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    300R standard edition (without window)
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post #771 of 811
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haha are you serious? I honestly didn't know that. We have so many cases now I couldn't even track the the interchangeable parts between certain models... But that 450D side panel really worked out pretty good for your 300R thumb.gif
Yep, it really did...replaced the perforated window with a clean looking solid one and fits like it was made for the 300R.
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also I didn't knew you can order a top dust cover? thought that was already DIY territory

While not a cover as such, the Demcifilter top dust filter for the 300R does a good job of keeping dust out when the computer is turned off and also enhances the looks of the case - without the filter in place and with the visible screws from the top mounted fans the case looked kind of unfinished IMO.
I recieved mine yesterday and it is supposedly the new version with the 40% stronger magnets - not that this really matters since the filter goes inside the grooves of the top metal grille. I think they could have made the filter a few mm wider to ensure a more snug fit, but either way its good enough and the only ready-to-order solution I found out there.
Since I have the 450D side window panel and given the stock front intake filters I did not bother getting the rest of the filters in the set. Either way, given that these ship out of South Africa shipping is pretty expensive (works ut more than the price of the actual filter frown.gif ).
post #773 of 811
While my build is not finished yet I thought I’d post what I have for the time being.
The case started of as a standard non-window Corsair Carbide 300R.

Mods done so far:
- 350D rubber grommets
- 450D side window panel
- Demciflex top filter
- NZXT HUE LED controller kit
- Upgraded fans (more on this below)

Pics:








Fan setup:

Front: 2 x Corsair AF140 quiet edition (intake)
Back: 1 x Corsair AF120 quiet edition (exhaust)
Top: 1 x Corsair AF120 quiet edition (exhaust)

As for the specs it’s a Skylake build with a Core I7 6700k.
Really needing to add a decent GPU – currently waiting for the new NVIDIA / AMD cards to drop.
Also would love to upgrade the motherboard to a more gaming / enthusiast orientated model that said the present motherboard meets all my expectations from a performance / functionality perspective (current MOBO is an ASUS Z170M-PLUS).
Got a few other bits and pieces planned so will probably post an update in a while.
Any comments, questions and possible suggestions for improvement welcome smile.gif
post #774 of 811
One thing I'm having a lot of issues with is rattle and the front panel. One of my HDDs sounds like its going bad so I unhooked it so I can hopefully pull the data off it when a new drive comes. While it was in and was making a lot of noise, the HDD was causing my case to rattle... Now that being said the HDD wasn't going crazy or anything, just a little off sounding, but it was enough to make my case have a rattle to it from the very slight vibration... everything is tight on my case but I noticed during the build that the trays hold the HDD's are loose no matter how you do it, so maybe a little double sided foam tape is needed or something to keep the suckers firmly in place...

The second issue with the front panel... Non-removable filter. I love having a filter here, its obviously helping with dust and cat hair but... to get to it you have to remove the mesh cover... Corsair made a huge mistake in designing this part. Instead of it being screwed into place or clipped, it has little "flaps" of excess mesh that fit thru slots and then bend over to lock into place. The problem? After doing this twice I know this will break off after a few more times... its already feeling like its weakened with 2 bends... So I'm trying to figure out what I will do to hold it in place once it cracks.

I really can't wrap my head around the decision for non-removable fan filter in front and the horrible design choice for how the mesh is attached. Other than that I really like this case. Oh and not including the USB front panel adapter was crazy, this adapter must cost next to nothing to add in, but not I have front panel USB ports I can't use because my mobo only has headers for USB 2.0. I can at least charge my devices but I hate having to plug everything in back like thumb drives and micro SD adapters which I do often... So unless I can get a non-corsair adapter for this, I'll be buying a USB 2.0 front panel. I feel buying corsairs own adapter for this would only justify such a cheap move by them. I'd rather just have USB 2.0 come on the front of the case so 100% of people buying it can use them. It's not like my hardware is ancient, its a 990FX...

Overall love this case aside from a few issues as noted smile.gif So close Corsair, so close. Maybe new revision?
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post #775 of 811
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One thing I'm having a lot of issues with is rattle and the front panel. One of my HDDs sounds like its going bad so I unhooked it so I can hopefully pull the data off it when a new drive comes. While it was in and was making a lot of noise, the HDD was causing my case to rattle... Now that being said the HDD wasn't going crazy or anything, just a little off sounding, but it was enough to make my case have a rattle to it from the very slight vibration... everything is tight on my case but I noticed during the build that the trays hold the HDD's are loose no matter how you do it, so maybe a little double sided foam tape is needed or something to keep the suckers firmly in place...

The second issue with the front panel... Non-removable filter. I love having a filter here, its obviously helping with dust and cat hair but... to get to it you have to remove the mesh cover... Corsair made a huge mistake in designing this part. Instead of it being screwed into place or clipped, it has little "flaps" of excess mesh that fit thru slots and then bend over to lock into place. The problem? After doing this twice I know this will break off after a few more times... its already feeling like its weakened with 2 bends... So I'm trying to figure out what I will do to hold it in place once it cracks.

