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Originally Posted by solsamurai;15121903 
You got some nice hardware in there...fill out your sig specs! biggrin.gif

Done smile.gif

I originally had the system in a Lian-Li "quiet" PC Z-60 case, but sadly it was quite noisy, hummed along with the fans and rattled with the HDDs.
The Fractal R3 is remarkably damped and quiet.
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Originally Posted by mikesae;15122279 
Done smile.gif

I originally had the system in a Lian-Li "quiet" PC Z-60 case, but sadly it was quite noisy, hummed along with the fans and rattled with the HDDs.
The Fractal R3 is remarkably damped and quiet.

Yay! biggrin.gif
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I have a small request to anyone with an R3. I'm on the verge of buying one, though I fear my WC setup won't fit. Could anyone with 120mm fans mounted at the top take a top down picture of the vent, so it shows any possible clearance to RAM? some detail shots of the fan mounts in general there would be nice as well, since if clearance for the 120mm fans is not there then I might have an idea how to solve it still biggrin.gif

I do know that the arc would actually fit my setup, but the R3 just looks sexier biggrin.gif
post #834 of 16063
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Originally Posted by KamikaZee;15125415 
I have a small request to anyone with an R3. I'm on the verge of buying one, though I fear my WC setup won't fit. Could anyone with 120mm fans mounted at the top take a top down picture of the vent, so it shows any possible clearance to RAM? some detail shots of the fan mounts in general there would be nice as well, since if clearance for the 120mm fans is not there then I might have an idea how to solve it still biggrin.gif

I do know that the arc would actually fit my setup, but the R3 just looks sexier biggrin.gif

I don't have any top down pictures. However, another member did post if a WC loop would fit in the R3. Here's the post I replied with.
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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.
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I did try to install my H70 in the top panel but it wouldn't fit because of the RAM. I suggest getting a Arc Midi for your WC loop. I love my Arc Midi and it had no problem fitting my WC loop.
Edited by stimr2 - 9/30/11 at 11:41am
    
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post #835 of 16063
Just installed a loop in my Fractal, I had to mount the top and rear rad externally, but driiled 25mm holes so it would not look to out of place as I like the clean look of the R3 as well.

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hth's
Edited by Krahe - 9/30/11 at 6:23pm
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post #836 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Krähe;15131828 
Just installed a loop in my Fractal, I had to mount the top and rear rad externally, but driiled 25mm holes so it would not look to out of place as I like the clean look of the R3 as well.

water1.jpg



100_0699.jpg

hth's


Loving the setup biggrin.gif
post #837 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Krähe;15131828 
Just installed a loop in my Fractal, I had to mount the top and rear rad externally, but driiled 25mm holes so it would not look to out of place as I like the clean look of the R3 as well.

hth's

Is your PSU invisible? Why can't I see it? Lol..
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post #838 of 16063
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Originally Posted by solsamurai;15132091 
Is your PSU invisible? Why can't I see it? Lol..

Hi Solsamurai, the Coolmaster psu has a nice finish so i peeled the sticker off and cut the 2 upper Fractal "moduvents" to make a cover to hide the wires coming out the back, I used aluminium brackets and secured it to the floor of the case.

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Very nice. Thanks for the additional pic. biggrin.gif
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Krähe that is just pure awesomeness.
    
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