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Hi there!
After a hard battle between de 500R, 600T SE and the 550D, I think the 650D is going to be my next case. Before purchasing it, I have some final questions, hope you can help me smile.gif
1. I plan on fitting a Corsair H100 push/pull like THIS. Is it going to be difficult for a newbie like me? rolleyes.gif I will use the Asus P8Z77 Deluxe as well.
2. I read the 500R fan controller only works with the original fans, does that also happen on the 650D? Will I be able to plug the H100 with the fan controller included on the case?
3. Any particular thing you really don't like about your cases?
Thanks in advance.

First off. This case's internals are almost exactly the same as the 600T's, though my understanding is that it is a little more watercooling friendly.

1. If you can't fit the push/pull in the stock screw holes to avoid hitting the motherboard heatsinks, some people have been getting washers and screwing it into the mesh instead to avoid the heatsink.

2. The stock controller has controlled any fans I throw on it just fine. But I got a Lamptron FC5-V2 to replace it...it is however being RMA'd as we speak so I am back to the stock case controller for now frown.gif

3. Cable management can sometimes be a pain if you have too many things going on in there. Front intake fan can be noisy unless you cut out the front mesh. I also wish the front took dual 120mm or 140mm or something instead of the single 200mm fan.
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Thank you so much, I'm from Barcelona so we better keep this in English smile.gif

Looks like I must buy a fan controller, the Lamptron FC5V2 looks good.

Decision made, 650D it is!
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Thank you so much, I'm from Barcelona so we better keep this in English smile.gif
Looks like I must buy a fan controller, the Lamptron FC5V2 looks good.
Decision made, 650D it is!

The Lamptron controller is a very nice way to go as far as getting a third party fan controller.

I have my H100 connected to the MLB CPU spot so it regulates the fans to keep the rad cool.

I have it set up as an exhaust with a single fan as exhaust out the back but I think that you should have enough room for another smaller rad out the back.

650D is the way to go biggrin.gif
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Anyone know if they have changed the front panel usb 3 port connection to the motherboard USB 3 header so that there doesn't need to be cables through the back? Also I'm thinking of getting this case and I've heard some very mixed reviews of it so can someone whose had the case for a while please give me an honest opinion about this case thanks smile.gif
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I'm thinking of buying this case, but I find it very expensive. Similar cases are alot cheaper. So my question is: Is this case really worth the money?
post #3636 of 4826
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Anyone know if they have changed the front panel usb 3 port connection to the motherboard USB 3 header so that there doesn't need to be cables through the back? Also I'm thinking of getting this case and I've heard some very mixed reviews of it so can someone whose had the case for a while please give me an honest opinion about this case thanks smile.gif

Pretty sure they are all still USB 3.0 passthroughs to the back. But you can always get an internal USB 3.0 header adaper.

All my gripes with the case are pretty minor, mostly around the design, primarily around the front intake. Otherwise, I love this case.
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I read through about 130 pages before I gave up and decide to ask. Does anyone know if the front panel wires can be removed (hot swap and the molex connectprs.). I don't ever plan on using these and its hard to hide/store these some where without it adding bulk to the rest of my wires
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Anyone know if they have changed the front panel usb 3 port connection to the motherboard USB 3 header so that there doesn't need to be cables through the back? Also I'm thinking of getting this case and I've heard some very mixed reviews of it so can someone whose had the case for a while please give me an honest opinion about this case thanks smile.gif

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I'm thinking of buying this case, but I find it very expensive. Similar cases are alot cheaper. So my question is: Is this case really worth the money?

To answer the both of you at the same time, some of the only issues that many of us have had with this case is the amount of noise that the stock fans create, especially the front 200mm due to the mesh grill. Many of us (I'm currently not included in this) have cut out the front and back mesh grill to reduce the amount of air turbulence that passes through the case.

As far as price goes yes it may seem like its a bit expensive but if you're going to be doing any type of watercooling this is a great case made specifically for that. It is a great air case as well and you have enough space to really move around.

As far as the USB3 you can always get a header like this and take the bracket off to use inside the case.

If there are any qualms about getting this case take a look at all of our setups and you'll see just how much we love this case.... it is well worth the money.

Hope this helps biggrin.gif
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I read through about 130 pages before I gave up and decide to ask. Does anyone know if the front panel wires can be removed (hot swap and the molex connectprs.). I don't ever plan on using these and its hard to hide/store these some where without it adding bulk to the rest of my wires

Yes, remove the front panel, two screws and you're done for fan controller. A couple more for the hot swap. Took me all but 7 minutes tops. thumb.gif

@ Tom114, I got my 650D on sale for $170. Definitely worth the $$$.
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I read through about 130 pages before I gave up and decide to ask. Does anyone know if the front panel wires can be removed (hot swap and the molex connectprs.). I don't ever plan on using these and its hard to hide/store these some where without it adding bulk to the rest of my wires

Yes these can be removed if you really wanted to, there are only a couple screws that hold them in.
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