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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 #3751 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkTAO View Post

I left the stock fans that came with my 300r alone, and added 5 NZXT FN-140RB for air flow on every other spot.
Personally, I think a SP fan would be wasted, since blowing into a case, or out into the open without any restriction would be a low pressure situation, where you'd use a low pressure fan. SP fans are meant to blow through or against something. That being said, I guess they could do ok as exhaust fans?

How loud is that stock 140mm in the front though? I am going to be keeping this system in the living room, so I want to try and keep things as quiet as possible if I can.
post #3752 of 4610
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

How loud is that stock 140mm in the front though? I am going to be keeping this system in the living room, so I want to try and keep things as quiet as possible if I can.

My 300r houses my HTPC. That's a 3570 using a stock cooler. Before I ever added the NZXT's, the case was silent. If it wasn't for the front LED, I'd not have been able to tell it was on. Even with 5 more fans, there's no change in volume. It's silent, or near enough.

I've had no sound issues from the stock fans in my 300r or 500r, though I did swap out the 200mm that came with the 500r.
post #3753 of 4610
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Originally Posted by DarkTAO View Post

My 300r houses my HTPC. That's a 3570 using a stock cooler. Before I ever added the NZXT's, the case was silent. If it wasn't for the front LED, I'd not have been able to tell it was on. Even with 5 more fans, there's no change in volume. It's silent, or near enough.

I've had no sound issues from the stock fans in my 300r or 500r, though I did swap out the 200mm that came with the 500r.

That is good to know, thanks for all your help.

How come this case does not have stand offs for the motherboard? Every case I have ever owned has had standoffs, this looks like the motherboard just screws right to the raised looking stand offs. Am I correct into thinking that? Is it because of the stand off that sits in the middle which acts as a ground?
post #3754 of 4610
So since we're on the topic of case fans what wold be a good fan that's reliable, quiet, and could move a lot of air efficiently? I'm looking to replace the stock intake fan with a better fan.

I might get this as an intake fan. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aerocool-case-fan-shark120mmblueedition But I'm open to suggestions if there's a better option.

Yeah I'm getting Noctua NF-F12s for my H80i also, so those are going to be my exhaust fans.
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post #3755 of 4610
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

That is good to know, thanks for all your help.

How come this case does not have stand offs for the motherboard? Every case I have ever owned has had standoffs, this looks like the motherboard just screws right to the raised looking stand offs. Am I correct into thinking that? Is it because of the stand off that sits in the middle which acts as a ground?

Np. I was surprised by the built-in risers as well. As far as I know though, you're correct, the middle one is the ground. Honestly, I loved the 300r so much it sold me on going to Carbide series again when I did my Haswell build. For the price I paid for the 300r ($30 or so), it's the best case/performance I've bought.

Just a heads up for the future, if I remember correctly, the 300r can handle 240mm Rads with fans mounted inside, like the Kraken X60 and H100i. Not many budget cases could make that claim.
If you're interested, and have dust concerns or issues, DEMCi Filters makes a kit for the 300r specifically. Just FYI.
http://www.demcifilter.com/Search.aspx?Keyword=300r

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Originally Posted by CannedBullets View Post

So since we're on the topic of case fans what wold be a good fan that's reliable, quiet, and could move a lot of air efficiently? I'm looking to replace the stock intake fan with a better fan.

I might get this as an intake fan. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aerocool-case-fan-shark120mmblueedition But I'm open to suggestions if there's a better option.

Yeah I'm getting Noctua NF-F12s for my H80i also, so those are going to be my exhaust fans.

Noctua, Phanteks, NZXT or Corsair are my goto fans for cases and rads. Linus Tech Tips has a lot of info on the H80i best fan setup if you're interested. Though if you're going Noctua, and chose the correct fans, you'll have no issues. Also remember the Carbide series can usually handle 140mm fans for top exhaust if you're wanting a bit extra (possible) performance.
Edited by DarkTAO - 7/19/13 at 1:52pm
post #3756 of 4610
A few pics of my 200R with my Z87 stuff all jammed in there - plenty of room to add another GPU thumb.gif

The build went well considering the budget case - I paid $30 for it after rebate (+$5 for fan filters) so I really can't gripe about much seeing as I was able to neatly fit all of my components without much strife. I will be modding this case to fit a 240mm radiator behind the front panel and also adding a side-panel window when I get some free time.







