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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (91)
    200R
  • 22% of voters (135)
    300R
  • 18% of voters (111)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (282)
    500R
610 Total Votes  
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finally got the rasa in last night, and went ahead and installed the 2nd 7970. havent decided if im going to put the 7970s under water yet or not
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Greetings! Just finished my first ever PC build (well almost a couple of HD's to add from my other PC), though I admit I cheated a little by buying a motherboard bundle with the CPU, memory and weedy stock CPU cooler already installed. Purely for peace of mind as I dreaded getting a dead board, and I wanted to see how much room there is to play with inside.

Plugging in the 8-pin power was probably the worst part, and it all seems to have gone well except my HD activity light is not working, though I think I've plugged it into the right position on the Front Panel Header.

My first upgrade is going to be a decent cooler originally I was going with a Noctua NH-D14, but the included memory is too tall (and I must admit the size and weight of the Noctua puts me off a little). I'm planning on installing either the Antec H2O 920 or Corsair H100 which of course fits so nicely in the 500R! However I'm not keen on having to remove the side panel every-time I want to change the fan setting, the Antec seems much more control-able with the included software. Any recommendations either way? I believe the Antec is quieter which is another plus.

Delighted with my 500R case which seems like great quality to me, and I've managed to make a reasonable job of the cable management, really pleased I went for the white version too.

Corsair Carbide 500R White Case
Intel Core i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 Memory
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 Motherboard
Corsair TX 850W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze PSU
Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD
Samsung S222AB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black
Pioneer BDR-S06XLB 12x Blu-Ray ReWriter
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB <<< Was pondering going 3930k but not available at the moment, so thought I'd splurge on this instead.
Edited by Shotto - 1/28/12 at 10:38am
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Gah, I'm still trying to figure out if I have my airflow setup right in my 400R. I have 2 front fans intake, 2 side fans intake, 2 top fans exhaust and 1 rear fan exhaust with my Hyper 212 EVO fan pulling air from the front to back of the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Gah, I'm still trying to figure out if I have my airflow setup right in my 400R. I have 2 front fans intake, 2 side fans intake, 2 top fans exhaust and 1 rear fan exhaust with my Hyper 212 EVO fan pulling air from the front to back of the case.

That is pretty much optimal! The positive pressure will push air out the pci-e slots and other holes, making it harder to accumulate dust and maintaining a cool environment! Just need 2x cheapo dust filters from newegg or wherever for the 2x side fans and you're set biggrin.gif
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Quote:
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finally got the rasa in last night, and went ahead and installed the 2nd 7970. havent decided if im going to put the 7970s under water yet or not

Did you mod the case to fit the rad or just running a pull configuration?
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Thread Starter 
hey guys just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you. Just been busy trying to get my last semester of college straightened out. Hope to update the op with all our new members soon wave2.gif
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Did u add me? i forgot; tongue.gif
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