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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 #2401 of 4610
So what does everyone think about this new Carbide 200R then?

I've just watched Linus' unboxing video and it does look like corsair have cut back on many features of the more expensive cases to produce this case at this price. The shape is pretty basic and features like the tool less 5.25" and 3.5" bays and meshed areas seem to have been simplified/reduced to reduce costs but the case you get doesn't seem too bad for the price. I don't know what cases this will be up against in other countries but in the UK it will probably be competing against cooler master elite series and Antec 300/302, the 200R is in my opinion better than those cases so it should do well.

ION I've had to bite the bullet and order a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter. The only problem is that ebay is the only place I can find that sells them here in the UK and even then they are located in japan/china so I'm going to be waiting up to 4 weeks for it to come. frown.gif
     
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post #2402 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Scott1541 View Post

So what does everyone think about this new Carbide 200R then?
I've just watched Linus' unboxing video and it does look like corsair have cut back on many features of the more expensive cases to produce this case at this price. The shape is pretty basic and features like the tool less 5.25" and 3.5" bays and meshed areas seem to have been simplified/reduced to reduce costs but the case you get doesn't seem too bad for the price. I don't know what cases this will be up against in other countries but in the UK it will probably be competing against cooler master elite series and Antec 300/302, the 200R is in my opinion better than those cases so it should do well.
ION I've had to bite the bullet and order a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter. The only problem is that ebay is the only place I can find that sells them here in the UK and even then they are located in japan/china so I'm going to be waiting up to 4 weeks for it to come. frown.gif

I have the 300R and I'm impressed for his quality build over other cases at the same price range.

My only cons about the 200R is the clearance for air coolers.
According the Corsair specifications the 200R supports coolers up 160mm of height.
And I believe the listed clearance is without using the upper side fan mount.

I'm using the Hyper 212+ (listed about 159mm of height) so the 200R isn't a good choice for my current configuration.

Well, the 200R seems to be a good choice for who looking a small case with a good quality build.
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post #2403 of 4610
I've got another rig update for my 300R

I was inspired by nhusters mod to his case with the false floor/ psu shroud (found above). I also had finally had enough of having the side fans block the inside of my case so I decided to put my modding hat on yesterday and do some things to my case.

I wanted to make a full view window and also strengthen the door a bit, so i decide to use 1/4" plexi. And after finally installing it I can honestly say the door is ROCK SOLID now and super sturdy.

I also wanted to use black mirrored plexi for the shroud but both home depot and lowes don't carry small sheets anymore (used to locally). So i decided that I would go ahead and try it any way with he scrap clear plexi I had. It all turned out pretty well I think, the shroud being much easier than i thought and a much cleaner dremel job ( after the door which was first lol). Now I know that the point of a false floor is maybe to hide things like cabling but after instlaling it i kind of like having the fan hovering in my case and lighting a few things up at the bottom.

So any way the pics are below, let me know what yall think and any suggestions? I am currently considering placing a few decals on the shroud? thoughts on which ones I should use? ( I think it would be cool because the symbols would be back lit

Thanks for comments thumb.gif


Before the mod


AFTER




Window, notice the cuts are a bit rough....this is my first serious use of a dremel to cut into something, could be cleaner but turned out ok




workbench lol


paintball mask....eye protection and for the face as cutting wheels fly apart lol


















probably more to come in the future soon, you guys know....the rig is never finished completely thumb.gif

thumb.gif Update:
Ok so I had some extra plexi glass from the first mod and decided to do a few other things lol....

1. I shrouded the section above the drive bay cage and make the attached secondary fan look like it wasn't just slapped into the case.
2. I took an old antec green 80mm fan and decided to make a custom plexi AMD backlit symbol. I ended up mounting it just below the video card to feed it more air to its fan and over its heat pipes directly (it dropped temps 2 degrees smile.gif

I used my one speed dremel again to do both new mods. Once I had cut the small piece for the AMD symbol I sand papered the clear finish off and then spray painted it matte black. My lines could have been slightly more straight but between the jagged lines and the matte black dimpled paint job I think it kind of has a monster energy look to it maybe?




















Anyway let me know what yall think?
Edited by oats2012 - 10/26/12 at 7:04pm
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post #2404 of 4610
nice build mate. i have a green setup aswell thumb.gif
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post #2405 of 4610
anyone used a 400R for a server platform? how well do they do in regards to Air Cooling? i have a 650D for gaming, wanna use this case for a Multimedia server. Inputs?
post #2406 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Clos View Post

anyone used a 400R for a server platform? how well do they do in regards to Air Cooling? i have a 650D for gaming, wanna use this case for a Multimedia server. Inputs?

the case is suited for most needs. for a server i say you are all good for airflow thumb.gif
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post #2407 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Scott1541 View Post

So what does everyone think about this new Carbide 200R then?
I've just watched Linus' unboxing video and it does look like corsair have cut back on many features of the more expensive cases to produce this case at this price. The shape is pretty basic and features like the tool less 5.25" and 3.5" bays and meshed areas seem to have been simplified/reduced to reduce costs but the case you get doesn't seem too bad for the price. I don't know what cases this will be up against in other countries but in the UK it will probably be competing against cooler master elite series and Antec 300/302, the 200R is in my opinion better than those cases so it should do well.
ION I've had to bite the bullet and order a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter. The only problem is that ebay is the only place I can find that sells them here in the UK and even then they are located in japan/china so I'm going to be waiting up to 4 weeks for it to come. frown.gif


lol, when i used my old mobo in my 300r, I couldn't find a USB 3.0 > 2.0 header cable either. So I went to Fry's( they don't even sell one) and stole one from the parts box from the 400r display model.
Edited by JohnnyChuttz - 10/26/12 at 6:38am
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post #2408 of 4610
Ok I like the 200R and all but the 300R is on newegg for 64$ with free shipping and the 200R is 59$ and 10$ for shipping.. hmm lol
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Ok I like the 200R and all but the 300R is on newegg for 64$ with free shipping and the 200R is 59$ and 10$ for shipping.. hmm lol

Actually the 200R is smaller than the 300R.
But the 200R was specified on the Corsair product site with the wrong dimensions and bigger than the 300R.

For who doesn't know about that would make sense the 200R is more expensive. LOL

According to the CorsairGeorge, maybe somebody put the packaging dimensions instead of the product dimensions. LOL

See post #16.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1319686/corsair-carbide-series-200r-just-launched/10
Edited by edsai - 10/26/12 at 4:00pm
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post #2410 of 4610
So in my modding madness the last few days I had one final piece of plexi scrap and an idea....its far from prefect but for a first attempt i think it came out decently smile.gif

just thought I'd share with you guys. Let me know what you think thumb.gif

made for a 140mm fan. Don't know where to put it in my case (getting crowded last few days lol) I thought about putting t in the front over one of the fans but the green doesnt look very good back lighting it
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well I found a spot biggrin.gif turns out the front asthetic screws are the same spacing as a 140 mm fan and fit my pre drilled holes I made in the corsair logo cut out. i don't know if I will leave it on the front. but for now i like the backlight effect and having a much larger case badge on the front tongue.gif


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Edited by oats2012 - 10/28/12 at 2:47am
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