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The 500D SE is a sweet case. Cable management is a little tough but if you take your time it works out. I play a lot of GTA5 and finally I can play with settings maxed and not drop below 60 fps. I de-lidded the 8700k and hooked up a NZXT Kraken G12 on the 1080ti. Temps are fantastic. The CPU package max temp running Prime is 73c with 5.0ghz OC. Before the de-lid it would get into the low 90's at these settings. With the Kraken G12 the 1080ti under load reaches 57c max. And if you was wondering the Corsair LL fans work fine on the radiators.

Currently working on my server rig. Installing it into another 500d but with the aluminum front panel. I'm putting 2 SSD's and 2 WD 3.5 drives so wire management should be fun. I'll post some pics when its done.

Enjoy...

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

I've just order the same AIO and hoping to push the OC on my delidded 7700k.

How'd you like those Acer monitors?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I like them a lot. Newegg has refurbished units fairly cheap.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a 'new unused' off eBay for £85 retails around £110-130 in UK

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Veeery nice! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome looking build, fam. i just got a question about the Cable management, how long did it take you to make it that clean on the front? and have a lot of those cables behind?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure I worked on it in the evening in my spare time. I'd guess maybe 6-8 hours to put it all together. You just need a lot of cable ties. I also used some high quality servo tape for some of the more stubborn cables. The doors are held by magnets so you can't have anything sticking out passed the edge.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I build in the same case and I spent close to 8 hours on just the cables. I had a lot more drives and cables than this build though and I wanted it to look really clean. For builds with less drives and fans it should only take an hour or two to cable manage. I would get lots of cable ties like Hemi said.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll be posting my server build in the 500d. It's got 2 SSD's and 2 3.5 HDD's. Not as pretty but door shuts....

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome to see another 500D SE build on here. Nicely done!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Freesync with a 1080ti?! The madness!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

They were cheap : )

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Does work enable v-sync 144hz this monitor with your GTX 1080ti? I have it same as GPU :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The V-sync is not enabled with a GTX card but it looks excellent. I got 2 of these for the price of a single G-sync monitor. I might go G-sync later if the prices come down.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the answer, no problem I just ordered it I will get Asus rog shift PG278QR.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you have a Corsair Commander Pro AND a Lighting Node Pro in there for RGB management (missing from your parts list) for those 6 LL120s. $$$

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It is only the Commander Pro and it comes with the case. Looks like I need to add more fans to the list though, thanks.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC And Case

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

"And if you was wondering the Corsair LL fans work fine on the radiators."

THANK YOU! Asked irishwrist watch the same question!

Was wanting to get the RGB up there too.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m curious for when I eventually get to building, how you have the fans set on the radiators do you need to pull cold air from outside the case and let the hot air go into the case? Is the heated air from the exchange negligible for heat management?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot of opinions on this. There has been a lot of testing of these opinions as well. There is not a lot of difference between the various opinions as far as temps go. For my system and most of the systems that I have built, I have cool air coming in from front and blown out the back and top. The fans are in a push config meaning they push air through the radiator rather than pull. The PSU sucks air in from the bottom and blows it out the back. Check out Jaystwocents on YouTube.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you will do, build looks awesome by the way really like the 500d se case.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice to cool with the G12. I was going to Do that with an Antec h2o 620 AIO, but i still didnt ordered a G12 because the temps of my 1080Ti Gaming x and noise levels are very good. But maybe more further i will do has you did. Nice build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it was a fan noise thing for me. Its nearly silent and brought temps down also. Not sure I care for the look so much but I might trade up depending how the 2080's perform.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, the white G12 looks sweet!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought Corsair Obsidian 500D SE and MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon , when i try to install the rear fan i can't the motherboard is let no clearance to install that fan. Can you help me please ?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The rear fan is a 120mm, a 140mm will not fit. Does that help?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i know the problem i use Corsair LL120 fan

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What cooler are you using on the Kraken G12?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe it is a corsair H110. It was an older one I was using on a CPU.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice OC. Got the 8700K to 5 GHz. Looks Great

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

They had mine stuck to inside of the case. I had to very carefully unstick it. Pissed I was. Corsair shouldn't mount the thing.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I put a ticket into corsair reccomending the stop doing this

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