Antec Three Hundred Case vs. Antec Three Hundred Two Case?

 
 
 

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I find that the antec dust filter much better than the, cloth dust filters in other cases. The cloth dust filters get stretched out after constant washing over the months. Then, they no longer fit seamlessly into the dust bracket holder. The Antec design is a single layer of woven nylon that remains fixed and can be cleaned with a simple blow. Mr. anonymous up there might be very good at blowing this, as he seems to have a lot of hot air is dire need of ventilation.

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What about a fan filter on the sides of that case. Is it a dust magnet.
I cannot decide what is better 302 or 300.

Or another case by Bitfenix or even Corsair.

On my DELL dimension 3100 at the front is sides and bottom ventilation. Over the hard drive.

So cool air is brought in from the front and then exast out the back.

Anonymous

Well I can tell you from owning the Antec 300 it's a fine case but you run in to problems with cable management and if a tidy case is a must I would advise to look elsewhere now. As well as it doesn't support larger motherboards or video cards up to 11" max on the card's and about 9" with HDD's installed. The cooling is good with my Q8400 O.Ced @ 3.8 the temps are 5 degrees cooler than in its previous case with the nice fans included all in all its a nice case but if you need to upgrade in the future you may need a better case with more room, unless you plan on buying a new one with each upgrade or build

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I wish the two people here and YouTubers would elaborate their statements. How is Antec or the 300/302 a POS? I am thinking about buying the 300 or 302, but I am not sure if it's a good case or not. This will be my first build and I don't know what I want/need.

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Yea,I agree. Statements like, "this is crap", is useless, without explaining why.

Remember, the Three Hundred Series Cases are in the affordable (budget) category, so no, they are not super high-end cases. Something I believe many forget, either that or they are being aholes. You just can't compare this case to a case that's 3x it's price! So with that being said, the Antec Three Hundred series cases hold their own in this affordable category.

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Hey Rodney, I've built my rig a while back ago and I got the Antech 302. I love this case to say the least. It's just the right size. It doesn't have the bells and whistles I don't need or will never use. Although, it has plenty of airflow, I'm eventually going to put a window in it and have two 120mm fans side by side in this window. Right now I have some Coolermaster with Blue LEDs fans that only put out about 39-+cfm and I'm thinking of upgrading them to either Gelid Wing with UV Blue blades or the Corsair AF/SP series.

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Could someone tell me what is the purpose of having a fan BEHIND the CPU block...

Would it REALLY lower temp for a Stock CPU?

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It won't lower it much, but it would help reduce the heat build-up. If you have everything at stock speeds though, there really isn't any point. Now, if you are overclocking, even little bit helps. You won't see a dramatic decrease is CPU temperature, but it could make the CPU stable.

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Weird that I didn't saw that in overclocker systems...

Probably like you've said the difference is not enough to bother with it.

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I just did a video on this, great question: http://www.3dgameman.com/q-and-a/401/cooling-fan-behind-motherboard

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That will surely help to answers.

A related question, what about the 2 oz of copper of some Gigabyes MB use? They say that it will move more heat toward the back of the MB...

What's your idea about this? Will a fan in the back will help more?

Anonymous

Antec is so overrated.

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Do you feel any better after posting that comment? lol

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Antec is garbage irregardless.

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Care to elaborate on this statement?