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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 #151 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?

yep I've ran several flash drives, an external DVD drive and an external HDD off mine. Also if you have an older board without 3.0 the 500R also came with a 3.0->2.0 adapter smile.gif
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post #152 of 4609
Just want to post my impressions so far from the 3 days I've owned it.

The top panel and front panel is made out of plastic (though the mesh is metal) while the rest of the body is made out of steel.

About the Carbide 500r not sure if it's exclusive to the white version but I see about a tiny 1 millimeter deep flap on the white paint of the plastic top cover. I'm really anal about build quality so I'm worried that the paint will start flaking over time. The black plastic part that surrounds the front USB ports has this smooth textured feel thats really nice and resilient, while the white painted parts are completely smooth. The smoothness makes the panels match the steel parts more but it does feel less resilient compared to the black plastic parts.

Also the front panel has about a 1 millimeter gap from the body of the case; I would've liked it to be completely flush. I'm just a bit annoyed since my Antec 300's front panel wasn't flush either (but by a more severe degree, like 2.5 millimeters sticking out). Is this common with most cases?

The steel construction feels very solid and perfect in its paint quality (could not find a white or gray spot anywhere at all), though I'd like the plastic parts to be more perfect personally, $130 price point aside.

Oh and the front USB ports have a SUPER tight fit. Could be considered a good thing if you connect controllers to the front USB port; there's no way you're going to accidentally unplug it. So try to be careful at first not to accidently break the USB ports when forcing a flash drive or what not in; though they do feel stronger than in other PC cases.

It isn't the quietest case but it's definitely far from the loudest. Noise wise its like sitting near a small fridge a few feet away. At the lowest fan speed all you hear is a low frequency whir while at the highest setting you hear a somewhat subtle buzzing noise. I could not tell the difference in temperature between the lowest and highest fan speed and in general not much air seems to be pushed from the fans.

So overall my favorite parts of the case is the overall quality of the steel parts (and the plastic though to a lesser degree because of the 1 mil flap on the white paint and 1 mil gap between front panel and the body of the case), perfect cable management (perfect amount of cable grommets (the quality of the rubber grommets themselves is also very good, they feel like they can take an infinite amount of abuse), and the WIDE motherboard backplate hole.
Edited by Mocks - 9/24/11 at 7:05pm
    
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post #153 of 4609
Thanks for the respond guys.
post #154 of 4609
Will an extended atx motherboard such as the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z fit in the Corsair 500r?
post #155 of 4609
does 500r really cant mount h100 in push/pull config on top? how about using scythe slim 120s/140s?

waiting to have stocks in my country if it cant then will switch to other case...
thanks!
post #156 of 4609
You can push/pull the h100 up top, u just won't be able to use the top mesh piece.
    
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post #157 of 4609
Gonna do a good job on this case with cables when i get it, Getting some bitfenix alchemy cables, Orange and prolly green (I like my inside colourful)
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post #158 of 4609
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Originally Posted by x2ez;15060030 
Will an extended atx motherboard such as the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z fit in the Corsair 500r?

It can physically be installed, but some of the SATA connectors on the right side of the board might be obstructed by the cable-routing channel.
post #159 of 4609
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Originally Posted by SMK;15060966 
You can push/pull the h100 up top, u just won't be able to use the top mesh piece.

thanks dude
post #160 of 4609
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Originally Posted by mifero766;15060093 
does 500r really cant mount h100 in push/pull config on top? how about using scythe slim 120s/140s?

waiting to have stocks in my country if it cant then will switch to other case...
thanks!

you could use it push/pull without the top mesh (or by modding it)

here's mine with a push + RS240 rad in the top, there is plenty of space for fans underneath (inside the case)

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