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Just went through about 75% of this thread over the last couple weeks, decided to post my new arc midi r2, came from a lian li to this case that I loved but it was time for a more "modern" case with more cable routing options and bigger fans. So here it is.





I am really happy with this case, always wanted one since the first ones came out. I really wanted to do the front instake mod so the fans are more visable but it seems like the holes in the mesh are too small to see anything even after taking the filter out. Any ideas?

specs are
3560k + @ 4.6ghz
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
evga gtx 660 sc (oc'd)
Asus P8Z77-V
Toshiba 1TB
Samsung SSD RBX Series 128GB
Hyper 212+ w/ 2x TY-141
Edited by diarh34 - 5/1/13 at 8:15pm
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Just went through about 75% of this thread over the last couple weeks, decided to post my new arc midi r2, came from a lian li to this case that I loved but it was time for a more "modern" case with more cable routing options and bigger fans. So here it is.





I am really happy with this case, always wanted one since the first ones came out. I really wanted to do the front instake mod so the fans are more visable but it seems like the holes in the mesh are too small to see anything even after taking the filter out. Any ideas?

specs are
3560k + @ 4.6ghz
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
evga gtx 660 sc (oc'd)
Asus P8Z77-V
Toshiba 1TB
Samsung SSD RBX Series 128GB
Hyper 212+ w/ 2x TY-141

Hey mate, nice tidy build.

In regards to the front, perhaps consider removing the front grille altogether. You could replace the mesh with another type that is less obstructive. Then you could get a 280 rad mount installed behind the new mesh and attach the fans to it. That way you would be able to see the fans better without reducing cooling.
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Hey mate, nice tidy build.

In regards to the front, perhaps consider removing the front grille altogether. You could replace the mesh with another type that is less obstructive. Then you could get a 280 rad mount installed behind the new mesh and attach the fans to it. That way you would be able to see the fans better without reducing cooling.

Thanks for the advice, I was thinking about getting some modders mesh from mnpc with 9/32 holes.
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Hey mate, nice tidy build.

In regards to the front, perhaps consider removing the front grille altogether. You could replace the mesh with another type that is less obstructive. Then you could get a 280 rad mount installed behind the new mesh and attach the fans to it. That way you would be able to see the fans better without reducing cooling.

Thanks for the advice, I was thinking about getting some modders mesh from mnpc with 9/32 holes.

I bought some of that to cover holes I cut for ventilation in the cable side door. It matches the existing mesh well, so it will look good with the top of the case.
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Congrats on the order, malvor. I just ordered the Arc Midi R2 since it's on sale. Got some NZXT FZ series fans with it smile.gif.
You will have to post some pictures when you can. I almost got that case as well (even tho i do not need it:D) because it was such a good deal. I just got a define r4 for myself and a c70 for my son so my girl would've killed me if another case showed up on the step!
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post #7546 of 16053
I am about to commence my build with the Fractual Design R4. I noticed in someones build they had brackets for the Stealth SSD, is there somewhere I can purchase some?
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few more pictures to show the lights, man my camera blows



post #7548 of 16053
My Mini, just to make sore I have the case, its in working it out stage biggrin.gif lol

Guys, can I mount this RAD http://www.xs-pc.com/products/radiators/ex-series-radiators/ex360-crossflow-radiator/ in the top of Arc Mini? I wonna make sure it fits before I order the RAD smile.gif
post #7549 of 16053
The rad will physically fit inside the case, but the bigger question is will it fit around the other components in there, most importantly the motherboard and rear fan. Even it if will fit, you will need to drill holes in the top of the case to mount it (under the mesh though, so you won't see it), as the Mini only fits a 240 without modding. The best thing to do would be to make a cardboard or paper mock up of the rad (121mm x 35.5mm x 410mm, according to the website) and test it with other gear installed.

Getting a 360 in my Midi was tricky and it is a tight squeeze. I would be very surprised if one fit in a Mini. Look at my signature photo and see how tight the fit is in my case, which is 30mm longer and 20mm wider than yours. I also couldn't mount it in the middle of the case, it had to be pushed right to the side so that it wouldn't touch the heatsinks along the top of my motherboard.
Edited by Captain Lolburger - 5/2/13 at 4:05am
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post #7550 of 16053
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The rad will physically fit inside the case, but the bigger question is will it fit around the other components in there, most importantly the motherboard and rear fan. Even it if will fit, you will need to drill holes in the top of the case to mount it (under the mesh though, so you won't see it), as the Mini only fits a 240 without modding. The best thing to do would be to make a cardboard or paper mock up of the rad (121mm x 35.5mm x 410mm, according to the website) and test it with other gear installed.

Getting a 360 in my Midi was tricky and it is a tight squeeze. I would be very surprised if one fit in a Mini. Look at my signature photo and see how tight the fit is in my case, which is 30mm longer and 20mm wider than yours. I also couldn't mount it in the middle of the case, it had to be pushed right to the side so that it wouldn't touch the heatsinks along the top of my motherboard.
ok, I will make cardboard mock up of the RAD but from what i can see from your signature photo it is hardly gonna fit in the Mini. btw, setup whould be, Swiftech Apogee Drive II + res + 280 or 360 RAD + GPU WB.
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