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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 #2001 of 4609
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Yes and i will send you all that pics with watercooled 400\500r from this thread in privat message because i have a collection of it.
I got the pics! Thank you so much Master Freez! You are very kind and helpful! I +1 you!
I noticed that the 500r is more water cooling friendly than the 400r, but it is not impossible with 400r. These pictures will give me alot of ideas and will help me plan. Thanks again mate! thumb.gif

Thanks smile.gif I have one idea like with 360 in the front. So...plan:

sorry guys, i cant remember the owner's nicnkame
450
450

All we need is a drill!)

maybe also new black rivets kit and the tool for it...

1) Removing the cages and 5.25 bay by drilling the case rivets

2) Lowest two fans can be with LED's on (like my BitFenix) and the top fan behind 5.25 covers without or with led's turned of. So the usual case overview is saved and no mods for front grill required.

3) According to number of HDD's in our systems, we can buy some black cage or use the stock from the case (500R) with two fans! Fans can be controlled by USB controller on the back side.

4) Now power supply's are short and powerful, like 1000w with about 16 cm lengh. So...a lot of space down there, SSD's can be mounted anywhere on velcro tape.

5) Some UN design mounting brackets or Danger Den Rad reservoir + D5 pump with sound dumpening material, XSPC RS280 at the top, 360 in the front (or some another rad just to fit).

6) The loop: D5 to GPU to CPU to RS280 to RS360 to reservoir. 2 fans should be mounted to the case, one to the radiator. Velcro tape will hold rad and fans will be in their position, no drilling, no new holes, no pain in the...buttkick.gif

7) Draining system: Koolance quick disconnect v3 bebore the fitting of lowest GPU and one same between the top and the front radiators. Pump and 360 can be unmounted to drain fully, other stuff we can blow with air from mouth biggrin.gif But don't swallow the fluid)))

For one graphics cards and cpu this is ultimate setup with overclocking. With two cards or three will be just a quiet gaming rig. As there will be no 5.25 bay, all devices like cardreaders or dvd burners should be external.

Also i would recommend to buy a side panel, cut it, put the window on MNPCTech red double side tape and some nice long LED stripe at the top. So...let there be light.

P.S: i know, i'm crazy biggrin.gif
Edited by Master Freez - 7/16/12 at 3:46pm
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post #2002 of 4609
Okay, I'm pretty annoyed by the stock front-fans now, I already replaced the rear exhaust fan with a Scythe slipstream I still had. What fans do you recommend for the front fan, I don't really need leds.
post #2003 of 4609
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Okay, I'm pretty annoyed by the stock front-fans now, I already replaced the rear exhaust fan with a Scythe slipstream I still had. What fans do you recommend for the front fan, I don't really need leds.

Try Corsair Fans, especially the quiet versions. There are two of them: one for pressure wich helps to cool the radiator, other for great airflow iside the case. Black fan with rubber places, black cable, nice sticker, low noise adapter (as i remember) and stylish switchable circle bracket (red\blue'white)
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post #2004 of 4609
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Okay, I'm pretty annoyed by the stock front-fans now, I already replaced the rear exhaust fan with a Scythe slipstream I still had. What fans do you recommend for the front fan, I don't really need leds.

BitFenix Spectre Pro
Cougar CF-V12HB
Cougar CF-V12HPB
Xigmatek XSF-F1252
Xigmatek XAF-F1252
Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition

these would all be good for replacement fans. if you have the stock mesh filter then all of these are fine. the Corsair SP120 High Performance fans are better than all of the above for use with filters with dense weaves because of the much higher static pressure, but they are not quiet if you care about that. the cougar fans have the best noise to performance ratio out of this bunch (17.7dBA/1.73mm/H20).
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post #2005 of 4609
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these would all be good for replacement fans. if you have the stock mesh filter then all of these are fine. the Corsair SP120 High Performance fans are better than all of the above for use with filters with dense weaves because of the much higher static pressure, but they are not quiet if you care about that. the cougar fans have the best noise to performance ratio out of this bunch (17.7dBA/1.73mm/H20).

I would say they all pretty cool but Corsair High Performance is bad choice mad.gif Anything higher than ~1200 rpm will be really loud. So...it's absolutely not for the quiet systems. And...2350 RPM with 30$ price is overkill in every moment.

Also Cougar and Xigmatek fans comes with the molex adapter which helps to build system without any fan splitters or controllers.
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post #2006 of 4609
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I would say they all pretty cool but Corsair High Performance is bad choice mad.gif Anything higher than ~1200 rpm will be really loud. So...it's absolutely not for the quiet systems. And...2350 RPM with 30$ price is overkill in every moment.
Also Cougar and Xigmatek fans comes with the molex adapter which helps to build system without any fan splitters or controllers.

$30 is for the two pack.

The SP120s also have a quiet edition that run at 1450 RPM, and have an included resistor to drop the RPM to around 1200 for even more silence.
post #2007 of 4609
Hey guys! New here smile.gif

So after reading a ton of posts here, I've finally decided to buy the 500R. One thing I'm wondering though: I want to add a side window and the only option that I see is to remove the fan. Will that have any noticeable impact temperature wise?
post #2008 of 4609
There won't be if you put fans in the bottom and top positions! All the side fan does is cool your gpu actually.
post #2009 of 4609
Do those large rivet/screw-looking things with central holes in this case come out with some level of ease?

CARBIDE.jpg

Wondering how easy it would be to disassemble this case for painting, to keep all the grills and screws/rivets in their original black color (and does the window come out okay, or is it permanently attached somehow?) Thanks!!

I want to do something roughly like this (forgot to leave the top grill black in this picture, but it would be)

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Edited by ElevenEleven - 7/18/12 at 1:12pm
   
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post #2010 of 4609
^
If you are referring to the 8 (Allen) hex bolts on the front panel then yes, they serve no purpose -other than decorative(?)- and can be easily un-screwed from the besel.
The front and top panel mesh grills can be removed/re-attached by carefully folding the mesh clips up/down.
The side-panel window appears to be mounted with 10(+) pressure clips/retainers so it should be fairly easy to remove as well.
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