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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 #2171 of 4609
I think having 2 140mms on the side panel instead of the 200mm might work, with the bottom one that sits right over the video cards as exhaust and top one as intake. I'm thinking about the 500r and kinda wanted to test that just for lols, side panel fans do tend to just mess up the airflow though.

I have a question regarding water cooling with the 500r. If you cut out the hdd cages and 5.25 bays to put in a 360 rad in the front, would there be enough room for a fan controller in the top? I think the tubing would get in the way but I can't tell. Here is a pic from a user who posted his build in this thread http://i.imgur.com/zhrGM.jpg I had this saved but can't find his posts atm. Can't tell what he has mounted up there, looks like a hdd. Exactly how much room is there from the bottom of the case to the bottom of the first 5.25 bay? Anybody mind taking some measurements for me biggrin.gif
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post #2172 of 4609
Hi, just joined and I'm making my first build. I picked a Corsair 500 white and i'm wondering, will the default vents hold the temperature well enough? Cause i'm a bit worried the back fan won't be enough of exhaust, as other cases usualy have a top vent as well.

There is also a noctua radiator sitting on the PCU and i'm guessing that has to blow some heat away as well and hot air rises. This computer is meant for gaming so i don't want it to overheat, specialy since i want to do some overclocking.

Thanks for your help:thumb:
post #2173 of 4609
facepalm. anyway the 500r is a fantastic case with brilliant ventilation. what kind of hardware will you be installing in the case?
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post #2174 of 4609
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Intel Core i5 3570K (3,40Ghz, 6MB) BOX
Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600Mhz cl9 KIT - 1.50V
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Dual Fan
Corsair Enthusiast Series Modular TX650M 650W
Noctua NH-D14 (am2+, am3, FM1, 775, 1155, 1156, 1366)

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post #2175 of 4609
my mouth watered at those specs... you are gunna have ZERO problems with cooling in this case ( assuming you do it right tongue.gif )
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post #2176 of 4609
Sweet. I may opt. that they build it so i hope the company won't do a ****ty job smile.gif cheers!
post #2177 of 4609
I like my 400R. Right now it just has the stock fans in it. I'm thinking I want more case air flow than the stock fans are giving me. Any suggestions on optimal placement/direction of fans for this case?

I was thinking maybe 2x140 mm's pushing out the top and 2x140 mm's blowing in on the side panel? I want to keep things quiet so are 140 mm's better than 120 mm's as far as air/noise?

The stock fans that come with the 400R. How quiet are they supposed to be? They're reasonably quiet, but I can hear them. I'm wondering how they compare to other fans as far as noise level.

Note: I have installed the XSPC Raystorm watercooling kit with an external radiator (so it doesn't contribute to case air flow). Stock cooling for the EVGA GTX 670 for now, but I'm hoping to add it to the water loop when I can get funding approved smile.gif
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post #2178 of 4609
I'm looking at replacing my current case with the 500R.
I'm also looking at replacing the stock fans with the new fans from corsair.

Which fans would i need for the front to cool the hard drives, the Static pressure model or the Airflow model?
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post #2179 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Alson View Post

Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not. I've just got a 500R and I'm thinking about getting a H100 in there.
Is there a notable difference in getting a H100 ($150) over getting something like a CM Hyper 212 ($40) if I intend to overclock in the future sometime? Is it actually worth the extra ~$110?

The cost to performance ratio is not very good between them. If your budget is tighter, I would pick the 212 and put the money you might have spent on the h100 towards a better GPU.
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post #2180 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Alson View Post

Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not. I've just got a 500R and I'm thinking about getting a H100 in there.
Is there a notable difference in getting a H100 ($150) over getting something like a CM Hyper 212 ($40) if I intend to overclock in the future sometime? Is it actually worth the extra ~$110?

i dunno where you saw it for 150, its 115 on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017

I can tell you I have a h50 and it cools better than my 212 or any other air cooler i ever had. The h50 is a baby compared to the h100. Will the 212 work? probably. is the h100 better? yes. Is a true WC loop better? yes.
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