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Why do you need to upgrade 2500K? Put him on 4.5-5.0GHz and forget about it. No point of upgrading, especially for games. biggrin.gif


BTW Nice work thumb.gif
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I'm wondering if I should liquid cool my CPU. I have an H100 that's pretty solid. What do you guys think?

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post #9603 of 16055
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Originally Posted by Pupo View Post

Why do you need to upgrade 2500K? Put him on 4.5-5.0GHz and forget about it. No point of upgrading, especially for games. :DBTW Nice work :thumb:

I do have it at 4.6 and that's probably as far as I would like to push it on that board. The vrm heatsinks get pretty damn toasty as is.

I do a bit of video encoding though and an i7 seems really tempting but I can probably hold off for a year or two. And thanks!
post #9604 of 16055
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Originally Posted by chaitu87 View Post

Frankly I would start a poll to see how many of us are waiting for the Arc Mini R2. I have seen a lot guys been idling about for this case. Getting jealous at looking at all those awesome rigs being shown in this thread. Come on fractal we have been waiting long enough....redface.gif

I was one of those! I couldn't take it any longer and I ordered a Midi R2 last night. Price was so right from NCIX US! thumb.gif
post #9605 of 16055
Those sales are just too tempting! I couldn't pass up the deal on the Node the other day. $39.99 is ridiculous! You should still enjoy that midir2. You can do quit a bit with it and even more with a little modding.
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post #9606 of 16055
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Originally Posted by chaitu87 View Post

Frankly I would start a poll to see how many of us are waiting for the Arc Mini R2. I have seen a lot guys been idling about for this case. Getting jealous at looking at all those awesome rigs being shown in this thread. Come on fractal we have been waiting long enough....redface.gif
i'm still waiting for it tongue.gif my rig is currently a mess, i don't bother spending money or time on making it pretty before i got the case rolleyes.gif
post #9607 of 16055
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

The 2500K will most likely be plenty enough.
A friend of mine with a 4670K and a 7870 gets terrible fps drops on the Beta but I get stable fps with my OC'ed i7-860 and GTS240 (waiting on the R9 280X but now I've also got to wait to know for sure the card I'll get will get a waterblock... ) @720p and everything set to the lowest possible setting. Stabing somebody with his computer also lags like hell as it used to on BF3 (with his computer).

We're actually quite worried about BF4. How could they possible fix the game in less than a Month ?

The BF4 beta version of the game is actually older than the version they are currently working on at the DICE office, so they probably are way ahead of what the Beta represents.

See ''What to expect from the Beta" part of this blog

http://blogs.battlefield.com/2013/09/this-is-the-bf4-beta/

I currently downgraded and upgraded at the same time tongue.gif

I went from an Corsair 650D and a H100 with a Lamptron FC5 (fan controller) and a big DVD drive to, these sleek Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 with a Silverstone FP58B and I think it looks awesome biggrin.gif

I installed the Intel i7-2600k stock cooler because I am planning to upgrade to a custom CPU + GPU(new GPU) watercooling loop in the near future, I also upgraded my sleeving of the AX750 to sleeved cables instead of the ugly original ones, it will probably look a lot better when you sleeve them yourself but I never did that before and it's more work, but I am quite pleased with the sleeved cables from corsair I think they look pretty good.

I ordered a 3,5inch to 5.2 bay adapter for my hard drive it is currently laying just loose in the 5.2 bay and therefore my cable management inside the case is still a mess, but that will be fixed as soon as my adapter arrives.


Corsair 650D (photo taken with a broken Iphone camera)




Arc Midi R2





Now save some money for a kick ass graphics card and a custom water cooling setup thumb.gif
    
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post #9608 of 16055
For anyone waiting on the arc mini r2 just contact fractal (again) for stock in the UK.

Got the below message
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The case is being booked in at distributor right now, so it will be out at re-sellers by next week.



Best Regards,

Sweet!
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Originally Posted by Iniura View Post

Arc Midi R2
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Now save some money for a kick ass graphics card and a custom water cooling setup thumb.gif

Nice and clean build the boxed cooler Looks really out of place. tongue.gif
Ist going to be interesting how the final result will look like.
Good look for saving Money for your machine.
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For anyone waiting on the arc mini r2 just contact fractal (again) for stock in the UK.

Got the below message
Sweet!

Good News thumb.gif

I recently upgraded my gaming rig and my fileserver.

Gaming rig (Midi R1):



I drilled out the drive bays of the MIDI R1
My 1TB black went into a Skythe Humiro and my 2TB green under the 5,25 bay.
The SSD became ist place to cover the ugly sides of the drive bay and because I think that something I payed that but tone of Money for (when it came out) shouldn´t been hided away behind the MOBO tray.
I got the front IO of the Midi R2 of the fractal store but Need to get the R2 frontpannel too, because the old one doesn´t fit. axesmiley.png
more pics: (Click to show)









Server (Define R2):



I´m running Server 2012 using storage spaces for the HDDs just because I hope that it will be easier to upgrade the HDDs in the future.
more pics (Click to show)





I would like to hear your thoughts guys. thumb.gif
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post #9610 of 16055
I've got some questions regarding the non window side panel. There's not a lot of room for cables back there. It's very minimal. So all my cables are neatly zip tied to. My question is when I try to close up the non window panel the last latch doesn't seem to stick. I have to push it in and then lock it down. Do any of you have this issue? Thanks in advance!
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