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post #8741 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Rencyjane View Post

Hi guys i just wanted to share my very own Fractal Arc Mini

Rig Name : Hellion
Specs:
Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus Maximus V Gene
8GB Corsair Dominator 2133 CL9 [2x4GB]
Asus GTX 680 DC2 TOP
Silverstone Strider Gold 850W
2x OCZ Agility 3 120GB (RAID 0)
WD Green 1TB (Games)
WD Green 3TB (Storage)
Modded Fractal Arc Mini
EK CSQ Block,Fittings,45deg. Angle Adapters
BlackIce GT Stealth 240 Xflow
XSPC 750 v4
Mayhems Pastel Deep Red
Windows 8 Pro With Media Center

Enjoy biggrin.gif

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nice drool.gif i'm planning on watercooling in the arc mini r2 myself, and that res is so gorgeous that i might have to use a 240 instead of 360 in the top... and i love the bottom cover tongue.gif
post #8742 of 16055
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Originally Posted by PointJpeg View Post

Hey everyone,

I'm going to get a Arc Midi R2 (here's my config : http://www.ldlc.com/b-ad9cf216f2a55ce5.html french website but prices in euro).

Should I get fan replacements ? I'm tempted by either 3 (or 4 with twin packs?) AF120 Quiet Editions (they're pretty cheap as well) or 3 AF140 Quiet Editions or even cheaper 3 or 4 Cougar CF-T14S ?

Are any of these options worth it over the stock fans which according to Hardware.fr are not that good (http://www.hardware.fr/medias/photos_news/00/40/IMG0040249.png compared to be-quiet Shadow Wings i think).

Also what would be the best fan arrangement for my config, I doubt 1 intake out of 3 fans is optimal, so should I go for either 1 intake in the front, 1 at the bottom, 1 outtake at the top / bottom ? What improvement would get from 4 fans vs 3 ?

Thanks biggrin.gif

EDIT : Btw, I'll remove the top HDD bay, and will get a Samsung SSD on amazon (coz cheaper smile.gif ). Also, all the fans are going to run at 7V using the built-in fan controller (and I have some left-over Noctua LNA adapters just in case).
The quiet editions AF140 is not better than stock fans. Stick with 140mm if you can for all the fans.
Front/Bottom Intake, rear exhaust, top intake or exhaust.
The fan controller only has room for 3 fans. At 12v the stock fans are decently quiet.
I would look at Modular PSU if you plan to use the bottom fan.
    
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Intel 3770k @ 4.2Ghz Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX1060 3GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB BLT2K8G3D1608ET... 
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Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
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Corsair AX650 NZXT S340 Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad - Speed 
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Audiotrak Prodigy Cube DAC Edifier S330D 2.1 Speaker Bose AE2 Headphone Superlux 668B Headphone 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
OtherOther
1x 120mm Noctua NF-S12B Redux 1200rpm PWM NZXT 2m Sleeved White LED 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770k @ 4.2Ghz Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX1060 3GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB BLT2K8G3D1608ET... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 NZXT S340 Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad - Speed 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audiotrak Prodigy Cube DAC Edifier S330D 2.1 Speaker Bose AE2 Headphone Superlux 668B Headphone 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
OtherOther
1x 120mm Noctua NF-S12B Redux 1200rpm PWM NZXT 2m Sleeved White LED 
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post #8743 of 16055
Are you sure about the fact that AF140s are not better than silent series R2 ? This chart by hardware.fr seems to prove the contrary. AF140 (http://www.hardware.fr/medias/photos_news/00/40/IMG0040245.png)
vs FD Silent Series (http://www.hardware.fr/medias/photos_news/00/40/IMG0040249.png)

Edit: As I also said I have some noctua LNA around for a 4th fan if needed. (7V)
And the LDLC PSU is a OEM version of the G550 from Seasonic, just 25euros cheaper smile.gif:
Edited by PointJpeg - 8/10/13 at 9:37am
post #8744 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Rencyjane View Post

Hi guys i just wanted to share my very own Fractal Arc Mini

Rig Name : Hellion
Specs:
Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus Maximus V Gene
8GB Corsair Dominator 2133 CL9 [2x4GB]
Asus GTX 680 DC2 TOP
Silverstone Strider Gold 850W
2x OCZ Agility 3 120GB (RAID 0)
WD Green 1TB (Games)
WD Green 3TB (Storage)
Modded Fractal Arc Mini
EK CSQ Block,Fittings,45deg. Angle Adapters
BlackIce GT Stealth 240 Xflow
XSPC 750 v4
Mayhems Pastel Deep Red
Windows 8 Pro With Media Center

Enjoy biggrin.gif
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Now that looks BEAST!!! thumb.gif What did you use to replace the front panel grill?
post #8745 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Airrick10 View Post



Now that looks BEAST!!! thumb.gif What did you use to replace the front panel grill?

It really is. I just looked at those pics again for like 10 minutes straight lol. I wish it was mine!
post #8746 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Rencyjane View Post

Hi guys i just wanted to share my very own Fractal Arc Mini
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Rig Name : Hellion
Specs:
Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus Maximus V Gene
8GB Corsair Dominator 2133 CL9 [2x4GB]
Asus GTX 680 DC2 TOP
Silverstone Strider Gold 850W
2x OCZ Agility 3 120GB (RAID 0)
WD Green 1TB (Games)
WD Green 3TB (Storage)
Modded Fractal Arc Mini
EK CSQ Block,Fittings,45deg. Angle Adapters
BlackIce GT Stealth 240 Xflow
XSPC 750 v4
Mayhems Pastel Deep Red
Windows 8 Pro With Media Center

Enjoy biggrin.gif


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DSCF1094.jpg

DSCF1216.jpg

DSCF1211.jpg

DSCF1213.jpg

DSCF1207.jpg

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Now I'm suddenly dying to get a PSU cover, but what would be the most cost efficient way to make one?
Doesnt need to be fancy with lights and all that, just a cover smile.gif.
post #8747 of 16055
I'm with you Hawxie. I really want a PSU cover now.

Rency, are those HDD's in some type of enclosure or what? They look really cool in your second picture. Amazing build you have there. I'm jealous.
post #8748 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Hawxie View Post

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Now I'm suddenly dying to get a PSU cover, but what would be the most cost efficient way to make one?
Doesnt need to be fancy with lights and all that, just a cover smile.gif.
a thin aluminiumplate and a can of spraypaint would work if you're able to bend it yourself smile.gif
post #8749 of 16055
Picked up a Arc Mini today!

My P8Z77-I Deluxe looks so tiny in there!

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post #8750 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Hawxie View Post

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Now I'm suddenly dying to get a PSU cover, but what would be the most cost efficient way to make one?
Doesnt need to be fancy with lights and all that, just a cover smile.gif.

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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

I'm with you Hawxie. I really want a PSU cover now.

Rency, are those HDD's in some type of enclosure or what? They look really cool in your second picture. Amazing build you have there. I'm jealous.


All materials used in this mod consist of just acrylic sheet that was laser cutted and a can of flat black spray paint. And by the the HDD Cover is just made from a thick paper folder cutted and painted biggrin.gif
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