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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 (111)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (282)
    500R
610 Total Votes  
post #1741 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomha View Post

Any particular brand? It is a very nice blue tongue.gif

Well, that's a photo. Sometimes my white LED strip looks fully blue on camera.
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post #1742 of 4609
Hello, my 1st post here. I just discovered this awesome forum today.

Im building a new rig, and im in doubt between the NZXT Phantom and the Carbide 500R.

I prefer the Carbide over the Phantom, it looks better(imo) and from what ive seen it looks like it is build with better materials. But before i buy it i want to ask some questions if you dont mind:

1) Would a ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II Top(http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX680DC2T2GD5/) in a Asus P8Z77-V PRO(http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PRO/) fit without problems in the case?
2) Compared with a full tower(Phantom for example) would the carbide 500R have much worse airflow?
3) In the black version of the case are the fan led's white like in the white version or more blue?

Thank you in advance and sorry if i my english was bad
post #1743 of 4609
I think the phantom is too much plastic. Also imo the 500r is better suites for water cooling.
The white leds are white in both cases. The same fans
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post #1744 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viriathus View Post

1) Would a ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II Top(http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX680DC2T2GD5/) in a Asus P8Z77-V PRO(http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PRO/) fit without problems in the case?
2) Compared with a full tower(Phantom for example) would the carbide 500R have much worse airflow?
3) In the black version of the case are the fan led's white like in the white version or more blue?
Thank you in advance and sorry if i my english was bad

1. Yes.
2. Airflow is good since the case is well ventilated and has loads fan configuration options should you wish to install additional fans.
3. LEDs are still white even with the black case and they're still awesome. biggrin.gif

I own the white version but recently built a black version for a friend. The black 500R btw isn't flat black compared to other cases. It looks like a very dark gun metal color which is actually really nice.
Edited by jmdulay - 5/27/12 at 7:23pm
    
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post #1745 of 4609
My friend has a phantom. It is a neat case, but to be perfectly honest most builds make the case look very empty and barren, somewhat unnatractive. It has plenty of 200mm fan slots which offer great airflow, however keep in mind if you are after different kinds of LED fans, water cooling, silent fans, you want cases that use 120 and 140mm fans, as these are the sizes all those things generally come in. The build quality of both is fairly equal, I haven't examined the phantom up close, however I can say the build quality of my 500r is very nice. Corsair is well known for their quality builds and great customer service, if those concern you, I would lean towards the 500r. While the phantom looks good, there is a lot of plastic on it. I considered getting it but the whole front and top are large plastic shapes, I move my computer around a lot and they could be easily dented or broken. Those parts will fit fine and as far as cable management is concerned I can tell you the 500r is much more satisfactory. There is very little cable management room at the back of the phantom, my friends side panel is permanently bent outwards a little as a result of cables being unable to fit in the given space.
post #1746 of 4609
Hi i am new! and here is my 500r

outside
338
338
700

inside
338
338

hope u like it biggrin.gif
post #1747 of 4609
I will post pics for this build during the rebuild due to bad DIMM sockets on the mobo. Only issue I have with the case is it does not play well with the H100 (fans and rad mounted inside) and the Asus P9X79 Pro. Should have done more research. Oh well the fans are on top (outside the case) and that's not a biggie for me. Bad ass case otherwise.
Edited by Sporadic E - 5/28/12 at 6:04pm
 
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post #1748 of 4609
Added another rad to my 500R...

448

I'll admit that I did do some very minimal cutting to make it fit. guiltysmiley.gif
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post #1749 of 4609
Thank you for your answers. I decided to go for the 500r biggrin.gif

Just one more question: the side fan is intake ?
post #1750 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Viriathus View Post

Thank you for your answers. I decided to go for the 500r biggrin.gif
Just one more question: the side fan is intake ?

intake is preferable, but watch out for excessive dust. i removed my side fan entirely.

you can sandwich this between the mesh and the fan. because the foam is relatively thin, you will still be able to see the LED lights and such.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GKC2US/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
500

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