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Poll Results: Which version of the case do you have?

 
  • 41% (64)
    300R standard edition (without window)
  • 58% (89)
    300R Windowed version
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post #571 of 811
My 300R with a H80i adapted to the front.

Rear exaust: Stock corsair fan
Top Exaust: 2x 140mm Cougar Vortex HDB
Side Intake: 2x 140mm Cougar Vortex HDB
Front Intake: 1x 140mm Stock Corsair + H80i @ Push/Pull Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Also, I was wondering if this case could fit 2 GTX 970 G1 Gaming (they are huge) without removing the hard drive cage. It seems I have 2mm room left biggrin.gif
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post #572 of 811
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Originally Posted by juniordnz View Post

My 300R with a H80i adapted to the front.

Rear exaust: Stock corsair fan
Top Exaust: 2x 140mm Cougar Vortex HDB
Side Intake: 2x 140mm Cougar Vortex HDB
Front Intake: 1x 140mm Stock Corsair + H80i @ Push/Pull Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Also, I was wondering if this case could fit 2 GTX 970 G1 Gaming (they are huge) without removing the hard drive cage. It seems I have 2mm room left biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hey junior, did you just mount it in place of one of the 140mm front fans? Or did you have to rig it up in someway, I currently have my H80i in rear exhaust at the moment because I wanted to keep nice air flow, but if I could move it similar to how this is set up I could run it as intake and place my 120mm fan back in rear exhaust.
post #573 of 811
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Originally Posted by mas7873 View Post

Hey junior, did you just mount it in place of one of the 140mm front fans? Or did you have to rig it up in someway, I currently have my H80i in rear exhaust at the moment because I wanted to keep nice air flow, but if I could move it similar to how this is set up I could run it as intake and place my 120mm fan back in rear exhaust.

Unfortunately the screw holes doesn't match the 120m fan on that position, so what I did was use the small holes the metal frame has there to screw 2 of the 4 screws in place. The other 2 I couldn't found a matching hole to screw them, so I just ziplocked them in place and make sure it was tight so the whole thing wouldn't vibrate when in high RPM.

The zip locks are kinda ghetto, I know. But it works perfectly, doesn't vibrate and are almost unnoticeable.
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post #574 of 811
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Originally Posted by juniordnz View Post

Unfortunately the screw holes doesn't match the 120m fan on that position, so what I did was use the small holes the metal frame has there to screw 2 of the 4 screws in place. The other 2 I couldn't found a matching hole to screw them, so I just ziplocked them in place and make sure it was tight so the whole thing wouldn't vibrate when in high RPM.

The zip locks are kinda ghetto, I know. But it works perfectly, doesn't vibrate and are almost unnoticeable.
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And having that metal grill in front of the cooler doesn't affect performance? I wonder if I can also mount my 140mm LED fan in front of the cooler as I love the look of it haha tongue.gif I'll fiddle around with it today and see what I can do.f
post #575 of 811
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Originally Posted by mas7873 View Post

And having that metal grill in front of the cooler doesn't affect performance? I wonder if I can also mount my 140mm LED fan in front of the cooler as I love the look of it haha tongue.gif I'll fiddle around with it today and see what I can do.f

I believe that if they do affect the airflow it must be really minimum, the air won't have a hard time coming in from the holes.

I was also thinking about putting another 140mm fan on the front, but was thinking if having to different fans (different cfm, airflow, size, rpm) pulling air in the same direction, very close to each other wouldn't affect their performance.

but I must say, I think that the H80i in that position does look good. It just fits perfectly on the gap between those two cages. smile.gif

BTW, you can easily find 120 to 140mm adapters that will solve completely the screw holes problem.

http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1182450-a.jpg
post #576 of 811
Here's my 300R I just finished painting 8HRs ago. Still doing work on it. Enjoy!





Edited by ThaTylerDude - 1/11/15 at 1:15pm
post #577 of 811
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Originally Posted by juniordnz View Post

I believe that if they do affect the airflow it must be really minimum, the air won't have a hard time coming in from the holes.

I was also thinking about putting another 140mm fan on the front, but was thinking if having to different fans (different cfm, airflow, size, rpm) pulling air in the same direction, very close to each other wouldn't affect their performance.

but I must say, I think that the H80i in that position does look good. It just fits perfectly on the gap between those two cages. smile.gif

BTW, you can easily find 120 to 140mm adapters that will solve completely the screw holes problem.

http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1182450-a.jpg

Your little "mod" thing has decreased my temps by 10-15 degrees! I was having issues with idle temps being high with the cooler as an exhaust. And I was able to mount my 140mm LED fan in front where the normal mounting spot is! Maintaining the look, and airflow seems to be fine and yes it fits much better than before. Rear mounted seemed to make everything all clustered up where as there is now more space.

I also feel like having the 140mm fan in front of the cooler would also help with airflow, essentially cancelling out the issue of the metal grills giving less air.
post #578 of 811
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Originally Posted by mas7873 View Post

Your little "mod" thing has decreased my temps by 10-15 degrees! I was having issues with idle temps being high with the cooler as an exhaust. And I was able to mount my 140mm LED fan in front where the normal mounting spot is! Maintaining the look, and airflow seems to be fine and yes it fits much better than before. Rear mounted seemed to make everything all clustered up where as there is now more space.

I also feel like having the 140mm fan in front of the cooler would also help with airflow, essentially cancelling out the issue of the metal grills giving less air.

Wow, nice results. 10-15 degrees is huge improvement! The looks is a plus biggrin.gif

I'll try with the 140mm fan in the front.

Glad I could help.
post #579 of 811
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Originally Posted by juniordnz View Post

Wow, nice results. 10-15 degrees is huge improvement! The looks is a plus biggrin.gif

I'll try with the 140mm fan in the front.

Glad I could help.

Better results and better looking IMO smile.gif Perhaps now I can reach that 4.5ghz on my 4690k without worrying about temps as before.
post #580 of 811
What I really, really, really wish indeed was to install the rad on the "optical drive bay". It would be perfect there, the air would come cool from the outside, through the rad and out near the top of the case where I have 2 140mm fans exausting the air. No hot air would stay too long inside the case and the front 140mm would have a clear path to throw some cool air on the graphics card. The way it is setup now is much better and functional than using it on top rear, but it throws hot air directly into the graphics card. Not too much of a concern now, but when I go 2way I'll have to sort something out.

Has anyone ever removed the drive bay on top? I dont use it, wouldn't miss it. But by looking here it is part of the case, and can't be removed without huge modifications. The h80i won't fit inside it by 1cm. Ohhh, it would be a dream if it did.
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