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Corsair Carbide 400R/500R

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Hi, so this is my first time building a computer and I wanted to make sure I wouldn't face any problems.
I was planning on getting the 500R but I noticed that the top two fans are not included when I was watching the unboxing on NCIX and NewEgg.
I wasn't sure if they took it off to display that an h100 fits perfectly in there or if fans actually came with the case...
Also the 500R has a 200mm fan on the side, will that cooling make a significant difference?

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ASUS P8Z68 V-PRO Motherboard
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post #2 of 6
Nah, you dont get top fans,

For the 500r and 400r you get 1xback, 2x front 120mm fans
and 500r only has a 200mm on the side.


Dont let that put you off.
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Nah, you dont get top fans, you get back, 2x front and a side.

Dont let that put you off.
Which fans would you recommend?
I really don't know a lot about this stuff lol
Also is a 120mm or 140mm fan better?
What are the pros/cons for each?
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Which fans would you recommend?
I really don't know a lot about this stuff lol
Also is a 120mm or 140mm fan better?
What are the pros/cons for each?
140mm can move more air but at a lower pressure, if its rad you need to have high pressure fans to get the air through the fins- through for your exhaust fans on the roof you dont need to worry about pressure. 140mm fans a generally quieter too.

Fans like Noctua / Gelid / XIGMATEK are good manuactures of silient/effective 140mm fans.
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
140mm can move more air but at a lower pressure, if its rad you need to have high pressure fans to get the air through the fins- through for your exhaust fans on the roof you dont need to worry about pressure. 140mm fans a generally quieter too.

Fans like Noctua / Gelid / XIGMATEK are good manuactures of silient/effective 140mm fans.
Could you perhaps link me to one?
I'm looking at them and I can't seem to figure it out.
Also how would I install it?
Would the screws come in the case?
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post #6 of 6
Here's a topic I posted a few weeks ago, you can find some information you are looking for there. I originally asked about the 400R but decided to go with the 500R due to the fan controller for the fans that come with it and the side fan will blow some air at my GPU/Memory .

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...l#post15271465

Still waiting on my i5-2500K to come in to start building

Edit: I'm looking at this 140mm for a top exhaust for my 500R, and I'm not sure but I hear these fit at 120mm so if I decide to get another in the future I can always pick another up. The 400R/500R (Especially 500R) are very future proof, lots of room for upgrades!

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=032666
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835608017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608017
^Same products, different links
Edited by dave20044 - 10/19/11 at 2:57pm
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