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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 #2121 of 4609
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

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

He used a thicker rad then I was saying to use, and used full sized fans. If you can get a rad that is no thicker than 25mm (like the one I posted) and use thin fans then it will fit without modification.

If you want to run without the hdd cages though then you should just use a thicker rad and cut out what you need from the bottom of the 5.25" cage.
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post #2122 of 4609
only a 25mm thick rad, you may as well go with the rasa ex240(35.5mm)and put inside the top with quiet pull fans outside the case. the swiftech extreme permance slim is 35.5 mm thick but it has a high fin count(fpi-fins per inch), the same as the h100's count. swiftech quiet power slim is 34mm but i can find no fin count. the black ice gt stealth is 30mm thick but has 30 fpi.
no matter what rad you use, the 5.25 bay will need to be cut at the bottom so the top part of the radiator can fit into it. from the bottom of the 5.25 bay rack to the bottom of the case is (my estimate) 250-255mm. impossible to fit ANY radiator in there without cutting the bottom of the 5.25 bay rack.

putting a rad in front AND using thin fans, go thick with low count fpi or a 3x 120 rad and full size fans inside the case itself.
running a rad in the front with the hdd cages still in, youll lose massive amounts of airflow there compared to anywhere else in the case. have you seen how much air the hdd cage blocks ? thin fans wont do squat pushing through a 30 fpi rad then through the hdd cages. you need very high static pressure fans, 25mmx120mm fans.
if you dont believe me, go to the water cooling sub-forum. join overclockers.com and message that master modder of the 500r. youre going to get the same answers.
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post #2123 of 4609
Bought a Asus P8Z77 -V LK (waiting to arrive)
Time to finally put something inside my 500R biggrin.gif
post #2124 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

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.

No....the maximum is 3x120 at the front.

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post #2125 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Master Freez View Post

No....the maximum is 3x120 at the front.

how is that hard drive mounted? any idea?
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post #2126 of 4609


Just finished migrating my setup from Lian Li K57 to 300R. I can't fit the Sunbeamtech Fan Speed Controller in the 5.25" bay. Can anyone help? Do I have to remove the cover on the fan speed controller for it to fit?

Apologize for the the crappy phone pic and cable mess in advance but this is a work-in-progress.
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post #2127 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

how is that hard drive mounted? any idea?

With the SSD you can use just a Velcro double sided tape. With the HDD's it's easier and better to mount downside between the PSU and radiator\pump wth the same Velcro tape.

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Originally Posted by dunksandblazers View Post


Just finished migrating my setup from Lian Li K57 to 300R. I can't fit the Sunbeamtech Fan Speed Controller in the 5.25" bay. Can anyone help? Do I have to remove the cover on the fan speed controller for it to fit?
Apologize for the the crappy phone pic and cable mess in advance but this is a work-in-progress.

I have the same problem with two Zalman MFC-1 Plus. I just put it inside, it's not moving due to the standart 5.25 bracket on it. Try to...bind it up with the screwdriver if you have or could find some screws for 5.25 slots and then put the panel back with the covers back on.

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post #2128 of 4609
How come your CPU fan cable is over the fan? =\
post #2129 of 4609
Does anyone know what the difference in replacing the side 200mm fan with 2 x 120mm fans would be? I'm finding the gap above the 200mm fan to look quite strange...tempted to change it lol
post #2130 of 4609
Can someone tell me how the heck I can mount bottom and top fans? It seems my case didn't come with the appropriate screws...
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