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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 #3881 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

330r has much better dust filtering than 300r. The front tho is still not very well designed, very restictive in terms of airflow. Its also much quieter as the 300r tends to be noisy.

If you have the money go for 350D or 330r. They are the best of those you listed smile.gif
Thanks. A final question, If I go with 330R, for normal use should I remove the top panel or keep it covered?
post #3882 of 4610
Depends on your cpu cooling.
If you have air heatsink i wouldn't take it off but if you use something like h100 then take it off.
With a case like that i would use something like big be quiet! or noctua heatsink or h80i or any other 120/140 aio cooler
post #3883 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

Depends on your cpu cooling.
If you have air heatsink i wouldn't take it off but if you use something like h100 then take it off.
With a case like that i would use something like big be quiet! or noctua heatsink or h80i or any other 120/140 aio cooler
I will use a noctua nh-u12s.

Overall I like more the 350D, except for the drive bay 5.25, and I need use a internal dvd optical drive. I could try cut the bay cover and fix it at the sides, I don't know if it will look good.

And the 200R/300R are the cheaper options although with more dust problems.
post #3884 of 4610
not a fan of the 200R and I do not recommend it if you have the funds for something else.
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post #3885 of 4610
So I recently took a chance on the Silverstone TD 02 AIO liquid cooler. Had it for about 3 weeks running great, idol temps on my i7 3820 were around 34C when overclocked at 4.4 GHz. Then the pump went out on the block, going to rma/return it. So my question is to anyone with an Asus p9x79 running vengence high profile ram in a 500R, can you fit a Thermalright Silver Arrow or a Phanteks PH-TC14PE? Or do you run into problems with ram clearance?
post #3886 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Centenial View Post

So I recently took a chance on the Silverstone TD 02 AIO liquid cooler. Had it for about 3 weeks running great, idol temps on my i7 3820 were around 34C when overclocked at 4.4 GHz. Then the pump went out on the block, going to rma/return it. So my question is to anyone with an Asus p9x79 running vengence high profile ram in a 500R, can you fit a Thermalright Silver Arrow or a Phanteks PH-TC14PE? Or do you run into problems with ram clearance?

you might have to remove the side fan.
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In terms of clearance – we have plenty of space for big, high-end CPU coolers. Installed inside 500R is the Noctua NH-U12P, this is 158mm in height and we still have more than adequate clearance for bigger flagships such as Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow – both being 160mm in height.
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_carbide_series_500r_review,8.html
Hummingbird
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core i5-2500K, 3.30 GHz EVGA Z68 FTW E-ATX Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB DiRT 3 Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB - 2133 (PC3 17... 
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Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Crucial M4 128 GB SSD  Corsair H80 Windows 8 6bit 
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Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backligh... Seasonic x860 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound 
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post #3887 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

you might have to remove the side fan.

That's what I was worried about. Have a sour taste in my mouth with AIO coolers after this experience and will just go back to air I think.
post #3888 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

you might have to remove the side fan.
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_carbide_series_500r_review,8.html

Actually the 500R has a convex side panel that provides extra clearance for tower coolers.

I know that the Havik 140 quoted 166 mm of height would fit the 500R with the side fan.

Look the post #11 here.
300R Rig
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post #3889 of 4610
and the 212+ fit for me no problem 160mm they state

but ram clearance is different with tall spreaders
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post #3890 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by edsai View Post

Actually the 500R has a convex side panel that provides extra clearance for tower coolers.

I know that the Havik 140 quoted 166 mm of height would fit the 500R with the side fan.

Look the post #11 here.

I think he was talking about the side fan on the heat sinks. They could more than likely clear that opening between the ram, but not with the external fan.
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