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post #9331 of 16135
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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post

Does anyone have a pic of an arc midi r2 w/ white LEDs and the window on? I'd like to see what it'd look like through the smoked glass

I posted my photos some time before, look here http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/8880#post_20651172
But I'm thinking of putting RGB leds inside. Smoked sidepanel sometimes makes it look purple with just white LEDs.
post #9332 of 16135
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

For that airflow to work you have to remove the top HDD cage or both remove to have any airflow.
With the cage installed, frontal airflow is not there.
i am going to remove the HDD top cage.
And i will change the orientation of the lower HDD cage so that air flow goes directly through the cage rather than through the sides.
post #9333 of 16135
guys - got a Seasonic M12II 750W bronze PSU - is it better to install it with the PSU fan facing down or up? Facing upwards, I'm a bit paranoid for dust falling (and blocking the fan), but I guess with the R4 case not much dust will get in? Thoughts?
post #9334 of 16135
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Originally Posted by gstar888 View Post

guys - got a Seasonic M12II 750W bronze PSU - is it better to install it with the PSU fan facing down or up? Facing upwards, I'm a bit paranoid for dust falling (and blocking the fan), but I guess with the R4 case not much dust will get in? Thoughts?
If you got a arc r2 midi i think the best way is to face it down. That way it will take advantage of the exhaust vent where the PSU is to be positioned at.
post #9335 of 16135
I dont think dust is a major issue. I never cleaned or dusted my Corsair PSU for about 3 years, opened it up and it was filthy. Dusted it off and didn't notice any difference at all.
post #9336 of 16135
dust is an issue if you have pc in a dusty room, just as my dorm room. I need to clean the intake filter on Arc Midi R2 almost every two weeks as "dusty circles" appear, from where the fans are sucking air...
so if you live in a dusty room, and put the PSU with fan down, it will take air from floor, and need to clean the filter every now and then...
if you put it facing the inside of case, you don't need to clean it, as the intake filter will do it's job...

anyway a regular cleanup of the dust with a compressed air is not that difficult...
post #9337 of 16135
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Originally Posted by andyv View Post

I dont think dust is a major issue. I never cleaned or dusted my Corsair PSU for about 3 years, opened it up and it was filthy. Dusted it off and didn't notice any difference at all.

dust accumulates over the HS & components, resulting in "hotter" components, reducing lifetime/efficiency as the regulators have to "work harder"
If it gets bad enough , some cap will pop
If you are unlucky the popping cap will ignite the dust....

Most of the time it isn't a big issue.. clean/vacuum the room on regular basis (ie more as once a year smile.gif ) helps a lot.
Blow/clean out dust from components every now and then

If you have dog/cat, it tends to get bad quickly, you'll find that hairy dust bunnies block airflow very well

compare it to the bathtub/shower drain... dirt/soap/(pubic) hair will build up till the drain is blocked smile.gif
post #9338 of 16135
dust is a issue. On a big scale it ruins your build.

So when you know dust over time can affect a build you put alot of work into,
then its better to be safe.

I expect to clean the dust filters of a future case ever 2-3 weeks depending on when the filters are really full of dust spots

And clean the inside of computer every 3 months or so with a datavac ed500
post #9339 of 16135
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Originally Posted by Rar4f View Post

i am going to remove the HDD top cage.
And i will change the orientation of the lower HDD cage so that air flow goes directly through the cage rather than through the sides.
There is really no point in doing that, as you will have a hard time adding and removing the drive. Rotating wont increase airflow.
The be able to remove you might lose the bottom fan placement.

How many drives do you have?
Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 9/14/13 at 8:26am
    
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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 
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Audiotrak Prodigy Cube DAC Edifier S330D 2.1 Speaker Bose AE2 Headphone Superlux 668B Headphone 
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Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
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post #9340 of 16135
Where's the damn Arc Mini R2?

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