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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 (112)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (283)
    500R
612 Total Votes  
post #1011 of 4610
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I'll be reading this thread just like I do with the Obsidian and Graphite ones, so I look forward to all your feedback. Things you like, things you think could be better - all this stuff helps us with our future cases. We've gone from 2 cases at the beginning of this year to 7 cases now, and we have a lot of plans to extend the product lineup into new and interesting areas. Nothing is off the table.
So every post on these forums where somebody says "make the cables shorter" or "I like the way the side panels fit" or whatever helps me make 2012s products that much better.

I have it and its astounding thumb.gif
post #1012 of 4610
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Originally Posted by JourdanWithaU View Post

Did you mod the case to fit the rad or just running a pull configuration?

im just running a pull right now. i will be modding the case this week so i can run a push pull. if you would like some pics when its completed i can post some thumb.gif
now that i have the rasa kit installed i am bit addicted, so i will be ordering more goodies this week .
post #1013 of 4610
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Originally Posted by kfxsti View Post

im just running a pull right now. i will be modding the case this week so i can run a push pull. if you would like some pics when its completed i can post some thumb.gif
now that i have the rasa kit installed i am bit addicted, so i will be ordering more goodies this week .

Yes please. Curious, what kind of delta temps are you seeing with it in its current configuration?
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XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro II Radiator PrimoChill PrimoFlex Black Tubing 6x CoolerMaster Excalibur fans, 4 on radiators,... 
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Monoprice Backlit Macro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX1200 Corsair Carbide 500R Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
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OtherOtherOtherOther
ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/R... Microsoft Q2F-00001 USB 2.0 WebCam Dream Cheeky USB Missle Launcher ASUS WL-ANT191 Wifi Antenna 
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post #1014 of 4610
I've been going through this thread and a ton of other research on this case (500R) and one other as my final selection for my new build. It's up against the CM Storm Trooper. I'm not super keen on the fan control on either, this case has the advantage of being cheaper allowing for more money to spend on aftermarket fan control. Outside of that it's all a matter of space, looks and more front side connectivity on the CM as far as my needs are concerned. I'm almost sold on this case but I have some questions (that I have yet to find an answer to).

Can I easily install a third fan in the front (above the other two fan mounts), that is is there some sort of 5.25 bay converter or adapter that allows me to do such a thing without a lot of effort? My main concern is that too much of my airflow intake (side fans notwithstanding) would be from below, directing more to the video card which essentially blocks off the top portion of the motherboard (which in my case is a mATX so space is limited on it). Granted I'll have a large heatsink with fans on the cpu, but I'd like to push air towards that if you take my meaning. I've seen some cases in this thread that look like they MAY have a third front intake fan. Is it possible?

Also, obviously this being an owners thread it might be biased, but outside of bells and whistles, will this case perform as well as the CM? Bearing in mind that I have no current interest in watercooling (I know it's blasphemy on a forum like this to speak of such things).

I'll be honest, I probably don't fit in on any overclock forum as I'm not a super enthusiast, but I do like to build rigs, and enthusiasts always have the most knowledge when it comes to these things.

Any help is appreciated, I am leaning towards the 500R black, I just need to picture the details before I make my decision. Thanks!
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post #1016 of 4610
Hey guys, considering getting this case, so much so I put a little effort into designing the air flow. I've not always been a hardware man I have always been more into the software side of things so if I'm barking up the wrong tree with this please let me know!

Here's a diagram of the air flow (the octagon shape is basically a closed loop water cooler and the black will be attached to the top rear outlet in a push/pull configuration.

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If you have any alternative suggestions then please, advise me, you guys are the masters at this kind of thing and I am just figuring things out.

Thanks
post #1017 of 4610
actually the airflow must be exactly this. front,left side and bottom intake and right side(back of mb),top and back export (? did i tell right? i don't know very well english)
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Kingston X-blu 2gb 1333 Mhz Kingston X-blu 2gb 1333 Mhz Kingston X-blu 2gb 1333 Mhz Cordair Force Series 2 120 Gb 
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post #1018 of 4610
a few updates to basic black...

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post #1019 of 4610
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Originally Posted by overpower View Post

actually the airflow must be exactly this. front,left side and bottom intake and right side(back of mb),top and back export (? did i tell right? i don't know very well english)

I get what you mean, I may just go for the best air cooler I can find so that I can use a fan on the back exhaust, so that the hot air rising from the GPUs (I'll have 2 n580 lightnings) can exit there instead of it being used solely as an exhaust for the CPU only. I think if the cooler has 2 fans (one on either side of the heatsink) then I'll be able to direct the heat to the back exhaust in a push pull configuration. Then heat rising from the graphics cards closer to the vent will be pushed out along with the hot air from the CPU.

Is that decent enough?
post #1020 of 4610
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Originally Posted by PProph View Post

Also, obviously this being an owners thread it might be biased, but outside of bells and whistles, will this case perform as well as the CM? Bearing in mind that I have no current interest in watercooling (I know it's blasphemy on a forum like this to speak of such things).
I'll be honest, I probably don't fit in on any overclock forum as I'm not a super enthusiast, but I do like to build rigs, and enthusiasts always have the most knowledge when it comes to these things.
Any help is appreciated, I am leaning towards the 500R black, I just need to picture the details before I make my decision. Thanks!

To this - I'd say the CM Storm Trooper is a better case. Go with that - if money is not an issue. Handle, SSD dock, hidey hole for spare bits and pieces. Heaps of space. I'd be tempted if I hadn't already bought the 500R prior to it's release. Aesthetics are another thing tho. The 500 in black looks sweet. The StormTrooper is a bit love it or leave it IMHO.

Either way I think you'd be happy.

Oh one more thing - if you want to use XL-ATX or E-ATX like a Rampage Extreme down the track for future builds you'd be better off with the Stormtrooper as the Corsair doesn't natively support that size.

Good luck either way.
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