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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 (282)
    500R
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post #2181 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

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?

If you have the hdd cages in place I would use the sp series but if you have one or both of the cages removed i would use a af seres where there isnt a cage in front of it.

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Originally Posted by taotree View Post

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

what you are suggesting is probably best. 140s are not that great usually comppaired to 120s but the af140qe has a little more cfm then the af120hp with noise in between the 120qe and 120hp.

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Originally Posted by starships View Post

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

no, it wont fit. The top drive bay starts bellow the opening of the door and as you can see from that pic there's not much room from the top of the door to the tank on top of the rad. You could however modify the connectors so your fans will work with the stock fan controller or connect the fans to your MB and control them from the computer.
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post #2182 of 4609
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Originally Posted by starships View Post

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.

bottom side panel as intake and top as exhaust...
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post #2183 of 4609
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Originally Posted by xupthree60 View Post

no, it wont fit. The top drive bay starts bellow the opening of the door and as you can see from that pic there's not much room from the top of the door to the tank on top of the rad. You could however modify the connectors so your fans will work with the stock fan controller or connect the fans to your MB and control them from the computer.
Alright, thanks.

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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

bottom side panel as intake and top as exhaust...
I was basing this off a setup with a closed loop on the cpu and assuming the video cards would get enough air from the front fan. Was just mentioning it was worth a try, obviously just having it as intake would be more standard.
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post #2184 of 4609
im running an h100 exhaust, 140fans intaking case bottom and side panel bottom. 3x 120 fans intaking on the front. 120 rear intake. 140 top side panel exhaust. coolest temps on cpu and gpu so far.
i did add a 'flap' out side between top n bottom side panel fans. i was drawing warmed air from the top fan into the bottom fan. looks ghetto as hell thumb.gif doesnt bother me. its under my desk. i dont see it. biggrin.gif
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post #2185 of 4609
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Originally Posted by samwiches View Post

My Havk 140 fits the 300R.

Thanks to share this valuable information. I am really glad.
I have the 300R with the Hyper 212+.
Before your post, I was not sure if I could have or not higher heatsinks than the 212+.
Now I know that my 300R has enough clearance for heatsinks like the Havik 140, listed as 166 mm height.
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post #2186 of 4609
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

im running an h100 exhaust, 140fans intaking case bottom and side panel bottom. 3x 120 fans intaking on the front. 120 rear intake. 140 top side panel exhaust. coolest temps on cpu and gpu so far.
i did add a 'flap' out side between top n bottom side panel fans. i was drawing warmed air from the top fan into the bottom fan. looks ghetto as hell thumb.gif doesnt bother me. its under my desk. i dont see it. biggrin.gif

man, i used/relocate the 2 front default fan as my top exhaust.. and got all intakes as you recommended.. you think the 2 default fans will do a good job as exhaust?
    
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post #2187 of 4609
they should do a lot better job as exhaust than intake imo. they just dont have the cfm or static pressure to be good intake fans if you want positive pressure to help with a dust free case.
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post #2188 of 4609
Does the Sniper 3 and/or other e-atx boards fit in the 500r? From what I can tell from photos, it looks like xl-atx definitely won't fit but e-atx might? Just curious.
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post #2189 of 4609
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

they should do a lot better job as exhaust than intake imo. they just dont have the cfm or static pressure to be good intake fans if you want positive pressure to help with a dust free case.

great and yes im having good temps with the default fans as exhaust, but seems to have a little noise since i positioned them upwards..
i placed 2 CM Sickle in front, great rpm but they seem to be noisy rolleyes.gif as i increase the fan numbers they the rig become noisier and noisier lol. now im having second thoughts of replacing the 200 side fan with 2 140/120 fans..
    
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post #2190 of 4609
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Originally Posted by starships View Post

Does the Sniper 3 and/or other e-atx boards fit in the 500r? From what I can tell from photos, it looks like xl-atx definitely won't fit but e-atx might? Just curious.

eatx boards will "fit" but you can use the lower sata ports, so basically half your sata ports are unusable. the mb tray is recessed from the rest of the case so the ledge stops you from plugging in the lower sata cables.
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