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post #121 of 811
Pic of before and after I did my window mod on my 300r. Might have to view original image as its a screen shot from my surround setup.
post #122 of 811
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Pic of before and after I did my window mod on my 300r. Might have to view original image as its a screen shot from my surround setup.
oh ok , but what is the third image on the right? your background on the pc? looks like a city scape of some sort
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post #123 of 811
that was just some of my windows backround screen
post #124 of 811
Hello overclock.net ,

I would like to share my moddification of the carbide 300R to be able to use it with the corsair H110 water cooling kit.

Did a bit of thinking and looking before i started but i found (what is for me) the best possible sollution.

This mod isn't hard at all, but involves the removal of the topgrill to be able to rework it.

As you will notice from the pictures the grill just needs two slits for the water tubes.

The point wich did anoy me was that the holes for the fans in the grill do not match up for both fans on a H110.

So 4 holes for the second fan had to be milled out somewhat (actually not much at all thus even more anoying.

The way i managed it leaves ample of room for different kinds of motherboards in the 300R .

So here are the pics :














So NO problems at all with this combo, great low temps too.

system specs:
asus p8z77-m / i7-3770 non-K / 16Gb corsair dominator / asus GTX 660 Ti / Zalmann zm460ap-b

Full load : 50° idle: roomtemp°

and best off all , after an substantial run of prime95 or any other heavy load the temp is back from 50° to roomtemp within a seconde. thumb.gif

Greetings to everyone
post #125 of 811
I have built a custom WC in my 300R, with a few simple mods. I think with this you will be able to have at least 2 WC blocks, CPU & GPU, with just using on the front radiators. My setup before this was a front EX-240, to CPU block, to reservoir, to pump, to radiator. Very simple. Wanted to get more complex, since I added a second GPU and another radiator.

Parts List:

CPU: FX-8350
MOBO: ASUS Crosshair Formula Z
HDD: WD Black 1TB
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP
GPU: 2x MSI TF3 7950
PSU: Corsair AX1200i

WC List:

CPU WC Block: XSPC Raystorm (AMD)
Front Radiator: XSPC EX-240
Top Radiator: XSPC EX-280
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B
Reservoir: Swiftech MicroRes V2
Pump Top: Bitspower BP-D5TOPP2-BK D5 Mod Pump Top V2
Fittings: A couple of angle fittings to make everything fit.

How to get it all to fit:

Front Radiators: I drilled out the rivets for the front HDD cage. The EX-240 will fit easily without drilling any extra holes. The radiator has to have the G1/4" threads on the top for this to work. From the front fan pictures you can see 2 brass screws. I had to go to HomeDepot and look for longer screws. I forget the what the screw length was (if anybody is interested I can look for the extra ones and measure them. The length fits perfectly, nothing is touching the fins. They basically go through the fan, the case fan mount and into the upper fan mount of where the lower fan should be. I circled it on the EX-240 pictures, but think of it as being on the other side, since you want the G1/4" threads facing towards the MOBO not towards the front. It is very stable even with just two screws. You will scratch the paint on the radiator. it took some trial and error.

My basic way of doing it was, putting one of the brass screw all the way through the fan and case screw hole. Then I would screw it in a bit more so I can line up the radiator fan mount. I would then press the radiator fan hole up against the screw and continue screwing it in only for a couple of turns. This keeps a hold of the radiator while you properly screw the other screw in. Level the radiator and push the radiator as far against the front fan mounts. With the radiator level, you should be able to screw in the 2nd brass screw, through all the holes; fan. case, and into the radiator. Now unscrew the first brass and repeat the steps on how you got the 2nd screw in. This will ensure a very tight fit against the case fan mounts.

I can make a video if anybody wants.

Top Radiator: This is pretty much a passive radiator. I can't fit any fans on it. But the EX-280 I have on it now is a bit long, and does hit a little bump, where the mesh is attached to the case. It doesn't really have a big impact on it. I had to cut a part of the 5.25" drive bay bottom to be able to fit the tubing through. I guess I don't really need this if I have just CPU WC. I was trying to get my GPU WC too. Now I don't know if I will be able to in this case.

