illumination or perhaps orange but being able to see the individual LEDs when you remove the sidepanel looks a little tacky to me.
   
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mine is set up that way. you need to give a good bend to the sata cable. mine is in an r4 thought so i have some more wiggle room
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Okay my SSD came in today now i'm finished with my build.





     
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Do the corsair fans fit perfectly or did you have to make some mods to make it fit? Mind posting pictures of your cpu cooler with the fans close-up?
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On another note, what kind of lighting have people used for their windowed cases? I'd love some plain white LED illumination or perhaps orange but being able to see the individual LEDs when you remove the sidepanel looks a little tacky to me.
I have both white leds (along the top) and red leds (along the bottom) in my rig and I really like how it turned out. The white illuminates the components nicely while the red gives everything a slight glow and isn't overpowering. I have the lights connected to two separate controllers so I can change the brightness of each individually and can turn off one or the other if I want to change the look. If you run the led strings on the edges behind where the side panel hooks on then they aren't that noticeable but I usually have the side panel on anyways so it doesn't bother me.
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Arrived today, transferred across. Very very happy with it smile.gif

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post #7266 of 16056
My friend asked me to copy some files over from a broken external to a new external so I decided to finish off my SATA cables making the final connections the perfect length. I now have SEVEN of the eight bays filled with HDDs for 7.75 TB of space.

PROBLEM: There are some screws that protrude too far down so when I test fitted a harddrive in the top bay it didn't go in smoothly. I thought it was the standard stiffnes so I pushed a little harder but I pulled it out and theres a long scratch in the metal of my HDD! frown.gif Not sure whether or not to complain about this as it means I can't put a 3.5 in the top bay without buying a metal file or taking my cheap hobby tool to it (which is alot of effort and mess).

Loving how little dust is inside the case though! After 3 weeks at my parents REALLY DUSTY house I couldn't find a single piece of dust in there! Just need to remount my GPU cooler to stop it going into overdrive and crashing if I want to look at the BIOS.
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Little changes... gpu down, sound up smile.gif

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I will never get tired of seeing your build. wubsmiley.gif
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post #7269 of 16056
Project #1 Codename: Lil' Ass Kicker

Has anyone tried making a water cooled system in the Fractal Design Arc Midi or Fractal Design Arc Midi 2?

This is going to be my first water cooled system, i have been doing research for a while now on parts etc. My budget for water cooling is $300-$400. But i care a lot about quality so if i must i will spend some more.

The parts i am going to buy:

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Intel i5 3570k
Asus Maximus V Gene
Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1866MHz
Evga GeForce GTX 660 (First water cooled build so going with a cheap graphics card for now. Going to purchase the Evga 680 or the Evga 680 Hyrdo after a few months)
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Lamptron FC-6
Corsair AX760 (Yes, i know it is overkill but i like the red/black/white colors lol.)

So far after some research and reading reviews i have come up with some parts, but i can't find a lot of people who have accomplished building a water cooled system in this case yet. I do not plan on water cooling the motherboard or ram. Only the CPU and GPU for now!

CPU Block EK Supremacy Elite
GPU Block EK-FC660 GTX (Only company that has a GPU water block for the GTX 660)

What you guys think of the CPU and GPU blocks? Can i do better?

I plan on putting a 240mm radiator at the Top(Push Config with Corsair SP120) and 240mm radiator in the Front(Pull Config with Corsair SP120). Is this overkill? Btw, i will be overclocking my CPU and GPU.

I will be using compression fittings, 90' angle fittings and 45' angle fittings. Still deciding on the tubings...any suggestions?

Finally i will be needing a pump and reservoir. Any suggestions? The case seems pretty tight so maybe a combo would work better.
post #7270 of 16056
I saw this build on http://www.ekwb.com/



I thought i remember seeing this build posted here too. Would someone link me to his/her build log? or specs the build is beautiful.
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