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post #31 of 811
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i think it looks pretty good. this is exactly what i wanted to see.
I have decided to go with the 300r for my upgrade. However, i will not be upgrading until haswell. thumb.gif that way i can save up for it and really make it look good.. I have decided to go with Cold Cathodes for my build instead of the nzxt hue (thanks for the pic. It was very helpful. Ill be posting in this thread when I do upgrade.

I'm pretty excited to see what Haswell has to offer aswell! glad my pics could help you in some way, I look forward to seeing your new rig once haswell makes its debut thumb.gif
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post #32 of 811
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Overall I'm highly satisfied with my experience with this great product and I'm very happy that I got it because it gives so many options as opposed to a regular LED strip. I have changing tastes sometimes and this is an ALL in one product that puts a great look into your pc case.
Sorry for so many pics but I figured I'd be as thorough as possible to let others see how the case maight look if they wanted to buy their own nzxt Hue.
What do y'all think?

The Zalman heatsink it self isn't pretty for me.
But the heatsink inside your case looks better.
The 300R with the leds give to the heatsink a very nice looking. LOL

Well, it's sad that the Corsair didn't included a bottom fan location like the 400R or 500R for another led fan.

Anyway the 300R is really a nice case and people like you makes the case even better.
Edited by edsai - 10/23/12 at 7:06pm
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post #33 of 811
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Thanks edsai! I agree its not the best looking heatsink but I don't mind it too much for now until I hopefully upgrade in the future to watercooling ( when i change mobo and cpu in the future). It keeps the ol' 1100T cool enough so thats all i can ask from it smile.gif
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post #34 of 811
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I've got another rig update for my 300R

I was inspired by nhusters mod to his case with the false floor/ psu shroud (found above). I also had finally had enough of having the side fans block the inside of my case so I decided to put my modding hat on yesterday and do some things to my case.

I wanted to make a full view window and also strengthen the door a bit, so i decide to use 1/4" plexi. And after finally installing it I can honestly say the door is ROCK SOLID now and super sturdy.

I also wanted to use black mirrored plexi for the shroud but both home depot and lowes don't carry small sheets anymore (used to locally). So i decided that I would go ahead and try it any way with he scrap clear plexi I had. It all turned out pretty well I think, the shroud being much easier than i thought and a much cleaner dremel job ( after the door which was first lol). Now I know that the point of a false floor is maybe to hide things like cabling but after instlaling it i kind of like having the fan hovering in my case and lighting a few things up at the bottom.

So any way the pics are below, let me know what yall think and any suggestions? I am currently considering placing a few decals on the shroud? thoughts on which ones I should use? ( I think it would be cool because the symbols would be back lit

Thanks for comments thumb.gif

Before the mod


AFTER




Window, notice the cuts are a bit rough....this is my first serious use of a dremel to cut into something, could be cleaner but turned out ok




workbench lol


paintball mask....eye protection and for the face as cutting wheels fly apart lol
















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post #35 of 811
Is the Corsair releasing the new 300R Evo with the window floor? LOL

Very nice improvement.
You give to the 300R an awesome looking.
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post #36 of 811
nice work! looks great +rep


also, how much for the hue panel and led strips, links if possible please thanks
Edited by nhutster - 10/26/12 at 2:14pm
post #37 of 811
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Ok so I had some extra plexi glass from the first mod and decided to do a few other things lol....

1. I shrouded the section above the drive bay cage and make the attached secondary fan look like it wasn't just slapped into the case.
2. I took an old antec green 80mm fan and decided to make a custom plexi AMD backlit symbol. I ended up mounting it just below the video card to feed it more air to its fan and over its heat pipes directly (it dropped temps 2 degrees smile.gif

I used my one speed dremel again to do both new mods. Once I had cut the small piece for the AMD symbol I sand papered the clear finish off and then spray painted it matte black. My lines could have been slightly more straight but between the jagged lines and the matte black dimpled paint job I think it kind of has a monster energy look to it maybe?




















Anyway let me know what yall think?
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post #38 of 811
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Is the Corsair releasing the new 300R Evo with the window floor? LOL
Very nice improvement.
You give to the 300R an awesome looking.

Thanks so much! I really like the look of corsairs 650D and the 800D but wanted a smaller size so the 300R was a winner, BUT I wanted to do my best to make it look cool like I've seen other rigs in the bigger cases smile.gif
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post #39 of 811
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nice work! looks great +rep
also, how much for the hue panel and led strips, links if possible please thanks

Thank you!

I just used the NZXT HUE as it comes from the box (1 panel controller + 1 long 24 LED strip). I believe there may be a way to add a second strip to it because both ends have female ends to be connected to the controller, so I would guess that you could probably buy an additional strip and get a male to male 3 pin bridge and then run 2 strips for more lights biggrin.gif

I bought mine from newegg.com, heres the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992011&Tpk=nzxt%20hue

I think its a great value for $33

Hope that helps thumb.gif
Edited by oats2012 - 10/26/12 at 7:12pm
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post #40 of 811
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So in my modding madness the last few days I had one final piece of plexi scrap and an idea....its far from prefect but for a first attempt i think it came out decently smile.gif

just thought I'd share with you guys.

made for a 140mm fan. Don't know where to put it in my case (getting crowded last few days lol) I thought about putting t in the front over one of the fans but the green doesnt look very good back lighting it







well I found a spot biggrin.gif turns out the front asthetic screws are the same spacing as a 140 mm fan and fit my pre drilled holes I made in the corsair logo cut out. i don't know if I will leave it on the front. but for now i like the backlight effect and having a much larger case badge on the front tongue.gif








Edited by oats2012 - 10/27/12 at 3:18am
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