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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 #2911 of 4609
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Does anyone know if Corsair have any plans to release a side panel with a window for the 500R? If not I think if enough of us bother them, they should consider it biggrin.gif I know I'm not the only one who wants to get rid of the horrible meshed side.

They don't. This has been asked a million times since the case launched last year. The worst part is that the local corsair rep (George) who is the company's worldwide product manager completely ignored most, if not all of the posts on this and a side panel filter (from corsair, not a third party) with respect to the 400R and 500R which is very atypical of him. He's usually very good about responding to these things. That does serve as a pretty clear sign though. We either mod ourselves, buy something else or are SOL.
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post #2912 of 4609
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They don't. This has been asked a million times since the case launched last year. The worst part is that the local corsair rep (George) who is the company's worldwide product manager completely ignored most, if not all of the posts on this and a side panel filter (from corsair, not a third party) with respect to the 400R and 500R which is very atypical of him. He's usually very good about responding to these things. That does serve as a pretty clear sign though. We either mod ourselves, buy something else or are SOL.
I was hoping they would seeing as they did for the 300R, I'll give it a couple of months then whip out the dremel tongue.gif
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post #2913 of 4609
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I was hoping they would seeing as they did for the 300R, I'll give it a couple of months then whip out the dremel tongue.gif

Looking at the 300R, C70 and 550D cases, they seems to have addressed several small areas of complaint with the 400R/500R. Just sucks that they couldn't implement those things into those two cases or even provide in house options. Guess the 400R/500R were successful beta tests. No matter, I'm 95% satisfied with my case. Good luck with whatever you do. smile.gif
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post #2914 of 4609
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Looking at the 300R, C70 and 550D cases, they seems to have addressed several small areas of complaint with the 400R/500R. Just sucks that they couldn't implement those things into those two cases or even provide in house options. Guess the 400R/500R were successful beta tests. No matter, I'm 95% satisfied with my case. Good luck with whatever you do. smile.gif
What exactly are your caveats with the 400r/500r? I love my 500r and see no problems with it airflow, quality, or cable management wise.
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post #2915 of 4609
Difference between the 500R and 400R i think its not much , that the 500R side panel is a 200mm fan instead of 2X 120/140mm

Also for the 500R , you can remove HDD cage for bigger GPU , while 400R can't but 400R can place 2 X 120mm fans on the HDD section but if you intended to use big GPU , you only can have 1 install.

Also 500R have it in WHITE , while 400R doesn't but besides that everything seems same to me, this is just my knowledge through online info and pictures , i don't own a 500R , while i only have a 400R.

But i do have one complain....i wonder is it same for everyone else....the 400R both left and right panels does fit properly...but at a very close inspection its not really a very tight fit , as you still able to press the panel slightly even after completely locking it up. I can't really put it into words of what im trying to say but what im saying is the panels aren't that nicely built if you ask me.

Also...the air filter....take a closer look its as if its hand cut and glue together by workers instead of machine made. ( Unless it is made by workers instead ) because you could tell the frame isn't that straight and its slight jagged ,specially the net filter....so im quite disappointed to see this coming from CORSAIR.....

But hey it its only a 100 $ case...what is there to complain at this price range with this great features provided by the 400R , i guess you get what you paid for , this is reality.

But i must least say this 100$ its hell lot money here in Asia = = "
post #2916 of 4609
I bought my 500R in the case of opting to build a custom loop. I never intended to in the beginning and it was between the 400R and 500R. The 500R won me over because it already had a large window to start with and removable drive cages. Even though it took some Dremel work to get my build where it's at, I definitely can't do exactly what I did on my 500R in a 400R without keeping the case looking internally untouched. For example, it would look silly to hack the lower half of the 400R HDD section to lay a 240mm rad on the floor of the case. Contrarily, the Carbide series cases are the lowest end line of Corsair, so they're meant to be modded or chopped up to your personal liking, if need be.
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post #2917 of 4609
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What exactly are your caveats with the 400r/500r? I love my 500r and see no problems with it airflow, quality, or cable management wise.
Want to know my complaints? No real dust filters. The mesh on the front sucks as a filter. Stupid inconsiderate proprietary fan connectors on the fan'controller'. It would have helped immensely had they made the case 1 inch taller to allow more clearance internally for radiators and fans and memory clearances. This isnt a big deal but it would have been nice.

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Contrarily, the Carbide series cases are the lowest end line of Corsair, so they're meant to be modded or chopped up to your personal liking, if need be.
Its definitely a base for modding more than a completed work of art.
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post #2918 of 4609
Basically I feel the same as Gh0sT NoVa and pc-illiterate. though I like my 500R, I feel it's not much a step up from the 400R, the white C70 being cheaper hurts it's appeal, and the 550D (which is the refined version of the 500R) being $10-$20 more (comes with noise reduction and decent filters that are easily removable) all make for a scenario in which the 500R is the least appealing case in the lineup. Coming from a 400R you pay more but get pretty much the same. Want to add a window yourself? Why not just get this from the start? Dust filters? This one comes with some already and is a bit taller inside. The cost of bringing a 500R up to where IMO it should be out of box puts it's cost past the point of justification in today's market. It's already the same price or more than full towers like the NZXT Phantom and Rosewill Thor V2.
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post #2919 of 4609
Sorry, I answer this question in PMs all the time and I didn't realize I hadn't answered it here.

We currently have no plans to release a window for the 400R/500R. There's a demand for it, but it's fairly small (you guys make up most of it) and it would require a significant tooling expense to mod a piece of plastic to fit the existing 500R panel, and even more to re-do the entire panel for a window.

I realize this isn't ideal guys, sorry. We looked into a window a couple times for different reasons, in a few different ways. If there were a relatively easy, and relatively inexpensive way to do it, we would.

Sorry I hadn't answered it before now - I really thought I'd answered it a bunch of times over the last year but I guess it was all PMs.
post #2920 of 4609
Hey all, just got a 500r. Looking, for a suggestion on a good 200mm fan. Haven't tried the stock on (probably should lol). But I did install a BitFenix (sp?) 200mm. But it causes a strange turbulence noise when set to intake (but not exhaust).

I ran into this with my 300r on a particular 140mm Noctua fan. I think it has something to do with how the mesh is "weaved" on these cases.

I will say the BitFenix fan is the worst built "premium" fan I have purchased. While I was testing for the noise (slowing moving the fan closer to the side panel till the noise started), I slightly touched the mesh while the fan was spinning. Two of the blades snapped off clean. Yes 100% my fault, but in my 20 years of computer building/tinkering I have never snapped off blades snap off like this.
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