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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
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post #2111 of 4610
i can tell you i measured it. its the same thickness as a fan. 2 millimeters is about 1/16 inch. just a tad bit over 1/16 actually. corsair may say 27 to account for variables in manufacturing. they could be shooting for 26mm and figure +/- 1 mm is good enough to call all 27mm.
again, i measured it next to my fan and used a ruler. MINE is 1" as far as i can tell.
doesnt change the fact unless you have an oddball motherboard, the h100 with a pair of fans isnt going to fit inside the 500r. as i said before, i dont understand why they didnt make it 1/2" taller. another 1/2" of height over the motherboard and push/pull would fit totally concealed.
maybe they also figure that if you spend $100-120 on an h100 and spend $15-30 more for fans, you may as well buy a real water loop. i know i wish i wouldve. that will be remedied sometime by the end of the year. the h100 will go on the girlfriends amd and i'll build a nice custom in my 500r. i figure with an ex240 with 2 120 slower, quieter fans pulling i should drop another 4-5* biggrin.gif
but on his topic/question, 50mm or 52mm, it aint fitting.
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post #2112 of 4610
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Hey guys,

Just bought a 500R black version!
I am building a gaming computer. Was planning to get the case last but 500R was on sale and I think w/e I decide to put will fit into it just fine.

Next up, I am planning to get Corsair HX750 PSU.
Do any of you guys have experience good/bad you want to share?

I noticed that HX750 has been out for quite some time. Also built by CWT instead of Seasonic.

I like that it's modular, 80 silver +, and corsair.

Looking for any kind of advice.


Other parts I am considering

CPU: i5-3570K
MOBO:
1. ASRock Z77 Extreme4
2. Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
3. MSI's Z77A-GD65
4. ASUS P8Z77-V

GPU:
GTX 670

Heatsink
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

My HX750 has served me well for 2 and a half years. I've used it in three builds and with several different gpu configs. It's rock stable and super quiet. Not the best choice from a spending perspective as you can do better for the same price or just as good for less today. Corsair has a new HX750 out now. There are also several great alternatives to this psu you could get. For example, the build you're trying to get would only require a good 550-600w psu, even if you SLI the gtx670. Just some things to think about. As for the motherboards you're looking at, you'll want to get the gigabyte, the asarock or the P8Z77-V if budget is not a huge concern.
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post #2113 of 4610
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Go ahead and add me! Heres a quck pic of my 500R
btw I'm pretty upset I don't really have the $$ to build a loop right now, but I've been doing a lot of thinking and came up with a way to fit a 2nd 240 rad with zero modifications.
if you remove the front fascia, any thing you might have in the 5.25" bays, and then you will probably have to remove the the front control panel... you should be able to slide down this 25mm thick rad where the front fans are. Alternatively you could try to removing the hdd cages and try to squeeze it up from the bottom, but it think it would be easier the other way.
http://www.dangerden.com/store/black-ice_pro-ii-radiator.html#tabs
it should fit snug (if it really is 25mm) and have the inlet and outlet siting in the bottom 5.25" bay. You can then reasemble the front of the case and a set of 20mm thick Yate Loon's should fit b/w the case and fascia.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7558/fan-454/Yate_Loon_120mm_x_20mm_Slim_Fan_-_Medium_Speed_D12SM-12C.html#blank

not as simple as you would think.
http://91.151.218.11/showthread.php?s=42aa2608aee6538efa609540ab8688b8&t=18373472 >>
points to this for the lead modder guy >
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916
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post #2114 of 4610
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My HX750 has served me well for 2 and a half years. I've used it in three builds and with several different gpu configs. It's rock stable and super quiet. Not the best choice from a spending perspective as you can do better for the same price or just as good for less today. Corsair has a new HX750 out now. There are also several great alternatives to this psu you could get. For example, the build you're trying to get would only require a good 550-600w psu, even if you SLI the gtx670. Just some things to think about. As for the motherboards you're looking at, you'll want to get the gigabyte, the asarock or the P8Z77-V if budget is not a huge concern.

Yeah. The only reason why I was looking at 750W PSU is because of the remote chance I might go SLI.

Although now I am starting to think I should just go for 550~650W PSU since I will probably just upgrade that GTX670 later on than add on another one.

I will look at 550W~750W and just go for a one with good deal.
post #2115 of 4610
does anyone know if this would work?

3x140 (420mm height) radiator OR 4x120 (480mm height). the width for both should be good with a little modding. i plan on attaching only the bottom fans to the actual chasis. the rest will be "hanging" but still secure.


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post #2116 of 4610
Just bought my white 500R!!! Anybody have any advice for fans/anything I should do to the case? should I fill up both top fan slots?
Edited by JDMfanatic - 8/7/12 at 12:56pm
post #2117 of 4610
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Just bought my white 500R!!! Anybody have any advice for fans/anything I should do to the case? should I fill up both top fan slots?

if you can* put 2 120mm fans exhausting uptop then remove both HDD cages too have a buttload of airflow going to your video card then use one of the HDD cages and place it in the 5.25" bay that is the best way of maximum airflow thumb.gif
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post #2118 of 4610
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if you can* put 2 120mm fans exhausting uptop then remove both HDD cages too have a buttload of airflow going to your video card then use one of the HDD cages and place it in the 5.25" bay that is the best way of maximum airflow thumb.gif

Would that many exhaust fans cause negative pressure in the case? I want to keep positive pressure!
post #2119 of 4610
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Would that many exhaust fans cause negative pressure in the case? I want to keep positive pressure!

not at all i have had this fan setup since i got my case. all positive pressure my friend
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post #2120 of 4610
i have 2 exhaust at the top from my h100(both excaliburs). the rear fan as intake also. the front 3x 5.25 bays i have the h100 stock and in the top 'hdd' fan slot i have the other h100 stock fan with the hdd bay removed. i have the stock 500r fan under that with the hdd rack holding my 2x 320 raid. these are all 120mm fans.
the case bottom is a cm 140mm r4intaking, bottom side panel cm 140mm r4 intaking and top side panel 140mm cm r4.
with all fans at 100% i have positive pressure NOW. i had negative pressure with the rear 120 fan exhausting.
even with the front 3 fans on low with the 500r fan 'controller' i still have positive pressure.
my cpu temps are awesome. 1.36v vcore


73-74*F ambients. with front fans on medium.
the stock front fans dont push any air at all. no static pressure.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 8/7/12 at 3:53pm
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