What do you guys think? smile.gif All fans have since been switched out for Corsair's "High Performance" SP120's which got some ridiculous amounts of air flowing through the case.
post #3757 of 4610
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Originally Posted by DarkTAO View Post

Np. I was surprised by the built-in risers as well. As far as I know though, you're correct, the middle one is the ground. Honestly, I loved the 300r so much it sold me on going to Carbide series again when I did my Haswell build. For the price I paid for the 300r ($30 or so), it's the best case/performance I've bought.

Just a heads up for the future, if I remember correctly, the 300r can handle 240mm Rads with fans mounted inside, like the Kraken X60 and H100i. Not many budget cases could make that claim.
If you're interested, and have dust concerns or issues, DEMCi Filters makes a kit for the 300r specifically. Just FYI.
http://www.demcifilter.com/Search.aspx?Keyword=300r
Noctua, Phanteks, NZXT or Corsair are my goto fans for cases and rads. Linus Tech Tips has a lot of info on the H80i best fan setup if you're interested. Though if you're going Noctua, and chose the correct fans, you'll have no issues. Also remember the Carbide series can usually handle 140mm fans for top exhaust if you're wanting a bit extra (possible) performance.

I was quite surprised by the built-in risers too, I had never seen that before in a case. I switched out the SP's tonight for the AF's, I do not hear the fans running much at all. I am using the stock 140mm and stock 120mm at the top of the case. I will get another pair of AF's to replace those on the top. My only complaint right now with noise is my video card, when under load.

This is an excellent case and it took me a bit of time to transfer everything as I tried to keep it as clean as possible. I find it odd that they do not sell the little rubber covers for the openings on the motherboard tray where the cables run from under the tray. Those would be nice for the 300r.

I'll look at DEMCi filters.

Here are my pics from the final build for now.





post #3758 of 4610
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Originally Posted by DarkTAO View Post

Np. I was surprised by the built-in risers as well. As far as I know though, you're correct, the middle one is the ground. Honestly, I loved the 300r so much it sold me on going to Carbide series again when I did my Haswell build. For the price I paid for the 300r ($30 or so), it's the best case/performance I've bought.

Just a heads up for the future, if I remember correctly, the 300r can handle 240mm Rads with fans mounted inside, like the Kraken X60 and H100i. Not many budget cases could make that claim.
If you're interested, and have dust concerns or issues, DEMCi Filters makes a kit for the 300r specifically. Just FYI.
http://www.demcifilter.com/Search.aspx?Keyword=300r
Noctua, Phanteks, NZXT or Corsair are my goto fans for cases and rads. Linus Tech Tips has a lot of info on the H80i best fan setup if you're interested. Though if you're going Noctua, and chose the correct fans, you'll have no issues. Also remember the Carbide series can usually handle 140mm fans for top exhaust if you're wanting a bit extra (possible) performance.

Yeah I'll go with NF-F12s for my H80i, I'd go with Scythe Gentle Typhoons but I've heard they're really glitchy with CorsairLink because they aren't PWM. Yeah I'm really licking Corsair's cases, the 200R is a great budget case. I think I should have gotten that in the beginning instead of a Zalman Z9 or I should have tried to get extra money for a 400R or 500R then I could fit an H100i.

So fans with high CFM are better than fans with high static pressure for case ventilation and high static pressure fans are better than high CFM fans for radiatiors right?
Edited by CannedBullets - 7/19/13 at 9:43pm
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post #3759 of 4610
hey guys
i have the CC300R
which is the best aio kit between the two.
Antec Kuhler 620 or the seidon 120m
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i have a i53570k and i want to oc it to 4.5ghz
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