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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
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post #4261 of 4611
no you dont want pwm fans. also, the airflow or the static pressure fans will work just as well as the other. i personally wouldnt buy the corsair fans for case fans. entirely too expensive for what you get. youre better off buying cheaper case fans with higher airflow numbers.
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post #4262 of 4611
Long story short you are good - don't cancel your order. The only issue that these gentlemen are raising is that you could have saved a few bucks buying cheaper fans.

The 400R front fans are 3 pin, not 4 pin like PWN. The third pin that's normally used for RPM measurement is actually used on the 400R for powering/switching the LEDs in the original fans but that's not a problem

If you read the guides on this forum around case air cooling the SPs that you bought are the way to go over Corsair's AFs. In the case of a positive pressure design, which is desirable, you want that static pressure
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And those corsair static pressure fans are going to be loud. There is no way around that.
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post #4264 of 4611
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

And those corsair static pressure fans are going to be loud. There is no way around that.
run them at low rpms?
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post #4265 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Archea47 View Post

If you read the guides on this forum around case air cooling the SPs that you bought are the way to go over Corsair's AFs. In the case of a positive pressure design, which is desirable, you want that static pressure

From my experience, I'd have to disagree with your conclusion. When pushing air through a hard drive cage, Corsair's AF fans work better than the SP variant. Hard drives and the cages they're contained in, are not radiators and don't benefit from static pressure. A hard drive, unlike a radiator, is solid, no matter the speed, amount or pressure of air pushing against it nothing will pass through. The air does not need to pass through the hard drives, it only needs to flow over it. The AF fans can push air further from the fan itself in comparison to the SP fans. I've used both models in my own 500R and tested the air temperature after it flows through the fans but before it enters the cage (containing 2 HDDs and 1 SSD), then during the cage and finally after it has left the cage. Although the test was only basic, it was accurate enough and demonstrated a difference of approximately 1.7 - 2.2 degrees Celsius between the two types of fans. with the AF fans recording the lower temperatures.
    
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post #4266 of 4611
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run them at low rpms?

buy better fans to start with it?
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buy better fans to start with it?

Or that.
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post #4268 of 4611
So I should have cancelled?
They are sitting on my desk right now whilst I try and figure if I can install them without taking the case apart (ie from the front).

1-2 deg difference is nothing as I have lots of degrees to spare. All I care about is loudness, these are the quiet editions.

If my old fans are 4 pin and these are 3 pin, how do I install these, in the quietest mode possible?
    
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So I should have cancelled?
They are sitting on my desk right now whilst I try and figure if I can install them without taking the case apart (ie from the front).

1-2 deg difference is nothing as I have lots of degrees to spare. All I care about is loudness, these are the quiet editions.

If my old fans are 4 pin and these are 3 pin, how do I install these, in the quietest mode possible?

I'm sorry if my previous post confused you, I just wanted to make it clear that static pressure is not needed for the cooling of HDD cages.

To install your fans, you should have 3 options:
1. Connect the fans to your motherboard fan headers.
2. Connect the fans to your cases fan controller.
3. Connect the fans to a third-party fan controller.

Option 1 will mean your 3-pin fans will run at their max speed, the motherboard would only regulate the speed of PWM fans.
Option 2 will allow you to control the speed, however, in all likelihood you would need to change the pin layout in the proprietary fan controller connectors (easy enough to do). Corsair ****ed up with that.
Option 3 is the best option in my opinion, and allows complete manual control over your fans (subject to the features of your fan controller).
    
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post #4270 of 4611
Pretty standard build.. nothing fancy going on currently, just moved all my parts into the 300R i got today. Overall love this case... might be doing some modding in the future and adding grommets for a cleaner ascetic, might change out the side window soon, the one it comes with is kinda meh :\

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