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post #21 of 29
the 500r is not able to fit more than a thin 240 rad with fans if you want to mount it at the top. its not a good case for heavy WC but it will fit a thin 240 with two 25mm thick fans.
 
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post #22 of 29
Have you thought about going outside with like a Mo-Ra3 or a Phobya Xtreme series?
I did and it was one of the best watercooling moves I have made. Temps are good and there is plenty of room in the case.
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post #23 of 29
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thanks again for all the support,

i would like to keep everything within the case

as to modding my 500r, i would like to do that if i had detailed instructions with photos and list supplies. i am not very handy to what i am unfamiliar of

the real question i have come down to is, what exactly is it that i need for my set up. before i can figure out what case to stick with

- what size radiator would i need for 4.3-4.5? with geforce gtx670 gpu?
- what size raditor allows a 14 mm fan to be attatched?
- how many radiators would i need?
- for oc cpu and a gpu
- for oc cpu and sli?

i want it to be whisper quiet as possible since i live in a pretty compacted room. my current 5 year old computer is pretty loud when i sleep. want it to be least noticeable as possible.
post #24 of 29
I'd really honestly consider getting a different case.. The 500R is a great case, but I personally think the Fractal R4 would honestly be better, or you could mod your current case.

It's not about the GHz for your over clock, it's the voltages you want to run. They volts create the heat mostly, it's barely related to the clock
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yes, the decision to go with a new case has been decided through this conversaion, i had only one person helping me an it has turned out that there is again... more no definitive answers

- i feel like i should jst start a new thread?

- decision has been to get a fractal r4, but will it fit everything i need?
-what other silent cases are there?
- what open loop do i need to run my system the way i want?
- mainly what radiator size and if 14mm would fit?

- i have 2hdd and 1 ssd
- gtx 670
asus z77pro
i7 3770k
post #26 of 29
What are you looking to honestly mount inside the case? There's not a whole lot, I'd say the best out of all of them in that price range would be the R4. The last two questions I honestly don't understand though tongue.gif sorry!

You'll probably want a thick 240mm radiator to get decent temps with the GPU and CPU in the same loop, or a slimmer 360mm if you want to mod the R4. You can take out all the front drive bays and MAYBE fit a think 240mm radiator in there in push pull.
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yes, the decision to go with a new case has been decided through this conversaion, i had only one person helping me an it has turned out that there is again... more no definitive answers

- i feel like i should jst start a new thread?

- decision has been to get a fractal r4, but will it fit everything i need?
-what other silent cases are there?
- what open loop do i need to run my system the way i want?
- mainly what radiator size and if 14mm would fit?

- i have 2hdd and 1 ssd
- gtx 670
asus z77pro
i7 3770k

Here are a bunch of pictures

I showed pretty well that 240 or 280 radiators will fit with no problem in the top or front. In the front you could use a super thick 240 or 280 huge fan shrouds and 38mm thick server fans in push pull with shrouds on both sides and besides looking silly it would probably still work.

The case as very roomy because it is about 3" wider then other cases which gives the top fan much more clearance from motherboard heatsinks even if it has to go over the motherboard. If you don't want it to go over the motherboard at all there is more clearance for it above the motherboard as well.

This case was not originally a case that I was thinking of buying. At price was def a problem as it wasn't my budget I was working with it was someone elses. Sound was also not a concern and I didn't even realize it had sound dampening material till I got it home. I also didn't realize it was made of steel till I got it home. Nor did I know the hard drive cages came out without cutting (I was prepared to cut the crap out of it).

As for your 2 hard drives. You should have no problem mounting them either in the 5.25 bay, between the motherboard tray and back panel, or on the floor of the case. Also you could mount one to the bottom of the 5.25" bays by flipping the drive upside down (screw holes facing up) and screwing it to the bottom of the 5.25 bays. You will have to drill holes for the screws but thats no problem (use a high quality bit and oil since it is steel).

Honestly it is my opinion that this case has the most volue out of any case I have ever bought. I say VALUE because I still prefer a super case like a 800D but honestly after having to transport my 800D from my house to a friend's a few days ago I am not sure if I still believe that.

Anyways get the R4 you will not regret it. I recommend the one without the window if you case about the sound and I recommend mounting your radiator to the front and not the top that way you can leave the sound deadening material in the top. If you end up using a closed loop cooler and the hoses are not long enough then use a fan gasket or a fan shroud to back the radiator out a little bit. I used rubber washers in front of the fans (not between the fan and the radiator) and that was just the 2mm I needed to get the cold plate to mount all the way down.

Once you have had the chance to disassemble this case you will see what I mean. The only negative thing I have to say about the case is that the motherboard tray does not have a hole cur out for changing the heat sink bracket. Now while this doesn't matter to most people and it didn't matter to me for this build it does matter for my other computers because I am often swapping out air cooling heat sinks and water cooling blocks on a regular basis and prefer not to have to remove the motherboard. If that matter at all to you then you can just cut a square hole out yourself but be prepared I cut a hole out on all 3 of my chieftec dragon cases and they where all the steel models you will need to use some beefed up tools because steel doesn't give like aluminum

Anyways any questions PM me .
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thanks for the detailed response, i will be pming.

i thought by now i would have easily decided what to do.. but i havent been able to decide.

i dont know what is needed for my build.. i think that is the only main question that hasnt been answered.

i dont know what custom loop setup i need to water cool my system properly.
what size radiator would keep the system cool and quiet?

i now know what sizes will fit, but still unsure what that really means to the build i want.

i will be having 4 hard drives in total. 3 hdd and 1 solid state drive, does that still fit?

lets say if you were building a computer for someone with the same needs i have, what exact parts would you buy in terms of watercooling?

thsnk you
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can anyone also be kind enough to give me some rep on these post? i am. sure itd help future builders!
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