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post #7501 of 15837
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Originally Posted by blue-cat View Post

Another point is that they fit pretty snugly already so a layer or two of paint, even if its thin, might quickly scratch off if you swap HDDs alot.

Yes, I can respect that reasoning.
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post #7502 of 15837
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Originally Posted by gdubc View Post

I know the kraken x40 fits there with limited orientation. I thought that was going to be the only place I could fit it as it definitely doesn't fit up top, but I wanted to use it as intake so I put mine in the front uppermost spot with very little modification. I can't open the front completely and pull out the fan assembly without removing the radiator but I can open it enough to slide the dust filter out for cleaning.

Cool, thank you! May I ask what you mean by limited orientation? Which side are the ports on? It seems to me they will only fit at the top, but I could be wrong.
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post #7503 of 15837
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Maybe, but I think it might look weird. I wish Fractal would sell spares so I could buy some white ones and see what they look like painted orange frown.gif

To get *some* idea, have a look at Cougar Evolution in white:



http://www.cougar-world.com/us/products/pc_case/evolution_galaxy.html
   
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post #7504 of 15837
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

Is that the Arc Midi R2? Can you take side panel off so I can see inside. That bottom plate is nice and like the idea.

Here is the pic that you asked for earlier. As you can see its just resting on top of the PSU. Super easy quick mod to clean it up some.
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In case anyone was wondering, the R2 side panel can fit on the original Midi (I remember someone telling me it couldn't due to different threading):
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Hello ZeVo,

The side panel for the Arc Midi R2 will fit on the original Arc Midi. The reason you cannot find any side panels for the Arc Midi R2 is because we do not sell them. We do however sell a windowed side panel for the Define R4 and Arc Midi R1. It is basically the same thing except the window is not smoked like it is on the Arc Midi R2. It is just clear. The only sites that currently have the windowed side panel for the Define R4 and Arc Midi R1 are NCIX.com and NCIX.us. They are a Canadian retailer that sells to the US.


Should you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email.


Best Regards,
Sean
Now if only Walmart got that R2 window back on sale for $20 as I prefer the smoked over clear.
post #7506 of 15837
Thank you. I might have to make a different kind to cover the HDD cage, as I'll have to move it closer to PSU to make clearance for the rad up front.
Gives me ideas.

The smoked side window is sweet. Not too dark or light. Enough to give a slight darkness to LED lighting.
    
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post #7507 of 15837
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

I suggest going for Push/pull on both rads. Dont know what rads you have and fpi is used on them?
Which fans are you using on both rads in push or pull?

I'm pushing air on the monsta front rad, and pulling on the top thick rad. Fans are gentle typhoons

but I'm not going to go push pull. want a quite build. But the other users where right the block I am using is incompatible with my cards. I've ordered one full block. Will order second when funds allow
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post #7508 of 15837
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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post

I'm pushing air on the monsta front rad, and pulling on the top thick rad. Fans are gentle typhoons

but I'm not going to go push pull. want a quite build. But the other users where right the block I am using is incompatible with my cards. I've ordered one full block. Will order second when funds allow
You have a reference model for your GPU? You dont state which version you have?
Not all waterblocks are compatible.
    
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post #7509 of 15837
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oh all my test have been done with the case open, so plenty of fresh air is coming in.

and yes overheating as in windows shutting down. or stalling
I mean't forcing air over the copper mosfet heatsinks not the amount of cool air your rads are being fed.

I noticed you have an AMD card - the GPU chip design isn't the same as an Nvidia chip as the Nvidia's previous(or initial) iterations almost certainly had an IHS on the chip and just recently the block makers have taken this into account and are designing their blocks to work alongside the IHS.

If I were you I'd double check the claims of the universal block being incompatible with the GPU - getting a full cover block to notice the same problem would warrant a gun to the head tongue.gif get my drift mate? It might also be that you're mounting isn't secure and the nature of the tubing(ie the flex) is causing a slight gap to form on the hotside of the GPU.
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You have a reference model for your GPU? You dont state which version you have?
Not all waterblocks are compatible.

yes, it's listed on their website as compatible
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