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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  
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The top panel is NOT dust filtered, it just has the mesh grill and a plastic brace piece underneath.
I personally would set the H100i as exhaust out the top as you have a mostly positive pressure airflow right now with what you described.

The fans on the HDD bays would be the most helpful in extra airflow to the graphics cards, pushing trapped hot air between the cards out the back (if crossfire or sli) and not becoming stagnant.

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the white 500r has an almost filter in top. Its the same piece of crap plastic mesh as the front. Its there to keep the white top panel from bleeding through the white metal mesh top.
Set your rear fan as intake and the top as exhaust. If your side panel is still a 200mm fan as intake you will have good airflow very little dust and the temps should be very good also.

pc was right, It is kind of a pseudo filter to hide the white paint underneath. It probably would work, but I think getting the warm air out of the case, away from the other components, will help more than the slight decrease in cpu temp.


I went ahead and removed it. If for some reason the fans are too loud, I'll just put it back, as it probably helps with noise too. tongue.gif
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pc was right, It is kind of a pseudo filter to hide the white paint underneath. It probably would work, but I think getting the warm air out of the case, away from the other components, will help more than the slight decrease in cpu temp.


I went ahead and removed it. If for some reason the fans are too loud, I'll just put it back, as it probably helps with noise too. tongue.gif
Well isn't that a gip. Mine didn't come with that filter for the top.
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Well isn't that a gip. Mine didn't come with that filter for the top.
Had it, what would you do? So far I think exhaust seems to be the sentiment, but I'm thinking that cold air across the rad might be better.
post #3516 of 4610
The first thing I did was remove the plastic mesh from the top and the front of my 500R and added DEMCiflex filters all the way around except the top.
post #3517 of 4610
I might do the same as it does seem like a poor filter. For now, it will work but if I notice a large dust buildup ill definitely replace the filter. Thanks for the tip!
post #3518 of 4610
First post....

Just acquired a Corsair 200R case; driven I must confess by the rather prosaic reasoning that it was sufficiently low to go where I want it to stand and sufficiently wide to fit a Coolermaster hyper 212 CPU cooler inside it redface.gif

I like it though, it seems like a well made bit of kit. I promptly took a screwdriver to it and removed both the fans and replacement Noiseblocker PWM fans are on order. I then noticed the thing reverberated like a church bell when I tapped it so I decided to deaden it by applying some butyl/aluminium sound deadening sheet to it. I had some kicking about from car projects..... This stuff is much like Dynamat but made by Eastwood and much less expensive. Times are hard don't you know. It reverberates rather less now. I guess I need some stuff to stick inside it.

post #3519 of 4610
I do have the 400R, one suggestion to Corsair reps:

Get rid of the recessed motherboard tray! Without that unnecessary recess, many EATX form factor motherboards would fit perfectly,. My G1.Sniper 3 motherboard fits Inside the case, no problem. But I can't use my 5 lower SATA ports because of the recess. I bought a dremel tool to mod it so I will be able to use all my sata ports, but in the future, especially in a case that qualifies as a mid tower case, loose the recessed motherboard, or just cut a hole that would allow people to easilly plug in anything they should on their motherboard of choice. I understand that the recession of the mobo tray has been thought off for cable management purpose, so just make a bigger hole that cuts the recess where SATA ports for high end motherboards would be, especially the angled ones. Still, the 400R is a very good case for most builds, easily moddable if you have a motherboard just a bit larger than regular ATX. I love the HDD/SSD screwless mounting system of that case, the tool less installation of DVD drives. Would have like to have a 3.5 bay to accomodate the USB 3.0 header that shipped with my motherboard (which has 2 SATA 3 internal ports to connect the case's 2 front USB and the USB 3 header). Another mod in perspective.

On a second thought though, when I think about it, those Carbide cases are just asking to be modded like crazy. They already have all the good stuff Inside, but you can make those case look really good outside.

Would recommend them anytime
Edited by MOG Hammer - 5/18/13 at 9:48pm
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hammer, i stated long ago in this thread almost exactly that. the carbide series are good cases. if you have a dremel and drill, and aint skeered, these are great foundations for modding. they arent fantastic cases until you break out the mods!
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