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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 #4131 of 4610
xt45 360 in the top and an xt45 240 in the front of my 500r. he said its going to be that way until summer. performance with 'bad' looks that few will see or blah performance. sorry i subscribe to overclock.net not prettypc.org. i will take performance over aesthetics any day. thats what water cooling is about.
as i said, its his pc.
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post #4132 of 4610
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xt45 360 in the top and an xt45 240 in the front of my 500r. he said its going to be that way until summer. performance with 'bad' looks that few will see or blah performance. sorry i subscribe to overclock.net not prettypc.org. i will take performance over aesthetics any day. thats what water cooling is about.
as i said, its his pc.

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ADD me to 200r owners list please thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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That looks really nice.

Must of been a pain in the neck to manage and sleeve the cables in this tight case. kudos

thank you for your kind words, was a pain but ive managed to finish it at last and im really happy with the results, last case I used was a corsair 700d so going from that to working in this was a huge difference space wise but ive managed to create something that is unique and again im really happy with my results

thanks again
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post #4134 of 4610
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thank you for your kind words, was a pain but ive managed to finish it at last and im really happy with the results, last case I used was a corsair 700d so going from that to working in this was a huge difference space wise but ive managed to create something that is unique and again im really happy with my results

thanks again

Moar pics ?! please ? ! biggrin.gif . Are those fans mounted to a rad or just for airflow ?! More pics to confirm wink.gif
post #4135 of 4610
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thank you for your kind words, was a pain but ive managed to finish it at last and im really happy with the results, last case I used was a corsair 700d so going from that to working in this was a huge difference space wise but ive managed to create something that is unique and again im really happy with my results

thanks again

Moar pics ?! please ? ! biggrin.gif . Are those fans mounted to a rad or just for airflow ?! More pics to confirm wink.gif

THEY ARE JUST MOUNTED FOR AIRFLOW AT THE MOMENT. WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A 360 RAD THERE IN PUSH AND PULL NO PROBS BUT NOT GOT THE PENNIES TO GO DOWN THE FULL LOOP OPTION AGAIN AT THE MOMENT mad.gif

THE RED SWITCH IN THE PICTURE ( ALSO ONE FITTED ON OPPOSITE SIDE IN SAME POSITION IS A MOMENTARY SWITCH EACH ARE WIRED TO THE RESET AND POWER BUTTON, SO FOR THEM TO WORK YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN RED SWITCH FIRST THEN PRESS RESET OR POWER BUTTON, STOP MY 1 AND 2 YEAR OLD FROM COMING OVER WHILST IM GAMING OR WORKING AND RESTARTING/ TURNING OFF PC REALLY STARTING TO DO MY HEAD IN LOL

















Edited by maskedmagicians - 2/20/14 at 1:33am
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THEY ARE JUST MOUNTED FOR AIRFLOW AT THE MOMENT. WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A 360 RAD THERE IN PUSH AND PULL NO PROBS BUT NOT GOT THE PENNIES TO GO DOWN THE FULL LOOP OPTION AGAIN AT THE MOMENT mad.gif

THE RED SWITCH IN THE PICTURE ( ALSO ONE FITTED ON OPPOSITE SIDE IN SAME POSITION IS A MOMENTARY SWITCH EACH ARE WIRED TO THE RESET AND POWER BUTTON, SO FOR THEM TO WORK YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN RED SWITCH FIRST THEN PRESS RESET OR POWER BUTTON, STOP MY 1 AND 2 YEAR OLD FROM COMING OVER WHILST IM GAMING OR WORKING AND RESTARTING/ TURNING OFF PC REALLY STARTING TO DO MY HEAD IN LOL

















This is truely a work of art. Great job.
I'm getting a 200R soon and will go the custom loop route right away. However with a 360 UT60 Push/Pull or 360 Monsta in push I can't mount my HDD and SSD anywhere.
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post #4137 of 4610
ive mounted 3 x SSD's and 1 x HDD and still have space to mount more... remove hardrive bays and drive bays smile.gif make an acrylic piece to sit next mobo tray flat and youll have all the space you could need to mount your hdd's and ssd simples
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post #4138 of 4610
Hey Carbide Club

Here are some pictures of what I did with my 400R for ideas. In the end it's equipped with (Alphacool) a 280x30, a 240x60 and a 120x30

First, the case from the outside to give you an idea:



Adding the top radiator meant drilling holes through the case for the fittings to pass through. This was a little tricky as on the 400R where the fittings would go isn't flat. To solve this I placed the radiator with the fittings on and made some marks of were the holes should go and used a center punch (with large hammer) to make a divit so my drill bit wouldn't walk around. Then I used a step-bit to drill increasingly-larger sized holes to accommodate the size of the fitting + hose + clamp. Make sure to get a gasket to fill any gaps between the radiator and the beveled top when using a 280mm rad so your fans are as effective as they can be. Also I had to enlarge the mounting holes as they didn't line up with my 280mm alphacool.



For the front radiator I had to first remove the hard drive bays. This involves removing the front feet (the screws are underneath the rubber pads) and then drilling out the four rivets on the bottom and the four rivets on the top. There may have been a couple more holding it to the vertical frame. I used a die grinder for the ones I couldn't get at with a drill. Then I had to cut the bottom out of the 5.25" optical bay cage, which I used an angle grinder for. Then I created a pedestal using XSPC 120mm radiator stands and some delrin blocks I had left over from another project, milled to size. I also had to enlarge the plastic fan shroud in the front of the case that originally fit the two LED'd 120mm case fans.





Finally I added a 120mm radiator to what's normally the 120mm case exhaust fan location. To clear my motherboard blocks comfortably I used a 15mm depth fan instead of 25mm - if your motherboard heatsinks allow you might be able to use a 25mm.



I have all of the fans on the radiators mounted to blow cold air from the room into the case. For exhaust I used the original two front LED 120mm fans and mounted them on the ventilated side panel. You can use a small screwdriver to push the RPM wire out of the harness, which turns the LEDs off. I used 3-pin fan extension cables to bring power from the motherboard out the rear of the case and pushed the fan connectors through the same grommets so that I can unplug the fans before removing the side panel



Happy Modding!
Edited by Archea47 - 1/13/15 at 12:26pm
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post #4139 of 4610
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THEY ARE JUST MOUNTED FOR AIRFLOW AT THE MOMENT. WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A 360 RAD THERE IN PUSH AND PULL NO PROBS BUT NOT GOT THE PENNIES TO GO DOWN THE FULL LOOP OPTION AGAIN AT THE MOMENT mad.gif

THE RED SWITCH IN THE PICTURE ( ALSO ONE FITTED ON OPPOSITE SIDE IN SAME POSITION IS A MOMENTARY SWITCH EACH ARE WIRED TO THE RESET AND POWER BUTTON, SO FOR THEM TO WORK YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN RED SWITCH FIRST THEN PRESS RESET OR POWER BUTTON, STOP MY 1 AND 2 YEAR OLD FROM COMING OVER WHILST IM GAMING OR WORKING AND RESTARTING/ TURNING OFF PC REALLY STARTING TO DO MY HEAD IN LOL

Love your attention to detail! Keep up with the good work!
post #4140 of 4610
Hello! New to the forums. Just finished cable managing on my Corsair Carbide 500r I would like to show how I built it. I'm planning to put an acrylic window on the side panel, I wanted to know what kind of method I could light up my build. What improvements can I make for my build? Thanks for looking!



Edited by Opponent - 2/27/14 at 9:40pm
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