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post #7791 of 16136
Planning a build at the end of the summer (waiting to see what 1150 brings) and i'm stuck between the Arc Mini and Midi R2.
I want to have it as small as possible and watercool the cpu + Gpu(s)

Couple of questions:

- In the Mini will i be able to move the lower harddrivecage towards the PSU (like in the Midi) and mount a 240mm rad in the front? I know that i will have to find a way to bolt the cage to the case but just want to know it there is room there, i'm thinking of a EK XT 240 + fans (total of 47+25mm=72mm) According to my "calculations" there is space so can anyone see if something is way of. or provide me with accurate measurements on how long the case is Internal and how wide the harddrive cage is.

Case is 405mm, take away about 30mm for the front bezel and you have 375mm. (any acurate measurements here?)
140mm for the psu
Harddrive cage is about 95mm (any acurate measurements here?)
72mm for the rad+fans
That leaves 68mm for routing the cables out of the PSU

If that fails i can use a thinner rad (i know that there is a number of 240mm rads that are from 30-40mm thick)

- Has anyone found some 2x5.25" cages that converts to 3x3.5" and still leaves room for the top 240mm rad (space looks a bit tight with the rad in the top. I have a lot of drives that i want to house so thinking that i will keep the lower 3 and add another 3 in the 5.25" bays.

The plan is to start of with a 1150 Cpu + GTX 780 and then i might add a second 780 later on. I guess 480mm (2x 240mm) will be enough for this.
Edited by Eggy88 - 5/28/13 at 6:52am
post #7792 of 16136
Hi.

I've an old XL, and just ordered the Mini, and was wondering, is it possible to mount SSD's behind the motherboard in any way? Or is there not enough space between the sidepanel and the motherboard backplate?

Or do you have any other suggestions on how to "hide" SSD's? Total number of SSD's will be 2 max 3.


Hope my questions made sense.

ps. great forum.
Edited by sendjes - 5/28/13 at 9:36am
post #7793 of 16136
Hello there guys and gals of OCN I just recently posted a pic of my build in the R4. Now I am getting ready to watercool my build and just thinking of posting a parts list since I am new to watercooling to see what you guys think about what I am planning.

1. EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Clean Nickel (EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel)
2. Mayhems Pastel Coolant Concentrate - 250mL - Pure Black
3. PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID x 3/4" OD - 10ft Retail Pack - Clear (PFLEXA10-34)
4. EK D5 X-RES Top 140 - Acetal - Laing D5 / Swiftech MCP655-B/655/655-PWM
5. Swiftech MCP655-PWM-DRIVE 12v Water Pump Module - PWM Enabled (Single Version)
6. Monsoon Free Center Compression Fitting - 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD - Modders 6 Pack Gold (FCC-1234-6P-GO)

I also have a few questions. I really do want to use a 280mm radiator from Alphacool but I saw the 240mm White one from them as well
which do you guys think would look better? I am slightly leaning for the white just to break up the black in the build. Also since this is my first build
should I get extra fittings just to be sure that I am covered on all fronts. I was thinking of mounting the rad in the front but I saw something online
that someone did and they mounted the rad and pump and res all in one neat little package could I do that on the floor of the R4. Here is the link to that idea what do you guys think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFPjdnLqtPg?xyzallow

So just a few questions for my first watercooled build I would greatly appreciate the help and knowledge you guys posses.
post #7794 of 16136
Def gonna buy a arc midi 2 this summer, do the drive cages come with ssd compatabiliy? I am not mounting those behind motherboard.
post #7795 of 16136
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post

Def gonna buy a arc midi 2 this summer, do the drive cages come with ssd compatabiliy? I am not mounting those behind motherboard.

Yup. There are screw holes for SSDs that center it in the middle of the drive sled.
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post #7796 of 16136
cool, I'm hoping to be putting two mechanicals and a ssd. Looking at a new haswell i7, h220 cooler expanded to include a gtx 780 hopefully biggrin.gif
post #7797 of 16136
Bought an Arc Midi R2 from NCIX yesterday for their memorial weekend sale for $60. Going to be doing my Haswell build in it hopefully, with a 4770k and maybe the new 780 or a 8XXX card depending on release date.

Now time to lurk through other builds for inspiration biggrin.gif
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post #7798 of 16136
I got a R4 from NCIX for a file server.

Are there screwless drive bays available somewhere else that will fit? How about hotswap bays?
post #7799 of 16136
Got my new card!

I actually planned on going with green LED everything to match it but I kind of like the contrast with the blue. Hmmm



   
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How about hotswap bays?

http://www.icydock.com/index.php
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