- Jun 20, 2013
Hi, huge thanks for posting this, I've been wanting to use the same components (barr the graphics card) and you've given me confidence that they work well and won't bring about too many issues. I'm also quite liking that corsair carbide 500r too. How is it to work with and did you install any extra fans or are the stock ones that are included sufficient for decent airflow?
The case comes with two 120mm (I think) fans in the front, below the drive bays and a huge fan at the left hand side of the case. At the rear there's a 120mm exhaust fan. At the front, there's this switch to control the fan speed.
I'd say that the air flow is actually pretty good. The font intake fans have a filter but the side ones don't so I installed a 3M air filter by just taping it to the outside of the case. With the fan speed maxed and on load, the processor does around 50 degrees celsius. Heat shouldn't be an issue really. I am using an aftermarket cpu cooler though, so that helps.