I had an EX-240 there before, with only the front fan. Not enough space for 2 fans on the EX-240. The EX-240 will fit perfectly, depending on your MOBO. I also didn't have to take out a piece of the 5.25" bay bottom, since the radiator was shorter. All it took was some angle fittings.

Reservoir: Mounted it using the vent holes along side of the PCI slots.

HDD: I have on top of the PSU

SSD: Pretty much between the pump and radiator.

Cable Management: I think the 300R was not meant to take this much wiring in the back. There is not enough space and clearance. I have 1x MOBO 24pin, 2x CPU 8 pin, 4x PCIe 6 pin, 1x Molex. It is just too much for the backside cover to handle. I think it will all fit if I had only 1 GPU.











If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Edited by bballkenn - 3/28/13 at 9:11am
post #126 of 811
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cplifj View Post

Hello overclock.net ,

I would like to share my moddification of the carbide 300R to be able to use it with the corsair H110 water cooling kit.

Did a bit of thinking and looking before i started but i found (what is for me) the best possible sollution.

This mod isn't hard at all, but involves the removal of the topgrill to be able to rework it.

As you will notice from the pictures the grill just needs two slits for the water tubes.

The point wich did anoy me was that the holes for the fans in the grill do not match up for both fans on a H110.

So 4 holes for the second fan had to be milled out somewhat (actually not much at all thus even more anoying.

The way i managed it leaves ample of room for different kinds of motherboards in the 300R .

So here are the pics :


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
[]









/SPOILER
So NO problems at all with this combo, great low temps too.

system specs:
asus p8z77-m / i7-3770 non-K / 16Gb corsair dominator / asus GTX 660 Ti / Zalmann zm460ap-b

Full load : 50° idle: roomtemp°

and best off all , after an substantial run of prime95 or any other heavy load the temp is back from 50° to roomtemp within a seconde. thumb.gif

Greetings to everyone

I like how you did the mod!!

but please ph34r-smiley.gif hide those cables lol. even if you just took some zip ties and banded the ones your not using in the bottom right in front of the power supply it would look better, and much improved airflow thumb.gif
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post #127 of 811
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bballkenn View Post

I have built a custom WC in my 300R, with a few simple mods. I think with this you will be able to have at least 2 WC blocks, CPU & GPU, with just using on the front radiators. My setup before this was a front EX-240, to CPU block, to reservoir, to pump, to radiator. Very simple. Wanted to get more complex, since I added a second GPU and another radiator.

Parts List:

CPU: FX-8350
MOBO: ASUS Crosshair Formula Z
HDD: WD Black 1TB
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP
GPU: 2x MSI TF3 7950
PSU: Corsair AX1200i

WC List:

CPU WC Block: XSPC Raystorm (AMD)
Front Radiator: XSPC EX-240
Top Radiator: XSPC EX-280
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B
Reservoir: Swiftech MicroRes V2
Pump Top: Bitspower BP-D5TOPP2-BK D5 Mod Pump Top V2
Fittings: A couple of angle fittings to make everything fit.

How to get it all to fit:

Front Radiators: I drilled out the rivets for the front HDD cage. The EX-240 will fit easily without drilling any extra holes. The radiator has to have the G1/4" threads on the top for this to work. From the front fan pictures you can see 2 brass screws. I had to go to HomeDepot and look for longer screws. I forget the what the screw length was (if anybody is interested I can look for the extra ones and measure them. The length fits perfectly, nothing is touching the fins. They basically go through the fan, the case fan mount and into the upper fan mount of where the lower fan should be. I circled it on the EX-240 pictures, but think of it as being on the other side, since you want the G1/4" threads facing towards the MOBO not towards the front. It is very stable even with just two screws. You will scratch the paint on the radiator. it took some trial and error.

My basic way of doing it was, putting one of the brass screw all the way through the fan and case screw hole. Then I would screw it in a bit more so I can line up the radiator fan mount. I would then press the radiator fan hole up against the screw and continue screwing it in only for a couple of turns. This keeps a hold of the radiator while you properly screw the other screw in. Level the radiator and push the radiator as far against the front fan mounts. With the radiator level, you should be able to screw in the 2nd brass screw, through all the holes; fan. case, and into the radiator. Now unscrew the first brass and repeat the steps on how you got the 2nd screw in. This will ensure a very tight fit against the case fan mounts.

