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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 (281)
    500R
609 Total Votes  
post #2261 of 4609
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Originally Posted by 10speedr View Post


Just installed the gpu blocks and added a 360 rad. Good temps so far.
Awesome, this is what I'm planning to do with my 500r next year. How quiet are your fans running? I wasn't sure if a 240+360 could handle a dual gpu + cpu set up and stay quiet. Should do a build log m8 thumb.gif
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post #2262 of 4609
Hey starships

I wish I had more time for a build log. Modding the 500r is super easy. The 5.25 drive bay is easily removed by drilling out 6 rivets and 4 screws up on the top of the case.

For fans im using Scythe slip stream 1900rpm's. Im still looking for a fan control solution, so all 6 fans in the case are running at full speed. They are noticeable but not too loud for 110cfm fans. They are still quieter than the old stock gpu fans.

The 240+360 is cooling great so far. I have 2 very warm gtx 480's that idle at sub 30c and max at around 45-50c during multiplayer bf3. Still running stock volts on them with a slight overclock. When the cards were all stock they would heat up to around 80c during bf3 at max fan speed. Very pleased with my results so far.
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post #2263 of 4609
right now you are pump > 360 > 240 > cpu > gpu
do you think you might have cooler temps if you turned around the 240 rad and went pump > 360 > cpu > 240 > gpu?

once you have a fan controller you can also add 3 more fans to the 360 for push pull and run them to where they are near silent and maybe cool better then they are now.
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post #2264 of 4609
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Hey starships
I wish I had more time for a build log. Modding the 500r is super easy. The 5.25 drive bay is easily removed by drilling out 6 rivets and 4 screws up on the top of the case.
For fans im using Scythe slip stream 1900rpm's. Im still looking for a fan control solution, so all 6 fans in the case are running at full speed. They are noticeable but not too loud for 110cfm fans. They are still quieter than the old stock gpu fans.
The 240+360 is cooling great so far. I have 2 very warm gtx 480's that idle at sub 30c and max at around 45-50c during multiplayer bf3. Still running stock volts on them with a slight overclock. When the cards were all stock they would heat up to around 80c during bf3 at max fan speed. Very pleased with my results so far.
No problem m8. I just wanted people to see how easy it can be to mod this case for decent water cooling, so many people think it's flat out not an option. A note about the slip streams, they use a sleeve bearing which will wear out faster when mounted horizontally, not sure if you are already aware or just don't mind it, but I'm assuming you have two up in the little compartment area. Nice to know that the absolute furnace that is the 480 is staying cool under that loop in an sli config.

Doesn't the sniper have pretty decent fan control options? You could look into undervolting them or maybe mount an aquaero lt(or similar controller) somewhere. Could probably fit behind the rad (as in where the cables are), stood up against it? Also, the 500r fan controller can be modded to control regular 3pin, idk if you would be able to control all 6 via splitters though, worth looking into. Good luck thumb.gif

Did you have to drill holes for the third fan on the top of the front rad?
Edited by starships - 9/22/12 at 7:25am
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post #2265 of 4609
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Just installed the gpu blocks and added a 360 rad. Good temps so far.
Wow, that is stunning! Good job!
post #2266 of 4609
Can add me to the list, Purchased my 500r end of August early Sept, I love this case.

Currently:
29uvgcz.jpg

Planed WC Setup:

2yuirfr.jpg

Working with a 240 rad up top and 120 on the back. Opinions on this cooling two gpus and a cpu? Likely going with an XSPC Combo for Res/Pump I like the look at the front of the case.

If I feel brave enough to mod I might do a 240 up front and 240 on the top.
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post #2268 of 4609

My part list from frozenCPU is

XSPC G1/4" Thread 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Low Profile Compression Fitting - Black Chrome x10
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Black Reservoir - w/ D5 Variant Pump Installed
XSPC EX280 Dual 140mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator
XSPC EX120 Single 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator
XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Intel
XSPC Razor SLI High Flow Bridge
XSPC Razor nVidia GTX 680 Full Coverage VGA Block - Black - Reference Design (new style) x2
XSPC High Flex PVC Tubing - 7/16" ID (5/8"OD)
post #2269 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Kart86 View Post

Can add me to the list, Purchased my 500r end of August early Sept, I love this case.
Currently: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
29uvgcz.jpg
Planed WC Setup:
2yuirfr.jpg
Working with a 240 rad up top and 120 on the back. Opinions on this cooling two gpus and a cpu? Likely going with an XSPC Combo for Res/Pump I like the look at the front of the case.
If I feel brave enough to mod I might do a 240 up front and 240 on the top.
I don't think 240 + 120 could effectively cool two gpus + cpu, I think it's considered the bare minimum, 120 per thing. I'm pretty sure you don't need to mod to fit a 240 in the front, just removing the hdd cages should be enough. Even with 240 + 240 I would be worried about the fans having to run too loud for my liking, especially if you plan to overclock. I would do 240 + 240 + 120.
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post #2270 of 4609
front only needs a small bit of modding to accommodate a 240. remove hdd cages and cut enough from the bottom of the 5.25 bay cage to fit the 'rez' of the rad into.
ive posted this here 2 or 3 times. it gets buried though. want a link ? just ask. i'll find it again
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