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i just replaced my XL, if any one is interested...
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Originally Posted by stimr2;14947605 
There really isn't much room. You probably could install a rad but not a thick one like the XSPC RX240. Also you might not be able to install the rad w/fans in the case. The memory modules and mosfet heatsinks would also restrict the amount of space you have. Another thing you would have to do is drill out new holes to mount the rad. Because the the 120mm fan holes won't line up with any radiator. 4 of the holes will, not the rest. Another thing you could do is drill new holes for the radiator closer to the left side panel. It would give you more clearance for the motherboard and memory.

The reason I replaced my R3 with the Arc Midi was because you couldn't fit a loop internally without modifications.

Here's some pics from my old rig in the R3. So you can see just how much space there is.
Aw well thats disappointing. frown.gif
    
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i just replaced my XL, if any one is interested...
What'd you replace it with?
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Originally Posted by Not A Good Idea;14947645 
i just replaced my XL, if any one is interested...

With?
And whats your location? tongue.gif
post #785 of 16288
Here's my work in progress Arc Mini:
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And I honestly have no clue on how to deal with this mess:

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Suggestions would be appreciated. frown.gif
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post #786 of 16288
Well, it looks like the good folks at FD are officially listing the kits on their web site for the Define R2/R3 and XL:

http://www.fractal-design.com/index.php?view=product&prod=62
http://www.fractal-design.com/index.php?view=product&prod=63

However, their News page doesn't say when these might be available here. A quick check of Newegg indicates that they don't have them yet (no surprise there.)
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ok so i just got myself Fractal Core 3000 case. Did few minor modifications to make it look a better. I like the case a lot.

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First of all i decided to cut off this ugly looking grid behind front panel mesh:

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then to cover the remains of grid i used thick paper which i spray painted

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Also as you can see on the pictures above i've removed dust filter to make front fans visible.

Sleeved all cables:

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There is not the whole lot of space behind the mobo tray but if you spend time you can still do pretty good job with cables, here is what is going on behind the mobo tray:

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I recommend this case.
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Looks super clean. Cutting the grids on the front panel just makes it look so much better.
    
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Originally Posted by stimr2;14991512 
Looks super clean. Cutting the grids on the front panel just makes it look so much better.

Thanx mate! I think i am pleased with results myself. That damn grid is indeed very irritating. All fractal design cases have this same problem. I guess thats because without it soft dust filter which fractal use in their cases gets sucked into the fan. Thats why i like looks of new Carbide cases from Corsair so much, esp 500r - no grid, dual fans, clean design. But it just too big for my taste. Core 3000 on the other hand - just right size.
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MMMm yes. UPS just delivered my Arc Mini and Gene-Z. Time to get modding.
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