I have some questions. I looked at the last 20 or so pages. nice rigs guys.
I ordered a few parts already and missed the cheap 500r on newegg before black friday so i'm going to wait for boxing day when I get my i2500k and motherboard +SSD (all I need).
I'm coming from a antec 300 that has been extremly dusty and require lots of cleaning (case is on top of desk even and not on the carpent floor). dust clogs my 4870/intel stock heatsink and I hope my new 6950 stays fairly dust free until dec 26ish when I do my newbuild.
First anyone know where I can get
in canada or somthing like it? shipping is $25+! they offer the side only for $20 less but its still $$$
Not a big problem because the 500r has filters on the bottom front and top i believe. Is the filter on the top easy to clean/removable also is the front removable to clean? I plan on having a H100 as intake on the top (more on that later).
Due to no filter on the side I plan on having it as outtake. so i will have 2 in front, 2 in top (h100), 1 out rear, 1 out side (whats the cfm of the 200 compared to the 120's?), and maybe add 1 in bottom. Will this give me a positive pressure inside (too avoid dust thru the cracks)? I understand the side is supposed to cool the gpu but the bottom fan can do that and i might add a fan as a pull on the hdd cage to insure air flow to the gpu from the front.
Lastly, installing the H100. I plan on having it as intake for the use of the dust filter (plus benchmarks prove its 1-2 C better as it cool air but heats up ambiant in case) whats the best arrangement for the fan/rad. Fan in mesh on top of rad pushing? Or rad in mesh with fan below pulling? (Both intake from top) I had hoped of doing a push pull but I see its not possible. I don't plan on OCing the i5 too much anyways and got the H100 as it was cheaper than the H80 and only $10 more than the H60 (assuming corsair is good on rebates)