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Arc Midi R2 nude pics smile.gif


look at them exposed vents. dayum!
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I just have a couple questions about the mini r2, which I know isn't released yet. I'm just slightly confused on some of the specs listed on their page. Is the top able to equip 3x120mm fans and also 2x140mm and a 120mm, or is it just the first combination?

Also, what would be a good fan setup? I'm definitely thinking 2x120mm in the front as intake and a rear 120mm as exhaust, but I'm not sure about the top. It seems as if 3x120mm as exhaust in the top would rob the cpu cooler (nh-d14) of a lot of air. Would 2x140mm be a better option? Also, what would the bottom mount be best utilized as? I'm assuming intake but I'm not sure. Those with the midi r2 should have a similar experience.
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Midi R2: top is basically 140-140-120. You can put 120mm in the 140mm places if desired. The 120mm slot is unusable if you utilise the top ODD slot, and even if you do use it I'm not sure how it could contribute to airflow in a case. It only seems useful if you want a thin 360mm rad up top.

My system runs happily on the 3 included fans, if you want more this is the configuration I'd suggest:

Front - 2x intake
Bottom - 1x intake
Rear - 1x exhaust

Top - bit weird this one. I wouldn't want to put them in exhaust as that would mess up airflow to the cpu-cooler. At most I'd put them intake, but only fairly weak ones to provide some cool air to parts of the mobo or to the cpu cooler.
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Arc Midi R2 nude pics smile.gif


You left the grommets and slot covers on, not nude enough. tongue.gif
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You left the grommets and slot covers on, not nude enough. tongue.gif

Sorry about that frown.gif
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I need some help, maybe someone else has experience the problem that I have. Im building on Define R4 but seems like the PCIe cards are not matching with the case as it should, like if I try to screw the cards, the back of the card lifts some, on the GPU don't seem to create a problem because the PCIe 16x has a lock so the gpu kinda pulls a little bit the mobo, but on my omega eclaro there if I screw it the back goes up a little bit and this creates static noise on my speakers, if I unscrew it and push it so the card fits in line with the PCIe x1 then the bracket is like couple of mm out from the screw, not allowing me to secure it, if I do again the pcie card lifts some and the problem comes back.

I read a long time ago there were some user that reported like the Fractal didn't align correctly the PCIe or maybe was the mounting screwed behind the motherboard. Here is a very bad drawing of my problem, probably is not as bad as I make it to be, but it gets the idea.



I still have ARC MIDI R2 that im going to test tomorrow, hopping this one doesn't have this issue, but since they are so alike.... idk. Maybe some owner has dealth with this issue before or knows what to do.

Thanks again for any info,
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I have the define r4 as well but never had that problem. The instance of it not matching that you are thinking of was with the define xl and the mobo spacers being the wrong size. Is that what it seems like with yours as well? Wish I could help you more.
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post #9468 of 16135
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I have the define r4 as well but never had that problem. The instance of it not matching that you are thinking of was with the define xl and the mobo spacers being the wrong size. Is that what it seems like with yours as well? Wish I could help you more.
Thanks trying, im still unsure what it is, but I just finished Arc Midi R2, and its less but its still present, I been trying to see if the motherboard has something or the back of the case is not even, although it does slight force to the screw holes align some I cant see its not flat and leveled. Although all the cards do need some slight force there is no apparent problem, aside from the sound card, here is very noticeable, I leave it uneven and well seated with the PCIe x1 slot and its beautiful, no hiss, no noise, spectacular sound if I may add. But I screw it and it gets slightly uneven with the pciex1 slot... and lots of noise and hiss on my speakers, im starting to think I should just bend the bracket a little tongue.gif

Btw for all this trouble shooting I just rush to the Arc Midi , and didn't do much testing at all, just building and taking apart to see if I could fix it. But I might do the testing later on, just too exhausted atm and cut, and sleepy. Here a pic of how was the build on the Define R4 and some in Arc Midi R2.





Btw the MSI bios for fan control is really good, I tested some other fans and now it can read below 400rpm (in the Z77AG43 I couldn't). As with Asus you can only control the CPU_FAN1 then FAN2 is just a mirror, but in MSI you can go much lower than on ASUS on pure bios on PWM fans on CPU_FAN header, 12.5%, 25% and 37.5% are values that are lower than Asus 40% restriction on CPU_FAN header. Here is a screenshot of the bios and my temps at idle,

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post #9469 of 16135
Hello I'm new here on this forum and I like all those great builds here so I want to show you mine biggrin.gif





Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX
CPU: AMD FX 8120
GPU: XFX Radeon 7870
PSU: Corsair AX750
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB

All sleeving are done by myself biggrin.gif

hope you like my RIG
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I like it smile.gif
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