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My Antec 300 is not keeping my components cool on days where the ambient temperature is 25°C or higher; the Gigabyte 560GTX @ stock speed is reaching temperatures of 80-82°C when GPU usage is 90-99%. I've tried adding three more fans for intake (1 x lid, 2 x front), but the only temperatures I see dropping is when it's idle. It's not even summer yet and it's already having massive heat issues when gaming

I was going to consider buying the HAF 922, but it seems to be discontinued at NCIX and other retailers. Any suggestions would be appreciated redface.gif:)

p.s. my budget is $80-100 CAD, the lower the better of course tongue.gif
Edited by Xvengence - 6/8/13 at 5:40pm

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 MSI P55A-G55 Crossfire Gigabyte Windforce 560GTX  G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar 640GB Samsung SH-S223 Corsair A50 @ 1600rpm Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2412m Microsoft Wireless Desktop 4000 Corsair 550VX 550W Antec 300 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 MSI P55A-G55 Crossfire Gigabyte Windforce 560GTX  G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar 640GB Samsung SH-S223 Corsair A50 @ 1600rpm Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2412m Microsoft Wireless Desktop 4000 Corsair 550VX 550W Antec 300 
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post #2 of 3
Can you find a HAF X, IIRC, that has the best GPU temps going
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid @ 1.45GHz/1.9GHz Corsair Dominator 16gb @ 2.2GHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
120.5 Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX Series 850w NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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DELL Wireless Mouse Logitech 5.1 Sound System TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless Card 
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Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.3GHz ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid @ 1.45GHz/1.9GHz Corsair Dominator 16gb @ 2.2GHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
120.5 Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX Series 850w NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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DELL Wireless Mouse Logitech 5.1 Sound System TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless Card 
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post #3 of 3
I'm myself is looking for the new case as well and Fractal Design Arc MIDI R2 caught my attention.

Comes with 3 140 mm fans installed, dust filters for all possible intakes and a window. Is good enough stock, but then you can add 3 extra 140 fans (bottom, 2nd front, 2nd top) and it should be crazy good.

Check out this video review
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