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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
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The Fractal design case club is jammed with to much stuff to work as inspiration.

Please post a pic or two of your build and mods, to inspire and for the rest to admire.

For future owners a quick pro/con list, please help me add stuff.

Pros
- good quality for price
- versatile
- lots of rad space for size
- fan filters included
- good sized case feet
- excellent cable management space
- 4+1 expansion slots (that +1 is vertical)
- superb storage capacity
- easy to water cool

Cons
- average quality fans (a little too value oriented)
- narrow cable management space
- the 240 rad in the front is a tight squeeze with 5.25 bay installed
- a PSU longer than 160mm prevented a 120mm fan from being mounted in the bottom of the case

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TBH looking at what you have written, I think that this idea/thread would work more to your interests as a discussion based thread rather than a club.

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The cons of the Arc Mini (V1):

- only one usb 3.0 in the I/O panel thing
- USB 3.0 was loose
- Wasnt 280mm Rad compatible despite the 2x140mm fan mounts on top
- The 2x120 fans in the front weren't radiator compatible due to the front bezel's layout
- A PSU longer than 160mm prevented a 120mm fan from being mounted in the bottom of the case

PROS:

- 7 120mm fan mounts (2 of which are 140mm compatible)
- Great material quality
- Good sized case feet
- excellent cable management space
- 4+1 expansion slots (that +1 is vertical)
- superb storage capacity
- easy to water cool

Recommendations: get the Arc Mini R2 instead.

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Thanks Kishagi

Do you have any pictures of the 1155 Fatalities? Or a link?

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I dont think I took any. Ill do it when i vaccum my room in a couple of days.

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Front


Side view


I like them wires


Flowmeter (Acquacomputer)


Bonus images






Hardware :
Case : Fractal Design Arc Mini R2
Mainboard : Maximus VI Gene
CPU : i7-4770k
GPU : GTX 680 2Gb SLI
Ram : G.Skill Trident X 2400 2x8 Gb
Storage : Crucial M4 128Gb + 512Gb, WD Blue 1Tb
PSU : Corsair AX860

Cooling:
Mainboard : Stock
CPU : HK3.0 Nickel Black + Backplate
GPU : 2x Watercool Black Nickel Hole Edition + Backplate
Pumpe : PWM Laing DCC
RES : Aquacomputer Aqualis 450 Base
Controller : Aquaero 5 XT + Black front
Rads : 360 45mm + 240 45mm
Fans : Corsair SP120 Quiet

Worklog :
https://www.overclock.net/t/1462550/project-2k14-wet-arc-mini-r2

As I really like the case, I bought a second one and deriveted it immediatly, now it´s waiting for further ideas.
Which could be just a White Paintjob, or a little modding, or an inverted mAtx layoutchange.
Really don´t know what to do with it.

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What fits in this hUge PC case smile.gif

7 (seven) fans - Corsair SP120 - 1 back (blowing in), 4 front (blowing out), 2 top (blowing out)
Radiator ( top ) 240mmx30mm (push)
Radiator (front) 240mmx45mm (push-pull)
Reservoir XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay
2 x D5 pumps - Alphacool D5-VPP655
CPU water block
GPU FULL water block

Asus Rampage 4 Gene 2011
CPU Intel i7 3960X
GPU Nvidia 780 TI Classified
RAM 16 GB Corsair Dominator 1866
SSD 180 gb Intel
Hard 1000 GB /7200/64 mb
PSU Silverstone 1500W

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@webTourist :
Clean build.
But why do you use the only unfiltered Fan as intake and all the Fanspots with a dustfilter as outblower ?
Looks like you use the case as Vaccumcleaner for the Air of the room.
I´d probably use the fans from all your rads as inblowing and the rear as an exhaust.
Will provide you with a massive positive pressure in the case, so no dust will crawl into it
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