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anywhere other than newegg to buy fractal cases for US customers?
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post #822 of 15840
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfbumb;15104129 
anywhere other than newegg to buy fractal cases for US customers?

NCIX according to Fractal's website.
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post #823 of 15840
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Originally Posted by solsamurai;15104463 
NCIX according to Fractal's website.

that's the canadian website...I'm guessing they will update the US one soon.
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Whelp, here is the basic setup for my new project. I call it the Arc Advanced. Basically, just want to keep the stock aesthetic of the Arc Mini, but enhance the looks that are there. System specs are in my sig.

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After getting everything together, realized I didn't flush the radiator. Whoops.

For those who have Rads in the top of the minis, normal 120x25mm fans will not fit in the rear panel, but that Scythe Slipstream fits like it was meant to be there. If only it had white blades though...
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post #825 of 15840
Quote:
Originally Posted by subtec;15101331 
What rad and fans? Does the rad overlap the motherboard at all?

It might be aquacool extreme 3, not sure tough.... 40euro 360rad 45mm thick. Fans are on top of the case.. Rad doesnt overlap mobo..

Fans are gentle typhoons.

Temps on full load are around 50-60 cpu and gpu around 40-50 when fans were running about 1000 rpm.

When gaming cpu temps stats in 45-55 range and gpu barely goes over 45 celsius degrees..
post #826 of 15840
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfbumb;15105052 
that's the canadian website...I'm guessing they will update the US one soon.

The US version of ncix.com is open (you have to click the American flag for the US site.)

For whatever reason, Fractal stuff has gotten a tad hard to get lately:
  • Define XL and R3 (in black) are out of stock at Newegg (OK, the SKUs are actually "deactivated" but I gotta think they'll be back)
  • The Mini is out of stock.
  • NCIX only has some cases as kits with kinda funky PSUs
  • The USB 3.0 upgrade kit is available at NCIX Canada, but there's no real way for an American to order it now that their American site is up (I tried and the checkout page redirected me to the US site where the SKU is invalid.)

I'm just being patient and waiting to see what's up, but Fractal hasn't responded to my inquiry about the upgrade kit in the US. If you want the R3 in a color other than black or some of their other cases you're good from Newegg, otherwise get in the boat with me. tongue.gif

Edit:

I just got off the phone with Fractal Designs technical support. I got frustrated about getting the run-around on availability of the upgrade kit from both NCIX (talking to a live person there takes an act of God and they apparently don't read or respond to their e-mails), and the Newegg was just useless (as far a they were concerned, there was no such thing as an upgrade kit and any cases that were out of stock were never coming back.)

The guy I talked to at Fractal was just about as frustrated. He indicated that Newegg has the kits and some new cases with USB 3.0 support build in. Everyone is just waiting for Newegg to get on the ball and get the SKUs in their system. His estimate was another two calendar weeks (meaning 14 days.) We'll see. I'm not going to hold my breath, but I'm going to have to be patient.
Edited by Florida_Dan - 9/29/11 at 10:34am
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FWIW, the Arc Mini I got had a USB 3.0 I/O panel. Ordered from Newegg last week.
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In, my Arc Midi just came in today. Can't wait to get home from work to put it to use.
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My first attempt at building a computer. Also, proof that a GTX580 DirectCu fits an R3, no problem.

Scythes in the front, Noctuas in the back.

Would like to clean the cabling up more, but want to play with the computer rather than the cables at this time!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikesae;15121710 
My first attempt at building a computer. Also, proof that a GTX580 DirectCu fits an R3, no problem.

Scythes in the front, Noctuas in the back.

Would like to clean the cabling up more, but want to play with the computer rather than the cables at this time!

~snip

You got some nice hardware in there...fill out your sig specs! biggrin.gif
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