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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 #4391 of 4610
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Another 400r Q...looks like my H60 might indeed be failing. After a good blow out and new thermal paste (not *the* best, but a new tube of Noctua), my CPU temps are still too high. I am going to try to remove the pump and clean the paste and remount again (though the pump feels secure and you can't twist it). Failing that, I'll be looking for a new cooler.

In theory, the Corsair H100i fits in the 400r case. However, I looked at measurements and with my board (Asus P8Z68-V) it appears that the h100i would block not only 4 of my fan headers but also the 8pin power. It seems like I saw a picture of this somewhere here too. Has anyone used the h100/h100i in a 400r with a similar Asus board? Did it fit or were tweaks/mods required?

Different Asus board here (990fx sabertooth). I had to squash the 8 pin when I first ran a 100i in the 400r. There are L shaped extensions that can be find to help clearance there (make sure all extensions are plugged in snugly). The better option is mounting the fans outside the case running in push against the rad inside. To get best results you would want to use a gasket on both the fans to the mesh and the radiator to the mesh. Not sure if you will need to get longer screws to go through the fans, gaskets and case into the rad. Finally, you will need to be able to run the fan cables inside the chassis to the pump, so you might need to drill a wider hole through some of the mesh (it's sized for up to a 280) or get extensions
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post #4392 of 4610
it would be easier to get another case. it would also look better. you will keep stepping up to bigger and better until you finally go full custom loop and need a bigger better case...
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it would be easier to get another case. it would also look better. you will keep stepping up to bigger and better until you finally go full custom loop and need a bigger better case...

For what it's worth, with a bit of work the 400R can hold a fine loop - here's mine smile.gif



Ultimately though pc-illiterate is right. That's why I have a Case Labs on order
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Thanks for the input. A combination of an l shaped or 90 degree plug and using some of the reg. grill holes instead of the intended mounting holes might do the job. If i feel like messing with it. I really don't feel like having the fans outside the case! I suppose for my next build, whenever that might be, i might have to go with a new case!

For now i guess i will skip the h100 and either go for the h90 or go back to air...for now.
    
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Is there any solid reason to choose 500r over 400r?
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Is there any solid reason to choose 500r over 400r?

with the top plastic bezel on the 500r, you can mod the top panel. the 400r doesnt have the plastic bezel and any cutting done to the metal top panel will be seen guaranteed. it is really the only difference you can see outside. inside the hdd cages are different. the 400r are not meant to be removed while the 500r cages are held in with thumbscrews.
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post #4397 of 4610
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with the top plastic bezel on the 500r, you can mod the top panel. the 400r doesnt have the plastic bezel and any cutting done to the metal top panel will be seen guaranteed. it is really the only difference you can see outside. inside the hdd cages are different. the 400r are not meant to be removed while the 500r cages are held in with thumbscrews.

Thanks. +rep

In my case no need to go with 500R than.

I will just build my sig rig and put it under the desk where I will only clean the interior once a month. No mods or anything.

I used to own a 300R before and it was an OK case at best. Is 400r an advancement over 300R at least?
post #4398 of 4610
Looking into a 300r (layout I like, size, price) to replace a case have had since '01.
I tried to breath now life into it after 8 years in storage. Everything fits ok,, but air flow is bad and temps are running high on a consistent basis.
A noble endeavor, but looks like it won't work in the long run. Modding it would take too much money since I would have to hire the work out(disabled). Hence the need for a new case.
Right now my setup is, MSI Gaming 970 mb, AMD 8350, MSI 970gtx, Corsair RM1000 psu, GSkill sniper 1866 ram (2x4 for 8 gig).
How well would the 300r hold up for future upgrades?
post #4399 of 4610
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Thanks. +rep

In my case no need to go with 500R than.

I will just build my sig rig and put it under the desk where I will only clean the interior once a month. No mods or anything.

I used to own a 300R before and it was an OK case at best. Is 400r an advancement over 300R at least?

I have built in 300r and 400r both for my daughter and my rig. The 400r is significantly roomier than the 300r. Cable management was a dream compared to the smaller case. See my signature line for build log.
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post #4400 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Jhereg10 View Post

I have built in 300r and 400r both for my daughter and my rig. The 400r is significantly roomier than the 300r. Cable management was a dream compared to the smaller case. See my signature line for build log.

Perfect. Thank you so much.

I mean 300R was an OK case but I bought it after owning a CM Cosmos II (wife found it to be too big), so the downgrade forced me not to love the case I suppose. But I remember running in some space and cable management issues. Such as the side panel not closing well. Glad 400R is an improvement.
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