Turn on thread page Beta
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    I'm gonna feel like an absolute idiot...:p:

    If there's that mesh at the front of the case blocking the external bays, how do you fit in a CD/DVD drive?

    http://www.antec.com/usa/productDeta...an=us&id=15300

    Looking to sell my CoolerMaster Cavalier 3 case on ebay and buy this case from ebuyer. :yep:
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I am pretty sure you can remove pieces of the mesh that are just as high as a drive. This is not unusual with cases, they provide "covers" for all external bays that blend in with the design of the case, even if most people don't need covers for all slots since they will have at least one drive.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    IIRC, the front of the case is modular, so you can move it all around.
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    IIRC, the front of the case is modular, so you can move it all around.
    Right ok, that's good. What's 'IIRC'?
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Right ok, that's good. What's 'IIRC'?
    If I remember correctly.
    [EDIT] Morgoth has the 900, the whole front bezel is removable so you can move the fans around at will. It's pretty good, as his motherboard's IDE port was at the bottom of the board and the drive right at the top of the case, and because wire management was pretty important due to the case window, the ribbon cable wasn't long enough. So when we put it all together, we put the drive right at the bottom of the bezel and moved the 2 fans up the bezel

    Rather convenient
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    Oh.. :rofl:

    How about these? Do they really make that difference?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=530381
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I am also considering the 300 for a new build

    this is a fair review

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_nXwX_EzU

    i am also drawn towards



    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ndtunnelxl.jpg

    or

    http://www.tacens.com/images/alu-EX_2.jpg

    or maybe

    the antec solo

    it all kind of depends on whether or not I go with a passive 4850 or not....

    the system needs to be pretty quiet (will be mainly used with a projector) and will be for films/hdtv/gaming.....
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Oh.. :rofl:

    How about these? Do they really make that difference?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=530381
    They certainly help if you're trying to make as silent a PC as possible. But for most average users, it'll make little or no noticable difference.

    Hard disk mountings, though - that makes a difference. I refuse to compromise on my hdd's being mounted on silicone grommets now. Reduced hard disk vibration is really noticable.
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    As an alternative, I just installed one of these for a friend:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101

    Pretty solid case...
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    the antec 300 is awesome.

    There are two 'poppable' meshes on the front middle and bottom. Above that is the standard bays for drives. Also mine has a front door 'swinging' cover which isn't shown in that youtube video.
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    (Original post by Smtn)
    the antec 300 is awesome.

    There are two 'poppable' meshes on the front middle and bottom. Above that is the standard bays for drives. Also mine has a front door 'swinging' cover which isn't shown in that youtube video.
    It certainly gets good reviews.
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    See instead of those rubber fan mounts, would rubbers washers do?
    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...r/P1010752.jpg

    (obviously get smaller one than shown in pic)
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by spikeymike)
    See instead of those rubber fan mounts, would rubbers washers do?
    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...r/P1010752.jpg

    (obviously get smaller one than shown in pic)
    Yep. Silicone is best, but rubber should reduce some of the vibration
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr Roboto)
    As an alternative, I just installed one of these for a friend:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101

    Pretty solid case...
    My friend just got one of those too but he blew the power supply when he first turned it on as for some reason they ship with them set to 115v instead of 230v! (he had no idea that such a switch existed!)
    What idiot decided to ship a power supply in the the UK set to 115v?
    Yes I realise that the same model is sold in US etc, but if it was set to 230v by default then it will do no damage if switched on in the US and will also work in the UK.

    Conversely, leaving it on 115v apparently results in a huge blue spark coming out of the back if switched on in the UK!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    There is not mesh across the front of the Antec 300, it just looks like mesh, you un-clip one of the drive bay covers and just slot it in. Just order it and you will see. No mesh.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: November 19, 2008
Poll
Were you ever put in isolation at school?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.