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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 #141 of 4609
Hmmm but beside these , do you still think its a good case for the 80$ price because NCIX is having a sale, its either this or something else in the 90$ range , like the storm scout, maybe i might add a little more to get a nicer case.
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Originally Posted by mothman;15049124 
I was just down at Microcenter checking out a 400R and just wanted to point out a couple things I found less than great.
I'ts a great looking case, no question, but it looks like they skimped on the materials used to keep the price down.
For those that own one, are the doors really sticky and rather flimsy? the one I saw was. I had to really yank on them to get 'em off and putting them back on wasn't very smooth.
They use some very thin guage steel in some critical areas. The motherboard tray and rear panel have alot of flex. Also the 5.25 drive cage is also very thin, flexible.
I've never owned a Corsair case so forgive me if I seem over critical. The front panel fan and drive bay filters are poorly designed in my opinion, I couldn't see bending that mesh for cleaning.
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, the interior finish seems very fragile. I'm looking at this display model that's only been on the floor for a couple days and could see some chips, bare metal.
I wanted very much to buy one, but no dice, not up to my standards.
post #142 of 4609
sorry posted it twice.
post #143 of 4609
TTL says the 400R is a good case
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post #144 of 4609
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Originally Posted by MINE;15052236 
Hmmm but beside these , do you still think its a good case for the 80$ price because NCIX is having a sale, its either this or something else in the 90$ range , like the storm scout, maybe i might add a little more to get a nicer case.

I think the 500r is worth the money, I can only assume the 400r is very similar as I haven't seen one up close. However, a couple of things that were pointed out are not entirely incorrect. In my mind the doors are not sticky and don't feel terribly cheap, but they are a bit thin. I seem to have a weird resonating noise coming from my 200mm side panel fan. The motherboard tray seemed fine to me, that is I didn't really notice when I built up my computer. The drive bays all seemed good as well. The filters are not easy I guess, but at least they are there. And for the finish I am not sure about. My trip to Microcenter left me with images of war, I am not sure if it was just the location, but every single demo there looked like complete and absolute garbage. I noticed small details with fit and finish but nothing terrible, and have seen the same thing in many other cases I have built in the past. I was kinda in a toss up over the CM90II, the Lian li Dragonlord and this, but I do not regret my decision. The deciding factor for me was the case size, I really like the depth and have plenty of room for long video cards without battling for space with my hard drive cages. I hope this helps a little, good luck in your search!
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post #145 of 4609
Yea I'm kind of set on the 400R because of the sale prices and its a very nice case for the price range. I wish it had one usb 2.0 in the front instead of all of the usb 3.0 , I seen a few reviews about it on youtube.com and on oc. Thanks for the respond Tartar
post #146 of 4609
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Originally Posted by MINE;15053245 
Yea I'm kind of set on the 400R because of the sale prices and its a very nice case for the price range. I wish it had one usb 2.0 in the front instead of all of the usb 3.0 , I seen a few reviews about it on youtube.com and on oc. Thanks for the respond Tartar

USB 3.0 is backwards compatible.
post #147 of 4609
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Originally Posted by MINE;15052236 
Hmmm but beside these , do you still think its a good case for the 80$ price because NCIX is having a sale, its either this or something else in the 90$ range , like the storm scout, maybe i might add a little more to get a nicer case.

I'm not a fanboy of any particular brand and I do need a case now too. I do like the Corsair 400R look and layout. In the $90 to $100 range it's still a good buy. I'm just super particular and pay attention to the small details as they are the true measure of quality in a case.
I will say in looking at the Cooler Master HAF 912, 922 and CM Storm Enforcer I was very surprised at how well built and sturdy these cases are. The doors slide on and off like butter, all the panels are tight and they use a heavier guage steel than the Corsair's with very little flex.
I'm not a fan of the 'gamer' look of the Cooler Master's though, I much prefer the Corsair look.
Now if Corsair's build quality was as good as Cooler Master, Corsair wouldn't be able to keep the 400r/500r in stock!
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post #148 of 4609
Any word on the side dust filters for the 400/500r's?
post #149 of 4609
Just want to confirm so I can just plug in my usb 2.0 and it will work fine through the usb 3.0?
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge;15053447 
USB 3.0 is backwards compatible.
post #150 of 4609
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Originally Posted by MINE;15054002 
Just want to confirm so I can just plug in my usb 2.0 and it will work fine through the usb 3.0?

Correct.
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