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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 #2931 of 4609
# JAMAR 2013 BUILD #

Hi everyone !! I hope you will have fun reading and/or viewing pictures of my actual and previous build with my Corsair 500R, which i am proudly showing !

This is my first post on this forum and website, and i am glad doing it ! I am pretty much happy building and doing upgrades on my Carbide 500R ! I will share you some picture of the beast.

First on, i will describe it a little !

Case : Proudly the Corsair Carbide 500R
Powersupply : Corsair GX 750W (12V@60A)
Motherboard : Intel boxDZ68BC
Processor : Intel i7-2700k Sandy Bridge (3.5 GHz)
Memory : Kingston HyperX DDR3 16GB (1600mhz)
Solide State Drive : Intel 520 Series 240GB
Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB
Video Cards 2012 : 2x Pny GeForce GTS 450 1GB, both in SLI
Video Card 2013 : 1x Evga GeForce GTX 670 FTW 4GB, alone for the moment smile.gifthumb.giftongue.gif
Windows : Windows 7 64-bit Professional French:rolleyes:
Keyboard : Saitek Eclipse II
Mouse : Razer Deathadder

For the following, you will have quick chronogical view from the beginning of the build, to the 2012 year, then to the 2013, upgrading some things with years. Sorry for the all-in-one-block-mess-package of pictures !






















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For ending, i have some wondering about one thing or two. I would like you to argue or suggest me about my (may be stupid) questions ! I rode a lot, for hours, about all these subjects. I just can not decide myself, due to inexperience and fear due to inexperience !

Highprofile heatsink Kingston HyperX memory + Intel boxZ68BC board = What are my choices for another CPU cooler ?redface.gif I am not a fan of all in one water cooling as the Corsair H100, i would rather stay with end air cooling. Due to the position of the memory (which seem to be very near of the mounting screws of the intel stock cooler), i am not sure that every Cpu cooler that are socket 1155 compatible will fit in my actual setting. That is a HUGE wondering i would like to discuss with you and your experience.

I have some things in mind but still wondering if it is gonna fit or not ! Like ; Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B and heard about some Thermalright Archon that are built to fit sided with highprofile (the heatsink on top) memory. In an ideal world, i would like not to exchange my ram to put a nice end cpu cooler. That is that for my first concern.

Next, i recently bought 2 of Noiseblocker MP-12PS, which are very good low-rpm 120's fans. Inaudible and there is some flexing rubber corners mounts for anti-shocks. My point here is i want to optimise the airflow in my case. Actually, every fans are stock. With the two i just bought, i put one next to my psu on the mid-bottom of the case. It is set as an intake, like the ps (from the downside). My other noiseblocker is set as an exhaust on the top.

In sum, my air flow is that way ; Two 120mm intake fans in the front panel, one 200mm intake fan on the side pannel, and the PSU from the downside, if it count. For the exhausts, there is a rear 120mm fan and a top 120mm fan. I think my two noiceblocker make about 57 CFM at 100% rpm (1500), and i am always running at ~900 rpm (for the two noiseblocker. These two are PWM too, so i guess i could control it with SpeedFan 4.47 software (still have to figure out how it is working)). Actually, beside the 2 pwn top and bottom 120mm fan, the rear, the front and the sided fan are controled by my front panel switch, like it is per default. Actually, all my PWN plug seem to be used on my board (there are four, so the rear, the cpu, the "front" and the "aux" as they call it. Still, this is more a "front-aux", because this isnt the two front panel fans, which are corsair only wired. On idle, Processor is doing between 30'c and 40'c, and on load, with the intel stock cooler, it is doing in the late 70'c, and this is what i am going to fix any soon ! (Gtx 670 FTW 4GB is doing max 78'c on my actual setup, while full Ultra BF3 close map gaming.)

So clear questions ; as my two 120mm Noiseblocker low rpm 57cfm cost almost 30$ per, i want to put it to the more optimal place in my case, cooling talking. So where are you suggesting me to put em ? Let them in their actual place ? Argue on that ! I could put one of that 120 in replacement of the rear stock 120, which i would have stock to replace on another place afterall, if i do this.. Or.. i dont know.. And i like cougars fan ! I will prolly buy another fan on the top eventually. Is it right to say that if my 4 pwm plugs are used on my board, then i will have to plug any additional fans to the PS through the 3.3 or the 5 Volt, meaning the fan being at 100% always (which isnt a problem at all), but it is right ?

Here is a final screen of some stats on idle !



And sorry for my bad elocution and my bad english..french canadian speaking thumb.gif. I hope some of you will read the technical **** to figure out with me what can be the best, related to my wondering.

