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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 #1021 of 4610
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

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Looks good. You've got some extra lighting in there? LED strips,cold cathode or just some LED fans in the roof?
post #1022 of 4610
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Originally Posted by sli_shroom View Post

a few updates to basic black...

Beautiful. I was thinking 'why so much cooling'? Then I thought 'why not?'

I think it looks a little bit steampunk. Not sure that was the look you were going for but yeah beautiful work. Keep it up.
post #1023 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Jimma47 View Post

Looks good. You've got some extra lighting in there? LED strips,cold cathode or just some LED fans in the roof?

its got 2 15in cathodes and some 120mm white fans which i took from the front
post #1024 of 4610
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Originally Posted by PProph View Post

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!

You'll be better off with the NZXT Switch 810 than both. It's a much better case and is selling for $179.99. Look it up. Far better case than the two you're looking at.
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post #1025 of 4610
Looks pretty sweet, definitely overkill for what I need but like you say it certainly future proofs me. No side intake which I prefer, but everything else is golden. I especially like the optional fan that you can tilt on the top hard drive cage, awesome stuff. I can't seem to find it in any of the usual online retailers here though, I'm assuming it's brand brand new. Thanks for the suggestion!

I might just end up going with the more affordable 500R and then get a bigger case like that down the road, I definitely like that NZXT over the Trooper, looks like it performs better too.

I appreciate the reply!
post #1026 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Jimma47 View Post

Beautiful. I was thinking 'why so much cooling'? Then I thought 'why not?'
I think it looks a little bit steampunk. Not sure that was the look you were going for but yeah beautiful work. Keep it up.


thx...i have always loved the steampunk look and hope to do a complete themed build one of these days

the dual 480s really drop some some heat into the loop and the ud5 northbridge is known to run toasty. that being said the 125w tdp 1100 isnt a cool runner either. it definitely all adds up...well it used to lol
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phenom ii x6 1100t gigabyte ga990fxa ud5 gigabyte 480gtx gigabyte 480gtx 
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evga 480gtx corsair vengence ddr3 1600 ocz agility 3 sdd ocz agility 3 sdd 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
maxtor hdd asus blu-ray reader/burner xspc ex360 rad (x2)  swiftec mcp655 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
laing d5 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2 pump top heatkiller cpu block koolance nv480gtx full vga blocks ek northbridge block 
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lamptron fc5 bitspower 150 black ice reservoir vista ultimate 64 bit asus s248h-p hdmi led 
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post #1027 of 4610
Just wanted to say thanks and share a video of my new rig.

http://youtu.be/p41yDeK0f_c
post #1028 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Jimma47 View Post

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.

I advise NOT going with the CM Storm Trooper.

Watch this review by LavcoPriceTech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnHXU-OeXfk (URL function is not displaying the link, sorry for the direct posting of it).

They are unbiased and brutally honest in their reviews. I suggest 'leave it'.
post #1029 of 4610
New Mod. Got my HDD's cage ziptied into the 5.25
450
post #1030 of 4610
Oh, hai! wave2.gif

I have a build log of a 500R going on HERE Still work in progress smile.gif

tube1.jpg

Lots of nice looking cases in this thread already thumb.gif
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