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    300R standard edition (without window)
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post #171 of 811
There's plenty of room for a 140 if you take the hdd cage out like i did, and I agree about the dust filter
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post #172 of 811
Oats2012,

i ordered the hue from the us which will take awhile to arrive..is it better for me to wait until it arrives to add it or should i built my rig now?
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Originally Posted by cassinni View Post

Oats2012,

i ordered the hue from the us which will take awhile to arrive..is it better for me to wait until it arrives to add it or should i built my rig now?
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Originally Posted by cassinni View Post



oats2012 ,

i am about to order a plexiglas. i just took the original window out and i noticed that its not even. it has a curve but the plexiglas i will order is even.
how did you fix this? i dont notice anything on this image, can you upload more images (closeups) from each side?

Also how did you put these tiny holes (lines) into the plexiglas in order to attach it to the sidecover?

its kinda annoying that they didnt do holes or something because it would've been easier to cut

Answers:

1. If you are referring to the resessed lip that goes around the entire window....I didnt fix it. you may be able to create a better fitting one with a resess lip like that by using a router along the edges somehow, although i think that be a bit too much work for not much different end affect lol.

I simply cut the window to size overlapping the door cut out by about half and inch along the perimeter. The slots in the plexi were made by putting the door on top of it and marking the spots for the tabs with a sharpie and then using a dremel cutting wheel attachment to make slots at the points i needed them.

If your referring to the curve (concave) inward nature of the plexi that corsair used I didnt fix that either. my plexi was perfectly flat and about .25 inches thick. so once i installed the window my door was basically bullet proof stiff and made the entire case more sturdy. the window was also bordered with black electrical tape carefully cut to make the window blend into the door.

unfortunately my 300R system has been dismantled and rebuilt into a different system that for my parents to used, and that included putting the factory window back into it. the piece of plexi you see in the pictures actually got cut donw a bit and i used it for the solid window in my c70 case i use now. so i cant take any more pictures. the large photo dumps of my pics near the beginning of the thread are pretty much all the pics i ever took of the mods i made



2. Go ahead and build the system man!!!!! lol no need to wait the HUE installs pretty easily after the system is built. Thats how i did it since i bought mine about 6 months after building the original system. i did have to wiggle my hands in teh back a little bit in order to zip tie part of it to the roof, so if you have really large hands it may be an issue but honestly i think its extremely easy and you shouldn't worry about it and build your new system as soon as ou have all the new parts that are needed to make it function. earlier in the thread is a picture of the basic path through the case that i routed my leds from the Hue. im sure there are other ways though, it was just the best to maximize the light output that i could come up with lol

hope all that helps thumb.gif let me know if you need any other help smile.gif
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post #174 of 811
...and my CC300R. smile.gif





Cover on top.

post #175 of 811
Just about ready to rebuild my existing computer into the 300R case.
I want to set it up for positive airflow so am going to install 2 Noctura NF-S12B FLX 120mm fans in the front to draw air in.
I am leaving the standard 120mm Corsair fan in the back of the case as an exhaust fan.
Putting a 300 x 400mm Acrylic panel in the left side so no fans there.
For the top I have ordered a Demciflex filter to keep dust out.



http://www.demcifilter.com/c27/CARBIDE-300R.aspx

My question is what do you guys think about putting the original 140mm fan from the front into the front slot of the top as an intake fan?
I will leave the back slot of the top open.
Edited by Idiotbox - 5/16/13 at 1:34am
post #176 of 811
My question is what do you guys think about putting the original 140mm fan from the front into the front slot of the top as an intake fan?
I will leave the back slot of the top open.[/quote]

Those filters are pretty cool, ive never seen them. I would just setup your fans in a way that makes you happy. Maybe you could setup the rear and the one top exhaust fan at a slower rpm than the two front intakes?
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post #177 of 811
Ordered some grommets from the 700/800d pack. Ordered 2 120s and 2 more 140s from corsair. And topping it off with sea sonic x650 fully modular.

I will have some updated pics later
    
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post #178 of 811
oats2012 ,

did u remove the tape on the back of the led stripe?

Does a Noctua NH14 fit the case?

I am afraid my plexi glas aint gonna fit cos of the cpu cooling. So far i am done with my build.
The led is great i just think that it would look a lot better with the plexi glas.
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post #180 of 811
Nice build, black and white looks nice.
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