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

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    200R
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    300R
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  • 46% (242)
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post #2591 of 4283
Hi gents (and ladies)

Proud new owner of a 300R. thumb.gif Switched from a HAF 922 and really liking this case.

Got a couple of questions for the 300R owers, if you don't mind.

What are the average temps internal/component you're getting with this case with air cooling? Mine went up about ~3-5 degrees after switching from the 922. I have 5x140mm fans (1X120mm). All have with custom fan settings and are high pressure/performance fans (2x corsair performance front; 2x NZXT, top; stock 140mm side panel, 1x120mm, corsair performance series rear exhaust).

I can't seem to get the temps down below 35C at idol so wanted to know if this was common for 300R owners. Weird thing though my GPU temps are about the same (open fan design).

I also want to mod the sleep/stand-by light. It's bloody irritating, have any of you come up with a mod to keep it from flashing every second. I'm looking for a mod similar to the breathing pulse, like that of a Mac or something which doesn't involve tuning the system off or black electrical tape doh.gif

I'm also seeing a lot of you are using rads, I'm looking into that, but want to know if you notice any significant internal temp drops with this solution. I'm also going to pushing for a clock speed to 4.8 (cpu permitting) so would really appreciate some tips. I'm stable @ 4.4 right now but want to push it more.
 
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Hi gents (and ladies)
Proud new owner of a 300R. thumb.gif Switched from a HAF 922 and really liking this case.
Got a couple of questions for the 300R owers, if you don't mind.
What are the average temps internal/component you're getting with this case with air cooling? Mine went up about ~3-5 degrees after switching from the 922. I have 5x140mm fans (1X120mm). All have with custom fan settings and are high pressure/performance fans (2x corsair performance front; 2x NZXT, top; stock 140mm side panel, 1x120mm, corsair performance series rear exhaust).
I can't seem to get the temps down below 35C at idol so wanted to know if this was common for 300R owners. Weird thing though my GPU temps are about the same (open fan design).

Here's my idle temps. I've got the stock corsair 120mm fan on the back, stock 140mm on the front with an unbranded 120mm fan below that running at 7v. I have one arctic cooling F12 on the side panel and one on the top, both operating at 7v.
Idle Temps (Click to show)

Also bear in mind it's not that warm in the UK at the minute and I don't have a clue what the ambient temperature is in my house. At a guess I'd probably say it's around 20°C, maybe a little higher tongue.gif
     
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honestly idle temps aren't that crucial. as long as you aren't idling at some super high temp above 50 there isnt much to worry about. load temps are way more important wink.gif
    
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Here's my idle temps. I've got the stock corsair 120mm fan on the back, stock 140mm on the front with an unbranded 120mm fan below that running at 7v. I have one arctic cooling F12 on the side panel and one on the top, both operating at 7v.

Also bear in mind it's not that warm in the UK at the minute and I don't have a clue what the ambient temperature is in my house. At a guess I'd probably say it's around 20°C, maybe a little higher tongue.gif

Errr...nice temps mate, like mine before I switched cases rolleyes.gif . Here in the US mid-Atlantic, it's quite chilly too. The temps in our flat are around 72(F). But man cave stays toasty because of my rig tongue.gif.

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honestly idle temps aren't that crucial. as long as you aren't idling at some super high temp above 50 there isnt much to worry about. load temps are way more important wink.gif

Right, it's the load temps that gets me squirming in my chair. Seeing this is my first build, these slight changes triggers the retentive-itis. I'll keep tweaking things here and there and read through some of the rad posts. Thanks. thumb.gif btw, seeing a lot of nice rigs here! thumb.gif
 
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ok, the rs is 35 thick plus a 25mm thick fan is 60mm. any ram that is not as low profile as the samsung green is stop you at about 40mm. i have a few mm more than you judging by the pictures on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128070
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131704R
do you see how your ram hold down tabs are in the middle of the mobo hold down screw holes and my tabs are at the bottom of those holes ?
i had to zip tie my front fan to my h100 because the ram wouldnt let it clear so i could screw it on. i dont see it fitting at all with the fans inside.
excuse my earlier rude post. i got irritated with your question when i answered almost the same question 4 posts earlier. the carbide cases werent meant for true water cooling.

thats ok no need to apologise, damn i really wanted this case too

what about the 500R it loks like it will fit this case tho

thanks for your time and input
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ok, the rs is 35 thick plus a 25mm thick fan is 60mm. any ram that is not as low profile as the samsung green is stop you at about 40mm. i have a few mm more than you judging by the pictures on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128070
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131704R
do you see how your ram hold down tabs are in the middle of the mobo hold down screw holes and my tabs are at the bottom of those holes ?
i had to zip tie my front fan to my h100 because the ram wouldnt let it clear so i could screw it on. i dont see it fitting at all with the fans inside.
excuse my earlier rude post. i got irritated with your question when i answered almost the same question 4 posts earlier. the carbide cases werent meant for true water cooling.

Just so I'm clear will the XSPC Raystorm RS240 kit fit inside the 400r/500r then?
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Just so I'm clear will the XSPC Raystorm RS240 kit fit inside the 400r/500r then?

I think what pc is saying is that it wont fit in the 400R roof as the overall thickness with fans attached comes to 60mm so will more than likely prevent you being able to mount the front fan when standard size memory is installed
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it will fit ( the 500r )if you put the fans outside the case under the grill. the only rads fitting with fans and being totally inside are the ex series and the black ice gts. theres another slim rad by someone but reviews say it sucks. and the ex280 is the best rad that will fit. its something like 20mm square short of being a 3x 120mm rad. BUT xspc introduced another slim line rad series that is supposed to better yet. BUT,again, i dont know if they have a 2x or its only 3x and 4x fans.
btw, from my experience, a 280 wont fit with push/pull. youll have to go with a 2x 120 and you may still have a tight fit. it depends on the cpu power plug and you MUST have super low-profile ram like the samsung green. if my phone took better pictures and it wasnt a pain in the arse, i would show you how little room corsair gives you. its 1 of 3 problems i have with the case.
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PC you are a little gem biggrin.gif going to order the 500R in white now biggrin.gif

cheers for your input bud, really appreciate it
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My ambient temps are pretty cool all year round my PC is in the basement (It's a finished basement/playroom for the kids and my office.) I would say in the winter ambient is in the high 40's low 50's and during the summer maybe around 60F.

So I was only going to either do push or pull not both. Then after the first of the year most likely get a 600T or similar sized case.
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