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Had my R3 for about a year. Yesterday I moved my fan controller to the front of the case,and got jealous of the new R4's so I drilled out my rivets and took out my drive cage tongue.gif I also took the opportunity to flip my PSU fan-side up and clean up cable management a bit...
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Fan controller knob is barely visible on top
I put the SSD in my empty drive bay under my optical disk, and laid the HDD down on the bottom of the case and ontop of foam I had laying around from some packaging to maybe absorb the vibrations and noise from it. The stuff is pretty stiff and seems sort of plastic-y so it might be amplifying more than its helping :S
All in all I'd say it was a successful day of cost-free ghetto modding (I'm broke atm if you can't tell! tongue.gif)
Thinking about adding some fan ducts on the case fans next? Maybe direct some of that flow better...
Hmm not bad, I dont see a Massive improvement but i can see you have taken out the HDD bays To get better airflow thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Egameman View Post

new rig coming up..
crappy pic from my lumia 800 phone...
Still alot of work that needs to be done, this is just a test fitting..
- gpu block
- sleeve cables from pump, fan controller and 5mm led.
- drill out hole for plexiglass / acrylic
- 4 x 45 degfree rotaries
-1x 30 degree rotary and a bitspower drain valve smile.gif
and cable management tongue.gif
Not bad Looks like so far.
Desktop
(14 items)
 
Laptop
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] FX 4100  [Gigabyte] GA-880GM-USB3 (Rev 3.1) [MSI] Radeon HD 6770  [Crucial] Ballistix tactical tracers (2x2GB) 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Seagate] ST1000DM003 1TB (Storage) [SanDisk] 64GB SSD (Boot) [Coolermaster] Hyper TX3 Evo [Windows] 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
[LG] Flatron W2246 22" [Novatech] PowerStation 500W PSU [Fractal Design] Core 1000  [Gigabyte] M6800 Gamings Mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
[Ozone] Groundlevel S Gaming Mousemat [Gigabyte] Onboard Audio 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[Intel] Core I5 3230M 3.2Ghz [AMD] HD 7670M  [Samsung] 6GB 1600Mhz [Seagate] Sata 3 500GB HDD 
OSAudio
[Windows] 8 Professional X64 [Beats] Audio 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] FX 4100  [Gigabyte] GA-880GM-USB3 (Rev 3.1) [MSI] Radeon HD 6770  [Crucial] Ballistix tactical tracers (2x2GB) 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Seagate] ST1000DM003 1TB (Storage) [SanDisk] 64GB SSD (Boot) [Coolermaster] Hyper TX3 Evo [Windows] 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
[LG] Flatron W2246 22" [Novatech] PowerStation 500W PSU [Fractal Design] Core 1000  [Gigabyte] M6800 Gamings Mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
[Ozone] Groundlevel S Gaming Mousemat [Gigabyte] Onboard Audio 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[Intel] Core I5 3230M 3.2Ghz [AMD] HD 7670M  [Samsung] 6GB 1600Mhz [Seagate] Sata 3 500GB HDD 
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[Windows] 8 Professional X64 [Beats] Audio 
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Hmm not bad, I dont see a Massive improvement but i can see you have taken out the HDD bays To get better airflow thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Not bad Looks like so far.

thanks smile.gif

As said , just a test fitting, been without a computer for 3 weeks now so...needed one tongue.gif

Will be doing it proper when I get the other parts smile.gif
 
Norway Arc Frost
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2500 K Asus Maximus GENE V Z77 Sapphire 7870 OC Corsair Vengeance  
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Intel 520 120 gb SSD WD Green 500 GB Samsung DVD writer DCP 4.0 pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Ek 140mm pump/res combo Mayhems Pastel Mint Green Pre-mixed XSPC Raystorm cpu block Primoflex 3/8-5/8 tubing clear 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Magicool 240x30mm rad 3 x Schyte slip stream 120mm fan Bitfenix 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 
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HP L2445W Logitech G110 Corsair HX 750 W Graphite 600 T SE 
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Logitech G 700 Razer SWTOR Corsair Vengeance 1500 Headphones WD 500 GB USB 3 external  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel 3570K Asus Maximus V Gene EVGA GTX 670 FTW Corsair Vengeance LP 8 gb 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair GS 240 GB custom water cooling microsoft windows 7 proffesional benq g2420HD 
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CM storm trigger Corsair AX 750 W Fractal Design Arc Mini Razer BF3 
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Razer SWTOR Corsair Vengeance 1500 
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Norway Arc Frost
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500 K Asus Maximus GENE V Z77 Sapphire 7870 OC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 120 gb SSD WD Green 500 GB Samsung DVD writer DCP 4.0 pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Ek 140mm pump/res combo Mayhems Pastel Mint Green Pre-mixed XSPC Raystorm cpu block Primoflex 3/8-5/8 tubing clear 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Magicool 240x30mm rad 3 x Schyte slip stream 120mm fan Bitfenix 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP L2445W Logitech G110 Corsair HX 750 W Graphite 600 T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G 700 Razer SWTOR Corsair Vengeance 1500 Headphones WD 500 GB USB 3 external  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel 3570K Asus Maximus V Gene EVGA GTX 670 FTW Corsair Vengeance LP 8 gb 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair GS 240 GB custom water cooling microsoft windows 7 proffesional benq g2420HD 
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CM storm trigger Corsair AX 750 W Fractal Design Arc Mini Razer BF3 
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post #3703 of 15859
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Originally Posted by robollama View Post

