Originally Posted by BigCroc
I've just read through this whole thread, and loved your builds so far! I'm doing my build quite soon, most likely in the next month, and i settled on the 300R Windowed. Personally I don't like the fan grilles on the window, but I have no experience in modding, and I'll just live with it!
I had a few questions for you guys:
1. If I put 2x140mm fans at the top of the case, will it block the top optical drive? If this is the case, I'm going to put the AF120 in the top, because I hate having an optical drive in the second slot.
2. In the AF120 Series of fans, should I go for the Quiet or Performance Edition?
3. Am I able to move the rear 120mm fan into the front, either below or above the 140mm, and have both a 140mm and 120mm (intakes) at the front?
4. Do any of you guys know where I can buy the rubber grommets in Australia? I really like the look of them on the cable management holes, although it isn't a necessity.
5. I'm not overclocking my CPU, but should I still buy a H60? I've been leaning away from it, but I'm not sure if I should, for the future.
Any help would be much appreciated, and keep up the good work on your awesome builds!
(Sorry about my above post, something went wrong and it only posted a full stop:/ )
1. It wont be easy to fit an optical drive in the top slot with two fans mounted in top. Your optical drive will have to be less than 155mm long if you put two 140mm fans up there and less than 175mm long if it's 120mm fans (just checked).
2. This is a very open and loud case. If noise doesn't bother you, go with the performance ones. If noise bothers you, go with the quiet ones. Personally I have 4x 140mm quiet edition ones in this case and they get very loud when I turn them up. It doesn't bother me when I'm gaming (I'm usually gaming with headphones anyways), but bothers me when I'm just surfing the webs or working. A fan controller is recommended.
3. Yes, there are fan mounts for both 140mm and 120mm fans in the front (both top and bottom).
4. Can't help you with that, sorry. I'm from Sweden and they seem hard to find here too.
5. If you're not overclocking, I'd say there's no point in getting another cooler than the one comes with your CPU. The stock one is good enough to handle temperatures at stock clock. Unless you're looking into another cooler to reduce noise, but then you should be looking at air coolers like a Noctua cooler. The pumps on these AIO water coolers tend to cause a lot of vibration noise, I have an H60 myself and it can get quite loud.
There you go, I hope this answers your questions. Edited by Slysor - 11/8/13 at 4:08am