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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 (282)
    500R
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post #3591 of 4609
I wanted to make the fans look like turbines, but i haven't found the airplane prop spinners!
post #3592 of 4609
Slow but sure progress. Just waiting on my local retailer to get their Gigabyte Windforce GTX 770's in stock. So excited, haven't gamed for a few days. Just need to sleeve up all my I/O cables, paint the rings on my corsair fans yellow, make a window for the case, make a PSU cover and I'm ready to go!



Anyone thought of mounting their SSD like this in their 200r? I didn't even have to drill any holes but thinking of widening some of the slots so I can mount it lower when I make a PSU cover. Most of the slots pre made in the front of the case line up almost perfectly for the SSD mounting.



Some Corsair Dominator Platinum would be icing on the cake here.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

Slow but sure progress. Just waiting on my local retailer to get their Gigabyte Windforce GTX 770's in stock. So excited, haven't gamed for a few days. Just need to sleeve up all my I/O cables, paint the rings on my corsair fans yellow, make a window for the case, make a PSU cover and I'm ready to go!



Anyone thought of mounting their SSD like this in their 200r? I didn't even have to drill any holes but thinking of widening some of the slots so I can mount it lower when I make a PSU cover. Most of the slots pre made in the front of the case line up almost perfectly for the SSD mounting.



Some Corsair Dominator Platinum would be icing on the cake here.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

Slow but sure progress. Just waiting on my local retailer to get their Gigabyte Windforce GTX 770's in stock. So excited, haven't gamed for a few days. Just need to sleeve up all my I/O cables, paint the rings on my corsair fans yellow, make a window for the case, make a PSU cover and I'm ready to go! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Anyone thought of mounting their SSD like this in their 200r? I didn't even have to drill any holes but thinking of widening some of the slots so I can mount it lower when I make a PSU cover. Most of the slots pre made in the front of the case line up almost perfectly for the SSD mounting.



Some Corsair Dominator Platinum would be icing on the cake here.smile.gif

Looks great, the black and yellow theme is a different but pleasant sight to see.
You mentioned making a PSU cover, what material will you be using? I'd like to make one myself but am unsure about what material works best. And make sure to post more pictures of the finished product.
    
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Looks great, the black and yellow theme is a different but pleasant sight to see.
You mentioned making a PSU cover, what material will you be using? I'd like to make one myself but am unsure about what material works best. And make sure to post more pictures of the finished product.

Thanks SebRa. That is what I was going for with the black and yellow theme. Although the black and red/black and blue builds look great just got a bit tired of them as they are so common and I love to do mods. I plan to find an old case somehow, somewhere and just use a side panel from it, dremel and a file. If that fails I will have to do some google-fu to find out what kind of sheet metal people are using and where to buy it. I know some people use plexi/acrylic/perspex but I don't like the look of it and it will just get all scratched up when wiping dust from it........Also thinking I'm going to have to buy some sort of tool for bending sheet metal so I can get a nice straight bend.

I had a custom PSU cover made by OCN's artisan Dwood but it was way too big for this case and I ended up selling it with my switch 810 which I moved most of these components from. I had full custom loop but just got tired of the mammoth size of the case and having to disassemble everything when I wanted to switch a component or clean/service the thing.

I'm loving the compact form of the 200r. Nice and small but still big enough. smile.gif Surely will post more pictures of the progress and finished product. smile.gif
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post #3596 of 4609
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Thanks SebRa. That is what I was going for with the black and yellow theme. Although the black and red/black and blue builds look great just got a bit tired of them as they are so common and I love to do mods. I plan to find an old case somehow, somewhere and just use a side panel from it, dremel and a file. If that fails I will have to do some google-fu to find out what kind of sheet metal people are using and where to buy it. I know some people use plexi/acrylic/perspex but I don't like the look of it and it will just get all scratched up when wiping dust from it........Also thinking I'm going to have to buy some sort of tool for bending sheet metal so I can get a nice straight bend.

I had a custom PSU cover made by OCN's artisan Dwood but it was way too big for this case and I ended up selling it with my switch 810 which I moved most of these components from. I had full custom loop but just got tired of the mammoth size of the case and having to disassemble everything when I wanted to switch a component or clean/service the thing.

I'm loving the compact form of the 200r. Nice and small but still big enough. smile.gif Surely will post more pictures of the progress and finished product. smile.gif

Yeah I will have to do some Googling too. A tool for bending the sheet would be a good idea also. I've been looking at using Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) because it's widely available, can come pre-cut with a lot of different finishes and isn't too expensive, I'd assume it's easy to bend because the aluminium used is very thin and has a low density core, I guess more Googling needs to be done, though.

