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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 #3321 of 4610
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Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

Hi fellow 500R owners with the Demciflex side panel dust filter

I would like to know the tempreature difference with it on vs off during gameplay with hardware intensive games (Farcry 3...Crysis 3) with the standard fan switch turned to 'high'

I like to keep the dust out but would be afraid it would impede on more than a degree or two in terms of temps due a relatively restricted air flow.

Hopefully someone can test this out for me quickly before I purchase...just the side panel I dont need a test with all 5 of the filters offered by Demicflex.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14950/ffi-94/DEMCiflex_Corsair_500R_Magnetic_Dust_Fan_Filter_-_Side_Piece.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vINN7rymIkU

I have a DemciFlex on the side of mine, and to be quite honest with you, I didn't notice a temperature change from when I wasn't using it. Can't test it at the moment since the fan controller on my case is fubared... but yeah. Most cases don't even have a grill on the side, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Also if you order straight from DemciFlex, you can get it much cheaper ($30 shipped to Canada in my case) - but it did take close to 3 weeks to get it, so depending on how soon you need it, you may be better off going with FrozenCPU (they wanted nearly $50 shipped to Canada so I didn't bother).
post #3322 of 4610
if I connect the stock fans from my 500r to the Sentry 2 fan controller am I still able to toggle the LED in the fans on/off? I don't have the controller yet but i'm getting a used one for free.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/fan_control/sentry_2

i realize that the stock fan controller was proprietery...does that mean it won't work?
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=571062
     
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post #3324 of 4610
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if I connect the stock fans from my 500r to the Sentry 2 fan controller am I still able to toggle the LED in the fans on/off? I don't have the controller yet but i'm getting a used one for free.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/fan_control/sentry_2

i realize that the stock fan controller was proprietery...does that mean it won't work?
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=571062

Turning the fan's LEDs on/off would depend on whether or not the fan controller supports it, for example the stock fan controller has a button dedicated to the fan's LEDs. Also, it is not just the stock fan controller that is proprietary, but the fans themselves are too, so you may need to modify the connectors (clip them with some wire cutters). Lastly, if the Sentry 2 controller supports LEDs and if the stock fans can be connected, it may not function due to the wire positions within the fan's 3-pin connector, the stock fans have one 0v Ground wire, one 12v LED wire and one 5v-12v variable wire, these wires may not correspond to the the female 3-pin connector on the Sentry 2. I had this problem when connecting the standard 3-pin connector of my LED strip to the case's fan controller and had to manually position them. All I can suggest is to try it out and see for yourself.
    
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What fans are those at the front? They look nice.
    
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These are noiseblocker black silent pro pl-2.
post #3327 of 4610
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These are noiseblocker black silent pro pl-2.

Thank you.
    
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post #3328 of 4610
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Turning the fan's LEDs on/off would depend on whether or not the fan controller supports it, for example the stock fan controller has a button dedicated to the fan's LEDs. Also, it is not just the stock fan controller that is proprietary, but the fans themselves are too, so you may need to modify the connectors (clip them with some wire cutters). Lastly, if the Sentry 2 controller supports LEDs and if the stock fans can be connected, it may not function due to the wire positions within the fan's 3-pin connector, the stock fans have one 0v Ground wire, one 12v LED wire and one 5v-12v variable wire, these wires may not correspond to the the female 3-pin connector on the Sentry 2. I had this problem when connecting the standard 3-pin connector of my LED strip to the case's fan controller and had to manually position them. All I can suggest is to try it out and see for yourself.

ugh i hate having to mod wires...they are so finnicky.

Can you recommend me a fan controller that is fully compatible with the corsair fans?
Edited by twitchyzero - 3/28/13 at 11:12am
     
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post #3329 of 4610
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ugh i hate having to mod wires...they are so finnicky.

Are there adapters that can solve the obstacles you outlined?

Unfortunately not, Corsair's connector design is not in use by other products (to my knowledge). If you are against modifications, the only option I can think of, is to buy different fans,. The stock fans, in my opinion, should be replaced anyway.
    
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post #3330 of 4610
Anybody know where to buy 30mm screws to front 300R, original screws only 28mm, they're not fit for Xigmatek Crystal 140mm Led Fans rolleyes.gif
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