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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 #1451 of 4611
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This has probably been asked before, but didn't exactly find what I was looking for when I searched.

Is there really no noticable difference in noise between the 3 fan controller settings. I put my ear right up to the front fans and could not tell a difference. Maybe it it just too subtle to notice for me. I double checked connections and they were good. Just curious if the noise difference is that minimal between low and high settings.

while mine weren't a major difference, there was enough between each setting that I could tell by listening to them
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post #1452 of 4611
Finally installed every into my new 500R and that's really awesome case, but wow it was extremely hard to manage all those cables. I got TX850 PSU and it has tons of extra cables and I struggled to close back door biggrin.gif

One more thing I noticed that both intake fans and side fan are very weak. My gentle typhoons are blowing air 3 times as much and even exhaust fan which came with this case is much better. And fan control thing increase fan speed by very little, I see no difference in sound and even in feeling.
post #1453 of 4611
The first thing I did when I got the 500R was to swap out all of the fans. I put 4 Coolermaster R4's (2 in front, 2 up top) and put a Xigmatek 200mm in the door (all fans in red). I also put a BitFenix 140mm Pro series (again red LED) in the floor of the case. More airflow than I can use now rolleyes.gif


The stock Corsair case fans are pretty much crap. Their fans for their water kits are pretty decent though.
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post #1454 of 4611
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The first thing I did when I got the 500R was to swap out all of the fans. I put 4 Coolermaster R4's (2 in front, 2 up top) and put a Xigmatek 200mm in the door (all fans in red). I also put a BitFenix 140mm Pro series (again red LED) in the floor of the case. More airflow than I can use now rolleyes.gif
The stock Corsair case fans are pretty much crap. Their fans for their water kits are pretty decent though.

Yeah, they are so weak you hardly feel with your hand they are blowing air lol.. But well, to change I need to buy 2 decent fans and fan controller separate, because current won't work anymore.
post #1455 of 4611
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Just been busy with my Dremel.
I've placed my 240mm rad at the bottom, a new 280 at the top and made a side window.
I'm not sure I like the side window tough.
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Edited by MrG pc - 4/21/12 at 7:23am
post #1456 of 4611
Indeed, the corsair LED fans are crap. I also changed them for CM R4´s and a megaflow in the sidepanel. Ans yes their exhaust fan and the watercooling fans are good.

The fan controller does make a big difference here, it´s pretty quiet on low, a bit louder on normal and loud on the highest setting. But now I´m using my NZXT fancontroller, I only use the controller of the case for the 2 front intakes and the exhaust fan.
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post #1457 of 4611
Hey guys, I'm thinking of replacing the front fans in my 500r with something quieter (My computer is in a small room so the stock fans kind of gets annoying late at night).

I ordered the Cougar Vortex fans for the sides and I love them. The only problem is they don't have White LEDs so I was wondering what would be a good alternative for the front with White LEDS?

Or should I just pop a cold cathode tube in there and order 2 more Cougars? I don't know if the cathode tube would light up the front as well as a LED fan though... Hmm anyways, any input would be great!
Edited by toesocks - 4/22/12 at 3:52am
post #1458 of 4611
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Hey guys, I'm thinking of replacing the front fans in my 500r with something quieter (My computer is in a small room so the stock fans kind of gets annoying late at night).

I ordered the Cougar Vortex fans for the sides and I love them. The only problem is they don't have White LEDs so I was wondering what would be a good alternative for the front with White LEDS?

Or should I just pop a cold cathode tube in there and order 2 more Cougars? I don't know if the cathode tube would light up the front as well as a LED fan though... Hmm anyways, any input would be great!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233045
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How would you compare these to the cougars I bought? Thanks!
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How would you compare these to the cougars I bought? Thanks!

I have 2 of them and there leds are really nice. There pretty quiet but I do use a fan controller
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