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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3;15620618 
There is no backplate cut out for the cpu on 1200? Where did you get the idea on that? I have the same 1200 and i don't even have a back cut out for the cpu at all either. Cable Mangement isn't a problem but i would love to see minor improvements on the 1200 just like they did for Dark Fleet series. I am hoping Antec will pull a 1300 by 2012. biggrin.gif Just hoping but i hear nothing about that anyways and it's only wishful thinking!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

I guess this is V3, you can see there is a space there so you can access backplate of motherboard in cpu area for easy mounting of new coolers, and some better cable management options. On my 1200, which I bought in 2008, these features are not present.
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There is no backplate cut out for the cpu on 1200? Where did you get the idea on that?

The V3 of the 902 & 1200 cases got minor improvements such as the CPU backplate cutout and USB3. I think they were released early this year.

I'd get out of Antec if I were to upgrade my case though. I love my Antec case, but Silverstone and Corsair have much better features and layouts for the price.
    
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Do you have any pictures? Would love to see it. Nvm i googled it. Now i'm kinda mad. Cuz i like the minor improvements. Makes me wonder if Antec would let me replace mine lmao.
Edited by 78@pwnt4lif3 - 11/9/11 at 1:10am
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I got one biggrin.gif
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Has anyone modded their Antec 300 case for cable management and installed a liquid cooler?

I'm looking to replace my tower cooler with something like the H80. I was googling around and noticed some sites with people using a dremel and cutting a hole or a few holes in for better cable management.

I have an additional problem that I have the old version of the case with no square cut-out in the mobo tray. So, I'd want that, too.

The case might be cramped with an H80, too?

I guess I'm deciding if all the work required is worth it to save $100 which a new case would probably cost. The Carbide 500R looks decent and some others are intriguing as well.

The 300 would need:
black paint - what kind? I don't want the basic metal.... I'd like it painted black if I was keep it

many holes - cut out in the motherboard tray..... two or three for cable management and yet another hole in the top left of the case for a power ATX cable which would make it easier to route it behind the mobo tray and the one 8pin ATX connector to enter and connect to the mobo

I am not sure if further mods are needed or desired.

I notice some people cut the hole and then put foam around the edges of the hole (after it's sanded?). Another guy buys black foam strips with adhesive sides and sticks to the hole and then cuts a slit in the foam for the cables to go through.

But, these solutions require you not to screw up!

I don't have a workshop but I know someone who might do some or most of these mods if I describe exactly how I want it done. I thought maybe just getting a new case may be easier and give me more room. I guess these cases are hard to sell? smile.gif

Any advice?
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I don't have an all-in-one liquid cooler installed, but I did mod my 300 for cable management. Far from the best I've seen, but it should give you an idea of where you might want to cut holes.
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As far as I see this includes nine'o'two aswell right?
If so add me, I got a 902 V3, pics coming later.
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