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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 (281)
    500R
609 Total Votes  
post #2011 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Frequency View Post

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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.

Thank you - very helpful!
I had a glance at your rig and was surprised to notice how similar it is to mine! How is your GTX 580 doing in this case, temperature-wise? Also is your case overall somewhat noisy? I do have 3 Noctua fans in mine, but the GTX 580 cooling is stock Gigabyte, and I can definitely hear it (swapped my silent 7870 with a family member, because the GTX 580 was causing random issues for him in games =/).
   
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post #2012 of 4609
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At idle my GPU hovers around 31°C, and I only use 2 profiles (stock@40% and 797/1594/2025@60%) so with that mild OC the card has never topped 78°C, and switching between the profiles doesn't generate a whole lot more noise.

I use 4 140mm Cooler Master R4s-S4S (2 front/2 side panel) for intake, the stock Corsair 140mm and 120mm as top exhausts, and 1 Cooler Master R4-BMBS as rear exhaust -w/ two more mounted on the Hyper 212 Plus.

I don't run the CPU with a permanent OC (still using SpeedStep/Turbo Boost) so when the CPU does throttle up through the multipliers the rear exhaust & coolers fans (w/ ASUS Turbo profile) ramp up from approx. 900 to around 1600RPM, which does get your attention -but is not at all overbearing.
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I transplanted the major internals of this system from a Tt Armor VA8003BWS super-tower/Tt fans (with approx. the same positive airflow %) to this compact-mid 300R and can say that while I have not seen any marked difference with ambient/at load temps, the noise-levels are noticably better...chalk it up to the different fans.
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post #2013 of 4609
Is the top mesh just a single metal part or does it have an actual filter?
post #2014 of 4609
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The top mesh of the 300R? If so then yes, it is a single mesh insert without any sort of filter element.
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post #2015 of 4609
Oh sorry, i mean for the 500r
post #2016 of 4609
The top mesh on the 500R has a filter.
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post #2017 of 4609
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The top mesh on the 500R has a filter.
no it doesnt, unless its the white case. then it isnt a filter. its a meshed piece of plastic.aka, its a sheet of thin plastic with tiny holes punched in it like the front. it isnt a filter. its an air obstruction. it doesnt stop dirt anymore than not being there.
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post #2018 of 4609
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no it doesnt, unless its the white case. then it isnt a filter. its a meshed piece of plastic.aka, its a sheet of thin plastic with tiny holes punched in it like the front. it isnt a filter. its an air obstruction. it doesnt stop dirt anymore than not being there.

It gets dirty so its stopping something from getting in.
 
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post #2019 of 4609
you got me there. its just like the rad on your h100. it stops the dust also. too bad the 'filter' doesnt stop the dust from getting in your h100....
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post #2020 of 4609
There is a company called Demciflex, wich makes magnetic dust filters and special kits for the cases....so if someone need it, check them out on FrozenCPU

400R side dust filter and might be the top, also the top for 500R

500R Side Filter
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