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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 #2681 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Intrexion View Post

Looks good, but your GFX card looks really bend redface.gif

Yeah i know frown.gif I am trying to figure out what i need to stabilize it... my last case had a spring loaded support for it... any ideas on how to better support it in this new case??
post #2682 of 4610
Get some fishing line or thin steel flexible wire and run it thru an opening in the top of the case down to the end of the GPU - pull taut until it is level and tie it off. Or - cut a dowel to the right length and slide it underneath between the GPU shroud and the bottom of the case (or the top of your PSU). Paint it black.

I've seen both these methods used and it can look just fine if done right - and it works very well.
Edited by stratosrally - 12/28/12 at 3:26pm
post #2683 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Zoef View Post

I'm ordering a window for my 500r, what are the right dimensions to replace the mesh with a window?
It may have been asked before on this thread but I really searched for it and couldn't find it smile.gif

Somebody? smile.gif
I'll post images of the result when it's finished...^^
    
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post #2684 of 4610
Hey guys, recently received the 500R case and wanted to show some pictures of my build.
It is still a work in progress, will be adding a water cooling loop once I have the parts and will probably replace the side mesh with a window afterwards.

My rig so far:




I have suspended the HDDs inside the cage using some elastic to eliminate the noise from vibrations.
Unfortunately I only had white elastic, but will replace with black when I get some.

There is a 'Xebec LED Strip - White' attached behind the lip of the top of the case.
Will also be replacing those Bitfenix fans with some SP120s (love the Corsair fans) that are currently in the post, the reason for the SPs is because I'll be using them with the radiator and so I don't want to buy AF fans just for time period between now and water cooling.



I definitely need to sleeve those cables, just need to buy the sleeves first.


The LED strip does produce a very bright light, but it looks good when the side panel is on.


Using a woven steel wire mesh to act as a filter for the side panel, it's completely covered so dust is a non-issue.
Airflow is not restricted any more than other filters I have used.

Building inside the Carbide 500R was great, very pleased with my purchase.
I can't wait to start building the water cooling loop, may take a while until I have bought all the parts, will post pictures when I'm done, though.
Edited by SebRa - 12/29/12 at 5:34pm
    
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post #2685 of 4610
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hey guys, recently received the 500R case and wanted to show some pictures of my build.
It is still a work in progress, will be adding a water cooling loop once I have the parts and will probably replace the side mesh with a window afterwards.
My rig so far:



I have suspended the HDDs inside the cage using some elastic to eliminate the noise from vibrations.
Unfortunately I only had white elastic, but will replace with black when I get some.

There is a 'Xebec LED Strip - White' attached behind the lip of the top of the case.
Will also be replacing those Bitfenix fans with some SP120s (love the Corsair fans) that are currently in the post, the reason for the SPs is because I'll be using them with the radiator and so I don't want to buy AF fans just for time period between now and water cooling.



I definitely need to sleeve those cables, just need to buy the sleeves first.


The LED strip does produce a very bright light, but it looks good when the side panel is on.


Using a woven steel wire mesh to act as a filter for the side panel, it's completely covered so dust is a non-issue.
Airflow is not restricted any more than other filters I have used.
Building inside the Carbide 500R was great, very pleased with my purchase.
I can't wait to start building the water cooling loop, may take a while until I have bought all the parts, will post pictures when I'm done, though.

Where can I get that filter for the side panel?! I also need to replace or add another filter to the front panel. I just pull on the front panel right? From the bottom, and it should come off...
post #2686 of 4610
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Where can I get that filter for the side panel?! I also need to replace or add another filter to the front panel. I just pull on the front panel right? From the bottom, and it should come off...
The "filter" I bought from: http://www.themeshcompany.com/acatalog/Stainless_Steel_Woven_Wire_A3_Sheets.html
It comes in an A3 sized sheet, just simply measured and cut to size for the panel. The mesh count I bought was #30, it's not too restrictive on the airflow and stops all dust.
I'm not sure if they ship to America though, you'll have to check. They do also have a store on eBay which may ship internationally.

Yes, the front panel is easily removed by pulling from the gap at the bottom. You should also have enough of the mesh left over from the side panel, but I haven't measured to be sure.
    
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post #2687 of 4610
Hey guys , I plan to install some CCFL Kits onto my Carbide 400R , i was wondering anyone here own a 400R and have this mod ?

At first i thinking to install them inside , but thing is , a 400R doesn't have a side window , so its kinda pointless....

So I thought of putting them underneath my casing both left and right side just above of the feet of the casing around the center spot.

Making a glow underneath my case, but i wonder will it even look nice thinking.gif

Either that i or maybe i install them on top of the casing near the exhaust fan section.

But at same time i worry it will be too bright and might distract me. Anyone have any experience with Cathode lights are they super bright ??

Also what is the purpose of UV color actually ? Is it bright as other color like Blue , White , Red etc ? I saw its like Purple color like

I be using either Lamptron / Sunbeam , other brands might no have it here.

I was wondering if any of you come across any CCFL Kit mod for the Carbide 400R case mind showing me , maybe i can see some samples and have least some idea how it will look thumb.gif
post #2688 of 4610
UV is Ultra-Violet. Whites, neon colors, and other bright colors will look as if they are glowing when near it.

It also kills bacteria. wink.gif
post #2689 of 4610
Hmm if installing it inside the case then it will shine all my components which is good i guess.

But since i plan to install them underneath / above ot my casing , then getting UV is pointless right ? Since it won't be bright as the other colors.

Kill bacteria drool.gif ? Then if it shines near me it will kill me too / cause skin cancer no ? thinking.gif I mean that is if i bought UV ones and install them outside instead of inside the case.
post #2690 of 4610
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Hmm if installing it inside the case then it will shine all my components which is good i guess.
But since i plan to install them underneath / above ot my casing , then getting UV is pointless right ? Since it won't be bright as the other colors.
Kill bacteria drool.gif ? Then if it shines near me it will kill me too / cause skin cancer no ? thinking.gif I mean that is if i bought UV ones and install them outside instead of inside the case.

UV light can be used to kill harmful bacteria, however, the intensity of the light provided by cold cathodes is not strong enough to cause any damage to you.
    
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