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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 (281)
    500R
609 Total Votes  
post #191 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Patrick117;15125688 
Okay so I got my build put together, sorry the pictures took so long to get (sorry, phone quality). Overall, I really like this case! The rubber grommets , the sturdy shell, and the black powder coated interior make it a great case! Not to mention, it’s a good size mid tower as well, plenty of room for all components + future expansion.

I do have a couple complaints, however. First, when I took the case out of the box, TWO of the removable 3.5” drive bays were in at a slant. Ok, no big deal I thought. Upon further inspection, one of the “handles” on the drive bays was bent and had wear marks. As I attempted to remove it so I could straighten it, the handle broke off! With almost no pressure at all. The second bay I was able to remove and remount, although it still has a slant on the bottom side from where it sat. I just feel as though the drive bays could be made more sturdy, almost felt like cheap plastic. One other complaint, the back case cover was fully screwed on, but not aligned with the case – the bottom was about a half inch in the air! Luckly, when I removed that, I was able to put it back on successfully and nothing appears to be bent / damaged.


I’m not normally one to complain, and although I think this is a good case for my build and it does have all the features I like, I just feel as though someone didn’t take their time assembling / verifying the case was ready to go before it was packaged. Another thing I’m not too keen on right now (although has nothing to do with the case) is my Corsair Nova 2 SSD. It just has issues shutting down / multi-tasking. Again, that’s not this topic.


Would I suggest this case to anyone else? Heck yes, in a heart beat! Please don’t mistake this post, I still really enjoy my case! If I had the chance, I would probably go back and purchase the 500R instead as it looks like no one has any issues with those.

Nice set up man~
hahaha I saw u got asrock gen3 and gskill sniper!
because of the performance + *color* right? good choice
anyways welcome to the club~ biggrin.gif

PS: Wouldn't it be better to pull those cables to the other side of the case as much as you can? for the view and air circulation. biggrin.gif
Edited by phinos - 9/30/11 at 8:18pm
    
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2500K. 4.6ghz @ 1.32v Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II @ 853mhz G.Skill Sniper low voltage 1600mhz@v1.25 
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Intel X25M G2, 3xWD640gb Blue,1.5TB Grn,2TBHitachi Win 7 Ultimate 64bit PC Power & Cooling 750W Corsair Carbide 500R Black 
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Intel X25M G2, 3xWD640gb Blue,1.5TB Grn,2TBHitachi Win 7 Ultimate 64bit PC Power & Cooling 750W Corsair Carbide 500R Black 
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post #192 of 4609
For anyone interested, I found a few flaws in my case after about a week of use. The fan that shipped with my case was rattling constantly, I checked it out a few times and it seemed off kilter. Additionally the tabs that support the mesh panel seemed to be a bit loose in a few places as well. I managed to crimp them a bit tighter and replaced the fan with a megaflow. I went over my build again, and checked every last screw and determined that any remaining hum was caused by the 120mm fan I installed in the bottom of the chassis. I added a rubber silencer and it did improve things a bit, but my case is still just a little on the loud side. Megaflow went on without issue as the holes for the 200mm must be standard. I'm thinking I might have to disable the LED's soon, but its definitely quieter and it pushes a whole lot more air.

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post #193 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinos;15132752 
Nice set up man~
hahaha I saw u got asrock gen3 and gskill sniper!
because of the performance + *color* right? good choice
anyways welcome to the club~ biggrin.gif

PS: Wouldn't it be better to pull those cables to the other side of the case as much as you can? for the view and air circulation. biggrin.gif


Yes, I chose them for color + performance smile.gif

Which cables do you speak of?
post #194 of 4609
power cable to mobo and usb cable to front panel. biggrin.gif
    
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Intel X25M G2, 3xWD640gb Blue,1.5TB Grn,2TBHitachi Win 7 Ultimate 64bit PC Power & Cooling 750W Corsair Carbide 500R Black 
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Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel X25M G2, 3xWD640gb Blue,1.5TB Grn,2TBHitachi Win 7 Ultimate 64bit PC Power & Cooling 750W Corsair Carbide 500R Black 
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Logitech G700 
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post #195 of 4609
I read through this thread and see complaints about the front fan filters. Does the 500R even have a removable front fan filter or is it just the mesh grill on the front of the case.?

I'm curious b/c I am torn between the 500R and the 650D
post #196 of 4609
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Originally Posted by Slappy Mcgee;15151580 
I read through this thread and see complaints about the front fan filters. Does the 500R even have a removable front fan filter or is it just the mesh grill on the front of the case.?

I'm curious b/c I am torn between the 500R and the 650D

I believe the 500r has a removable filter right behind the front panel which of course you have to remove to access the filter.
post #197 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by x2ez;15152348 
I believe the 500r has a removable filter right behind the front panel which of course you have to remove to access the filter.

frown.gif Thats what I was worried about. Guess I will pass on this series from Corsair.

Thank you for the response smile.gif
post #198 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slappy Mcgee;15152389 
frown.gif Thats what I was worried about. Guess I will pass on this series from Corsair.

Thank you for the response smile.gif

its not very hard to remove the front panel, it just pops off.
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Sidewinder X6 Thermaltake Smart 700w 80Plus CM Storm Enforcer Mionix Naos 3200 
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Zotac SSD - WD 1TB (x2) Zalman Performa W10 64 Bits HP 2509 25" 1080p 
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Sidewinder X6 Thermaltake Smart 700w 80Plus CM Storm Enforcer Mionix Naos 3200 
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post #200 of 4609
On the 500r, how many fans/total watts can the fan controller handle? and can we use different fans instead of the stock with the controller?
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