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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (91)
    200R
  • 22% of voters (135)
    300R
  • 18% of voters (112)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (283)
    500R
612 Total Votes  
post #1031 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Munk View Post

I advise NOT going with the CM Storm Trooper.
Watch this review by LavcoPriceTech.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnHXU-OeXfk (URL function is not displaying the link, sorry for the direct posting of it).
They are unbiased and brutally honest in their reviews. I suggest 'leave it'.

I just watched it. Also check out OC3Ds Tiny Tom Logans review. Did I miss something? They all love it. With the exception of maybe the rear 140mm.

But yeah it's a personal choice as to looks and needs. Go with whatever you like They're all good cases.
post #1032 of 4610
Hi 500r owners,
Just a few quick question as I am thinking of purchasing this case for my sig Rig. My current case is a CM Elite... I think 331 (really old) which I have dremel-fied in an attempt to modernize it over the years but it is still small with clearance issues with cable management and the hard drive bay and my GPU.

I was considering the CM 690ii advanced for a long time but after reading many suggest the 400r is thought as an enhanced version. The price difference between the 400r and 500r is not great enough to be a limiting factor and I like the drive bay customization of the 500r.

The question is in terms of Dust control for the 500r. How good are the front filters? Does the side panel fan have a dust filter or just the mesh? Does the side fan bring in a lot of dust?
My case will most likely sit on the floor and I have added many dust preventing measures to my old case which prevent 99% of dust from entering my current case.

Thanks for your time. I only hear good things about the 400r and 500r.
I will be using a Khuler 620 in the future so the added space will be a blessing.
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post #1033 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

Hi 500r owners,
Just a few quick question as I am thinking of purchasing this case for my sig Rig. My current case is a CM Elite... I think 331 (really old) which I have dremel-fied in an attempt to modernize it over the years but it is still small with clearance issues with cable management and the hard drive bay and my GPU.
I was considering the CM 690ii advanced for a long time but after reading many suggest the 400r is thought as an enhanced version. The price difference between the 400r and 500r is not great enough to be a limiting factor and I like the drive bay customization of the 500r.
The question is in terms of Dust control for the 500r. How good are the front filters? Does the side panel fan have a dust filter or just the mesh? Does the side fan bring in a lot of dust?
My case will most likely sit on the floor and I have added many dust preventing measures to my old case which prevent 99% of dust from entering my current case.
Thanks for your time. I only hear good things about the 400r and 500r.
I will be using a Khuler 620 in the future so the added space will be a blessing.

Its great. my old haf 912 got so dusty.. But I have had this case since christmas and its almost looking mint and no dust. Also in terms of cooling it great. if your going to use the 620 then mount it on the back pushing the air out and then the other intakes are all filtered
post #1034 of 4610
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

Its great. my old haf 912 got so dusty.. But I have had this case since christmas and its almost looking mint and no dust. Also in terms of cooling it great. if your going to use the 620 then mount it on the back pushing the air out and then the other intakes are all filtered

Thanks, I am actually using the K620 to cool the GTX470 thumb.gif so I will probably mount it on the hard-drive cage if it will fit. My Xigy cools my Q9550 just dandy.
Good to hear the dust isn't a large concern. I guess I can always just add the same dust system I had with the old POS case smile.gif. I should post a log...
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post #1035 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

Thanks, I am actually using the K620 to cool the GTX470 thumb.gif so I will probably mount it on the hard-drive cage if it will fit. My Xigy cools my Q9550 just dandy.
Good to hear the dust isn't a large concern. I guess I can always just add the same dust system I had with the old POS case smile.gif. I should post a log...

Well which color?tongue.gif I got the white cause it don't scratch as easy wink.gif
post #1036 of 4610
Honestly the white is rather stylish... I have always been a minimalist with PC cases, but the white on black is getting to me the more I look at it.
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post #1037 of 4610
I am in to the club !! Add me please wink.gif
I bought the Carbide 500R White the last week,i am very happy with it smile.gif
Here some pictures:


Edited by Rodrorlz - 3/26/13 at 4:33pm
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post #1038 of 4610
The various horror story's I've read about both the Corsair H100 and Antec H20 920 (especially the software) meant I went back to the Noctua NH-D14 which I have now obtained. It's not quite as massive and heavy as I expected, of course I've had to order some low profile memory now though (*mutters*).

I'm pondering exhausting the hot air out the back of the case, or take advantage of the fan holes in the roof of the 500R, move the rear fan up there and exhaust the heat upwards which makes a lot of sense. I'd welcome opinions of those using this cooler and especially those exhausting out the top of the case, should I remove the dust filter and would this method lead to an invasion of dust and noise?

Thoughts welcomed, thanks smile.gif
Edited by Shotto - 2/2/12 at 1:11pm
post #1039 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Shotto View Post

The various horror story's I've read about both the Corsair H100 and Antec H20 920 (especially the software) meant I went back to the Noctua NH-D14 which I have now obtained. It's not quite as massive and heavy as I expected, of course I've had to order some low profile memory now though (*mutters*).
I'm pondering exhausting the hot air out the back of the case, or take advantage of the fan holes in the roof of the 500R, move the rear fan up there and exhaust the heat upwards which makes a lot of sense. I'd welcome opinions of those using this cooler and especially those exhausting out the top of the case, should I remove the dust filter and would this method lead to an invasion of dust and noise?
Thoughts welcomed, thanks smile.gif

Hey, since you have the same case and cooler as I am planning to, can you aim the orientation of the cooler so that it works in push pull towards the rear exhaust?
post #1040 of 4610
fyi I made my decision, my 500R Black shipped yesterday thumb.gif

I may even do a build blog or what have you.
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