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Just picked up a Corsair 500R for $101 with Price Match on NCIX.

I'm hoping it will be:
Quieter
Cooler
Better with cable management
Better with airflow
(Then my Thermaltake Xaser III)

The problem with my Thermaltake case is that I can't put the side panel on with the included fan, because my GPU is too big.
Hoping that the 500R won't have this issue at all, especially since the 200mm fan is not inside the case with the way they designed the side panel.

I'm wondering if I should pick up some extra fans for the top, I noticed that Corsair does not include any with a stock 500R (I guess to make room for water cooling)?
So if you would recommend that I do pick up some better 150mm fans / or a 200mm fan lemme know how much I'm expecting to spend on those. More than the case itself for some of the best fans out there? ;P

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post

Just picked up a Corsair 500R for $101 with Price Match on NCIX.
I'm hoping it will be:
Quieter
Cooler
Better with cable management
Better with airflow
(Then my Thermaltake Xaser III)
The problem with my Thermaltake case is that I can't put the side panel on with the included fan, because my GPU is too big.
Hoping that the 500R won't have this issue at all, especially since the 200mm fan is not inside the case with the way they designed the side panel.
I'm wondering if I should pick up some extra fans for the top, I noticed that Corsair does not include any with a stock 500R (I guess to make room for water cooling)?
So if you would recommend that I do pick up some better 150mm fans / or a 200mm fan lemme know how much I'm expecting to spend on those. More than the case itself for some of the best fans out there? ;P
Thanks!

How did you get them to price match it?
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If anything just get some more 140mm fans. You could mount those everywhere. There's more variety too.
You could spend anywhere from $2-20+ per fan. it all depends on budget and how loud/strong you want them to be blowing + lighting effects.

Currently running the case w/ stock fans only. Hyper 212+ i5 2500k Idling ~30*C / load ~60*C @ 4.4ghz ~1.0-1.3v
 
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Originally Posted by shineon2011 View Post

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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post

Just picked up a Corsair 500R for $101 with Price Match on NCIX.
I'm hoping it will be:
Quieter
Cooler
Better with cable management
Better with airflow
(Then my Thermaltake Xaser III)
The problem with my Thermaltake case is that I can't put the side panel on with the included fan, because my GPU is too big.
Hoping that the 500R won't have this issue at all, especially since the 200mm fan is not inside the case with the way they designed the side panel.
I'm wondering if I should pick up some extra fans for the top, I noticed that Corsair does not include any with a stock 500R (I guess to make room for water cooling)?
So if you would recommend that I do pick up some better 150mm fans / or a 200mm fan lemme know how much I'm expecting to spend on those. More than the case itself for some of the best fans out there? ;P
Thanks!

How did you get them to price match it?
During checkout you click Price Match and supply the URL and price to the competitors page.
They will verify the price first and then ship it out.
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post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post

If anything just get some more 140mm fans. You could mount those everywhere. There's more variety too.
You could spend anywhere from $2-20+ per fan. it all depends on budget and how loud/strong you want them to be blowing + lighting effects.

Currently running the case w/ stock fans only. Hyper 212+ i5 2500k Idling ~30*C / load ~60*C @ 4.4ghz ~1.0-1.3v
I have some 120mm fans from my Thermaltake Xaser III case that I can probably use but I'm not sure how good they are.
I think one of them makes noise but I'm not exactly sure which one it is. (I hope it's not my PSU)

Perhaps I should test them all out individually.

In terms of air flow, should the top fans be pushing air out of the case or pulling air into the case?
Thanks,
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post #6 of 30
I love my 500r.

You made a good choice.
You will probably want to add 2x120mm fans on top.
It won't change your temps by 10*C but it will help the airflow.
post #7 of 30
Top fans should be used as exhaust, taking hot air out of the case.
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You can also mount 2x 120mm fan on the HDD rack to bring more cooled air from the front or remove the top HDD rack to have more room for your GPU, and unrestricted front airflow.

You can get the H100 for the top of the case, as it was designed for it or get 2x 120mm fans for exhaust or intake.
Air goes where you push it.
    
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The 500R will be fine with your gpu.
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post #10 of 30
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You can also mount 2x 120mm fan on the HDD rack to bring more cooled air from the front or remove the top HDD rack to have more room for your GPU, and unrestricted front airflow.

You can get the H100 for the top of the case, as it was designed for it or get 2x 120mm fans for exhaust or intake.
Air goes where you push it.
I'll see if I can move that top hdd rack next to the bottom one rather then above it. It may be a tight squeeze though and not even worth it because there are SATA ports and my card is quite beefy (3 slot) so we'll see...
I could also just remove the top hdd rack entirely, for the time being, because I only have 4 harddrives. If I ever put more in there I'll want to put it back in though.
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