I can make a video if anybody wants.

Top Radiator: This is pretty much a passive radiator. I can't fit any fans on it. But the EX-280 I have on it now is a bit long, and does hit a little bump, where the mesh is attached to the case. It doesn't really have a big impact on it. I had to cut a part of the 5.25" drive bay bottom to be able to fit the tubing through. I guess I don't really need this if I have just CPU WC. I was trying to get my GPU WC too. Now I don't know if I will be able to in this case.

I had an EX-240 there before, with only the front fan. Not enough space for 2 fans on the EX-240. The EX-240 will fit perfectly, depending on your MOBO. I also didn't have to take out a piece of the 5.25" bay bottom, since the radiator was shorter. All it took was some angle fittings.

Reservoir: Mounted it using the vent holes along side of the PCI slots.

HDD: I have on top of the PSU

SSD: Pretty much between the pump and radiator.

Cable Management: I think the 300R was not meant to take this much wiring in the back. There is not enough space and clearance. I have 1x MOBO 24pin, 2x CPU 8 pin, 4x PCIe 6 pin, 1x Molex. It is just too much for the backside cover to handle. I think it will all fit if I had only 1 GPU.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


What is the single tube running to up in the bays? its kind of hard to tell all of what you have going on in the rig (you packed in a lot of goodness lol thumb.gif) so yeah a vid or maybe pictures with a big light shining into the rig would help to appreciate the hard work you did cheers.gif
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post #128 of 811
Hi, thx for the input, and right you are. It was a complete mess with those wires all over the case.

So i found some time to rewire the lot and make it a bit more clean.

(though somehow it still looks messy , a new modular power supply might do a small wonder here.)

But allas the zalman 460 is technicaly on top off things and has absolutly no shortcommings, all cables are in use and they are long enough aswell .

The H110 cooling works like a charm, i cant get my internal core temps higher then tcase (64°c) with full load AIDA64 wich runs the cpu quit a bit hotter then prime95 can . about 10°c more heat produced with aida64.

this leaves my cpu at 50°c crunching away.

Still thinking about a radiator guard , but i like the raw Industrial look it has now .

Maybe some ledlighting strip in the near future to be able to see more of the internals @ night.

here are some more pics then from the rewiring.








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post #129 of 811
hello guys,
i am preparing a gift for my girlfriend and i need your help...
i purchased the 300r but i must say that i find the top mesh little useful for the rig i would like to make...
i am trying to figure it out how to close the mesh in order to avoid the dust and having a classic airflow with two intakes in the front and one exhaust in rear fan...
i have bought the window version but i design a clear acrylic window and replaced the factory acrylic...

the first idea is to cut a black acrylic in the same dimensions with the top mesh and attached it to the mesh with some screws and anti-vibrations..
the second thought is to design a peace of aluminum like the top mesh and just replace it...
what do you think about it ?

do you have something else in mind? or have you see anything like this again ?
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post #130 of 811
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Originally Posted by sobi1984 View Post

hello guys,
i am preparing a gift for my girlfriend and i need your help...
i purchased the 300r but i must say that i find the top mesh little useful for the rig i would like to make...
i am trying to figure it out how to close the mesh in order to avoid the dust and having a classic airflow with two intakes in the front and one exhaust in rear fan...
i have bought the window version but i design a clear acrylic window and replaced the factory acrylic...

the first idea is to cut a black acrylic in the same dimensions with the top mesh and attached it to the mesh with some screws and anti-vibrations..
the second thought is to design a peace of aluminum like the top mesh and just replace it...
what do you think about it ?

do you have something else in mind? or have you see anything like this again ?

before finishing reading the whole post I thought of the black acrylic idea. Thats the option I'd take just for being easy, quick, and cheap.

If you could do it though the aluminum would be pretty good. look forward to pics thumb.gif
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