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post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

I'm a bit of a lurker but I hope I get some adivce for this. Hope this is the right section.

I usually never bother with things like wire management, proper airflow, etc because I'm a bit lazy but I figure I'll take some time to fix all that up since I have a new parts coming in. I need some advice on the setup I did. I don't have my parts in yet but I want to be ahead of my self when I do this.



Here's a little picture I did. it's a similar setup like mines. I'm currently using a H50 cooler on my CPU.

Here's my idea on the setup:

All fans would be Scythe GT fans
Front intake will be 1450RPM
Top intake (I'm still figuring out if two or one would be sufficent) will be 1450RPM
H50 cooler will be a pull(back)/push(front) configuation and used as out take. Both fans will be 1850RPM
I might add a fan at the bottom, if it's necessary.
I'm not sure about the side panel 200mm fan, will need some advice on it.
I won't have fans infront of the hard drive racket.

I figured out is that if I'm pushing a lot of air into the computer, it makes sense to use a higher RPM fan to push out the air at the back or am I wrong?

I'm still a bit new to this and I have been gathering and researching bits of information here and there.
Edited by rwarr - 1/26/13 at 8:00pm
post #2 of 7
Hi ! I am also wondering what would be the best aircooling setup in our 500R case.

On my side, i am running an air cpu cooler. I will show you what is my actual setup, not that different that your.


I have two intakes at the front panel, like you. My PSU is an intake aswell, and i did put another fan at the bottom that intakes aswell. (120 mm noiseblocker, 900~ average rpm (that is maybe an error.. maybe not enough rpm). On top, i have the same noiseblocker 1200mm fan that exhausts hot air. My side fan intakes (200mm), and my GPU has an exhaust fan.


I have seen builds that block the rear top fan hole, to just let the front top fan intakes. I have seen builds that is pretty the same thing, but instead of blocking the rear top fan, they put it as exhaust and the front top as an intake. Tho, i have been searching more for air cooling cpu setup. In your case, it may be different.. I think i would suggest you to put as you did two intakes in the top, a side intake, a bottom (near psu) intake, two fronts intakes aswell. Rear fan would exhaust everything, but i guess it should have high rpm. The psu exhaust aswell, and for a Crossfire setup, a setup with the two video cards exhausting would be the best (like a Evga GTX 670 FTW 2/4GB setting, those evga 670 ftw has exhaust fan. In sLI, it makes the really best cooling for the case.

Sorry to not completely anwser you.. i am still a noob that has the same case as you. I am also wondering about the RPM of fan, what would be the best., and where to put em... and PWM or not ??
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post #3 of 7
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From what I've seen from user pictures and such, I probably will go in that direction but is a side fan necessary to put since I'm going have that much intake? Or is it a bad idea to put that much intake and only one out take?
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by rwarr View Post

From what I've seen from user pictures and such, I probably will go in that direction but is a side fan necessary to put since I'm going have that much intake? Or is it a bad idea to put that much intake and only one out take?

No it's not a bad idea to have that much intake (positive pressure). What you want to do it make sure you add dust filters. I used to have a 500r and it would get really dusty without the filters in there. You can make your own or purchase them.

Also that stock 200mm fan is not very good, I would replace it.


Here's an old youtube video I made of the filters I put in mine when I was bored with a broken ankle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHZAMLC2qU8&feature=share&list=UUsgzqiDy_lyixHVuqXGlX1A
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Replacing the stock 200mm fan would mean plugging it straight PWm/3pin, i guess ? Per default, it uses the corsair-only plug. I thought i was not that bad as a side fan heh biggrin.gif any suggestion to replace it ? (sorry, this is not my post, but i am wondering the same thing).

I have a question. If my 4 PWM plugs are already used on my board (for the cpu, front-top, bottom and rear fans), is the only way to plug more fans is to Y-split them on the already used 4 Pwm plugs ? I do not know if 3-pin fans can be used on others plugs than the 4 4-pin pwm plugs.. And if not, i think i did not see other plugs than these 4 pwm... I may be wrong (My board is intel boxdz68bc, see that link for high-res zoom-in smile.gifhttp://img.webmercs.com/di.ashx/7846966/4900/5640 )

Sorry for bumping your thread rwarr.tongue.gifbiggrin.gifrolleyes.gif
Edited by Jamar2013 - 1/28/13 at 1:52pm
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post #6 of 7
You just lose the ability of the mobo controlling the fan speed by using a 3 pin fan on a 4 pin fan header. You can plug a 3 pin in a 4 pin and visa versa. Do you have a fan controller?
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post #7 of 7
While reading topics from forums, i just got there. I want to share you all that information ! It may helps you ! There is a lot of information about 3pin and 4pin fans, controllers, how to reduce speed of fan in given situatuation, etc. Give a try to that link ! It is worth it.

See the 10th post from Paperdoc (you will see, this is the wall of text that takes half the page biggrin.gif )
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/330959-28-fans-3pin-controller

In my case, i dont have a fan controller, but i am looking toward it. I am more on my Cpu cooler concern for now, but the question of fans and fan controller will come right after !!

Also, take a look at this thread for some nice reviews on Lampron controllers.
http://www.custompcreview.com/reviews/lamptron-fc-touch-fc9-review/9307/
Edited by Jamar2013 - 1/29/13 at 6:07am
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MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
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