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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  
post #1171 of 4609
dropped 2* n 3*C across the cores.
i had to do a little 'modding' of course to get some good airflow and positive pressure.
1) pulled the 'filter' from the front panel. i used these silverstone filters on the front lighted fans http://www.frys.com/product/6201440?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG . i had to do some cutting on the bottom of the front panel. there was just enough lip sticking out to stop a flush fit by about 1cm.
2) cut a square of cardboard to fit in the 3 x 5.25" bays to stop any airflow out from there.
3) cut a second rectangle to block the 2x140mm holes in the top under the mesh. after marking the fan mount holes, i used my old zero case to cut-out the 120 hole for the fan to sit in the rear spot so it is the only place for air to leave the top(other than the small wiring relief in the front of that valley.
4) filled in the meshed area on the side with yet another piece of cardboard. again i marked mounting holes and cut out the circles for the fans. i used another pair of the silverstone filters mounted between the cardboard and fans.

so, i have 4 fans from my old zero case and still have 3 more fans leftover. 2 on the side and 1 on the bottom pulling in fresh air. 1 on the top back slot under the mesh. dropping 2* on 2 cores and 3* on 2 cores, i would say its a great airflow case. i am so happy. thank you corsair.

tx650 psu. cable management is a pain in the ass. i dont understand why any manufacturer feels you need 6 inches between sata connections. 4 sata power connectors in 24". stupid.
but anyway, i got some good airflow and have a really nice looking case. thanks again corsair thumb.gif

sorry for the wall of text everyone.
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post #1172 of 4609
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Imma gonna go change my pants .. redface.gif
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post #1173 of 4609
Well I ordered my 500R and should be getting it on monday! Really excited. I already got all my other parts in today, so just gotta wait for the case.

Should I go ahead and install my cpu and heatsink (CM Hyper 212+) to the motherboard before I install the MB in the case? or is it better to install the MB to the case first, then add CPU and HS?
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post #1174 of 4609
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Well I ordered my 500R and should be getting it on monday! Really excited. I already got all my other parts in today, so just gotta wait for the case.

Should I go ahead and install my cpu and heatsink (CM Hyper 212+) to the motherboard before I install the MB in the case? or is it better to install the MB to the case first, then add CPU and HS?

would recommend putting the mobo in first. While I have put motherboards in with cooler and cpu installed the extra weight from the cooler can make it a little more difficult. plus you may not be able to get to some of the screws with a tower cooler installed
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post #1175 of 4609
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post #1176 of 4609
My case should be arriving tomorrow! (i hope!) It will be my first build and this is also my first post here wink.gif
post #1177 of 4609
Welcome flaxx0r. You picked a great case for your 1st build. Easy to work in with plenty of options
    
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post #1178 of 4609
Finally got my case in today! This thing is beautiful. My rig is in an antec lanboy air, which I love. 500R is for my wife's new rig, but I must admit Im a little jealous! I don't know that I could choose a favorite of the two lol.

Case came with a small dent on the rear panel. Kind of upsetting but I guess its not too noticeable being in the back.

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Other than that I have no complaints! Everything installed really easily. I was a little concerned not having bought a modular PSU, but the back had plenty of room and cable management was a breeze.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, I don't own a real camera frown.gif

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post #1179 of 4609
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Finally got my case in today! This thing is beautiful. My rig is in an antec lanboy air, which I love. 500R is for my wife's new rig, but I must admit Im a little jealous! I don't know that I could choose a favorite of the two lol.
Case came with a small dent on the rear panel. Kind of upsetting but I guess its not too noticeable being in the back.
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Other than that I have no complaints! Everything installed really easily. I was a little concerned not having bought a modular PSU, but the back had plenty of room and cable management was a breeze.
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, I don't own a real camera frown.gif
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e-mail Corsair's RMA department.. they will replace that panel
    
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post #1180 of 4609
Ok guys I'm back with another case:D Already own the 500R and 650D. Just got a 300R. Plan on doing a buildlog on it so stay tuned thumb.gif
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