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post #8561 of 16068
Guys, I drilled out the bottom HDD cage thinking I'd never use a HDD, but buying about 10 games at the Steam sale, I need more room.

Where would you guys recommend I mount it? Or maybe should I buy the Scythe Himuro and place it on the floor of the case to make it look better?
post #8562 of 16068
if you've got a free 5 1/4 slot, use a convertor to 3.5
or with a little creativity, at the underside of the 5 1/4 cage
or on its side somewhere behind the MB tray
whereever you find a spot, as long as you dont mount diagonal

Or you could use an external drive... or a "network" drive

Follow instruction to move all of steam to external drive ; and only have the "current playing" game on the ssd (can use steam mover to create hardpoint)
Edited by RnRollie - 7/30/13 at 9:20am
post #8563 of 16068
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Originally Posted by ds84 View Post

Just a quick one, what would you guys suggest for an optimal airflow, given that i have 2 front, 2 top and 1 rear??? thinking if i should add 1 more top...

Two Front IN
Two Top IN
One rear out - on a different fan header so you can up the rpms a bit

you can consider upturning the PSU also, so it takes air from IN the case iso through the bottom it depends on GPU and the CPU cooler
post #8564 of 16068
i just picked up the midi r2 for $69 off the egg thumb.gif. already own the arc mini,so i know it will be a great case to.
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Hmmm... I see some folks putting kraken x60s in the arcmidi r2 so i took a look at its length for comparison...

x60 - 312.5mm
h220 - 269mm
mcr220 (variants) - 299.2, 309, 325mm

So i think some of the mcr220 variants are viable options for the top mount. Might loose the ability to put a DVD in the top bay, but that's ok.
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Originally Posted by michael-ocn View Post

What is the maximum length the *top* mount in the r2 supports? The spec sheet for the r2 does't go into enough detail for me to figure out if these will fit.

Here are diagrams for the MCR220 radiator with an integrated res on one end and a pump on the other end...
http://www.swiftech.org/images/products/MCRX20-DRIVE-REV3/MCR220-DRIVE-REV3-DIMENSIONSx800.jpg
... total length is 325mm. You can get this radiator w/o the integrated pump and thats 309mm.

There's a different but very similar model thats a little shorter and still has the integrated res...
http://www.swiftech.org/images/products/MCRX20-QP-RES-V2/MCR220-RES-V2-DIMENSIONS.jpg
... it's total length is 299.2mm.

Crap, these are definitely longer than the h220 radiator which is 269mm.

> You can buy the H220 any where outside the US
I'll have to look into what that does to the warranty?
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post #8566 of 16068
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No reason to so do. The way it will be mounted it will be very close to the PSU.
There is still space in between from the fan to the bottom HDD.
Which mounting holes do I use to move it further away for a rad? All of them are close together.
post #8567 of 16068
if you have a rad up front, then you use lower left diagram. There is no set mounting holes, you use the fan grills holes.
    
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post #8568 of 16068
The guide that used to be out there on the web for mounting a 280mm in the front of the r4 is now a dead link. I was wondering if anyone has any experience or advice on doing this?
post #8569 of 16068
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

if you have a rad up front, then you use lower left diagram. There is no set mounting holes, you use the fan grills holes.
I wanted to mount my drive cage like the top right since the lower left one blocks my cables and can be seen through the window. Also, would mounting 2.5 inch HDDs on the motherboard tray be bad for either the HDD or everything on the motherboard?
Edited by Turt1e - 7/30/13 at 11:31pm
post #8570 of 16068
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Originally Posted by Turt1e View Post

I wanted to mount my drive cage like the top right since the lower left one blocks my cables and can be seen through the window. Also, would mounting 2.5 inch HDDs on the motherboard tray be bad for either the HDD or everything on the motherboard?

No it will be fine, if there was an issue they wouldn't have done it with the R4.
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