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What I have in my Fractal Design R4 Arctic White Case:

- Achieva Shimian QH2700 2560 x 1440 Monitor (this isn't in the case!)
- ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Graphics Card (may try SLI soon)
- Asus Sabertooth Z87 Motherboard
- Intel i7-4770k CPU
- OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W PSU
- Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
- Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
- G Skill Trident X 16GB RAM
- Windows 8 64 Bit OS
- Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
- TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 450mb/s Wifi Card
- Fractal Design 140mm x 4 Case Fans
- Asus DRW-24B5ST DVD/CD RW

I'll put photos up later, well slick machine!! AI Suite 3 is great to work with. Have all fans running whisper quiet with the case under positive pressure so no dust gets in!
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post #9182 of 16139
keep forgetting to post here

sponsored case by fractal:






its a WIP

Im working on getting acrylic tubing + rigid acrylic fittings.
Edited by kyismaster - 9/6/13 at 8:24pm
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Arc Midi R2

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Arc Midi R2


Mmm, I see some AF120's how are the temps/ sound levels on em?
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Mmm, I see some AF120's how are the temps/ sound levels on em?

SP120 high's in push/pull on the front rad (Black Ice GT 240mm)

Not nearly as loud as my Thermalright 120mm High's in push on the top rad (XSPC RS240mm)

I control all 6 fans on the Fractals stock front panel fan controller and typically keep it on 7v.
post #9186 of 16139
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Well I can't get my graphics card to sit properly with my case and motherboard.

Fractal Design XL R2, EVGA GTX 780 Classified, Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H (full atx).

The bracketing from the graphics card and the case will not line up enough to allow the proper seating of the graphics card into the motherboard pci-e slot. Kind of frustrating. I'm having trouble figuring out a way to make it work.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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I would check on the mobo if it is correctly placed. That would be the main reason.

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Yeah the motherboard is in the correct ATX slots. It actually almost fits in. It is just like an 1/8 inch too high or something. I can slightly bend the bracketing on the graphics card to where it fits, but then I can't screw the bracketing into the proper screw holes for the case slot.

I can get the graphics card in like half way, but the side closer to the case slot raises up because the bracketing seating is just too high.

Edit- this guy here claims it could be improper standoffs. Taller standoffs would certainly help me I would imagine.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1KJJ3ATBMEPZA/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R1KJJ3ATBMEPZA

And then another reviewer on Amazon's site says the same, "They include the wrong size motherboard standoffs so when you plug in PCI-E devices like a graphics card it will not seat all the way into the slot causing it not to be recognized. Also the headhone/microphone front panel port connector is defective. These are known issues that you can do a quick google search to see all the people having problems. The solution is to email customer service and then wait for them to send you a XL R2 Fixed Standoff and Cable Kit that includes new standoffs that are the right height and an adapter that you plug on to your front panel connector so it will work correctly as well as a free 140mm fan for compensation. It took more than a week from when I first emailed Fractal to receive the new kit."

That's 2 out of 14 reviews. I purchased mine from Microcenter, so I am not sure how long they had it sitting around.

Pretty frustrating. I was really looking forward to doing some stuff with my graphics card.

Has no one else had this problem?

Pretty darn mad here, now that I believe that this is my problem. I waited to decide on the gpu. Then I waited until my off days to install it. Now I have to wait for until Fractal is open, or wait to receive a reply from them, then wait until they ship me the proper standoffs.

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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

I would remove everything and make sure all the standoffs are correctly done and placed.
Make sure the mobo is correctly lined up with the I/O shield. Seen it where it is off slightly and the rest is an issue.
Seen some reviews with that issue, but nothing 100%. The people that are having this problem is very small.

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This issue is not that the graphics card and the motherboard don't line up. The issue is that the motherboard does not sit high enough up to allow the card to rest proper in the the case slot and in the pci slot.

Yeah the I/O shield fitting wasn't a proper fit as well, but it was basically a non-issue. But now that you mention it, it now makes sense to me why I was concerned that the fitment did not seem proper at the time I installed it. So that makes sense to me now.

I don't see how taking the motherboard out and re-installing it would benefit me, but thanks for the suggestion. I can't think of a way why the 9 standoffs are creating a 1/8 to 2/8 of an inch gap in my fitment here. Based off other people having the exact same problem, I am definitely leaning majorly to the problem being improper standoff parts.

14% of reviewers at Amazon had this problem. Add me and that brings it up to 20%.

A little update in hopes that this might possibly help someone in the future.

This seems to have been a minor problem Fractal had this past year when shipping the XL R2. But they realized it at some point and now ship these cases with the proper standoffs. The guy I spoke with at Fractal was a nice guy. He believed there really shouldn't be many cases still out there with this issue. But with me purchasing from a physical store, Microcenter, there really is no telling how long my case had been there.

But it was indeed a problem that they are aware of. So much so that they have a special "kit" in stock ready to ship to customers that have purchased one of these cases. The kit actually has a name..."XL Standoff Kit". It comes with the proper sized motherboard standoffs, as well as a new cabling for the front microphone and headset headers (because apparently these have been wired incorrectly where the headset is where the microphone is supposed to go and vice versa)...and then Fractal throws in an extra 140mm fan as compensation for the hassle.

I didn't ask for anything extra, because the guy was pretty darn nice and he had this kit shipped to me asap. I think it will arrive by Wednesday, (today is a Friday). But honestly I would have felt better if I also got a total of 3 fans for my hassle...lol. I mean I was pretty darn upset. I think mainly though because I still tried so hard to just get it to work, not knowing there was a motherboard standoff issue. It got a little scary, especially considering how much I had spent on my gpu, and just the whole build. Me wrestling around with it trying to get it to fit. Honestly I am surprised I didn't rip out my pci-e lane. I credit Gigabyte with a good design there as to why that did not occur. I hope I didn't shock anything in the process.

Having said this, I have been really impressed with this case. It seems like a really solid case. For me, with this being my first build, I really don't think the XL R2 is really all that big. To me, the size seems just right. I'm sure others might think it is very, very big, but I think it is a nice size. It seems very well built.

But it is just a shame that they had this oversight with them shipping the wrong standoffs, and mixing up the cabling for the front audio headers (I actually haven't checked mine yet, but I understand it has been a problem for others and Fractal had to come out with a special kit which included the correct audio wiring...to me the reversed microphone / headphone is not a big deal though).

Hopefully I get the kit in and can put everything together correctly this time so that I can enjoy doing stuff with my graphics card.
    
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Arc Midi R2

What did you mount the reservoir to?
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Really wish the Midi and Mini R2 came with a solid side panel option.
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What did you mount the reservoir to?

The screw for the mount goes into one of the fan mount holes on the front rad.
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