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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 #1551 of 4609
In case anyone is interesting in swapping out fans on the Corsair cases, the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm fans fit perfectly in the 200mm fan mounts. Not only that but these fans kit the stock Corsair fans butts...

900 RPM and 148 CFM.

Plus they have mounting sockets on both sides of the fan (unlike the Xigmatek crystal series) which means they can easily be mounted in either direction.

These push a ton of air and make very little noise. Also NCIX has them on sale for $18

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post #1552 of 4609
just got my 500r in the mail a few days ago. i like it a lot, much cleaner and roomier than my antec 900. love the cable management too. crisp white leds look sick and match my logitech illuminated keyboard smile.gif. im over the whole side window so this is nice, but with the 1 200mm fan i feel like there is excess ventilation for no reason. tryin to keep positive pressure up in here >.< will prob use the 2 top fans for intake fans, everything intake and 1 exhaust in rear.
post #1553 of 4609
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Originally Posted by ryaan View Post

just got my 500r in the mail a few days ago. i like it a lot, much cleaner and roomier than my antec 900. love the cable management too. crisp white leds look sick and match my logitech illuminated keyboard smile.gif. im over the whole side window so this is nice, but with the 1 200mm fan i feel like there is excess ventilation for no reason. tryin to keep positive pressure up in here >.< will prob use the 2 top fans for intake fans, everything intake and 1 exhaust in rear.

using the top two as intake would seriously mess up the air flow of your case.

just take them off entirely if your desire is positive pressure.
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post #1554 of 4609
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using the top two as intake would seriously mess up the air flow of your case.
just take them off entirely if your desire is positive pressure.

there is enough positive with just the side 200 and front 2 120? i havent turned the thing on yet i was just hypothesizing so far, still waiting on other components. i figured the air would just float out of the top and rear and not have +pressure.

edit, also is it important to have the psu upside down to suck air in from the bottom or is it sufficient for the psu to suck air down from the side 200mm fan?
post #1555 of 4609
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Originally Posted by ryaan View Post

there is enough positive with just the side 200 and front 2 120? i havent turned the thing on yet i was just hypothesizing so far, still waiting on other components. i figured the air would just float out of the top and rear and not have +pressure.
edit, also is it important to have the psu upside down to suck air in from the bottom or is it sufficient for the psu to suck air down from the side 200mm fan?

1. you MUST have the PSU upside down. the 500r bottom fan filter is amazing. you don't want the PSU accumulating dust, and by having it suck in air from a side fan without a filter that exact thing will happen.
2. positive or negative pressure has little effect in this case, especially cuz there are so many openings. instead focus on getting air flowing in 1 direction, and then focus on properly protecting those intakes from dust.

on your two front fans stick this in front of it. in between the fan and the aluminum mesh. REMOVE that usesless plastic mesh. it doesn't do anything
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GKC2US/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

now with regards to the side fan, you can either have it pointing in and sucking in dust, or have it pointing out. the CFM on it is so small it doesn't change the pressure of your build, so it's just there to get rid of some GPU heat.
again, you DONT want your GPU sucking in dust.

now for the back fan, you can do either one, exhaust or intake, but if you make it an intake sandwitch some of that foam between the fan and the case. the foam is thin enough.

the top 2 fans MUST be exhaust, as hot air rises. if you are pushing down with intake fans from the top you are basically circulating hot air that's already in your case.
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post #1556 of 4609
+rep thanks for the breakdown^

with that respect to dust filters, i think im going to do all intake with a bottom fan pushing air up, change my hyper 212 to face blowing air up, and have the top 2 exhausting air.

if that seems warm ill do a 3rd intake infront, rear exhaust and leave top open or maybe 1 low cfm fan on top helping exhaust.
post #1557 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

1. you MUST have the PSU upside down. the 500r bottom fan filter is amazing. you don't want the PSU accumulating dust, and by having it suck in air from a side fan without a filter that exact thing will happen.
2. positive or negative pressure has little effect in this case, especially cuz there are so many openings. instead focus on getting air flowing in 1 direction, and then focus on properly protecting those intakes from dust.
on your two front fans stick this in front of it. in between the fan and the aluminum mesh. REMOVE that usesless plastic mesh. it doesn't do anything
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GKC2US/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
now with regards to the side fan, you can either have it pointing in and sucking in dust, or have it pointing out. the CFM on it is so small it doesn't change the pressure of your build, so it's just there to get rid of some GPU heat.
again, you DONT want your GPU sucking in dust.
now for the back fan, you can do either one, exhaust or intake, but if you make it an intake sandwitch some of that foam between the fan and the case. the foam is thin enough.
the top 2 fans MUST be exhaust, as hot air rises. if you are pushing down with intake fans from the top you are basically circulating hot air that's already in your case.

+Rep to you as well. I never thought about running my power supply upside down and using the dust filter. I put 2 Slipstream 120mm fans in the top and am running them as exhaust along with the back fan. I have the 2 front fans and the side fan running as intake. I ran the side fan on my Antec 300 as intake and it made a HUGE difference in cooling my GPU. My 5870 never gets out of the 60's. I just got everything switched over as I just got mine today so Im not going to yank it all back out to flip the power supply but Ill be sure to put that on my "to do" list for when Im bored later on. I kept my Hyper fan flowing horizontally towards the back cause I figure with the 2 fans pulling in the front and the 1 exhaust in back that it was just the natural flow. Seems to work as I have a little lower than average temps it seems from other Hyper owners running similar procs and clocks.

But man I love this case. The build quality is excellent and the thing looks awesome. Fits perfectly in my shelf next to my wifes. Now I should really be able play around with multiple video cards and maybe even water cooling. May not need to though because this case has dropped my Prime95 temps down 2C. I was hovering around 55C during Prime95 and I just ran it for a while and topped out at 53C. Gotta be the superb airflow. My favorite feature of this thing is the option to take out the top half hard drive rack. I only have to HDD's so I took the top one out cause my 5870 is about a mile long. Genius! Now I think I can try for that 4.1 clock. Love me some Corsair!
post #1558 of 4609
Finally got some time to clean up the cables inside the case and get everything put away. I love this case and it was a breeze getting everything tucked away and cleaned up. thumb.gif450
post #1559 of 4609
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Finally got some time to clean up the cables inside the case and get everything put away. I love this case and it was a breeze getting everything tucked away and cleaned up. thumb.gif450

very nice and clean build the 500r makes cable management effortless
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post #1560 of 4609
The 300r is on sale for $69 at several places but still not sure on it since it looks big for mid-tower.
I guess I'm off to micro-center to check it out.
It just doesn't feel right sticking my new ivy system in my case that's had 2 other systems in it and it has an annoying door on it.
Good enough reason I think.
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