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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 #4231 of 4610
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Originally Posted by SeanOMatic View Post


Fry's will let me buy them as loose parts for cheaper than Corsair. Last thing I want is a ban from my local computer outlet for taking a dollar part. I just know I am taking them out of a display case and it might detract from a sale/misrepresent the case then. It's how I got my grommets, though.

All good then. I don't see any problem. It's the store's responsibility to inform a future buyer that the display may have bits missing. Go for it!
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post #4232 of 4610
Hello,

I own a Corsair Carbide 400R, very proud of it and recently I purchased a Scythe Kaze Master Pro fan controller. I hooked up my fans to the controller and noticed that the two led fans included do not show the rpm and the leds are always on but you can barely notice the light. The rear exhaust fan work perfectly and shows the rpm. My question is this normal for the front fans? Also the led button on the front panel does nothing when I press it.

Thanks!
post #4233 of 4610
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Hello,

I own a Corsair Carbide 400R, very proud of it and recently I purchased a Scythe Kaze Master Pro fan controller. I hooked up my fans to the controller and noticed that the two led fans included do not show the rpm and the leds are always on but you can barely notice the light. The rear exhaust fan work perfectly and shows the rpm. My question is this normal for the front fans? Also the led button on the front panel does nothing when I press it.

Thanks!

The stock fans included with the case, specifically the ones with LEDs, have one wire providing 12v for the LEDs (used exclusively by the stock fan-controller/LED button on the case), one ground wire and one that varies from 0v-12v that provides power to the fans themselves. With typical, non-proprietary fans, aside from the two wires that provide negative and positive power, there is a third wire that senses the RPM of the fan. This wire is not present in the Corsair stock fans because it has been replaced by the 12v LED wire. So, to answer your question; yes, it is normal for those fans. If you'd like to see the RPM of the fans, you'll need to buy new ones I'm afraid. Corsair do offer some great fans, though. The AF/SP series, including the new LED variants, are excellent, plus they do have a typical wire arrangement.
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post #4234 of 4610
Thank you very much for your quick reply Sir!
I was thinking of going for some Cougar fans, they seem to be a liitle quieter than Corsair's fans. They are also cheaper plus I am digging the color.

+Rep for you Sir!

Cheers
post #4235 of 4610
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Thank you very much for your quick reply Sir!
I was thinking of going for some Cougar fans, they seem to be a liitle quieter than Corsair's fans. They are also cheaper plus I am digging the color.

+Rep for you Sir!

Cheers

Always happy to help.

The Cougar fans are indeed good fans. Be sure to post some pictures of your rig, too!
    
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post #4236 of 4610
I purchased a corsair h110 to install in the carbide 500r case. my theory is to run a push and pull setup with the radiator mounted externally uptop with fans on top of that. My thinking is to locate the radiator externally as to not heat up the inside of the case. i also plan to have a red mod h60 used as a gpu cooler and mount it to the rear exhaust port shooting thru the radiator and out the case. not exactly the prettiest setup, as the mesh top wont fit, but i figure its rather restrictive anyways. whats your feeling on this guys? btw i plan on routing the hoses thru the small space in the back top of the case, in between the two radiators, itll be a tight fit but i checked and it will fit. no major kinks hopefully.
post #4237 of 4610
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I purchased a corsair h110 to install in the carbide 500r case. my theory is to run a push and pull setup with the radiator mounted externally uptop with fans on top of that. My thinking is to locate the radiator externally as to not heat up the inside of the case. i also plan to have a red mod h60 used as a gpu cooler and mount it to the rear exhaust port shooting thru the radiator and out the case. not exactly the prettiest setup, as the mesh top wont fit, but i figure its rather restrictive anyways. whats your feeling on this guys? btw i plan on routing the hoses thru the small space in the back top of the case, in between the two radiators, itll be a tight fit but i checked and it will fit. no major kinks hopefully.

Not really a big fan of rads being mounted outside the case for aesthetic reasons. But sure, it's doable, and you'll probably get slightly better results since the filter is going to be out of the equation. The case will have enough space for that kind of push pull set up. It'll most likely look like this;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1119694/official-corsair-carbide-series-200r-300r-400r-500r-owners-club/150

post #4238 of 4610
well isnt it a big benefit to locate the radiator away from the internal case? its a huge radator too, biggest iso out there, so instead of all that heat staying in the case its out in the open air. problem is, i still have the 120mm radiator inside the case with a rear 120mm blowing out the back, so it helps but it still worries me that its a heatsource inside. i wonder how i could mount it outside? not so much worried about asthetcs as i am maximizing cooling without spending the money on a water loop.
post #4239 of 4610
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well isnt it a big benefit to locate the radiator away from the internal case? its a huge radator too, biggest iso out there, so instead of all that heat staying in the case its out in the open air. problem is, i still have the 120mm radiator inside the case with a rear 120mm blowing out the back, so it helps but it still worries me that its a heatsource inside. i wonder how i could mount it outside? not so much worried about asthetcs as i am maximizing cooling without spending the money on a water loop.

Mounting it inside or outside won't make more than a couple degrees difference. That airflow from the fans keeps a majority of the heat passing through it expelled.
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post #4240 of 4610
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Originally Posted by aaronlaplante View Post

well isnt it a big benefit to locate the radiator away from the internal case? its a huge radator too, biggest iso out there, so instead of all that heat staying in the case its out in the open air. problem is, i still have the 120mm radiator inside the case with a rear 120mm blowing out the back, so it helps but it still worries me that its a heatsource inside. i wonder how i could mount it outside? not so much worried about asthetcs as i am maximizing cooling without spending the money on a water loop.

If you're not worried about asthetics, you could always put the radiators in buckets of ice water with fans blowing into them...

But seriously, it's not a huge difference in temps to keep it inside vs. outside the case as long as the fans are moving air through the fins.
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