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post #851 of 16052
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post
My R3 has turned up. Can't wait to install everything. Any tips on cable management? Also would it be worth putting some different fans in it? I've got 5 Silent Eagle SE's that I could install.
You'll find cable management with the R3 is pretty good with well positioned grommets and tons of little slots to slide zipties through.

I found the best cooling/noise compromise for my kit was a single intake in the front, single rear exaust and undervolted 140mm fan exhausting from the side moduvent.
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post #852 of 16052
Oh cool a club for this case. Can I join? I have the mini.
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/154...0917092449.jpg

Upgrading soon to either a Gene-Z/Gen3 with a 2700k or a X79 with 3630k.
Also picking up a 3K3UC from coolance. Does anyone know what size tubing I can fit through the top watercooling holes? They feel pretty small to me. might have to get the drill out
Edited by ReignsOfPower - 10/6/11 at 2:39pm
post #853 of 16052
My new Arc Midi build

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My new Arc Midi build
Nice mate, what sort of pump are you using?
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post #855 of 16052
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Nice mate, what sort of pump are you using?
That's a Swiftech MCP35X pump + reservoir.
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post #856 of 16052
Looking for a little help...if folks are game.


I like the size and looks of the Arc Mini...and am considering building one. I have built a number of PCs over the years, but my latest is about four years old...so I am way out of touch.

My high-level goals for the build:
  • Mid-range price...perhaps a bit more
  • Probably won't overclock (never have)
  • Will most likely air cool (always have)
  • Would like it to be relatively quiet...but it doesn't need to be dead silent (yeah, a Define Mini would probably be better)
  • Will leave it on 24/7...as I do with my current PC...which doubles as a home server
  • Will game on it as well...COD, BF3....and then it can be noisy


Initial thoughts:
  • I don't see much in terms of decent choices for a new MicroATX board...so I'm thinking about a ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68
  • Would like an efficient PSU since it will be on 24x7...and quiet...and probably modular
  • Need at least 8GB of RAM
  • Would like a GPU that can handle upcoming games...and can drive two monitors
  • Not really interested in an SSD
  • Already have an OS license, so I am set there (64 bit 7 Pro)


The Gene-Z is probably overkill for my purposes, but it has some other nice non-OC features...and leaves the door open. It seems like the Arc Mini cutout doesn't align properly with the board, so the cooler could be an issue....but folks seem to manage. I'll likely only drop in two drives...perhaps three...so the top cage is coming out.

Any help on any subject above would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #857 of 16052
i guess this is a stupid question but how much quieter can you expect your system to be by just transferring into one of these cases?
post #858 of 16052
tbh I dont find it that much quieter, though I have removed the vents to place fans, fan/airflow/sound is a balancing act that depends on your personal needs. With no overclock and vents in place I think it would be very quiet.
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post #859 of 16052
hi to all
ASUS AMD RADEON HD 6950 DirectCU II can be inserted into Fractal R3??
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post #860 of 16052
I would like to throw my hat into the ring as well.




I know not the best pics but I work with what I have.
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