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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 #4371 of 4610
What it looked like before...

post #4372 of 4610

Just installed a new mobo and fans
post #4373 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Benjiw View Post

Yeah, but I bet you could ghetto mod them or something? Tbh, LED fans aren't for me, it would be much easier to fit some LED strips and mod the button to act as an on/off for them...

I did just that in my 500r and it works flawlessly. I spliced the two stock fans together (ghetto splitter) and saved the 2nd 3 pin connection for my 4 LED strips. Wire it correctly and its on/off with the case fan LED button using 3 pin fans. No real modding necessary.

I had already modded the stock 3 pin fan connectors to be standard and not "Corsair plugs." You just lose the locking tab function. As already stated the stock controller is lame and the fans are special fans with no RPM pin, just led on/off. Which is actually a nice feature that I wish was built into regular LED fans. Since thats not standard it screws things up.

I actually have the stock 2 120mm fans mounted in the original location now and hooked into my NZXT fan controller.

This however, creates another problem...

Because most controllers regulate the power only and are really 2 pins, the LED function of the Corsair provided case fans wont work (no illumination under any voltage), as it by passes what is normally RPM. I just unseated the 3rd pin from the stock fans and plugged it back into the stock controller and boom, on off with the push of the case button along with the wired in LED strips.

Now if it were that easy with my 2 140mm LED fans.



Edited by simoneaux - 4/16/15 at 1:26pm
post #4374 of 4610
About the 500R case fans...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benjiw View Post

I wouldn't use them personally, they move no air and are pretty much rubbish.

Yes they are awful.
post #4375 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Master Turkey View Post








Gearing up for a full cooling loop. CPU , GPU etc. House cleaning persay. Tried an icy dock with evercool fans under and didn't like it so now I've got this evercool 2bay. Swapped the fan to a silentx fan red to match color scheme. Icy dock (different converter, one with no face plate). Removed DVD drive. Soon a res/pump combo will go in the bottom two bays...

I bought the same for my drives but to be able to remove the stock drive bays for airflow and looks.
post #4376 of 4610
Hi guys,

need some advice. Friend of mine is planning to install on of the all-in-one cpu water cooler in his 200R. What he can install?
I'm asking. because 200R is not a big case and I want to suggest him something that wont be too big for this case. (the best option with the fans placed inside of the case). We need a cooler with support of LGA 1150.

Thanx smile.gif
post #4377 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Assyle View Post

Hi guys,

need some advice. Friend of mine is planning to install on of the all-in-one cpu water cooler in his 200R. What he can install?
I'm asking. because 200R is not a big case and I want to suggest him something that wont be too big for this case. (the best option with the fans placed inside of the case). We need a cooler with support of LGA 1150.

Thanx smile.gif

I have a 200R. When it was my main case I had a H100 mounted to the top. Used with a i7 950 @ 4.1 at the time.

Carbide 500R
(19 items)
 
  
MotherboardGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce 3x 4GB OC  Evga 9800gtx+ Corsair XMS3 12GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320  Seagate 2TB Seagte 80 Western Digial 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digial 604GB LG DVD-rw  Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 x64 Pro  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3xDell 1708fpt Rzer DeathStalker 2013  OCZ Fata1lty 1000w Corsair Carbide 500r 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder  Generic Black  Logitech X 540  
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Carbide 500R
(19 items)
 
  
MotherboardGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce 3x 4GB OC  Evga 9800gtx+ Corsair XMS3 12GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320  Seagate 2TB Seagte 80 Western Digial 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digial 604GB LG DVD-rw  Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 x64 Pro  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3xDell 1708fpt Rzer DeathStalker 2013  OCZ Fata1lty 1000w Corsair Carbide 500r 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder  Generic Black  Logitech X 540  
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post #4378 of 4610
200R is very nice, its not too big but also not too tight, afaik any AIO can fit nicely in it, but for 240 rad on top can be use only for single fan ( push or pull) due to the space within the very edge of the motherboard smile.gif



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Jurang Setan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 Devil's Canyon MSI Z97 GAMING 3 MSI GTX 960 GAMING 2G 24GB Corsair 1600 C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x Seagate 250GB RAID0 WD Caviar 500GB Lite-ON DVDRW Corsair Hydro H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 BenQ G2420HD LG 42LB55 42" LEDTV Armageddon KAI-3 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP HEXA+ 400W Corsair Carbide 200R Logitech G300s Razer Goliathus 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
OnBoard ALC 1150 Logitech Z213 2.1 Desktop Sennheiser HD202 Music Sades Spellond 7.1 Gaming 
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Jurang Setan
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 Devil's Canyon MSI Z97 GAMING 3 MSI GTX 960 GAMING 2G 24GB Corsair 1600 C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x Seagate 250GB RAID0 WD Caviar 500GB Lite-ON DVDRW Corsair Hydro H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 BenQ G2420HD LG 42LB55 42" LEDTV Armageddon KAI-3 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP HEXA+ 400W Corsair Carbide 200R Logitech G300s Razer Goliathus 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
OnBoard ALC 1150 Logitech Z213 2.1 Desktop Sennheiser HD202 Music Sades Spellond 7.1 Gaming 
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post #4379 of 4610
Hi guys, after years of cheap ultra-low-end cases of unknown manufacturers, i've finally decided to buy a carbide 300r.
Now, i also want to get some fans for the case, as, later this year, i'm planning to buy a nice i5 k (whichever will be available post-summer). Also, i'm getting the standard version of the case, not the windowed, as i'll cut the side window myself, 'cause modded cases are the way to go biggrin.gif.

Now, my problem is that i never had to think about ventilation, as i've always used low end rigs, and it has never been a real concern. But now, i want to do everything as good as possible. So, as i was saying, i want to add some fans to the case, two led fans on the front, two standard fans on the top, and one on the rear. Now, all i know, is that front fans should be intakes, while top and rear fans should be exhausts. Here stops my knowledge about case ventilation. I've read about positive an negative pressure, airflow and static pressure fans, but i really don't know what to do.

I want a system as silent as possible, and my CPU will be air cooled, no water cooling loops. So, what kind of fans should i use? which ones are the best? How good are the fans provided with the case? should i keep them or replace them?

I hope you guys can help me learn, and thank anyone will help me in advance smile.gif
Edited by Coldheart29 - 4/26/15 at 4:09am
post #4380 of 4610
My Pride and Joy biggrin.gif

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