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What do you think of my Antec 300 case mod? (Still a work in progress)

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by OmegaAI, Apr 4, 2009.

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What would you rate my case mod?

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  1. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    Currently I have a side view window on my case which I added myself:


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    I have also modified the top 140mm fan port for the use of a 120mm fan and a couple other small modifications for better cable management. Here are the results afterward:


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    Before you say anything: I cannot orient my heat sink to front -back since I have an Ultra Kaze 3000RPM on it. My RAM gets in the way and stuff D: But in the end it works out quite well.

    The case looks rough and it will be repainted black along with the interior as well. I will post once I have finished with that. The edges where I cut my view panel will be filed down.


    Tell me what you think. I know it isn't as extravagant as some other people's mods, but I like it. It is about 75-80% finished. After everything gets painted, I will be eventually adding in blue cold cathodes.


    I would give myself an 8/10 thus far seeing as how it is my first case mod.

    For my cables, I would give myself a 9/10 since they are not perfect but far better than before.

    Air Flow Rates and fans:

    2 74CFM 120mm LED fans (front)
    1 ~60CFM 120mm LED (side)
    2 110CFM 120mm SlipStream (top and rear)

    In: 208CFM
    Out: 220CFM
    Current Temps:
    Idle:
    Mobo: 32C
    Core 1: 32C
    Core 2: 33C
    GPU Core: 40-41 (flips back and forth)
    HD 1: 28C
    HD 2: 26C

    Load:
    Mobo: 34C (5 runs of ITB)
    Core 1: 63C (5 runs of Intel Burn Test)
    Core 2: 63C (5 runs Intel Burn Test)
    GPU Core: 65C
    HD 1: 28C
    HD 2: 26C

    Update PICS:

    UPDATED PICS:

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    Sorry about the some of the picture quality D:


    Case Panel off:
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    Case Panel On!:
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    In teh dark (sorry about the picture quality):
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    Teh Front:
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    Teh Back (The paint job isn't perfect but it isn't all that noticable if you do not pay attention to it :D):
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    Teh Top (notice the awesome wooden 140mm to 120mm bracket I made!):
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    Innards:

    Bottom cathode converter box hidden with on and off switches for top and bottom cathodes :D :
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    Top cathode converter box hidden away ninja style:
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    Bottom Cathodes:
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    Top Cathodes:
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    Bottom cathode wiring:
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    Exhaust fan wiring hole :D :
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    Front panel under-the-motherboard routing hole:
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    Front panel wiring slipped through hole ninja style:
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    Meh mess o' wire hidden from site :)ninja:):
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    Semi-overview of wiring:
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    OH NOEZ!

    e-e damn ding from installing PSU (it is always a pain in the ass to get it in, but it is now even harder!):
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    Damn handles didn't turn out well but oh well:
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    Setup of AWESOMENESS!

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    Rate my please!
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  2. 3870x2

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    Looks very clean, +1.
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  3. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    Thank you :D
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    Tiny case o_O

    Nice though!
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    Yea good job...Nice set up!!
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  6. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    :D I know it is tiny. If I had the money, I would have gotten an Antec 900 or Antec 1200 e_e
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    Go spend a couple bucks on some black SATA cables, those coiled yellow-orange ones just kill the look.
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    Straighten the Sata cables they look ugly. And they could lead to data corruption on some chipsets.
    Every thing else look nice.
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    Seriously. I would untangle those sata cables. If they are too close to themselves they can really lead to data corruption.
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    ill post some pics tonight but if you mount your HHD's backwards you can hide all the sata and sata power cables. I just finished mine last night. I was about to write a guide until I saw Cyberdruids and I was like "I shall bow to the case mod king"
  11. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    UPDATE

    • Case has been painted black inside and out (but is not a perfect job it works well and looks good)
    • 4 4 inch Blue Cathodes have been added for lighting
    • Side view panel has scratch but will be replaced
    • Have ordered black SATA cables (that are shorter and are black)

    Pics will be added once I get home. Please critize it as you like and tell me what you think.

    Edit: HDD cannot be mounted backwards. Not enough room between front fans and HDD.
  12. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    Um what? Wrong area man. This about case modes, not stock stuff.
  13. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    Sorry about double post:

    Updated pics!
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    OmegaAI New Member

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    D: No replies e_e evil people
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    I would have gone with non glossy black, less finger magnet, and also the paint job could be somewhat better, did you try polishing it? with something like this:

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    The whole point in the Case Mod Gallery is for things like this. Why was it not posted there :confused:
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    I usually dont look there so i guess he aiming for maximum "replyness"
  18. OmegaAI

    OmegaAI New Member

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    I posted here to so that I can get input on my case. As for the gallery, it isn't that active

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