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Project 1UP - Corsair Carbide 500R Ivy Bridge Gaming Build

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Just built this for a friend of mine using my previous 500R case. He upgraded from an Intel Core i7 950, MSI X58A-GD65 mobo, 6GB 1333MHz RAM, Nvidia GTX 460, and a cheap generic brand 700W PSU, in a Thermaltake Armor A60 case....which was given to me for free in addition to paying me for building this rig. Well, his last setup has been sold and all the proceeds went to Project Shift for a second GTX 670 in my loop, hehe...


Here's a build video of it:


- Core components -

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R mid tower (from Project Cobalt)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro

CPU: Intel Core i7 3570K @ 4.4GHz/1.23V

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8GB

GPU: Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670

PSU: Corsair HX750

HDD1: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

HDD2: Hitachi 1TB

Fans: Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm x2, Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition x1

Fan Controller: HDE 30W 4-channel controller

Lighting: Automotive LED strips









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With the fans at 55-60% of its speed, they look something like this:


With the H100 at the same clocks on the 3770K, I hit 80+C at some point or another. Hyper threading maybe???



For the rad to fit, I had to expand the 140mm fan holes to 1/4". The threads were drilled out but the rad had its own threads to hold itself up. There was also no way to mount a rear fan because the end tank and hoses were too close to the back of the case.

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