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Adding 2 140mm to Corsair 500R, where?

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August 21, 2012 3:56:29 PM

Hi I am currently considering adding 2 140mm fan(XIGMATEK CLF-F1454 140mm, 60CFM/<16dba) to a Corsair 500R I intend to buy to increase airflow and set the table for a future SLI(2X MSI N670 PE/OC or Gigabyte Windforce 670).

Current Case fan and headers:
Fan Controller(assume 3 header)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 (4 header, 1 for CPU cooler)
Cooler: Phantek PH-TC14PE(double 140mm, lined up at the rear exhast)
2X 120mm Front intake, 1X 200mm Side Intake, 1 120mm rear exhaust(all specs unknown).

My current plan is to add 1 intake fan in front of the Power supply(6.3X3.7X5.9, modular mounted with the fan pointing down), and an exhaust fan on top rear slot.

My question for 500 R users : Would it be possible for me to remove the front 2 120mm and put 2 140 mm in their place.

My question for everyone: Is this enough cooling for SLI or am I overkilling/putting fans in the wrong place?
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August 23, 2012 4:42:57 PM

sherlockwing said:
Hi I am currently considering adding 2 140mm fan(XIGMATEK CLF-F1454 140mm, 60CFM/<16dba) to a Corsair 500R I intend to buy to increase airflow and set the table for a future SLI(2X MSI N670 PE/OC or Gigabyte Windforce 670).

Current Case fan and headers:
Fan Controller(assume 3 header)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 (4 header, 1 for CPU cooler)
Cooler: Phantek PH-TC14PE(double 140mm, lined up at the rear exhast)
2X 120mm Front intake, 1X 200mm Side Intake, 1 120mm rear exhaust(all specs unknown).

My current plan is to add 1 intake fan in front of the Power supply(6.3X3.7X5.9, modular mounted with the fan pointing down), and an exhaust fan on top rear slot.

My question for 500 R users : Would it be possible for me to remove the front 2 120mm and put 2 140 mm in their place.

My question for everyone: Is this enough cooling for SLI or am I overkilling/putting fans in the wrong place?


You can add 2 140mm fans at the top of the case. cooling is enough but i would add fans if i'd want to OC.

No need for bottom intake.


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August 23, 2012 4:54:43 PM

The most important spot for fans to help with a SLI setup is the side panel , to have the fans blowing directly onto the cards and motherboard.
I have the CM HAF-X and that case has the big fans , 200mm and 230mm and I find that they really don't move the air for the size that they are and have replaced them with 140"s that give higher cfm.
I would take out the side 200mm fan and put two 140's there and that would increase the air flow onto the motherboard and video cards. I would also add a fan or two in the to of the case. If the 200mm fan that was in the side will fit in the top than you could put it there.
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August 23, 2012 4:58:00 PM

inzone said:
The most important spot for fans to help with a SLI setup is the side panel , to have the fans blowing directly onto the cards and motherboard.
I have the CM HAF-X and that case has the big fans , 200mm and 230mm and I find that they really don't move the air for the size that they are and have replaced them with 140"s that give higher cfm.
I would take out the side 200mm fan and put two 140's there and that would increase the air flow onto the motherboard and video cards. I would also add a fan or two in the to of the case. If the 200mm fan that was in the side will fit in the top than you could put it there.


So these 200mm fans are overrated interm of CFM? I was considering HAF XM b/c its ability to house 4 200mm for a Mid tower(comes with 2 with space for 2 more).
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August 23, 2012 9:11:16 PM

The 200mm fans will move some air but they are very quiet about it and it doesn't even seem like they are on and when I put my hand behind one it feels like some air is moving but not a lot. Mabe it's the size that fools you into thinking there's not a lot of air moving. I do think that if you had four of them with two in and two out you would have good air flow.
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August 23, 2012 9:38:50 PM

inzone said:
The 200mm fans will move some air but they are very quiet about it and it doesn't even seem like they are on and when I put my hand behind one it feels like some air is moving but not a lot. Mabe it's the size that fools you into thinking there's not a lot of air moving. I do think that if you had four of them with two in and two out you would have good air flow.


After reading some more reviews I decided to get Thor V2 , at $103.99 on Newegg after a 20% off promo code you can't beat 3X 230mm +1 X140mm at that price and no matter what review I read they have nothing bad to say about its cooling.
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August 24, 2012 12:24:33 AM

Good deal!
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