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Hi guys, this'll be the first pc I put together myself. The components list can be found below:

  • Intel Core i5 4670K
  • MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate
  • Sapphire R9 290 4GB GDDR5 OC TRI-X
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST2000DM001, 2TB
  • Corsair Carbide 500R White
  • 2X Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB DDR3-1600
  • Samsung SH-224DB black
  • Seasonic M12II 520W
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
  • Corsair H100i Extreme performance cpu cooler

All INTAKES will be filtered using Demcifilters (http://www.demcifilter.com/c29/CARBIDE-500R.aspx).

Concern 1
Now in the picture at the bottom you can see how I'm planning to set up my case and it's airflow.
I am however worried that I won't have enough because their aren't a lot of them and they will be filtered using the demcifilters, reducing their intake efficiency (I assume).

Solution 1
I'm thinking about adding 1 Corsair SP120, 120mm at the bottom (just to the right of the PSU) as an exta intake, would this be enough to solve the possible problem?

Solution 2
Replace the stock fans at the front by 2 more powerful fans.
(I have no idea and can't find any information on the efficiency of the 500R stock fans...)

Concern 2:
Will this system have enough power to power that GPU + CPU + mb + fans + ...
I thought I was okay but I'm starting to have minor doubts (maybe problems at full load?)

Random questions
*2 Was it a good idea to remove this HDD bay?
*1 I could possibly flip the PSU to take air from below the case instead of in the case. (will also be filtered if I flip it)
*4 Was it a good idea to take the air out of the case here and push it out? This could also be done the other way around with the radiator at the bottom, fans top and fans taking cold air in.

If you have other remarks about the system, please do tell, I'd like to learn

Final notes:
Haven't bought the h100i yet
Case not assembled, planning on doing so in about 2 weeks.
Hope this was the right place to post my questions.. Really couldn't find a better one frown.gif

500R airflow setup
Edited by ZeeSteen - 1/15/14 at 10:53pm
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Originally Posted by ZeeSteen View Post

Hi guys, this'll be the first pc I put together myself. The components list can be found below:

  • Intel Core i5 4670K
  • MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate
  • Sapphire R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC DUAL-X
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST2000DM001, 2TB
  • Corsair Carbide 500R White
  • 2X Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB DDR3-1600
  • Samsung SH-224DB black
  • Seasonic M12II 520W
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
  • Corsair H100i Extreme performance cpu cooler

All INTAKES will be filtered using Demcifilters (http://www.demcifilter.com/c29/CARBIDE-500R.aspx).

Concern 1
Now in the picture at the bottom you can see how I'm planning to set up my case and it's airflow.
I am however worried that I won't have enough because their aren't a lot of them and they will be filtered using the demcifilters, reducing their intake efficiency (I assume).

Solution 1
I'm thinking about adding 1 Corsair SP120, 120mm at the bottom (just to the right of the PSU) as an exta intake, would this be enough to solve the possible problem?

Solution 2
Replace the stock fans at the front by 2 more powerful fans.
(I have no idea and can't find any information on the efficiency of the 500R stock fans...)

Concern 2:
Will this system have enough power to power that GPU + CPU + mb + fans + ...
I thought I was okay but I'm starting to have minor doubts (maybe problems at full load?)

Random questions
*2 Was it a good idea to remove this HDD bay?
*1 I could possibly flip the PSU to take air from below the case instead of in the case. (will also be filtered if I flip it)
*4 Was it a good idea to take the air out of the case here and push it out? This could also be done the other way around with the radiator at the bottom, fans top and fans taking cold air in.

If you have other remarks about the system, please do tell, I'd like to learn

Final notes:
Haven't bought the h100i yet
Case not assembled, planning on doing so in about 2 weeks.
Hope this was the right place to post my questions.. Really couldn't find a better one frown.gif

500R airflow setup

I will start this off with just saying that your stock case fans are not going to be very nice. Most people replace those real quick. I truly don't see a problem per-say with this configuration, I just would not call it optimal.

I would recommend to definitely get some different fans if you have the cash. Although I would not choose the SP120's for the front of the case as they are designed more for radiators. The AF series on the other hand would work quite well if you want to go Corsair still and get those cool color rings. The SP 120's would be fine for H100i though, no doubt about it.

Always a good idea to remove those HDD cages if you don't need them. They just obstruct airflow and clutter up your case. I normally run my PSU's flipped because it looks better and for cards with blowers you aren't intaking hot air straight card. But for your card if it intakes on the bottom then you will be fine.

Other than those things it looks fine. I would not bother with the side fan either as it will just disrupt your linear airflow.
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I will start this off with just saying that your stock case fans are not going to be very nice. Most people replace those real quick. I truly don't see a problem per-say with this configuration, I just would not call it optimal.

I would recommend to definitely get some different fans if you have the cash. Although I would not choose the SP120's for the front of the case as they are designed more for radiators. The AF series on the other hand would work quite well if you want to go Corsair still and get those cool color rings. The SP 120's would be fine for H100i though, no doubt about it.

Always a good idea to remove those HDD cages if you don't need them. They just obstruct airflow and clutter up your case. I normally run my PSU's flipped because it looks better and for cards with blowers you aren't intaking hot air straight card. But for your card if it intakes on the bottom then you will be fine.

Other than those things it looks fine. I would not bother with the side fan either as it will just disrupt your linear airflow.

It doesn't "have" to be corsair ^^, I just thought they had good quality fans? ^^

So your advice is:
* Remove side fan
* Replace front stock fans with any of these:
Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition, 120mm
Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12L, 120mm
Noctua NF-P12, 120mm
(Cooler Master Jetflo blauwe led, 120mm)

I'm avoiding PWM fans on purpose because the built in controller only works with the stock fans, unless I'm mistaking?
I'll also miss the LEDs that came with the fans though frown.gif I was looking forward to LED's in the front that I could control with the top button tongue.gif
Edited by ZeeSteen - 1/15/14 at 10:57pm
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It doesn't "have" to be corsair ^^, I just thought they had good quality fans? ^^

So your advice is:
* Remove side fan
* Replace front stock fans with any of these:
Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition, 120mm
Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12L, 120mm
Noctua NF-P12, 120mm
(Cooler Master Jetflo blauwe led, 120mm)


I'm avoiding PWM fans on purpose because the built in controller only works with the stock fans, unless I'm mistaking?
I'll also miss the LEDs that came with the fans though frown.gif I was looking forward to LED's in the front that I could control with the top button tongue.gif

They most definitely have good fans. I run 7 of the SP 120s in my case and I love them. But any of the ones you have chosen will work just fine. I only truly picked the SPs because I liked the way they looked(originally). Yup, that's right. I would not get PWM if you are going to control them with the built in fan control because PWM fans are known to be a little finicky and clicky when\if you undervolt them. Although with regards to the LEDs, that I don't know as I have not had a case that can do that.
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