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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 #3891 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Centenial View Post

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.

Tom Logan made a video review about the 500R.
The NH-D14 fits just fine with the 200 mm side panel fan.

Look the video reeview here.

The PH-TC14PE is a bit taller than the NH-D14 but I think it would fit just fine with the 200 mm side fan.

Matthew Lambert made a review in the Bit-Tech about the PH-TC14PE.
The test system uses the Asus P9X79 Pro and 4 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaw inside the 500R.

Look the review here.

I'm not sure if he can help about this question but I would recommend to try.
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post #3892 of 4610
Thanks, but I'm not worried about clearance with side panel case fans as I know all of those coolers fit with them attached. The primary concern is if anyone actually knows if you can fit those coolers with my setup. Mainly if, with both fans attached can the fans clear the height of the ram that I'm using. When I switched over to this setup I had the intention of just sticking with water cooler, but after watching a pump die in just over 3 weeks I think I'm just wanting to go back to air cooling. However I just think it might be difficult given the ram I'm using and with a fairly hefty OC finding an air cooler that would work in this setup.
post #3893 of 4610
Yeah, i had to either move my RAM stick over (using 8gb ripjaws) or i had to raise the fan up just a tad on the 212 evo. to get everything to fit nicely....tho im thinking of picking up a h100i anyway.....not too sure yet. Hope this helps. thumb.gif
post #3894 of 4610
Thinking of picking up the 400r - does anyone use a fan controller with it? I have a zalman that installs into a drive bay but it could not be used with the air 540 I just had to return because of some limitations with what I have to install in it.
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Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256G Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500BLFS 150GB ASUS BW-16D1HT 
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Windows 7 NEC Spectraview 2490WUXi Dell UltraSharp 27 QHD Monitor – U2715H Ducky Shine 4 
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CORSAIR AX860 860W Power Supply Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival Artisan Hayate Soft 
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post #3895 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Dunan View Post

Thinking of picking up the 400r - does anyone use a fan controller with it? I have a zalman that installs into a drive bay but it could not be used with the air 540 I just had to return because of some limitations with what I have to install in it.

i don't have a 400R but a 500R yes i do use the fan controller. a mate of mine has a 400R and uses it, it can be more handy than you think...
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SAMSUNG 128GB SSD HITACHI 7200RPM HDD (2TB) LG 24x optical drive x2 2x bitfenix spectre green 120mm fans 
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post #3896 of 4610
I have a question about alternative to PC cooling. Is it possible to make a container made of galvanized steel, put an ice pack in there and put it near an intake of my 500R (bottom and front) without complications? I don't know this information will help but total of 12 fans running inside the case.
post #3897 of 4610
sounds like it would be ok, just not sure about the moisture. if the ice pack develops any condensation i would not want my fan to pick any of that up. Tho it would be minor moisture......hard to say if it would affect your system....
post #3898 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Sparda09 View Post

sounds like it would be ok, just not sure about the moisture. if the ice pack develops any condensation i would not want my fan to pick any of that up. Tho it would be minor moisture......hard to say if it would affect your system....

The design is to somehow seal the ice pack inside the case of galvanized steel. But just in case maybe a humidity monitor and dehumidifier might do the trick any problem occurring.
post #3899 of 4610
well you would want to make it removeable so that you could re-freeze right?
Also im not sure how warm your case gets but the only thing i would worry about is the condensation....IMO any moisture at all would not be good.
Nor would i risk something like that. but i see what your getting at. would be an awesome addition to an air cooled system!
post #3900 of 4610
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Originally Posted by JONDJ23 View Post

The design is to somehow seal the ice pack inside the case of galvanized steel. But just in case maybe a humidity monitor and dehumidifier might do the trick any problem occurring.

If the steel got cold enough compared to the ambient, it would be generating condensation as well. Blowing humidity into your case just seems like a bad idea IMO. This kinda reminds me of some automotive tech though. There is a mod for turbocharged cars called methanol injection that involves spraying a water/methanol mixture into your intercooler, The mixture evaporates from the high heat of the compressed air and the action of the evaporation cools down the air, in some cases making the compressed air cooler than ambient temps!

But yea anyway, if you want better cooling, i'd try something that doesn't involve moisture, such as a nice custom watercooling loop. (see what i did there?thumb.gif)
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