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500D RGB SE ll120 fan install?


Tyg420
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Hello, Im currently building in the 500d RGB SE, I got a h150i pro upfront with the 3 included ll120 rgb fans, and I got 3 more ll120 rgb fans to put on top and on the back of the case, but, how? do I install these before I install the motherboard and such or after? I've read I have to do it afterwards, but it seems impossible to access with a motherboard and liquid cooler in the way. The 500d rgb se build video does not show this either. How am I supposed to do this? Thanks in advance :)
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The tray should pull out. I would install the motherboard first. Afterwards take tray up top out and install the 2 LL120s there.

 

Are you running into clearance issues with the tubes for the H150i PRO? Try installing the top fans and the motherboard first then install the front radiator. You may have to be creative with your tube bend.

 

Some pictures may be helpful also :)

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The tray should pull out. I would install the motherboard first. Afterwards take tray up top out and install the 2 LL120s there.

 

Are you running into clearance issues with the tubes for the H150i PRO? Try installing the top fans and the motherboard first then install the front radiator. You may have to be creative with your tube bend.

 

Some pictures may be helpful also :)

 

Ah, I did not notice there was a removable tray. The radiator is in the way, and unscrewing the front panel only gives a little more room as the fans came wired in place, cant take it out of the case. But I think I should have enough room. The cooling pipes seem annoying but I guess its fine, kinda fits.

 

What I'm worried about is installing the fans, I have no idea where the wires would go and how to place them, I assume the wires should be placed in the back so they can go through the holes? and the "product info" sticker should face up if I want to use them as an exhaust, thing is, there are 12 screws provided, but the fans dont even have holes for them. The holes are completely smooth, I can put screws through them if I screw through the tray, but they wont sit straight and it just doesnt seem right. The instruction book seems pretty useless as with every other corsair instruction manuals i've read so far. And the rubber damp pads or whatever they are, they dont even connect to the tray properly.

 

edit: apparently the screws are supposed to be forced to carve their own path in these holes, they're not straight at all, and you have to use force to a point where the screws start to release paint, the rubber is also still not connected everywhere. I hope I did this right, (photo 9)

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You did it correctly, using the fan screws included to mount the fans. They are intended to carve into the holes on the fans. About getting them straight down it is about screwing with a straight angle, same happens when you are screwing into wood, you need to hold a straight angle to make them straight.

 

The rubber not connecting is a design mistake, I don't think it is possible to make the fan tray so it is possible to both mount 120 and 140mm fans and have both rubber feet to connect to the tray. But honestly I don't think it is necessary for the rubber to connect, I can't hear any vibration from the fantray / fans anyway.

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