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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 #3531 of 4610
In my pics you see the hole because it was a pic before all the rest was installed. the top sata cable do hide the ones at the bottom a bit
post #3532 of 4610
Are the stock fans that come with the 500R worth replacing for fans with better acoustics AND airflow?

I'm thinking 2 Noctuas up top for exhaust (where you can't see them).

SP120s Quiets in the front intakes (where they won't make a whirring sound due to being pressed against the vent).

AF140, Kaze Maru 2 (Slip Streams) other black fan in the rear exhaust just to keep with the black look.

140mm fans (same as above) instead of the 200mm.

Existing stock 120mm fans to be placed in the drive cages and in the bottom intake I otherwise won't go buy fans specifically for.

Thoughts? ;D
Edited by garf333 - 5/20/13 at 9:20pm
post #3533 of 4610
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Originally Posted by garf333 View Post

Are the stock fans that come with the 500R worth replacing for fans with better acoustics AND airflow?

I'm thinking 2 Noctuas up top for exhaust (where you can't see them).

SP120s Quiets in the front intakes (where they won't make a whirring sound due to being pressed against the vent).

AF140, Kaze Maru 2 (Slip Streams) other black fan in the rear exhaust just to keep with the black look.

140mm fans (same as above) instead of the 200mm.

Existing stock 120mm fans to be placed in the drive cages and in the bottom intake I otherwise won't go buy fans specifically for.

Thoughts? ;D

That sounds good. Though I would suggest using AF120s (quiet editions) instead of SP120s as the front intake fans. I have both types in my case (also a 500R), the AF120s are at the front and the SP120s are at the top pending my watercooling setup, the air flow on the SP120s is very limited compared with the AF120s and you'll need to get as much air flowing from the front of the case to the back. Obviously the HDD cages are in the front, and you may think static pressure is good to get the air through them, it's not, keep the SP120s for what their designed to do; cool radiators. The AF120s are actually fantastic though, I'm still surprised by how much air they move and how quiet they are whilst doing so, I have them running at 12v and I really cannot hear them at my desk. Anyway, other than that, with the setup you've described you should have great cooling.
    
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post #3534 of 4610
Unfortunately for me, I already have the SP120s.

Might just grab 2 Gelid Wing 14s for the top exhaust and be done with the case.

I would otherwise spend 2-3x going for the Noctuas and the AF140s because of the local price. Bah. If only money wasn't an issue. (Still must scrounge up the change for a 4770K and a decent board that won't die in 5 years).
Edited by garf333 - 5/21/13 at 8:01am
post #3535 of 4610
Latest update on my 400R :

Edited by dem0 - 5/21/13 at 7:00pm
post #3536 of 4610
anyone ordered their online ? and from where ?
I have Amazon prime and when i clicked buy it showed the prime logo and said free two days delivery, I have received the RAMs and the BD drive that i bought with the case but the case shows "Not yet shipped" and "Delivery Estimate: Thursday June 6, 2013 - Friday June 14, 2013 by 8:00pm" I know it's a lot bigger then the dimms and the drive but that's 2 weeks not 2 days!!!
any one of you guys had similar experience buying cases online ?
ohh almost forgot mine is the 500R

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post #3537 of 4610
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Latest update on my 400R :
u bend the acrylic?
post #3538 of 4610
yes !
post #3539 of 4610
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Originally Posted by El-Fuego View Post

anyone ordered their online ? and from where ?
I have Amazon prime and when i clicked buy it showed the prime logo and said free two days delivery, I have received the RAMs and the BD drive that i bought with the case but the case shows "Not yet shipped" and "Delivery Estimate: Thursday June 6, 2013 - Friday June 14, 2013 by 8:00pm" I know it's a lot bigger then the dimms and the drive but that's 2 weeks not 2 days!!!
any one of you guys had similar experience buying cases online ?
ohh almost forgot mine is the 500R
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I ordered mine from Newegg. Had a free 3 day shipping offer plus a 30 dollar mail in. case came in the mail on the second day for me, but it shipped from Memphis, which happens to be just an hour away. I've dealt with Amazon in the past, and have never been satisfied with any aspect of them, from buying to selling. Only site I really trust is Newegg.
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post #3540 of 4610
The 400r is $54 AR at Frys right now. Is it a worthy upgrade over a thermaltake v3? The problem I have with the V3 is that space is kinda tight in there with my coolermaster hyper 212 on my CPU, and a Zalman closed loop watercooler (similar to antec 620) on my GPU. Also, in the V3 the fans are so loud up against the front and side fan mounts.
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