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post #11 of 19
500R comes with two 120mm with led on the front pannel, 200mm on side, 120mm on rear. Personally I don't think you would need another fan. but if u really need it u can still controll it by software that comes with the mobo.
    
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check out this fan controller, just saw it on the board. looks cool, good reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005
    
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Originally Posted by phinos;15281789 
check out this fan controller, just saw it on the board. looks cool, good reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

I am also interested in this fan controller.

Anyone here have experience with it?
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Originally Posted by phinos;15281789 
check out this fan controller, just saw it on the board. looks cool, good reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

This fan controller looks great, but it leads to another question.

400R + NZXT Sentry fan controller or 500R (+200m side fan, helps GPU&CPU?) without the additional fan controller?

Both of these options would come to relatively the same price give or take $5. I'm leaning towards the 500R just because you've said the Hyper 212+ will clear with the 200mm fan.
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Sorry for another double post.

I've decided to actually step up my cooler seeing how my local shop has the Corsair H70 for only $69.99 (~$40-$45) more. Again going over my budget but to hell with it, I want my rig to last (i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz hopefully) when I get it so I figure it's a good investment over the Hyper 212+.

I'm going to swap the 400R for the 500R but not buy a fan for top exhaust quite yet until I think I need it ( or my next pay check comes in tongue.gif ).

Maybe I'll do a build log on this, could be fun.
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown;15282372 
I am also interested in this fan controller.

Anyone here have experience with it?

This one is better from NZXT, even better because it is mine! It's the NZXT Sentry LX

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Originally Posted by dave20044;15284288 
Sorry for another double post.

I've decided to actually step up my cooler seeing how my local shop has the Corsair H70 for only $69.99 (~$40-$45) more. Again going over my budget but to hell with it, I want my rig to last (i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz hopefully) when I get it so I figure it's a good investment over the Hyper 212+.

I'm going to swap the 400R for the 500R but not buy a fan for top exhaust quite yet until I think I need it ( or my next pay check comes in tongue.gif ).

Maybe I'll do a build log on this, could be fun.

The H80 will do a better job at reaching 4.5GHz stable bu agian adds a bit to your costs!
     
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I have a 400R and have maxed out every fan slot.

1 120mm Rear Exhaust Stock
2 120mm Top Exhaust LED
1 120mm Bottom Intake LED
2 120mm Intake Side Intake LED
2 120mm Intake Front Panel Stock
2 120mm Harddrive Cage Intake LED
=10 120mm Fans

The case is extremely cool, the coolest running case out of all my friends. The noise isn't very noticeable. You can definitely feel the cool air moving nicely when you stick your hand inside the case. I was surprised at the room inside the case. There's still a nice gap between my Noctua D-14 and the side panel fans. The case is pretty much the exact same size as the 500R. I like the addition of the top handle. The FAN controller and LED controls are only made to control the STOCK FANS. There is a voltage regulator in the board, so adding additional fans to the switches is will render them useless. I really don't think the photos do the 400R justice, it actually looks nicer than the 500R in person. The removable harddrive cage isn't necessary, especially if you mount dual intakes on it. There is still around 4inches of room between the harddrive cage and my incredibly long Gigabyte 570GTX.

PS: I'm stable @ 4.8GHZ 1.37v with my Noctua D-14 while maintaining good temperatures.
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Originally Posted by y2jrock60;15299317 
I have a 400R and have maxed out every fan slot.

1 120mm Rear Exhaust Stock
2 120mm Top Exhaust LED
1 120mm Bottom Intake LED
2 120mm Intake Side Intake LED
2 120mm Intake Front Panel Stock
2 120mm Harddrive Cage Intake LED
=10 120mm Fans

The case is extremely cool, the coolest running case out of all my friends. The noise isn't very noticeable. You can definitely feel the cool air moving nicely when you stick your hand inside the case. I was surprised at the room inside the case. There's still a nice gap between my Noctua D-14 and the side panel fans. The case is pretty much the exact same size as the 500R. I like the addition of the top handle. The FAN controller and LED controls are only made to control the STOCK FANS. There is a voltage regulator in the board, so adding additional fans to the switches is will render them useless. I really don't think the photos do the 400R justice, it actually looks nicer than the 500R in person. The removable harddrive cage isn't necessary, especially if you mount dual intakes on it. There is still around 4inches of room between the harddrive cage and my incredibly long Gigabyte 570GTX.

PS: I'm stable @ 4.8GHZ 1.37v with my Noctua D-14 while maintaining good temperatures.

How did you secure the bottom fan on the HD cage? On my case there are no holes to screw the bottom two locations in.
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