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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
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post #1121 of 4610
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CorsairGeorge is the local rep here. TBH I wouldn't worry about it. You are always going to have some gap there and that seems pretty small to me. No reason to spend 20-30 bucks in shipping
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post #1122 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Mocks View Post

Should I RMA my case for a little quality issue?
I owned my white Corsair Carbide 500r about 4-5 months ago to replace my aging Antec 300. One of the reasons I wanted to get a new case was because the front panel on my Antec 300 wasn't completely flush with the case.
Well low and behold, when I first received the 500r the front panel on my 500r is not completely flush, though not as bad as my Antec 300. Basically on the top of the case where the front panel meets the case, theres a 1 milimeter gap. I know i'm probably being anal and this probably wouldn't bother most other people but when I pay $130 for a case and the rest of the case quality is high, that 1 milimeter gap becomes really jarring. Unfortunately I didnt contact Corsair earlier because I was just excited to use my new case and now its 5 months so
Is this something I can fix myself or should I contact Corsair about it? I've never dealt with Corsair's customer service; would they really offer to fix this without charge since its a build quality issue?

I'll gladly replace it for you, but to be honest I can't guarantee that the replacement won't also have this gap. That's well within our acceptable tolerances on the 500R, at least from the photo. The gaps do change slightly based on ambient temp as the plastic and steel expand and contract, but I'm assuming a room temp of 20-25C, so it should be pretty consistent.

If you would like a replacement, I'll gladly send you one, but like I said, if you want tighter tolerances than that, you're probably going to have to look at another type of chassis. Pretty much any chassis I've seen with a plastic front panel and steel body will have a gap similar to that, give or take a little.
post #1123 of 4610
Need help removing the two FRONT stock corsair fans. I removed the hard drive rack but i noticed it screws in from the other side as if i have to remove the front panel?? Do i need to remove the front panel to replace the two front fans? if so how do i remove the front (i dont wanna break the front)??
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post #1124 of 4610
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Need help removing the two FRONT stock corsair fans. I removed the hard drive rack but i noticed it screws in from the other side as if i have to remove the front panel?? Do i need to remove the front panel to replace the two front fans? if so how do i remove the front (i dont wanna break the front)??

The front comes off very easily. Put your hand under the bottom of the front, and pull firmly away and upwards from the case. The front panel should pop off fairly easily, and you can get at the screws.
post #1125 of 4610
K thanks that's what i thought, but i was scared and didn't want to break any hinges so i figured i would ask first. thanks for the quick response. Time to replace my 180mm fans to blue!!
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post #1126 of 4610
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K thanks that's what i thought, but i was scared and didn't want to break any hinges so i figured i would ask first. thanks for the quick response. Time to replace my 180mm fans to blue!!

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post #1127 of 4610
typo i was in a rush, hehe, i meant 120mm, blue looks awesome in the front., i put the stock white corsair fans one in the back and one on the bottom.

btw: for those that pull off front cover remember to put the "front panel fan control switch" all the way to LOW so when u put the panel back on the switch lines up and will work....i had to take it off 2nd time cuz i overlooked this.
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post #1128 of 4610
Would you guys recommend the 500R? I will be buying a case tomorrow. I have heard 3 things that kill the case for me: Almost no space on right side to connect SATA cables, they make the side panel bulge. The other is that the stock fans are garbage. My friend has a 400R and if they are anything similar I know they suck. They are rated above 40 CFM but in reality they are like 15 CFM. The third is that Corsair deliberately made the stock fans fit ONLY the fan controller included with the 500R. This means that if the fans die you cannot replace them and hook them up to the controller, meaning both the fan controller and fans are totally useless if they die.

So would you guys recommend the case?
post #1129 of 4610
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Would you guys recommend the 500R? I will be buying a case tomorrow. I have heard 3 things that kill the case for me: Almost no space on right side to connect SATA cables, they make the side panel bulge. The other is that the stock fans are garbage. My friend has a 400R and if they are anything similar I know they suck. They are rated above 40 CFM but in reality they are like 15 CFM. The third is that Corsair deliberately made the stock fans fit ONLY the fan controller included with the 500R. This means that if the fans die you cannot replace them and hook them up to the controller, meaning both the fan controller and fans are totally useless if they die.

So would you guys recommend the case?

I would definitely recommend it. I've had mine since it was released and I can speak about the first two concerns you have. 1) I have no problem running 4-6 sata cables and no problems with the side panel bulging. With the extended side panels as the are it was actually really good for hiding cables behind the mobo tray. 2) My stock fans were actually pretty good. I run my case with the fans running at the lowest speed but turned all the way up they moved a decent amount of air, the same as or more than most fans I have gotten with a case.

As far as your third concern I seem to recall several people here using different fans with the fan controller. I'll have to defer to them or CorsairGeorge to comment about this tho.
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post #1130 of 4610
Thought I would apply to join the club. I currently have a 400r and also just bought a 300r for my test rig. See pics below. Thanks.

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