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post #861 of 15943
My fractal is silent when I am not running games. I'd say it is about 40%-50% quieter when you are running games. Then again I don't have a decibel reader. I have twin gtx 260s that are very loud when running games and it isn't that loud when I'm gaming. My speakers muffle it out. A HUGE improvement over my old mid atx case. Get it, best case for the money. Great cable management, looks slick, strong build, and super silent.
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post #862 of 15943
Hello boys and girls!

I was just wondering how you all have mounted your possible hdd into the R3? I've got the Samsung F3 mounted like it should be into the case, but the hdd resonate a bit. I've heard that some install the hdd with rubber band or something like that to prevent the hdd to touch the case. Are there anybody here that have done this? I would love to see some pictures how this actually is done!

Thanks in advance
post #863 of 15943
So, found some pics on the net on how the hdd could be suspended in a case, and got some ideas of them.

I just finished suspending the Samsung F3 in my R3, and it is DEAD silent now!! Can't literally hear anything from that HDD! I'm very pleased with this smile.gif

Now my R3 is even better than before!
post #864 of 15943
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Originally Posted by eGGe;15339643 
So, found some pics on the net on how the hdd could be suspended in a case, and got some ideas of them.

I just finished suspending the Samsung F3 in my R3, and it is DEAD silent now!! Can't literally hear anything from that HDD! I'm very pleased with this smile.gif

Now my R3 is even better than before!

Do share biggrin.gif
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post #865 of 15943
Agreed, suspending the HD in the R3 is very easy! I did mine this weekend, and MAN does it make a difference! If I put my ear right up to it, I can hear a very low/quiet seek noise, but the sound profile from when it was bolted down is completely different! Definitely recommended.
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post #866 of 15943
Well im not sure i Ever signed up back when i had the Define R2, But sign me up again, sold my 800D and now got the Arc mini. Pics commin up - and so sweet modding plans. wink.gif
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post #867 of 15943
Heres a links that shows how to suspend them: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article8-page2.html
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post #868 of 15943
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA;15229751 
Looking for a little help...if folks are game. smile.gif


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 smile.gif


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!

If you're not OC'ing, yes, Gene-Z is throwing away money. With that being said, I have no reason why you wouldn't want to OC. To get a mild 4.3-4.5ghz OC, you literally change two values - multiplier and voltage. Hell, you're on the Overclock.net boards, time to get OC'ing!

If you are leaving it on 24/7, and are concerned with energy bills, I'd suggest going for an AMD card. The idle wattage pulls on them is absolutely fantastic. 6950 2GB would suit you well. If you can hold out a few months, the 7870 is looking to be a really fantastic card.

Any of the Seasonic X series PSU's will suit you well, as they're 80+ Gold. With a single card and a light OC, you won't need more than 600W.

Also, you *should* be interested in an SSD.

Finally, yeah, the cutout on the Arc tray does not match up with the backplate holes, and it needs to be assembled out of the case. I'm not sure what other issue that cases that you're referring to. You simply install the heatsink with the motherboard out of the case.

Define Mini does sound like it'll suit you a bit more, but I do have to get a shoutout to the Arc. Can fit a lot of really nice hardware in a small enclosure. Attached is my hasty post-build pic.
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post #869 of 15943
Where are you guys (in the U.S.) ordering your case from? I see Newegg has it on their site, but there are no ratings, and no picture. What's up with that? I've had a really big interest in this case, and the last time I really checked it out was probably around 2 or so months ago. The only thing is that I can't really find a place to buy it from.
 
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post #870 of 15943
I'd trust the members of this club over the newegg reviews any day. biggrin.gif Newegg is super slow at updating newer products with pictures.
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