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    Cool [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Hey guys, I've been away from the forums for sometime now.. had to concentrate on uni for the past couple of months.. you'll all be happy to hear I graduated ^^ Got my bachelor of science with an extended major in biomedicine... I also have my build that I completed soon after tasting freedom for the first time in quite a while haha.

    Alright now on to the photos


    So I began my journey by realising the ax360 was never going to fit into the top of this case without removing the pesky drive bay, so out it came ;D





    This left me with the problem of trying to fit my 2 x 2tb harddrives somewhere in the case with all my watercooling gear? Solution, make a bracket and hide them away in the back of the case!


    Grabbed a bit of aluminium, and some of these metal brackets used for holding shelves up and made a sexy HDD rack for the side of my case... worked like a charm, makes me wonder why the case didn't come with it :P haha










    Decided I had way too many cables originally in my other builds... photos were never taken of that mess haha, so I sleeved all my fan cables, sata, molex power and made a terminal block in order to save even more space... plus is was just fun to do, I might extend the wires next time, as it's kinda messy between the terminal and the SSD's but wow it neatens up the other side something awesome


    Lots of soldering, and measuring, stripping, extending, shortening... pretty much the majority of my time was spent on making sure the wires were all cut and had nice curves~









    A lot of time was spent drawing circuit diagrams and making sure the right cables went to the right place... but it all worked fine in the end


    Put in the fan controller using those same brackets and screwed them into the front fascia of the case to make a make-shift holder for the fan controller and lined up beautifully. Couldn't be happier with that.





    Added a second set of fans to my remaining RX240 and then took some massive rubber stoppers used for my HDD to drive bay adapter and used them as a decoupling method for my pump and screwed it into the base of the case... perfect, nice and solid base, removing the need for the phobya sponge crap I had before it, no support and didn't look to nice.


    Completely redid ALL the thermal pads and paste on my 7990 komodo block... changed my temperatures like you wouldn't believe, VREG temps dropped 40 degrees with 11 W/mK tape fantastic stuff. I even made a little bracket to hold up the 7990 off the HDD bracket I made, rather then using a verticle pen like I was before :P don't laugh I know some of you did/are still doing the same thing haha, this card weighs a tonne haha.





    Photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!













    All in all it was a great bit of fun let me know what I can improve on next time with it. ^^ hope you enjoyed reading through this haha!

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Super nice.Verry clean. Well thought out. Love it. Congrats on youre bachelor.

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Super nice.Verry clean. Well thought out. Love it. Congrats on youre bachelor.
    Thanks mate nice to see you again ^^

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Sweet. Like it. Very nice and clean build, also some very good solutions (SSD connections)

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Outstanding craftsmanship. Clean functional and inventive. Good job my friend. Also a HUGE Congrats on Graduating! That is even more important then finishing a build! Good to see you back around.
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    Thanks guys ^^ It's good to be back.. missed my overseas family :P

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    damn this is so much nicer looking than mine, good job

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    very cool and clean rig. nice work!
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Very nice work thanks for posting

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    Default Re: [Work log] Fractal Arc Midi R2 watercooled build!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    very cool and clean rig. nice work!
    Thanks mate

    Quote Originally Posted by xelosia View Post
    Very nice work thanks for posting
    You're welcome, I always want to hear what you guys think a lot of work went into it, so thank you for saying that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    damn this is so much nicer looking than mine, good job
    haha, i'll be the judge of that, photos please

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