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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 #1541 of 4610
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Originally Posted by EightBallCrnPkt View Post

I did notice that from the pictures you showed us. That is nice to have the black acrylic frame in front.. . Was that the first time you've done a window mod ?

yep. this is actually the 1st case i have ever owned. i was a laptop guy until i got fed up.
Hummingbird
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Intel® Core i5-2500K, 3.30 GHz EVGA Z68 FTW E-ATX Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB DiRT 3 Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB - 2133 (PC3 17... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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post #1542 of 4610
Just curious on what all of you think the best fan setup is for the 500R. I really didn't care about fan noise when I had my 470's in SLI beings they were louder than all the case fans. But now that I got a GTX 680, I'm thinking of switching out the fans to something that might be more quiet. Not that they are that loud, but they are the loudest part of my PC now.

Currently I have my H80 as rear exhaust with the fans that came with it. I moved the exhaust fan that came with the case to an exhaust on the top front section. Then I just have the 2 front and 1 side that came with the case.

I'm thinking of adding a fan as intake on the bottom by the PSU and another exhaust up top. I also might switch out the 200mm side fan for 2x140mm fans. I wonder about adding the fan to the bottom by the PSU...wouldn't that just move your intake air from the front fans right up to the exhaust on the top without it really getting to your GPU or other components?

Also, any recommendations on good/quiet fans would be great. Of course ones that would be more quiet than the stock fans. I'm gonna guess that there will be a lot of recommendations for the Gentle Typhoon fans, but they are a little to spendy for me at the moment.
My Rig
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i7 920 D0 @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte EX58-UD4P MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC 3x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
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Crucial M4-64GB WD Caviar Black-1TB ASUS DRW-24B1ST Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VG248qe Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 
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Corsair 500r (White) Razer DeathAdder 2013 Razer Vespula Creative X-Fi Titanium HD 
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Audio Technica AD700 bitfenix recon 
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i7 920 D0 @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte EX58-UD4P MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC 3x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4-64GB WD Caviar Black-1TB ASUS DRW-24B1ST Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VG248qe Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 
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Corsair 500r (White) Razer DeathAdder 2013 Razer Vespula Creative X-Fi Titanium HD 
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Audio Technica AD700 bitfenix recon 
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post #1543 of 4610
Gotcha, and now your hooked right? biggrin.gif
post #1544 of 4610
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Originally Posted by EightBallCrnPkt View Post

Gotcha, and now your hooked right? biggrin.gif

you bet.
i wanna do a watercooled case labs build too. especially when i get a 2011 i7 in november.
Hummingbird
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core i5-2500K, 3.30 GHz EVGA Z68 FTW E-ATX Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB DiRT 3 Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB - 2133 (PC3 17... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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post #1545 of 4610
where can i get extra fans and screws for my 400r? i want to use all fan slots
post #1546 of 4610
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Originally Posted by ineedafriend View Post

where can i get extra fans and screws for my 400r? i want to use all fan slots
Screws come with fans when you buy them.
Skylake Rig
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i5 6600k Z170X-UD5 MSI R9 280X HyperX 2x4 2666 
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Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X61 Gelid Icy Vision 2  Windows 10 
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Corsair K65 Corsair TX550M NZXT S340 Black Corsair M60 
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i5 6600k Z170X-UD5 MSI R9 280X HyperX 2x4 2666 
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Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X61 Gelid Icy Vision 2  Windows 10 
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Corsair K65 Corsair TX550M NZXT S340 Black Corsair M60 
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post #1547 of 4610
How about another HD caddy, google turned up more cases..

I'd like to have 8 HD slots
 
DD Portable
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i5 5675C Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5 XFX RX 480 GTR 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
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Samsung 840 Evo Western Digital Black RE4 2TB Western Digital Green 2TB bequiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm PWM 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
bequiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm PWM bequiet! Shadow Wings SW1 120mm PWM bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Arch X64 / Gnome and OSX 10.11 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 590D 4K KBC Poker II be quiet! Straight Power 10 400W bequiet! Silent Base 800 
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Speedlink Omni VI  Sound Blaster Z  Bose Companion 2  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3427U The Googs HD4000 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB Flash / 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD card ChromeOS / Ubuntu 14.04 12" 2560x1700 bad 
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not much  Aluminium  Trackpad it makes noise I think  
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i5 5675C Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5 XFX RX 480 GTR 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Western Digital Black RE4 2TB Western Digital Green 2TB bequiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm PWM 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
bequiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm PWM bequiet! Shadow Wings SW1 120mm PWM bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Arch X64 / Gnome and OSX 10.11 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 590D 4K KBC Poker II be quiet! Straight Power 10 400W bequiet! Silent Base 800 
MouseAudioAudio
Speedlink Omni VI  Sound Blaster Z  Bose Companion 2  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3427U The Googs HD4000 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB Flash / 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD card ChromeOS / Ubuntu 14.04 12" 2560x1700 bad 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
not much  Aluminium  Trackpad it makes noise I think  
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post #1548 of 4610
    
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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 
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maxtor hdd asus blu-ray reader/burner xspc ex360 rad (x2)  swiftec mcp655 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2... 
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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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acer x183h acer x183h corsair k60 mechanical silverstone strider 1000 silver 
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phenom ii x6 1100t gigabyte ga990fxa ud5 gigabyte 480gtx gigabyte 480gtx 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
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 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
lamptron fc5 bitspower 150 black ice reservoir vista ultimate 64 bit asus s248h-p hdmi led 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
acer x183h acer x183h corsair k60 mechanical silverstone strider 1000 silver 
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corsair 500r corsair m60 func 1030 archetype creative x-fi xtreme gamer 
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post #1549 of 4610
I use 2 Cougar Vortex to cool my Corsair H100 and they're real quiet and has great airflow. Keeps my H100 at lower temps then with stock fans (all while being quieter)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001

I also swapped out the front fans for 2 XIGMATEK XLF-F1254. Not too much airflow but they're quiet. For me, the front fans created the most noise so these are a must to replace if you want a quieter rig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233035

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Big BUT! I have all my fans controlled via a fan controller, so results may vary.
post #1550 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

you bet.
i wanna do a watercooled case labs build too. especially when i get a 2011 i7 in november.

That should keep you busy :-) Going under water will be exciting.. I'm not ready to take the plunge yet ;-)
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