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    300R standard edition (without window)
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post #11 of 811
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

got some new fans. SP120 quiet for heatsink and a AF120 quiet for the rear exhaust. not sure what to do with the stock rear case exhaust. but replacing the stock 212EVO fan has made my computer considerably quieter and was well worth the sacrifice of 2degrees warmer on average because the new fans are slower and move less air compared to the stock 212 fan that was pushing like 60something CFM at 35dBA
the AF120 feels like it exhausts more heat than the stock case exhaust although not a drastic improvement but i can feel air back there compared to the stock fan that barely felt like it did anything at all.

Do you have another intake fan?
If not, I would place the old fan as intake in the front or side panel locations.

Heat does rises.
So the old exahust rear fan could also work just fine as exhaust in the top.
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post #12 of 811
i might try it as a top exhaust and have 2 total exhaust fans back there since the AF120 quiet is great but doesnt have a high amount of airflow so maybe it can help biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 811
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Finally got an extension cable for my 8 pin motherboard power cable so I could run it behind the motherboard! So goodbye to that ruining the inside look of my case!

I used a rosewill 10" extension from newegg. Its working well thus far and was pretty easy to install although slightly stiff. I got a matching one for my 24 pin extension as well but I'm really not happy with it, it was insanely stiff and thus not long enough to run behind the board and hide the multicolor cable so I ended up not using it frown.gif but I did buy an NZXT HUE led light kit just a few minutes ago so hopefully this week my case will be basking in the glow of awesome new lights thumb.gif
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post #14 of 811
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@edsai-Thanks! smile.gif

Yeah I decided to add the extra fans in my last case before changing into the 300R and decided to do it again.

I've noticed it helps drop the temps for the GPU by a few degrees C under load so I feel its well worth the few minutes of effort and extra bucks for the fans. I personally really like cougar fans. My first case was a cougar evolution so when I changed to the 300R I stole the orange fans from the old case and they now reside in the corsair wink.gif they are both just 120 mm fans but im sure 140mm could be used.

I have only used black zip ties to mount them inside and it works fairly well and could probably be done in a better way with double side tape or an actual hard mod with screws into the case. I just chose to take the quick route and soft mod the case with the quick ties in case I ever needed to move them or change the layout thumb.gif

So yeah basically its worth the effort and adds to the GPU cooling so try it! biggrin.gif
Edited by oats2012 - 10/12/12 at 10:22pm
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post #15 of 811
hi guys, nice to see more 300r fans, great case, and everyone's rigs looks awesome , been browsing this site forever now, and havent made a post yet , saw this thread and figured id share my rig with you guys, please comment









still in the works, upgrading to 2 evga gtx 660ti FTW soond and did some light case modding with acrylic and 3m carbon fiber , looking to do some more things but running out of ideas haha (sorry for the sideways pictures redface.gif)
post #16 of 811
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Originally Posted by edsai View Post

Nice build.
I figured that you improved your case adding two internal extra fans at the middle and bottom disk drive cages.
Are both 140mm fans?
Interesting, LOL.
Well, I never thought about doing this before on my 300R.
So maybe I must try to add this extra fans for better cooling, especially for my GPU.




i also did this with my case, i found that the 140mm fan that came with the case in the front panel fits nicely between the hdd and the 5.25 drive bay , placed a small piece of foam board i got from a hobby store on top of the fan and it sits nicely, also used mounting tape to place 2 rectangular pieces on the top and bottom of the fan on each side to help keep it in place, and lets me slide the fan in and out for cleaning, also the foam helps with vibration and noise reduction
post #17 of 811
Thread Starter 
@ nhuster

That is a fantastic looking rig! I love the carbon fiber and the psu shroud you have done, I'm looking to do something similar in the future and yours looks great! It definitely confirms my desire to do that in my case. +REP for a great looking build and for the pictures that help me in deciding what to do thumb.gif
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post #18 of 811
thanks alot! this was my first pc build EVER, use to be every 3 years i would go to best buy and pick up a new pc , but this time deiced to put out the time and effort and do the research, after countless forums and youtube videos i was confident enough to put together one myself.
post #19 of 811
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I understand completely! my sig rig is my first build I did back in November and it was the same process as you, lots of reading and youtube before starting! OCN FTW thumb.gif
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post #20 of 811
Im still looking for another case, and its between this case and the antec 1100. Do you guys have any complaints about the 300r? Also can you fit a corsair h60 into the case? (meaning the brackets will fit behind the mobo)
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