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Old 25-08-12, 05:24 PM
airdeano airdeano is offline
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OC3D Fractal Design Case Club

Hello fellow Fractal Design owners.
I figured we should have a carved out place to discuss anything
Fractal Design case oriented, place your link to your build log or rig gallery.

Discussions on the uses,equipement needs and modification of the
Fractal Design Cases. To keep it tidy, please do not upload your complete
photo journals, but to link them to your OC3D photo album. This will keep
it enjoyable and easy to load for travelers on small band-widths.

We welcome all comers for advise on modifications that worked for your
applications for your FD cases.

Hopefully this can help other enthusiasts in deciding on a Fractal Design
case with a support community here on OC3D.


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Old 25-08-12, 05:40 PM
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I own A Fractal Design Arc Midi

hello OC3D,
i own a Fractal Design Arc Midi PC case. actally three. after watching

coming from the 800D and CM690 this was the case for the family PC upgrade.

after receiving and building this case, it is a dream to build. easy access for an air-cooled
case or an all-in-one liquid cooler like the corsair H100, or a custom water-cooling loop
this case can do them all in a sleek, non-obstructive, mid-tower format. so much so
after my family build (buildlog here OC3D Album here) is completed i've have got some
crazy ideas that might fit alot of case users and possibly promote Fractal Design as well.
more on the up coming later.

i think this will be a great Fractal Design hangout for the decided and undecided for
a great PC case designer Fractal Design..

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Old 25-08-12, 06:19 PM
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I too use a fractal arc midi,
i was a bit sceptical at first as it looked a bit boring, but after viewing ttl's review and being recommended it by petrolhead, i bought one and have never looked back.

above is the link to my short but sweet build log, hopefully it'll help potential buyers see what can be done in the case, without too much hassle
Project Bankai!
Fractal Arc Midi, MSi Z77A-GD65, i7 3770k, Corsair H100, 16Gb Mushkin Redline Ridgeback DDR3 (1866), Palit GTX 670 Jetstream 2Gb,
NorthQ 850WFlex, 256Gb Samsung 830 SDD, 2x3Tb Seagate Barrcuda 7200, LG M227WDP (22" 1080p), Roccat Isku, Corsair Vengeance M60, Windows 7 x64 Pro.

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Old 01-09-12, 08:37 AM
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Bankai looks great.. i to was taken back that a case mannie can create a simple design
and fit so many applications... i too am blown away!
ive got so many ideas running inside my noodle of how i can "improve" how this case can stand-out
but that'll come out in a couple o'weeks.. i think it'll be stunning. i ran it up fractals flagpole
to ensure im not stepping over any releases or future anythings and got a green light, now
to secure the material(s)

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Old 17-09-12, 08:40 AM
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Modern Modder Midi Window Mod

hello OC3D fractal peeps,

heres a mod i did today for less than one hour.
i cut a window in my arc midi side-panel. no waiting and it is more to my liking
than the scant reveal of production. enough of me, blabbering on.. lets see some

from this boring lucid look...

..to this exciting view!

im pleased.. no waiting. just a jigsaw, 36tpi blade, flat and rounded files dremel,
cut-off disk(s) (8 total) and a dremel grinding disk. 45minutes later done!

i left the PSU covered as well as the optibays for those that like them hidden. my
next one, i might rip straight up the optis (possibly dropping the optibays). got the
plexi, just to late to install.
basically a 2.25" boarder, 8" x 4" (length x height) PSU and 6.25" x 4.75" (length x height)
plexi will be 16" x 14" rectangle held in with 3M 410 DS tape.

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Old 17-09-12, 11:26 AM
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Windows looks really good airdeano
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro (B3) || CPU: i7 2600k || Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 780 Ti ACX || Memory: 16GB - Mushkin Blackline 8GB + Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB || SSD's + HDD's: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB (OS + Programs) + Caviar Black 2TB (Games + Storage) || CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 || Power Supply: BeQuiet Dark Power Pro P9 750W || Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D || Monitor(s): Dell U2410 + HP w1907v

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Old 18-09-12, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
Windows looks really good airdeano
thank you.. all of my panel cuts will support my corsair RAM platies purchase.
just gives more eye-candy to look at..

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Old 18-09-12, 09:06 PM
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The panel looks much better with the window
| Gigabyte X79 UP4| CaseLabs SM8| 4930K | 16GB Gskill| EVGA Titan x SC Hybrid|
| 512GB 850 Pro SSD| Corsair AX1500i| Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Edition| Corsair M65||
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Old 18-09-12, 09:29 PM
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Awsome job on the window airdeano, looks 100x better. I have an R3, It is my main system and is mostly used by my wife to play Sims 3, Rig Gallerie here . N

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Old 19-09-12, 12:11 AM
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Window looks very nice
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