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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 #3731 of 4610
I have the 300r for my HTPC, and the 500r for my 4770k build.
Love the case series. Cost/performance is great.
post #3732 of 4610
Getting ready to put together a Haswell build..I've got the 500R (white), with the H110 watercool system. I can't decide which direction the radiator fans should be blowing...as "intake", they will be using outside air to cool, but then blowing all that hot air from the radiator right into the case. On the other hand, if they're configured to exhaust, hot air from inside the case is being used to cool the radiator, probably making it less effective.

Is there a general consensus as to which configuration is best? Has anyone thoroughly tested both ways to see which provides better overall cooling (not just cpu, but vga, ram, etc)?
post #3733 of 4610
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Originally Posted by luckymatt View Post

Getting ready to put together a Haswell build..I've got the 500R (white), with the H110 watercool system. I can't decide which direction the radiator fans should be blowing...as "intake", they will be using outside air to cool, but then blowing all that hot air from the radiator right into the case. On the other hand, if they're configured to exhaust, hot air from inside the case is being used to cool the radiator, probably making it less effective.

Is there a general consensus as to which configuration is best? Has anyone thoroughly tested both ways to see which provides better overall cooling (not just cpu, but vga, ram, etc)?

I don't remember where I read that before but the different was like 1c or something like that, I went with the exhaust since It will be much easier to clean and it will take the hot air out, with the 500R you also have the 200mm + the 2x120mm fans as intake so you'll have good air circulation

this is my confg so far :
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post #3734 of 4610
What does everyone think of the 300R that owns the case? I was thinking of the Air 540 for a HTPC, but don't want to spend that much since I'm gonna be getting rid of my Silverstone case. I modded it a bit too much and it got screwed up because I was trying too much to make it like a regular case with more options. I think the 200 or 300R will allow me to do more with the case.
post #3735 of 4610
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I don't remember where I read that before but the different was like 1c or something like that, I went with the exhaust since It will be much easier to clean and it will take the hot air out, with the 500R you also have the 200mm + the 2x120mm fans as intake so you'll have good air circulation
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this is my confg so far :


Yea, the difference from intake to exhaust is no more than 2C.

Having my H100 fans as intake actually made more of a difference in temp to my GPU's than anything.

Dont forget you also have space to mount 2 120mm fans on the back side of the HDD cages inside the case.
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post #3736 of 4610
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Originally Posted by El-Fuego View Post

I don't remember where I read that before but the different was like 1c or something like that, I went with the exhaust since It will be much easier to clean and it will take the hot air out, with the 500R you also have the 200mm + the 2x120mm fans as intake so you'll have good air circulation
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
this is my confg so far :


Yea, the difference from intake to exhaust is no more than 2C.

Having my H100 fans as intake actually made more of a difference in temp to my GPU's than anything.

Dont forget you also have space to mount 2 120mm fans on the back side of the HDD cages inside the case.

Thanks guys...I'm not sure why I'm hung up on it...I may try to direct the air somehow. Maybe some kind of jury rigged vent that takes air directly from one of the front intakes up to the radiator fans. With the big fat side fan going, there will still be plenty of intake. Or maybe I'm just thinking about it too hard.

PS I will be running an SLI setup if that makes any difference in overall fan orientation/placement.
Edited by luckymatt - 7/18/13 at 6:41pm
post #3737 of 4610
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Thanks guys...I'm not sure why I'm hung up on it...I may try to direct the air somehow. Maybe some kind of jury rigged vent that takes air directly from one of the front intakes up to the radiator fans. With the big fat side fan going, there will still be plenty of intake. Or maybe I'm just thinking about it too hard.

PS I will be running an SLI setup if that makes any difference in overall fan orientation/placement.

It wont make much difference in temps. i think you are thinking about it too hard to be honest.

If you really are concerned about gettng enough airflow, grab a couple 120mm or 140mm fans and replace the 200mm on the side panel. That will give you more directed airflow across your graphics cards.

As far as airflow through the radiator up top, direction or venting wont help much at all.
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post #3738 of 4610
Anybody happen to know what is in the stock LED Corsair fans that allows that button on the 500R to turn off just the LED's?
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post #3739 of 4610
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Anybody happen to know what is in the stock LED Corsair fans that allows that button on the 500R to turn off just the LED's?

i do. the wire that is rpm read on other fans, is the led power for the corsair fans.
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post #3740 of 4610
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i do. the wire that is rpm read on other fans, is the led power for the corsair fans.

Ahh. that would explain why the button no longer turns off the LED of these Yate Loons I plugged in. I'm guessing there isnt any way to fix that?
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