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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 #261 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam2190;15224062 
Would the case take a rear 140mm or just 120mm?

It takes both 120mm and 140mm
post #262 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doming0;15220347 
I recently purchased a 400r and I can confirm that they are missing the proper screws to mount fans to the side panel. I bought two 140mm NFP14 FLX fans for my side panel intake and they cannot be mounted adequately without proprietary corsair screws that were not included in my packaging.

The only other issue I had with the 400r was the bottom 120mm fan mount on the hd cage has no place for the screws to go at the base. So, you can only secure the top two screw locations. o.0

I love the looks, the overall build quality and the size but there are a couple deficiencies.



This statement is either untrue or I have a defective case because the screw mounting holes on my side panel will easily pass a "regular case fan screw" right through it. I did however find this link that shows the proper mounting screws.. it's at the Corsair forum.

Yes I bought a 400r a couple weeks ago and noticed this right away. The included rear exhaust fan is mounted with these special screws. I tried to contact Corsair to get some of these special screws but never heard anything back.
You can mount the fans with regular screws but they will pull through if tightened to much.
I can't beleive Corsair doesn't know about these screws as they are clearly designed to work with thier grommets.
I found some Lian Li screws that will work as they are designed to only go in the depth of the grommet, but $10 for a kit is steep!
Edited by mothman - 10/8/11 at 10:56am
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post #263 of 4610
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Originally Posted by mothman;15225206 
Yes I bought a 400r a couple weeks ago and noticed this right away. The included rear exhaust fan is mounted with these special screws. I tried to contact Corsair to get some of these special screws but never heard anything back.
You can mount the fans with regular screws but they will pull through if tightened to much.
I can't beleive Corsair doesn't know about these screws as they are clearly designed to work with thier grommets.
I found some Lian Li screws that will work as they are designed to only go in the depth of the grommet, but $10 for a kit is steep!

haha i just dont screw the fans in too tight and it has worked for me!

best solution would probably be to go to the home depot with a standard fan screw and find a washer that has an ID large enough to accommodate the fan screw's girth, then just use that to top the screw pulling through the grommet smile.gif
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post #264 of 4610
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Originally Posted by kdon;15231626 
haha i just dont screw the fans in too tight and it has worked for me!

best solution would probably be to go to the home depot with a standard fan screw and find a washer that has an ID large enough to accommodate the fan screw's girth, then just use that to top the screw pulling through the grommet smile.gif

Or.. and this is just a thought...

Maybe Corsair could include needed screws when you purchase their merchandise.
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post #265 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Doming0;15231730 
Or.. and this is just a thought...

Maybe Corsair could include needed screws when you purchase their merchandise.

haha I was providing a solution rather than just whining. I do sincerely apologize for trying to provide some help smile.gif
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post #266 of 4610
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Originally Posted by SEN_ONE;15219268 
Has anyone tried to stuff an XSPC RX240 or similar radiator inside the case at the top mount position?

Depends on what mobo youre using! my P8Z68-V Pro has a monster iGPU VRM heatsink on the top of it so all I was able to fit was my RS240 (and literally missed mounting the fans inside by 4-5mm). If an RX240 is thinner than RS240+20mm then you could possibly fit one! However, again it depends on the mobo vrm sinks and you'll most likely have to mod the top of the case and attach fans on the outside! Fun project though if you have the time smile.gif
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post #267 of 4610
Thanks for the reply Kdon, but now a realize my question was a little vague. I will be putting it in a 500R. Also, the RX240 is twice as thick as the RS240. I don't know how offset the top mount and mobo tray are in the 500R. I hope to get a better idea when I get my radiator in. I will post results if no one beats me to it.
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post #268 of 4610
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Originally Posted by SEN_ONE;15241275 
Thanks for the reply Kdon, but now a realize my question was a little vague. I will be putting it in a 500R. Also, the RX240 is twice as thick as the RS240. I don't know how offset the top mount and mobo tray are in the 500R. I hope to get a better idea when I get my radiator in. I will post results if no one beats me to it.

A RX240 WILL NOT fit inside the case of the 500r but it will fit in the upper recession of the case WITHOUT the cover on.
post #269 of 4610
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Originally Posted by kdon;15239346 
haha I was providing a solution rather than just whining. I do sincerely apologize for trying to provide some help smile.gif

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be an arse to you as you did indeed post a possible solution to the problem. I'm just feel a little let down by Corsair when I give them my hard earned money and they fail to even mention.. correction.. they don't even acknowledge the problem exists.

So, once more, thank you kdon for the idea.
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post #270 of 4610
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SEN_ONE;15241275 
Thanks for the reply Kdon, but now a realize my question was a little vague. I will be putting it in a 500R. Also, the RX240 is twice as thick as the RS240. I don't know how offset the top mount and mobo tray are in the 500R. I hope to get a better idea when I get my radiator in. I will post results if no one beats me to it.

http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/1119694-corsair-carbide-series-400r-500r-owners-11.html#post15029972

here's my post that has pics of my RS240 mounted on the top and shows the clearance between a mobo and the top
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