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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 #1891 of 4611
I got mine today, switch from a Storm Scout.
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post #1892 of 4611
Do you like the case? love my 500r
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post #1893 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Frequency View Post

All the justification you need...I wish I was in the same boat or had someone waiting in the wings willing to take my current P67 MoBo/CPU combo and to slightly offset the cost for a new Z77 Sabertooth/i7 3770k.
In addition to some of the Z77>P67 improvements already listed above, the PWM fan management is much better.
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Sorry, no help on your original (H100) question...I still have that irrational problem of mixing water with electricity.

Sabertooth, nice biggrin.gif I considered getting that board but I decided the z77 deluxe had more features I could use. The sabertooth is an absolute beast and I love the way it looks, but personally I prefer the extra features of the deluxe board over the visuals of the sabertooth.

I know what you mean with the whole water and electronics thing tongue.gif It is something which still makes me somewhat cautious, but I am yet to hear a single horror story about corsairs products and provided all installation is done right I should never have an issue (here's hoping).

Costs together, I'm being provided with $1100 and I pay the balance, considering I think I will go with the h100 so that puts the balance at $500.
post #1894 of 4611
uhhh, im quite new here. i just wanna post my small 500r build smile.gif


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post #1895 of 4611
so i finally made the leap from my trust lancool pc-k62 to my new corsair carbide 500r

i do have a question tho re: airflow.. i have 5 ap-14 setup in it (3 exhaust on top and back and, 2 intake in the front) and was planning to put another intake on the bottom to "balance" out air in vs air out... would it make a difference in keeping everything cool inside? as it will probably direct air to my gtx 580 anyways

i'll post pics soon enough
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post #1896 of 4611
Keep in mind if the fans aren't the same, it probably wont balance it out anyway. Also though, you may want to consider the actual air flow within the case, both directional and positive/negative, are you concerned about dust build up inside the case?

-More air flowing into the case than out = positive airflow/greater air pressure inside than out. If the fans are filtered, the higher air pressure inside will supposedly push out dust through all the gaps in your case, of course if the fans aren't filtered, you're effectively just sucking it in.
-More air flowing out of the case than in = negative airflow/lower air pressure inside than out. If the fans aren't filtered this is better as it will repel the dust from the fans. The negative here is that air will supposedly be sucked into every little gap in the case.

An example is in some cases, right of the PCI slots there is a open grill. In this situation, positive airflow will have air being blown out of this grill, repelling dust, whereas negative airflow will have air flowing into the grill, filling the case with dust.

As for your airflow direction, sounds like a good setup, if you aren't concerned about positive/negative airflow, the added airflow through the case should theoretically increase the airflow and decrease temperatures, however in a real world situation the difference may be negligible.
post #1897 of 4611
the front fans are crap for cfm and pressure. i replaced mine with the h100 fans. im glad i can set them at low. sounds like a freakin twin prop takin off. lol.
i also pulled the 200mm ? off the side and replaced it with 2x 140mm cooler master. used a 3rd on the bottom also. the pressure isnt good on these fans but they flow for all hell.
these fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103078 im glad frys carries them even if i spent a dollar more lol.
and make sure you use a filter on the side panel. its a frickin dust intake from hell. corsair was very inconsiderate for not filtering it. its 1 of 2 complaints i have about the case. MAJOR complaints.
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post #1898 of 4611
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the front fans are crap for cfm and pressure....

make sure you use a filter on the side panel. its a frickin dust intake from hell. corsair was very inconsiderate for not filtering it. its 1 of 2 complaints i have about the case. MAJOR complaints.

agree 100%. they should at the very least make an official side filter available to customers. the new 550D comes with all the filters you need and they're easily removable and cleanable. I put some enermax tb silence fans on front with some modright filters I picked up in microcenter. now I'm just waiting on my 670 to come back from rma. my pc feels so... empty.

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Edited by PureBlackFire - 6/30/12 at 8:31am
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post #1899 of 4611
New owner here. Grabbed it at Newegg for 95 after rebate on sale a few weeks ago. Love the case but made some modifications.

The side panels are interchangeable and switchable with each other. Knowing this, I simply bought another solid panel (http://www.corsair.com/en/parts/case-parts/carbide-500r-case-right-side-panel-arctic-white-side-panel-right-with-no-fan-holes.html) and mounted it on the left side of my case. My goal was to make my computer quieter as so much air leaks out the side panel it is ridiculous. I have an NH-D14 with a TY-140 and the original P12 which are suppose to be the quietest combination (use low voltage adapters on them too) but the case made a little too much noise.

I could've used some sound dampening foam (http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-21-Inch-Dampening-Acoustic-SF01/dp/B0040JHMH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341012607&sr=8-1&keywords=sound+dampening+foam) to cover up my window outside of the fan but that's a sticky proposition. Getting an acrylic window seemed like too much trouble too. I don't need my computer to be flashy, just get the job done silently.

All fans larger than 140mm are just for show with poor static pressure and pooe airflow to dba ratios. I have 3 Gentle Typhoon AP-15's in front (1 mounted in the drive bay), 1 AP-15 on the bottom, 1 AP-15 on the Front Top (Top Back opening is covered up with weather foam and card stock), and an AP-15 for exhaust (usually turned off). They are all controlled by my sunbeam rheostart. My system runs cool and quiet with massive positive pressure as it is. The side panel disrupted airflow as well so it had to go.

I'll post some pics later, but the combination of performance, silence, and ease of use make the corsair 500r a keeper.
Edited by Diogenes5 - 6/29/12 at 9:49pm
post #1900 of 4611
my 140mm fans are quieter than yours, cost less, and have almost the same pressure.
i used a piece of cardboard stock, posterboard would work as well, and an air conditioner filter to keep out the dust. just cut your fan holes in the *board stock for your fans.
other than my h100 fans, this thing is quiet biggrin.gif
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