Had my R3 for about a year. Yesterday I moved my fan controller to the front of the case,and got jealous of the new R4's so I drilled out my rivets and took out my drive cage tongue.gif I also took the opportunity to flip my PSU fan-side up and clean up cable management a bit...
Before: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
7BYYBl.jpg
After: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Lzhns.jpg
Fan controller knob is barely visible on top
I put the SSD in my empty drive bay under my optical disk, and laid the HDD down on the bottom of the case and ontop of foam I had laying around from some packaging to maybe absorb the vibrations and noise from it. The stuff is pretty stiff and seems sort of plastic-y so it might be amplifying more than its helping :S
All in all I'd say it was a successful day of cost-free ghetto modding (I'm broke atm if you can't tell! tongue.gif)
Thinking about adding some fan ducts on the case fans next? Maybe direct some of that flow better...

great forward thinking. you'd benefit in a better sense to mount the 3.5 in the opti bay, mount SSD (velcro) on
motherboard tray, get some better intake fans. the R3 was not a air-flow conscience case... it needs help.
remove the exhaust fan to the intake position till you can get a better fan setup for the intake.
is the front intake fan setup as exhaust? it looks turned around as exhaust?

airdeano
post #3704 of 15859
Finally, after three weeks waiting, I got the PSU. Ordered it together with the Arc Midi, but the damn thing was out of stock.
Will move all my stuff from the old case to the Arc this weekend. Cooling will be OK, with five 140 mm case fans. All intake, I remove the back exhaust fan and place it in the top front fan position. Also will remove the expansion brackets in the back of the case, so the air can exhaust freely. And with two 120 mm heat sink fans, and one 135 mm fan on the PSU to finish it all of.
Edited by Flanders finest - 8/9/12 at 4:29pm
post #3705 of 15859
I have all my parts and currently working on my build. I was wondering how i would be able to put both my HDD and SSD in the 5,25 inch bays. And how do i remove the lower HDD tray? Build is going slowly but surely, watching youtube videos since it is my first build.
post #3706 of 15859
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Originally Posted by Flanders finest View Post

...and one 135 mm fan on the PSU to finish it all of.

i wouldn't count on the PSU fan for a whole lot of anything... most of the PSU (and lately all) won't ramp the
fan up until 60-80% load.some are completely passive till then. fan up for looks only.

airdeano
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Originally Posted by ahsjose View Post

I have all my parts and currently working on my build. I was wondering how i would be able to put both my HDD and SSD in the 5,25 inch bays. And how do i remove the lower HDD tray? Build is going slowly but surely, watching youtube videos since it is my first build.

there are several companies that make a dual HDD/SSD bracket for the 3.5/5.25 bays. holds one 3.5 and one
2.5 or 2 2.5 drives. or use your bay adapter for the 3.5 and velco the SSD to the motherboard tray (front or back)
or ontop of the HDD...
you'll ahve to drill the 4 rivets on the bottom of the case and the three on the front chassis to remove the lower
portion of the HDD cages.



leave the upper in and secured. drill the front panel rivet first, support the HDD cage when drilling or the brace will
bend. flip case onto the top and drill the lower four in the front rivets. remove top cage, remove lower cage and last
remove the upper guide (4-phillips screws) bolt it all back together and store for later.


airdeano
Edited by airdeano - 8/9/12 at 6:16pm
post #3707 of 15859
Finally finished my build. Will post pics soon. Not very happy with these CPU Temps (I have a Havik 140). Now I'm wondering if i applied thermal grease wrong.


Edited by ahsjose - 8/10/12 at 2:57am
post #3708 of 15859
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Originally Posted by ahsjose View Post

Finally finished my build. Will post pics soon. Not very happy with these CPU Temps (I have a Havik 140). Now I'm wondering if i applied thermal grease wrong. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would re apply it if I had such differences between the cores. It's quite warm today in Uk and my Q6600 3.2 1.4v idling at 40c.

Give Core Temp a try, I prefer it to realtemp.
post #3709 of 15859
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Originally Posted by ad3ath View Post

I would re apply it if I had such differences between the cores. It's quite warm today in Uk and my Q6600 3.2 1.4v idling at 40c.
Give Core Temp a try, I prefer it to realtemp.

Yea, I will do it tomorrow morning. Hopefully I do it right this time. What method is preferred? Spreading it or just putting some in the middle and letting gravity do the rest.

This is my setup right now.

post #3710 of 15859
I like the grain of rice/small pea method. Heat sink will spread the paste for you optimally. smile.gif

Set up looking sweet btw! Jealous. biggrin.gif
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