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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 #4241 of 4610
Need some input on fan positions and airflow in a 400R. The long story can be found by clicking here.

The short story is that I have a 400R and H60 on an i5-2500k and I need to redo my fans. I have marginally acceptable temps at idle/low usage right now but would prefer better. My temps are a good 5 degrees higher or more than when I first built the system. However, part of that is the airflow of the room the PC is in. 3 yrs ago, the room was wide open with lots of airflow and the back of the PC was not up against a wall. Today, smaller room and the PC does back up against a wall which means the PSU exhaust hits that wall too. Anyway, current temps at idle are running 37/28/34/34. Ambient temp of 24 is the same, but as I said, room/air flow is different.

The H60 is currently setup as intake on the rear so it goes: outside>fan>H60>inside of case.

My plan I think is to:
1) (intake x 2) replace the 2x120's that are in the front of the hdd bay which pull air in thru the front grille and air filter.
2) (intake) add a 140 intake at the bottom in front of the PSU
3) (exhaust) reverse the rad fan to exhaust air out (should I push the air thru the rad to exhaust, or pull the air thru the rad to exhaust)
4) (exhaust) replace the top exhaust fan that died with a 140

However...should I maybe move the rad and mount it horizontally on top and pull air in from the top instead? And then have a single exhaust out the rear? The downside is that I recall the H60 tubes being pretty inflexible ( I have the original rev from 2011). Will I need to remove and remount the pump to get the tubes to work with me?

Basically, I'm asking....Option 1:



or Option 2:



P.S. How long do we think the H60, again, original rev from 2011, will last?

Thanks.
    
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post #4242 of 4610
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Originally Posted by texas_nightowl View Post

Need some input on fan positions and airflow in a 400R. The long story can be found by clicking here.

Basically, I'm asking....Option 1:



or Option 2:

I can answer part of your question.

For total airflow through the case, either one of those options is acceptable. Both options appear to provide a net positive case pressure. Option 1 will probably have a slightly better case air throughput.

Regarding whether you should have the H60 mounted to push air into the case or pull air from the case, it depends on whether your more concerned with your CPU temps or your GPU temps.

If you mount the H60 to draw in cool outside air and exhaust into the case, you will cool your CPU better but the internal case temps (and therefore GPU and other board temps) will probably rise a bit.

If you mount the H60 to draw in warmer inside air and exhaust it to the outside, you will have warmer CPU temps but cooler GPU and other board temps.
Edited by Jhereg10 - 8/1/14 at 6:31pm
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post #4243 of 4610
Hey guys,

can you tell me some tips, what kind of screw I can put on the upper 14 cm fan holes.

Those holes are so small I cant find a proper screw to match with.
post #4244 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Anubris View Post

Hey guys,

can you tell me some tips, what kind of screw I can put on the upper 14 cm fan holes.

Those holes are so small I cant find a proper screw to match with.

M3 or 6-32 will fit. But those are radiator screws.

Also, which case are you referring to?
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post #4245 of 4610
Hello,

I have a 500r.

Here are some pictures from my PC.

I put two aerocool shark blue led 12cm fans on the front. I put blue tape on the power and hdd button leds.
On the front there are two aerocool shark blue led 14 cm fans. These 4 fans are controlled by a aerocool fan controller. Inside I put two akasa apache black pwm 12 cm fans and I kept the 200 mm side fan and one stock fan and put it on the bottom which are controlled by the can fan controller.

The rest of the stuff: I7-4790K with a Corsair H75 with two sharkoon shark blades blue 12 cm fans, asrock Z87M extere 4, EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified with blackplate, 1X8 GB 1600 Mhz Corsair Vengeance Lp, XFX Pro 650w modular, Samsung 840 EVO 120 gb SSD and 2 TB WD Red 7200rpm and an Asus Bluray ODD.




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Edited by Anubris - 8/2/14 at 3:32am
post #4246 of 4610


Pic of my 300r with moded front panel to fit 2x 120mm rad
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post #4247 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartouille View Post

[IMG ALT=""]Pic of my 300r with moded front panel to fit 2x 120mm rad

Well done!
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post #4248 of 4610
Hey guys,

don't you know, does the black colored rear fan for the case has higher air flow than the front white led one?
post #4249 of 4610
I've just finished adding a small mod to my PC.
The mod involves the addition of a switch mounted within the faceplate of an XSPC temperature sensor bracket.
(http://www.xs-pc.com/temperature-sensors/525-bay-temperature-display-frame) Mines actually version one, not two, but they no longer list it on their website.
The LCD displays are quite bright and were becoming distracting in a dark room, but now this simple mod has fixed the issue.
I also think the faceplate looks better as the singular piece of metal is broken up by the switch and doesn't look so bare.
Here are some pictures:



    
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post #4250 of 4610
I just built a rig for my nephew. Do you think the 300r has decent enough airflow for a MSI gaming 290x? I have one on RMA and was planning on dropping it in here instead of selling it. So far the 300r is a decent case for the price, only complaint is the short length of the front panel audio cable.


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