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View Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?
200R 91 14.65%
300R 135 21.74%
400R 112 18.04%
500R 283 45.57%
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post #2351 of 4611 Old 10-15-2012, 06:49 PM
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^ plastic quality and paint quality are both excellent.
the sidemesh collects lots of dust from the 200mm fan but my room is usually just dusty.
I don't know...I measured the top cut out had 25mm...yet the corsair h100 spec says 27mm
so I can only fit a 30mm rad on the inside and the fans on top....would a pull or push be best in my scenario? (200mm side intake, 2x120mm front intake, 120mm exhaust rear, SLI cards blower style rear exhuast)

I'm using my H100 in pull configuration with 1000 rpm BitFenix Spectre fans and 3930k@ 4.1 ghz with no problems inside 400r. Room temp is ~27 *c avg, worst cpu temp is ~82 *c. 10 fans total.Probably my triple 570 makes most heat inside so you could get even better results.

About CoolerMaster LCS: it could be better than H100 but only due to copper fins and less FinsPerInch, which helps with airflow and saves low rpm (low noise) systems. Not sure about the waterblock - check some reviews.
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the cm lcs also has bigger tubing and is modular ie, you can change barbs to go to bigger tubing, change out the rad...

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I'm using my H100 in pull configuration with 1000 rpm BitFenix Spectre fans and 3930k@ 4.1 ghz with no problems inside 400r. Room temp is ~27 *c avg, worst cpu temp is ~82 *c. 10 fans total.Probably my triple 570 makes most heat inside so you could get even better results.

Are your fans in the top cut-out or inside the case?

I wonder how effective it can pull if the fans are in the cut-out position (judging from most pics online most people ahve the rad in the cut-out and fans on the inside)

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Plastic quality of 500r, specially the front panel is good or few solid ?
And the paint is great or are there some imperfections ?
And in the 500r model, the side mesh in not a dust source ?

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Plastic quality of 500r, specially the front panel is good or few solid ?

the plastic quality is solid.
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And the paint is great or are there some imperfections ?

depends. mine is fine, but I've seen some people get thin spots, scratches or fading paint out of the box. of course I've seen this happen with at least two dozen other cases as well.
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no dust filter on the side panel and it is a big dust intake. there are several options available like getting an acrylic window as well as some third party dust filters. for a $140 case, this issue should not exist imo, or at the very least the manufacturer should address it and offer a filter or alternative side panel for it themselves. they've ignored completely those of us who took part in the 400/500R beta test and have made some common sense improvements with the 550D/Vengeance cases. what exactly is your criteria for buying a case? the 500R is nice and I'm mostly satisfied with mine, but it's in a tough spot right around some cheaper cases that offer near or identical performance, features and functionality and by the time you get a side panel filter and two for the front you've spent 600T, Shinobi XL, or better yet Switch 810 money, and nobody can say with a straight face it's worth it compared to those. if you want dust protection and a "more solid" front panel, the 550D would be cheaper and a better buy straight away.

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^ any particular dust filters you can suggest?

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^ any particular dust filters you can suggest?

for the side panel

for the front (use high pressure fans)

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for the front http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=251 $5 each but they are really good filters.

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for the front http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=251 $5 each but they are really good filters.

I've been thinking about changing to these. they're in my local microcenter for $5. do they require high pressure fans? doesn't look like it. might make the switch.

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i had them on the stock fans til i swapped in the h100 fans...
at my frys also $5

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