I really can't wrap my head around the decision for non-removable fan filter in front and the horrible design choice for how the mesh is attached. Other than that I really like this case. Oh and not including the USB front panel adapter was crazy, this adapter must cost next to nothing to add in, but not I have front panel USB ports I can't use because my mobo only has headers for USB 2.0. I can at least charge my devices but I hate having to plug everything in back like thumb drives and micro SD adapters which I do often... So unless I can get a non-corsair adapter for this, I'll be buying a USB 2.0 front panel. I feel buying corsairs own adapter for this would only justify such a cheap move by them. I'd rather just have USB 2.0 come on the front of the case so 100% of people buying it can use them. It's not like my hardware is ancient, its a 990FX...

Overall love this case aside from a few issues as noted smile.gif So close Corsair, so close. Maybe new revision?

I also like the case, but it is not without its flaws. IMO the key ones are:
- no top filter
- badly designed front filter removal
- power LED light shinning through gap between case and front panel
- side panels rather flimsy and difficult to mount properly (best attempted as a 2 men job)
- no rubber grommets
- front panel connector cable is a bit short
- reset switch operation on front panel (at least on my case it needed to be pushed in real deep; adding a couple of layers of black electric tape on the switch rocker resolved this by shortening the throw of the switch)

Still, very rarely is anything perfect, and I feel that despite the above it is still a solid value proposition. As for the front filter, so far I have cleaned it by vacuming through the front grille - not ideal but as you said if you take it off a few fimes by bending the flaps these will eventually just break off. Perhaps it would be possible to mod it using adhesive velcro strips? - will need to have a look at some point. Once thing I can say is that just after a few days I can already see dust on my top mounted Demciflex filter so I would advise all users of this case to consider addign a filter or some sort cover there.
Edited by MtothaJ - 5/26/16 at 12:06pm
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I like the
I also like the case, but it is not without its flaws. IMO the key ones are:
- no top filter
- badly designed front filter removal
- power LED light shinning through gap between case and front panel
- side panels rather flimsy and difficult to mount properly (best attempted as a 2 men job)
- no rubber grommets
- front panel connector cable is a bit short
- reset switch operation on front panel (at least on my case it needed to be pushed in real deep; adding a couple of layers of black electric tape on the switch rocker resolved this by shortening the throw of the switch)

Still, very rarely is anything perfect, and I feel that despite the above it is still a solid value proposition. As for the front filter, so far I have cleaned it by vacuming through the front grille - not ideal but as you said if you take it off a few fimes by bending the flaps these will eventually just break off. Perhaps it would be possible to mod it using adhesive velcro strips? - will need to have a look at some point. Once thing I can say is that just after a few days I can already see dust on my top mounted Demciflex filter so I would advise all users of this case to consider addign a filter or some sort cover there.

This.

And it really is a solid case too, so I wish Corsair would go that extra mile just for these little things. Sell as a V2 or something with a small increase in price, with option for proper factory window (minus fan holes, or offer both) and I would have been so much happier. Still loving this upgrade from the AZZA Solano 1000 (OMG GAMER CASE).
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post #777 of 811
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This.

And it really is a solid case too, so I wish Corsair would go that extra mile just for these little things. Sell as a V2 or something with a small increase in price, with option for proper factory window (minus fan holes, or offer both) and I would have been so much happier. Still loving this upgrade from the AZZA Solano 1000 (OMG GAMER CASE).

IMO a new revision is not going to happen since they basically already have a case that addresses most of these issues - the 450D. That one has the removable front filter, rubber grommets, top filter cover, nice side window, removable drive cages, possibility for bottom mounted fans and a few other features which we are missing on the 300R.
That said, having installed the rubber grommets, 450D side window and the top filter at least some of the key issues have been addressed.
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IMO a new revision is not going to happen since they basically already have a case that addresses most of these issues - the 450D. That one has the removable front filter, rubber grommets, top filter cover, nice side window, removable drive cages, possibility for bottom mounted fans and a few other features which we are missing on the 300R.
That said, having installed the rubber grommets, 450D side window and the top filter at least some of the key issues have been addressed.

Wish I got a 450D frown.gif
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Wish I got a 450D frown.gif

Same here, since it would be cheaper and less hassle than modding the 300R and the end result would also be better. I guess Corsair is positioning the 300R as a basic budget case ('Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't'), which has the looks but not the features of the more expensive variants. One thing which I like on the 300R is 3x 5.25 bays vs 2x on the 450D. Some might say that these are redundant nowadays but there are a lot of cool uses for these bays (lighting controllers, fan controllers, hot swap drive bays, water cooling reservoirs ect.)

I had a look at the 300R front filter yesterday and I am pretty sure that those mesh 'flaps' will just break off should I ever attempt to remove the mesh grille ever again. I will just stick to vacuuming the filter through the front grille. Just to give a heads up, that grille is available from Corsair as a spare part for a few USD (so probably for like 20 USD when shipping outside the USA is factored in biggrin.gif. I am thinking that some kind of solution could probably be worked out for removing the grille without removing the front panel using adhesive velcro tape along the edges of the filter and the grille. The real challange is making this both workable and aesthetically pleasing.
post #780 of 811
Hi guys, new here.


I've got the standart 300R (no window), and i would like to do a casemod and cut a window, is there any good guides out there?
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