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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

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post #3641 of 4610
I have a question and request for anyone able to test this theory out, as I am unable at the moment.

I was looking at the 500r last night with the front panel attached, but drive covers removed, and had an idea. Could the H series corsair radiators fit in place of the fans, and have those slim style (15mm?) Fans fit in the space right in front? Essentially on the outsideof the case, right behind the panel.

Will slim style fans have enough room to fit there?

Are the H series (25mm*) radiators able to fit in place of the stock LED fans, without removing the hard drive cages?
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post #3642 of 4610
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I have a question and request for anyone able to test this theory out, as I am unable at the moment.

I was looking at the 500r last night with the front panel attached, but drive covers removed, and had an idea. Could the H series corsair radiators fit in place of the fans, and have those slim style (15mm?) Fans fit in the space right in front? Essentially on the outsideof the case, right behind the panel.

Will slim style fans have enough room to fit there?

Are the H series (25mm*) radiators able to fit in place of the stock LED fans, without removing the hard drive cages?

The radiator should be able to fit in place of the fans, there's enough space, however the area where the tubing attaches to the radiator extends into the area of the drive bays, so modifications would have to be made to accommodate that. Also, I remember seeing someone's build log where they fitted normal (25mm) fans onto the opposite side of where the stock fans are placed (directly behind the front panel) but once again required a small modification where he filed down the plastic rings that protrude from the panel. What you described is possible, but not without some mods. I'll see if I can find a link to that build log, too.
    
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post #3643 of 4610
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The radiator should be able to fit in place of the fans, there's enough space, however the area where the tubing attaches to the radiator extends into the area of the drive bays, so modifications would have to be made to accommodate that. Also, I remember seeing someone's build log where they fitted normal (25mm) fans onto the opposite side of where the stock fans are placed (directly behind the front panel) but once again required a small modification where he filed down the plastic rings that protrude from the panel. What you described is possible, but not without some mods. I'll see if I can find a link to that build log, too.

Ah, OK great. I figured atleast a couple of mods would need to be made for the radiator hoses. What exactly do you mean by the rings protruding from the front panel?
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post #3644 of 4610
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Ah, OK great. I figured atleast a couple of mods would need to be made for the radiator hoses. What exactly do you mean by the rings protruding from the front panel?

If you look at this picture, you'll see a lip protruding from the panel around both holes, these would need to be filed down to fit 25mm fans. But slimmer fans should fit without needing this, although would they be less effective at cooling a rad? Since the gradient of each fin is at a lower angle. Regardless, a solution is available for either method.



Oh and here's the link to the aforementioned build log ('tis a great job):
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916
Edited by SebRa - 6/13/13 at 11:53am
    
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post #3645 of 4610
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If you look at this picture, you'll see a lip protruding from the panel around both holes, these would need to be filed down to fit 25mm fans. But slimmer fans should fit without needing this, although would they be less effective at cooling a rad? Since the gradient of each fin is at a lower angle. Regardless, a solution is available for either method.



Oh and here's the link to the aforementioned build log ('tis a great job):
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916

So if those rings have to be shaved down, wouldnt the tabs for the front grill have to be modified as well? (have not looked through the build log yet)

*Looks at build log* I figured it out! haha.. For whatever reason it did not occur to me to just flip the tabs the other way around. tongue.gif

I will definitely be saving that thread for when I begin my radiator replacement.

Thanks for the link! much appreciated.
Edited by Destrto - 6/13/13 at 12:15pm
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post #3646 of 4610
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So if those rings have to be shaved down, wouldnt the tabs for the front grill have to be modified as well? (have not looked through the build log yet)

*Looks at build log* I figured it out! haha.. For whatever reason it did not occur to me to just flip the tabs the other way around. tongue.gif

I will definitely be saving that thread for when I begin my radiator replacement.

Thanks for the link! much appreciated.

You're welcome, and good luck with your future builds.
    
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post #3647 of 4610
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You're welcome, and good luck with your future builds.

Thanks. Another question while I still have you here, do you happen to know of any LED lit case fans that are the slim style?
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post #3648 of 4610
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Thanks. Another question while I still have you here, do you happen to know of any LED lit case fans that are the slim style?

The only ones I know of (without searching) are these Gelid ones:
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=2&id=84
15mm depth with blue LEDs, unfortunately there are no other colour options. Not sure how well they perform but the specifications seem O.K.

Other than that, all I can suggest is Google.
    
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post #3649 of 4610
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I have a question and request for anyone able to test this theory out, as I am unable at the moment.

I was looking at the 500r last night with the front panel attached, but drive covers removed, and had an idea. Could the H series corsair radiators fit in place of the fans, and have those slim style (15mm?) Fans fit in the space right in front? Essentially on the outsideof the case, right behind the panel.

Will slim style fans have enough room to fit there?

Are the H series (25mm*) radiators able to fit in place of the stock LED fans, without removing the hard drive cages?

this guy did it. i wont find the specific post. you should read the build log anyway.
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916
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post #3650 of 4610
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The only ones I know of (without searching) are these Gelid ones:
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=2&id=84
15mm depth with blue LEDs, unfortunately there are no other colour options. Not sure how well they perform but the specifications seem O.K.

Other than that, all I can suggest is Google.

Thanks. I'll do some more searching. And if my school money comes in when I expect it to, I may just grab some regular 25mm fans with decent static pressure and perform the few small mods it would take to allow it to fit in front.
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