I'm glad you're liking the 200R as well, I love my 500R! Corsair remain as one of the few companies to keep the same high-standards amongst all their products, this being the reason I buy from them whenever possible.
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post #3597 of 4609
Not a lot of 200R love in here?


I still kind of like the 200R for what it is. Anyway I’m starting to gather some bits for my build so I’ve made a little progress. The first step was to unscrew the two standard fans and carefully place them to one side. I then acquired three Noiseblocker M12-PS PWM fans. I rather like them. The corners are rubber and there is a separate silicone rubber gasket to go between the fan and the case. My current computer is years old and noisy so I wanted to experiment with PWM fans.

Those fans brings me to the thing I hate about the 200R, and I mean loathe. Who on earth decided that drilling oversize holes and then stuffing a grommet in them was a sensible engineering solution? I know this case is at the bottom end of the market but it can’t have been done to cut costs. It looks more like someone had a bright idea and instead of being roundly ridiculed everyone went with it. In point of fact the front fan uses holes recognisable to the rest of the universe......Grrrrrrr

However the top front fan went in easy, the rear exit fan went in effortlessly too but those grommets, honestly!

Next in was the motherboard, and then I trial fitter the Coolermaster 212 Hyper; it fits! I started to cheer up....



I had a bit of a thing about noise and I then set about deciding what to do with the 3rd fan. The reviews say the hard drive(s) tend to run hot and I’m not surprised. To get cooling you need airflow and to get air to flow it needs to come from somewhere. In the case (pun not intended) of the 200R that ‘airflow comes from a series of little holes sitting at 90 degrees to the fan. Air behaves much like a liquid when it moves. Try turning the stream of water coming out of a garden hose through 90 degrees with your hand sometime......

I pulled the front of the case off and discovered that with it in place there is about a 15mm gap to between the fan and the front. I didn’t like it, it’s bad engineering.



I cut two holes in the front and fitted two grilles with filters. The outer grille just pops off to clean the filter. At heart I’m lazy.

I also fitted a filter to the floor grille to stop it sucking up dust from the floor.



Then I pulled out the plastic HD holder from the bay the lower fan sits on, the fewer restrictions the better the air flow. The SSD also went in and it too has air flowing over it, this ought to be fine.



The front of the HDD bays are drilled and tapped for a second fan, Corsair even provide the screws. I wish they supplied a few more of those it’d make dodging those grommets a walk on the beach.





That’s about where it sits, stalled. I bought an Akasa splitter cable with the fans and it appears the Noiseblocker fans use non standard plugs; they don’t fit the splitter cable because the keyways on the plugs don’t line up with the keyways on the noiseblocker fans. So much for modular. I’m reluctant to just cut a new keyway, it’s easy enough but it shouldn’t be necessary.

To compound it I managed to buy them from a computer’ company that doesn’t use email, but web based messaging. Utterly frustrating.




I also lack RAM, the company I bought it from supplied 8GB instead of the 16 I paid for, and which they invoiced but refuse to correct their mistake. Joy, I guess I’ll get it working eventually!

post #3598 of 4609
First those rubber grommets in the fan mount points are to absorb vibrations from the fans.
Second that gap in the front between the case bezel and the fan is also to reduce noise. The closer an obstruction to a fan the louder the noise from a fan.
At work and couldn't read your entire post but I will when I get home. Can't understand reading more of it being on my phone.
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First those rubber grommets in the fan mount points are to absorb vibrations from the fans.
Second that gap in the front between the case bezel and the fan is also to reduce noise. The closer an obstruction to a fan the louder the noise from a fan.
At work and couldn't read your entire post but I will when I get home. Can't understand reading more of it being on my phone.

^ I agree. Corsair has a reason for doing everything they do when designing a case.
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Really dont know why people think the plastic hard drive cage is such a big deal in the 200R.
What is their ambient temperature? Something like 40*C?!

I run it with two HDDs and two SSDs 24/7 with no issues. I put four HDDs in to check this fatal heat issue, and found no problems at all.
You can fit a 120mm fan in front of the case to direct some air into the cage to prevent heat building up, but I doubt its actually needed. I fitted a fan there when I first heard of this disastrous heat problem, but have since removed it because its not necessary.


As stated above, those rubber grommets are a great design feature. Direct noise reduction without anything fancy or costly being added. What could be simpler than a slightly wider hole and a rubber grommet?

When the 200R came out, it became the industry standard for an ATX case of its price bracket, and indeed scored more favorable than the majority of more expensive cases.
Edited by Ricwin - 6/6/13 at 4:08pm
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