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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (91)
    200R
  • 22% of voters (135)
    300R
  • 18% of voters (112)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (283)
    500R
612 Total Votes  
post #3061 of 4610
@losttsol

That looks amazing! Really effective.
post #3062 of 4610
Can i join ? This is my first home made pc, kind of.
Specs:

I5 3570k oc to 4.3ghz
AsRock z75 pro3
2x4gb paitroit viper ram oc to 1866mhz
corsair 300r
Corsair cx500

planning to buy: costum water cooling set, saphire hd 7850

I live in Stabroek,Antwerpen,België


post #3063 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by rastabilly View Post

Hi people - new to the forum - was loving all the useful info and pics, so had to join up. Got a windowed 300r over the holidays and have been getting to know it. Its my first project thats as much about aesthetics as performance. Getting some great ideas from here, and have to say some of the builds on here set the bar pretty high!

Here's my baby so far (phone pic, so not great)



There's a long way (and lot of money) to go! Rubber grommets and SP120s are currently on order.

I've been desperately trying to work out a way to top mount a 240/280 rad, but clearance is a reall problem. Why corsair couldn't have added an inch to the height?!?! Hey ho. Don't really want to go the external route, as I llike the sleek and simple look of the case.

Now thinking a Black Ice Stealth 120 to the rear in push to exhaust and a SR-1 140 between 5.25 and 3.5 cages in push-pull/intake. Pump/Res on the floor between PSU and HDD cage. Will mean running tubes past the gfx card, but hope to upgrade and add a waterblock for that anyway.

Have to say cooling in this case is way better than my old coolermaster centurion effort. CPU core temps are down by about 5 deg C in the 300r with the same cooler (the noctua fan helped too, despite the colour!) Running an i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz on air, max 63 deg C (on one core, 61, 59, 59 for the others) after several hours gaming, and it takes a while for me to lose my bottle in stress tests at 71 deg C. I don't think I'm going to get much more out of my particular i5, as volts are already in the low 1.3s to keep it stable at 4.4ghz, but watercooling will look cool and be a bit quieter.

I'll fill in specs and post more pics if it starts to look worthy!

How did you fit the cooler near to RAM slots ? :> or Im blind xd
post #3064 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by rastabilly View Post

@losttsol

That looks amazing! Really effective.

It was very easy. The mesh on the top and front pops out quickly. Changes the whole look of the case by just painting those two things. I painted the drive covers as an afterthought. Not sure if I really like those, but they're only $1.99 for a new one, so I figured what the hell.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8Z77-V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 8GB G. Skill 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
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Ducky DK9008G2 Red Corsair TX850W V1 Corsair Carbide 300R X-Fi XtremeGamer 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
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Ducky DK9008G2 Red Corsair TX850W V1 Corsair Carbide 300R X-Fi XtremeGamer 
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post #3065 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Rubin85 View Post

How did you fit the cooler near to RAM slots ? :> or Im blind xd

Ha - no, the RAM is pretty much hidden by the fan - I have the really low profile Samsung Green, which a) overclocks amazingly, b) blends into any build or colour scheme and c) is only about the height of the clips on the RAM slots themselves!

Even so, its pretty snug under there...

Edited by rastabilly - 2/12/13 at 2:37pm
post #3066 of 4610
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post

It was very easy. The mesh on the top and front pops out quickly. Changes the whole look of the case by just painting those two things. I painted the drive covers as an afterthought. Not sure if I really like those, but they're only $1.99 for a new one, so I figured what the hell.

Yeah, I could see on mine that the mesh comes out pretty easily. How do you think it'd look with a white optical drive...?
post #3067 of 4610
I love that ram. I got 16GB of it. I am only at 1866 9-9-9-24@ 1.4v - Any advice in getting higher?
post #3068 of 4610
Gentlemen (and ladies)- I'm about to come upon some extra cheese and want to upgrade my cooler, Hyper 212 Eve to a closed loop kit. I have a 300R 5 x 140MM fans and 2 x 120 fans. My CPU is clocked @ 4.5 ghz and have the itch to go higher. I want to try and keep my current fans but given the kit may need to drop/buy some more.

Any suggestions?

PS. I also have a Sabertooth Z77 mobo so I might have issues with a top mounted unit clearing the "armor".
 
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Phenom II x4 840T (Unlocked to x6) Asus M5A88-M Nvidia GTX 560TI Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520  Crucial M4 Zalman LQ-310 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP2311x Logitech K350 OCZ ZT Series 750W Silverstone Sugo SG09 
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Logitech G700 ASUS USB-N53 Wireless-N 
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE Deneb Foxconn H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) VisionTek Radeon HD5670 2GB Kingston Hyper X Blu, 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 SSD 120GB Cherryville Intel 520 SSD 120GB Cherryville WD Caviar Green 1.5TB SuperMulti DVD Burner w/LightScribe 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Delux infinity Nitro Series DLF-Q102 Windows 7 64-bit 2 x HP2311x LED monitors HP Keyboard 
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Internal 250W p6787c Logitech G700 Desk 
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Phenom II x4 840T (Unlocked to x6) Asus M5A88-M Nvidia GTX 560TI Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520  Crucial M4 Zalman LQ-310 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP2311x Logitech K350 OCZ ZT Series 750W Silverstone Sugo SG09 
MouseOther
Logitech G700 ASUS USB-N53 Wireless-N 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE Deneb Foxconn H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) VisionTek Radeon HD5670 2GB Kingston Hyper X Blu, 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 SSD 120GB Cherryville Intel 520 SSD 120GB Cherryville WD Caviar Green 1.5TB SuperMulti DVD Burner w/LightScribe 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Delux infinity Nitro Series DLF-Q102 Windows 7 64-bit 2 x HP2311x LED monitors HP Keyboard 
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Internal 250W p6787c Logitech G700 Desk 
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post #3069 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Face2Face View Post

I love that ram. I got 16GB of it. I am only at 1866 9-9-9-24@ 1.4v - Any advice in getting higher?

It's great, isn't it?! I used the guideline figures these guys came up with (bottom of product description). I had 2133 C11 stable under testing, but Borderlands2 kept crashing until I wound it back a notch. Think they got a slightly better batch than I did rolleyes.gif Gonna try tightening up to C9 timings soon and see how that goes.
post #3070 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Inacoma79 View Post

Gentlemen (and ladies)- I'm about to come upon some extra cheese and want to upgrade my cooler, Hyper 212 Eve to a closed loop kit. I have a 300R 5 x 140MM fans and 2 x 120 fans. My CPU is clocked @ 4.5 ghz and have the itch to go higher. I want to try and keep my current fans but given the kit may need to drop/buy some more.

Any suggestions?

PS. I also have a Sabertooth Z77 mobo so I might have issues with a top mounted unit clearing the "armor".

Given it's a Corsair oriented forum, I'm expecting some love for something like the Corsair H80. Add two SP120 fans in push-pull, mount to the rear exhaust, jobs a goodun thumb.gif Not done this myself though, just seen it done and know it'll fit without getting the Dremel out...

Clearance is a problem at the top of the 300r. I've all but given up on ideas to try to shoehorn a dual rad in there.
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