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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 #2201 of 4610
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Originally Posted by xupthree60 View Post

comes with 2 front and one rear. there are 2 open on the top, 2 open on the side, 1 open on the bottom, and 2 open on the hdd cages (if you can fit them with your video card).
Where were you planning on using the sp120s? You will probably find the stock h100 fans louder than you like and want to put the sp120s on the h100.

I was thinking that, the SP120's spin up to 2450rpm, I think that's better than the stock H100 fans.
post #2202 of 4610
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Originally Posted by SabertoothZ77R View Post

I was thinking that, the SP120's spin up to 2450rpm, I think that's better than the stock H100 fans.
The fans on the h100 actually perform pretty well, they're just loud, they're 2600 rpm fans. However, the sp120's will still out perform them even at lower rpms while being quieter. Linustechtips did an episode comparing them both.
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post #2203 of 4610
This is the performance version. the quite version do not cool as well as the stock ones. They do perform well and not far off the pace of the stock ones, or the nautica's (which also do not outperform the stock fans) but at almost inaudible noise levels.

From my understanding the performance versions are still pretty loud just no where near as loud as the stock ones.
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post #2204 of 4610
Just purchased the 500R.
Here's what's going into the box. Should have pictures up by Friday evening.


500R
CORSAIR Enthusiast TX750 V2
i5--3570k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB 2x4
Caviar Black 1TB
Samsung 830 128GB
Samsung SH-222BB (Optical Drive)

Additional/Replacement fans.

Cooler Master 120mm Silent Case Fan 4-in-1 Value Pack
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x3

If anyone's seeing any space issues please let me know now so I can cancel/change orders.
post #2205 of 4610
you are going to have absolutely no issues with this case. and that is a fantastic build. will go great with the case thumb.gif
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post #2206 of 4610
How are the case fans? Would it be worth replacing the 2 front/back fans with the aftermarket fans? I'll have 7 120mm fans. I'll be putting 2 up top, but not sure if the stock fans are worth replacing if I have the fans on hand.
post #2207 of 4610
its all up to you. i have to admit the stock fans are brilliant. but if you want different colored LED fans you can go ahead and replace them. i have 2 bitfenix spectre 120mm Green fans in the front as intake. and the stock 2 120mm fans at the top exhausting. again up to you
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post #2208 of 4610
i just built my first computer in a 300R yesterday. in my sig smile.gif

no clue what to do with the extra cables coming off the PSU that wont fit when i try to hide them behind the back. the side panel wont close or maybe i need to organize the cables instead of trying to bunch them up. what do you guys do to for something like this where there isnt a lot of space?

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post #2209 of 4610
Spread the cables out behind the rear panel. I had a tx650. Hated the wire mess. Its the soul reason i bought my hx850.
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post #2210 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

i just built my first computer in a 300R yesterday. in my sig smile.gif
no clue what to do with the extra cables coming off the PSU that wont fit when i try to hide them behind the back. the side panel wont close or maybe i need to organize the cables instead of trying to bunch them up. what do you guys do to for something like this where there isnt a lot of space?

Zip ties are your friend. Take your time and pull the slack from your wires into the back compartment. Fan out your PSU cables in there if you need to make them fit.


My 300r:

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