In hoping of reading you further on !
Have a nice week end, g33Kz.

Jamar2013
Edited by Jamar2013 - 1/24/13 at 12:24am
My 2012-13 build
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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My 2012-13 build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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post #2932 of 4609
Nice build! thumb.gif
post #2933 of 4609
Thank you biggrin.gif That was initially built just before the ivy bridge relase, last summer or so ^^
My 2012-13 build
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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My 2012-13 build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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post #2934 of 4609
How is it holding up? I like the 500R's
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post #2935 of 4609
Does anyone do water inside 300R? I've never seen/used water cooling so I have no idea how it looks and what to expect. Would it be possible to water both GPU and CPU in 300R? Do all the 7950 blocks really cost over $120 or was I just hitting the high end ones?
What about only GPU on water? My 3570k doesn't go over 60C at 4.0Ghz with 212+ hyper and it's pretty quiet...
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i7-3770K GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 Gigabyte GTX780ti 4x4GB Kingston Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green OCZ Vertex 4 - 128 GB Don't have Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Dell U2713HM Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 650W 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green OCZ Vertex 4 - 128 GB Don't have Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #2936 of 4609
Quote:
I have no idea how it looks and what to expect.

Expect -$500 in your wallet biggrin.gif Water cooling GPU only isn't such a great idea, because CPU blocks aren't that expensive, so you wouldn't be saving much anyways.
post #2937 of 4609
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Originally Posted by humanoidal View Post

My Corsair 200R is here.



My only concern is the non existent clearance between the PSU intake holes and my carpet floor. Is it even safe for the PSU? Also the case is going to be a mess when it comes down to dust buildup...

I think it be fine , but aren't most case this days does this too ? But my 400R have a dust filter below....so its actually filtering them , i did last check my PSU ( i built my PC 4 months ago , so its only 4 months old now ) the PSU still seems to be clean , my PSU aren't overheating it feels pretty cool , fan barely ever need to run at high speed either !

I have a Seasonic S12II 620W , running on HD 7870 + i5 3550 @ 3.3 GHZ , so i have quite lot of power so one reason my PSU is cool its not working the hell out of it lol
post #2938 of 4609
The thing is most cases have stands so the PSU intake isn't completely blocked, unlike with 200r, which has super small stands and the dust filter is actually touching the floor. http://cdn.overclock.net/6/67/500x1000px-LL-6771e843_200R-fanmounts.jpeg Clearly a design flaw IMHO

On top of that the case is like a huge strainer, lots of unfiltered holes everywhere, including the bottom, for the dust to be sucked in.
Edited by humanoidal - 1/24/13 at 5:10am
post #2939 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post

How is it holding up? I like the 500R's
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Well i love my case, and his possibilities. I feel that, as a large medium-sized case (this is not a full tower), i feel that it can do whatever i want. There is a big hole on the top panel to put a water radiator, or big fans. I love the finish quality everywhere in the case. The case itself smells quality overall ! My actual concern is to determine what is the bigger cpu cooler i can put, but i think i can get a nice one ! I feel it is really modular, i can put fan near the HD Cage, i can put away the bottom or the top part of the hdd cages rack, i love the part for the cable management..

So far, i did not have any problem with anything. I bought some dust filters, replaced the bottom one, added one per intertake (one on the side, one on the bottom and one on the front.. even one on the top, so that things can't fall over my desk and fall in the top mesh panel, falling straight in my motherboard (chips, biscuit, liquid fall, etc ^^). With that dust filter on top (even if it is kind of blocking a little hot air from going out the case), i feel it is more difficult for things to penetrate my pc throught the top mesh panel, feeling more secure !

Overall, very satisfied.. i would buy another case anytime anyday !
My 2012-13 build
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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My 2012-13 build
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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post #2940 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by humanoidal View Post

The thing is most cases have stands so the PSU intake isn't completely blocked, unlike with 200r, which has super small stands and the dust filter is actually touching the floor. http://cdn.overclock.net/6/67/500x1000px-LL-6771e843_200R-fanmounts.jpeg Clearly a design flaw IMHO

On top of that the case is like a huge strainer, lots of unfiltered holes everywhere, including the bottom, for the dust to be sucked in.

Really ? I thought most case are same like this 200R , because my 400R is....usually isn't most case stands quite low , i mean even they " stand " but the clearance between the ground isn't that much, i doubt i ever see any case more than 3 " from the ground

Do point out some of them if there are , cause i seriously never knew there are case that have their " feets " so high
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