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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 (111)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (282)
    500R
610 Total Votes  
post #981 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redshifty View Post

Just finished building my first water cooled computer. Modified the 500r a bit but kept the stock look.

Very nice. Is there room to push/pull your front mounted radiator? Or would that push the drive bays too close to the PSU? From the pics it may work. But hey if your temps are fine as it is then there's no point smile.gif

For the cost in interior space, fan dollars and effort - especially with say an H100 system I really wonder if the couple of degrees benefit of push/pull are worth it. I guess it depends how close to the danger zone your temps are or your goal. Lowest possible or very stable with usable interior space and room to grow.

This looks very nice. Even with the yellow bits smile.gif

Jimma
post #982 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimma47 View Post

Very nice. Is there room to push/pull your front mounted radiator? Or would that push the drive bays too close to the PSU? From the pics it may work. But hey if your temps are fine as it is then there's no point smile.gif
For the cost in interior space, fan dollars and effort - especially with say an H100 system I really wonder if the couple of degrees benefit of push/pull are worth it. I guess it depends how close to the danger zone your temps are or your goal. Lowest possible or very stable with usable interior space and room to grow.
This looks very nice. Even with the yellow bits smile.gif
Jimma

I did fit one additional scythe fan above the drive bay to pull. I'm only using five fans currently and the side fan is disconnected. My idle temps are 29-30C for the CPU (in BIOS, need a program for windows). I'm not overclocked yet. I had to shift the drive bay about half an inch and drill some new holes to make it all fit. The front bezel plastic on the inside was also shaved so the fans would clear.

My 5870 ramps up to 37C during a two hour session of Tribes Ascend beta.

I did want to sleeve the cables originally but mostly got impatient at all the parts on the table. I think when I refill the system in five or six months I'll look into doing that.

Cooling Specs:

2x XSPC EX240 Radiators
4x Yate Loon 120x20mm Medium speed fans pushing / 1x scythe fan pulling on the front rad
Koolance RP-452x2 v1.3 (wasn't as difficult to bleed as people say)
2x Swiftech RP-450s pumps
XSPC Raystorm
XSPC Razor
EK North bridge block
Primochill 1/2ID x 3/4OD tubing
Bitspower Fittings
Distilled water with a few drops anti algae
MX-2 paste on everything

Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated!
post #983 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redshifty View Post

Just finished building my first water cooled computer. Modified the 500r a bit but kept the stock look.

Interesting, What did you do to get that top rad to fit so well?
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Intel i7 2600k Asus p8z68-v/Gen3 Nvidia GTX 560Ti Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB 4x Western Digital Red 1tb in a RAID5 array LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro II Radiator PrimoChill PrimoFlex Black Tubing 6x CoolerMaster Excalibur fans, 4 on radiators,... 
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Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro Radiator Windows 7 64bit ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... 
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Monoprice Backlit Macro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX1200 Corsair Carbide 500R Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
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post #984 of 4609
I cut the middle part out that separates the fan cutouts. I bent the corners and middle downward until it was slightly lower. Leveled them out and kept test fitting until it sat low enough. My metal bending skills are pretty sub par but it cannot be seen, even barely so with the cover off. The radiator was thin enough that it didn't need to go too much lower. I also had to file a bit, things weren't lining up 100 percent.

I tried to take more pictures but my camera was not focusing for some reason. I just gave up and got the work done.
post #985 of 4609
Can someone show me a close up of an ssd installed in the tray?

The only way I can see of doing it is putting the ssd upside down and using 4 screws.

Or is that the way I should be doing it?
post #986 of 4609
@cluelessguy

Here is a video from Corsair itself, on how to install a Force GT SSD on a Carbide 400r

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-z1QaqrGU
    
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post #987 of 4609
please add me since i finally got off my lazy butt and finished my latest build

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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
evga 480gtx corsair vengence ddr3 1600 ocz agility 3 sdd ocz agility 3 sdd 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
maxtor hdd asus blu-ray reader/burner xspc ex360 rad (x2)  swiftec mcp655 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
laing d5 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2 pump top heatkiller cpu block koolance nv480gtx full vga blocks ek northbridge block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
lamptron fc5 bitspower 150 black ice reservoir vista ultimate 64 bit asus s248h-p hdmi led 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
acer x183h acer x183h corsair k60 mechanical silverstone strider 1000 silver 
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post #988 of 4609
just a few updates on my 400r. sorry about crappy pics

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c300 64gb raid win7 64 ultimate benq 2410T g19 
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post #989 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZodiarkRuri View Post

@cluelessguy
Here is a video from Corsair itself, on how to install a Force GT SSD on a Carbide 400r
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-z1QaqrGU

Thanks.

One more random question.

There is a switch on the front of the case that controls the lights on the two front fans.

I pressed it and the lights turned off (great)

However when I push the switch on again the lights only stay on while the button is pressed, if I let go the lights turn off.

Is my switch broken?

Can anyone press the light switch and tell me if the lights switch off and then will come back on again.

I've even removed front panel and tried pressing the switch but again lights will only come on while the button is pressed.
post #990 of 4609
Mine turns the lights on an off. I have to press it kind of funny sometime, but I figured that's because I have big fingers. Try to press it as deep as possible?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k Asus p8z68-v/Gen3 Nvidia GTX 560Ti Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB 4x Western Digital Red 1tb in a RAID5 array LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro II Radiator PrimoChill PrimoFlex Black Tubing 6x CoolerMaster Excalibur fans, 4 on radiators,... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro Radiator Windows 7 64bit ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Monoprice Backlit Macro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX1200 Corsair Carbide 500R Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer Sphex Altec Lansing 521 5.1 surround sound Razer Blackshark Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Interna... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/R... Microsoft Q2F-00001 USB 2.0 WebCam Dream Cheeky USB Missle Launcher ASUS WL-ANT191 Wifi Antenna 
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(30 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k Asus p8z68-v/Gen3 Nvidia GTX 560Ti Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB Patriot Pyro SSD 120GB 4x Western Digital Red 1tb in a RAID5 array LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro II Radiator PrimoChill PrimoFlex Black Tubing 6x CoolerMaster Excalibur fans, 4 on radiators,... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Hardware Labs Black Ice Pro Radiator Windows 7 64bit ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LE... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Monoprice Backlit Macro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX1200 Corsair Carbide 500R Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Razer Sphex Altec Lansing 521 5.1 surround sound Razer Blackshark Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Interna... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/R... Microsoft Q2F-00001 USB 2.0 WebCam Dream Cheeky USB Missle Launcher ASUS WL-ANT191 Wifi Antenna 
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