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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 #1901 of 4609
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

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

Sorry to burst your bubble, but your fans are not quieter and they do not have the same pressure. CM overrates their fans in many ways. A simple search of the site for the fan testing that's already been done will prove me right. But hey, your fans were cheap while mine were 15 bucks apiece. Be happy about that.
post #1902 of 4609
Will be getting a second 300R panel for the left side without the fan slots and then some padded foam smile.gif
post #1903 of 4609
Just ordered a 500R, will get it somewhere next week biggrin.gif
post #1904 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Tom114 View Post

Just ordered a 500R, will get it somewhere next week biggrin.gif

awesome you wont regret it. unless corsair gives you a moldy bagel inside a 500r box....in which case you will regret it (don't worry it doesn't happen all to much) biggrin.gif
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post #1905 of 4609
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New owner here. Grabbed it at Newegg for 95 after rebate on sale a few weeks ago. Love the case but made some modifications.
What about some photos?
post #1906 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Diogenes5 View Post

Sorry to burst your bubble, but your fans are not quieter and they do not have the same pressure. CM overrates their fans in many ways. A simple search of the site for the fan testing that's already been done will prove me right. But hey, your fans were cheap while mine were 15 bucks apiece. Be happy about that.
point to this fan test on this site, please. i googled and there isnt 1 here that contains either of our fans. i have however found test done on other sites but not testing on both fans in the same test.
from everything ive read, dont tell me your fans are quieter. show me some proof. cooler master and noise blocker have been tested to be the quietest fans in both 120mm and 140mm BUT there are no gt fans tested.
so as i asked, point me to the test please.
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post #1907 of 4609
Anyone know what type of bearing the front LED fans on the 500r use? I'm going to be moving my 2 stock LED front fans to the top for exhaust and putting 2 Bitfenix Spectre Pro white LED fans in the front. I'm just wondering about the bearings because I have heard that sleeved bearings can sometimes cause noise if they are mounted horizontal compared to verticle. Not sure if that is right, but I thought I remembered hearing that before. I am also replaing my H80 fans with Corsair SP 120 high performance fans and got a Bitfenix Recon fan controller.

I also picked up a DEMCiflex magnetic side filter and a Duck A/C filter to put in the front, so hopefully I should be almost dust free. biggrin.gif
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post #1908 of 4609
Hey, i got a question for you carbide guys. I have a 400R and a 650D for my 2 computers. But i need some color insite. I'm looking to buy from corsair the preforated front drive bay covers like my 400R has b/c i installed a fan there, But i noticed the 400R is a slight glossy black grill, the lower grill int he 650D is a flat black. is the drive bay covers on the 500r or 300r a flat black? or all the same between the carbides? Thanks!
post #1909 of 4609
probably not much help but...the part numbers are different, which could just because of the way they mount or it could be because they are different mesh/different finish.

400r - 8930004
300r - 8930034
550d - 8930057

fwiw i believe the 400r and 500r use the exact same ones
    
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post #1910 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Clos View Post

Hey, i got a question for you carbide guys. I have a 400R and a 650D for my 2 computers. But i need some color insite. I'm looking to buy from corsair the preforated front drive bay covers like my 400R has b/c i installed a fan there, But i noticed the 400R is a slight glossy black grill, the lower grill int he 650D is a flat black. is the drive bay covers on the 500r or 300r a flat black? or all the same between the carbides? Thanks!

I'm not 100% sure whether you mean the exterior grill or somwthing else, but the 400R/500R are made of all the same materials and colors, except of course the white paint on the white 500R. I changes from a 400R to a 500R and it's mostly identical.
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