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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 #2781 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midgethulk View Post

Would like to know aswell! Looks Sweeet! biggrin.gif
it's a vinyl graphic, just stick it on and trim around everything. you can order 3m dinoc carbon fiber on flea bay, or, do i what i do and pick up some trimbrite carbon fiber trim at autozone for $15 for 6"x6' sheet
 
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post #2782 of 4609
here's a great guide for the c/f wrap
http://www.overclock.net/t/922583/guide-to-carbon-fiber-wrap-gallery
 
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Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
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post #2783 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tupscal View Post

I've read this topic all day long and decided to buy a 500R, but I would appreciate your opinion and hints.
First of all my config is
  • Asus P8B75M-LE (mATX)
  • i7 3770 (with stock cooler)
  • 16GB DDR3
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti (GV-N66TOC-2GD) 2GB DDR5,
  • Corsair 650TX
  • Samsung 500GB HD
I discovered this config was very silent in my old computer case but it couldn't keep it cool, so I had to play with the left panel removed. I need to know some things to config my 500R.
  1. There will be a lot of space on the rig and since I only have 1 hard drive and no optical drives and was planning to install it on the 5.25" drives and remove the hard drive bays. In this situation can the coolers packaged with it handle?
  2. Are the coolers that come with the 500R silent/noisy/normal...?
  3. If I need to replace the coolers to quiet them down are the noctua ones a good option? Or are they silent by compromising the cooling efficiency?
  4. Is dust a serious problem with the 200mm fan, so that I need to get a filter?
  5. With plenty of space for air flow do I really need to replace the processor stock fan? (almost rhetorical question in a forum like this biggrin.gif)
Important things are the absence of optical drives and the fact that I'm not planning to overclock right now.
Thank you!

Can anyone help me, please?
post #2784 of 4609
i found the fans relatively quiet, there was also a selector switch that you can change the fan speeds for the 2 front and side to 3 positions. but as far as "noise", it's really subjective. i can hear my case, but it doesn't bother me. but, it may bother others. but, what i hear is not loud, just a subtle hum/air.

dust was never a problem with my 200mm

not sure what you mean by coolers handling the drive bays not there, the fans are going to run at whatever rpm with or with out the drive bays.

stock cooler will be fine. but a/m coolers are so much cooler lol pun
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
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Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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post #2785 of 4609
not noctua fans. too expensive for what you get . the cooler master 120 and 140 are cheaper, are quiet, and push air.
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post #2786 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post

i found the fans relatively quiet, there was also a selector switch that you can change the fan speeds for the 2 front and side to 3 positions. but as far as "noise", it's really subjective. i can hear my case, but it doesn't bother me. but, it may bother others. but, what i hear is not loud, just a subtle hum/air.
dust was never a problem with my 200mm
not sure what you mean by coolers handling the drive bays not there, the fans are going to run at whatever rpm with or with out the drive bays.
stock cooler will be fine. but a/m coolers are so much cooler lol pun

Thank you, what I meant is that I am going to try to remove both drive bays, so the HD will be at placed at the 5.25" and nothing will block the air pushed by the front coolers
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

not noctua fans. too expensive for what you get . the cooler master 120 and 140 are cheaper, are quiet, and push air.

Thank you, you mean any 120mm or 140mm Cooler master fan or a specific type?
post #2787 of 4609
I have the r4 140mm that push 63cfm and only run about $10. I think youre better off leaving the bottom hard drive bay in and put a fan in the 5.25 bay. I know a 120mm will fit with a dvd drive installed. I guess it would fit with a hdd instead of a dvd drive. A fan up there will push air straight to the cpu cooler. thumb.gif
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post #2788 of 4609
Where do you guys get those side window? Custom made?
post #2789 of 4609
Has anyone gotten the NZXT Kraken x60 to fit in a 400R yet? If so, I would like to know what measurements you got for the top to make it fit, or if you managed to make it fit with out drilling. Thinking about using fishing line for one side of the rad.
post #2790 of 4609
Finally managed to get these pics off the camera.




Yes I did have to cut to be able to use the SATA closest to the motherboard.
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