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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 #811 of 4610
keep a close eve on your gpu temps, especially if you plan on running sli. with the side fan set as an exhaust it will be harder to get cool air close enough to the cards to feed the coolers. it may even work against you by sucking air away from the cards cooler.

running a fan in the front and one on the bottom should be fine for a single card setup (especially if they are higher cfm/speed fans. with 2 cards there isnt much space between them and the top card will have a tendency to run warm if you arent blowing air directly at them from the side.
    
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post #812 of 4610
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Originally Posted by sli_shroom View Post

keep a close eve on your gpu temps, especially if you plan on running sli. with the side fan set as an exhaust it will be harder to get cool air close enough to the cards to feed the coolers. it may even work against you by sucking air away from the cards cooler.
running a fan in the front and one on the bottom should be fine for a single card setup (especially if they are higher cfm/speed fans. with 2 cards there isnt much space between them and the top card will have a tendency to run warm if you arent blowing air directly at them from the side.

I'm only going for the single card. I made the mistake of ordering a 660W PSU so I'm limited to the single until my next upgrade. The 750W wasn't that much more but I don't think it would handle two 6950's anyways. I also saw someone put the rad on the side but it was a 600T. I'm still concerned about the dust and don't plan on OCing my gpu. If I get the white I might use the window instead of grill (unless that choice is only offered in the 600T case)
post #813 of 4610
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Originally Posted by sli_shroom View Post

keep a close eve on your gpu temps, especially if you plan on running sli. with the side fan set as an exhaust it will be harder to get cool air close enough to the cards to feed the coolers. it may even work against you by sucking air away from the cards cooler.
running a fan in the front and one on the bottom should be fine for a single card setup (especially if they are higher cfm/speed fans. with 2 cards there isnt much space between them and the top card will have a tendency to run warm if you arent blowing air directly at them from the side.

I'm only going for the single card. I made the mistake of ordering a 660W PSU so I'm limited to the single until my next upgrade. The 750W wasn't that much more but I don't think it would handle two 6950's anyways. I also saw someone put the rad on the side but it was a 600T. I'm still concerned about the dust and don't plan on OCing my gpu. If I get the white I might use the window instead of grill (unless that choice is only offered in the 600T case)

A good 660w will easily handle 2 6950's.
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post #814 of 4610
Its a seasonic 660W 80 plus Gold. is that good? I will still see. Have to look at temps and stuff. My orginal plan was two 4870's (y i got 750W) but that never happened. would use the 750W again but i need modular.
post #815 of 4610
seasonic 660 is a sick PSU. no need to use w./e ur 750w psu
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post #816 of 4610
Solved the back panel gap issue.

After spending hours rewiring the rig and trying to cable tie everything together, I ended up abandoning cable ties as it only increased the bulk.
All I had to do was rewire some cables so they could lay down flatter.
I did zip tie the front panel cables though.

The trick seems to be to push the wires flat using the panel and to screw the top screw in first and then secure the bottom.
Why the top first (less tension) and not the bottom (more tension) does not make any sense to me.

@Corsair could you include more zip tie loops In the back of the MB tray? The stick on hooks included were useless in securing my ATX cable.
Also by back panel seems to be warped this way >> \ so the top corner sticks out more than the bottom.

And definitely add a dust filter for the side panel.
 
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post #817 of 4610
Got my 400R around two weeks ago, looks awesome!
post #818 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Happyd View Post

Its a seasonic 660W 80 plus Gold. is that good? I will still see. Have to look at temps and stuff. My orginal plan was two 4870's (y i got 750W) but that never happened. would use the 750W again but i need modular.

It is good. It likely outputs way more than 660w anyway. The 660 is their "gold" efficiency guaranteed output. And if a psu can actually output 750w, 6950 tri-fire is also quite doable. Bottom line is you're safe. Your temps will also be fine with this case. Go get your crossfire on.
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post #819 of 4610
Thread Starter 
just updated the OP with a bunch of new members. If you are still missing from the list or would like info added/changed PM me and I'll update as soon as I can, I've been trying to get this semester wrapped up and I just have finals left.
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post #820 of 4610
i got my 500r Black about 3 weeks ago for 100 shipped from NCIX. Its been well worth it, i love it, and love the low temps, wish it woulda came with the top fans
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