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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 #3561 of 4609
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do you have a 400r?
No thats a 500r
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Well $50 (actually $65 after I replace the 80mm fan) later well improved from the HDD cage mounted in the bay area Comes out to this.
Much better looking and functioning. Not that ill use the Hot Swap feature, I got this because it can hold 4 SSD's, a 40mm fan, and is all powered by one 4pin molex
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post #3563 of 4609
you've just transformed your 500R into a server lol.
well, it looks great IMO.
post #3564 of 4609
Hi all. I am heavily considering moving down from my Switch 810 to a Corsair Carbide 200r. Forgive me if this has been asked before but does the H100 or similar AIO coolers fit in the 200r?

Thanks smile.gif

*edit* Also is the harddrive cage removeable at all?
Edited by NewHighScore - 6/1/13 at 7:37pm
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post #3565 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

Hi all. I am heavily considering moving down from my Switch 810 to a Corsair Carbide 200r. Forgive me if this has been asked before but does the H100 or similar AIO coolers fit in the 200r?

Thanks smile.gif

*edit* Also is the harddrive cage removeable at all?

The HDD cage actually will overheat because it's plastic and there's low airflow in front.

I don't think the 200R was meant for watercooling: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=629607
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There are three 5.25" internal drive bays and four 3.5" drive bays. There are no removable HDD caddies but the 200R does have a built in drive bays for 2.5" SSDs. All the drive bays are all tool-less but, if you choose to do so, you may also secure your drives with screws.



The hard drive cage is made of plastic and can be removed from the case completely to accommodate larger graphics cards or other components. The hard drive cage is designed in such a way that a total of eight hard drives can be installed at the same time (four 2.5" SSD sit on top of the four 3.5" drives). The down side to this configuration is, if you remove the hard drive cage for any reason, an adapter must be used to mount your 2.5" and 3.5" drives in one of the open 5.25" drive bays. Also, when more than one graphics card is installed in the system (particularly triple card configurations) it is impossible to add or remove a SSD in the drive rack.
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If you are planning on internally mounting a Corsair Hydro H100 or a Thermaltake Water2.0 Extreme in the top of the Corsair 200R, you are out of luck.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/07/corsair_carbide_series_200r_compact_atx_case_review/5#.Uaq6QZxGZmM
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We're talking about an SSD reaching temperatures of close to 40C in a mid tower; that's within spec, but what happens when you start adding more drives? The cage traps heat, is staggeringly difficult to use, and is even actually a little fragile.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6515/corsair-carbide-200r-case-review-how-low-can-you-go/7


& bottom mount fan has no filter.
Edited by AlphaC - 6/1/13 at 8:28pm
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post #3566 of 4609
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

The HDD cage actually will overheat because it's plastic and there's low airflow in front.

I don't think the 200R was meant for watercooling: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=629607

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/07/corsair_carbide_series_200r_compact_atx_case_review/5#.Uaq6QZxGZmM
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6515/corsair-carbide-200r-case-review-how-low-can-you-go/7


& bottom mount fan has no filter.

Thank you kind sir! Rep for you good man. Very informative links you have found for me which have answered all of my questions. I know it's not particularly made for water cooling was just wondering what kind of AIO's I could fit in there. I will be fine with a H60 or so mounted in the rear but I would have went bigger if I could have. I thought about using a beefy air cooler but I just love love love to see my beauty motherboard and will of course be modding the 200r with a window.

Also not planning to mount anything in the HDD cage so no problem about the overheating. I just run a single SSD which should be np to mount behind the motherboard tray.
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post #3567 of 4609
Hi guys,

Building a moderate gaming pc and I want it to look sort of subtle, I love the look of the 400r and measured the dimensions today.

I've watched a few videos, but anyway. Im considering keeping this tower on the floor next to my desk, and I want to know if it's a reasonable size tower, I actually don't like mid towers that are really small because then they are too small and look silly. I'm a pretty big guy too, does anyone have any pictures of their 400r's on the ground? I just don't have the desk space. Thanks, or if anyone had any pics so that I could compare the size to say a 650d or anything like that I would be really appreciative.

Thanks guys
post #3568 of 4609
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Hi guys,

Building a moderate gaming pc and I want it to look sort of subtle, I love the look of the 400r and measured the dimensions today.

I've watched a few videos, but anyway. Im considering keeping this tower on the floor next to my desk, and I want to know if it's a reasonable size tower, I actually don't like mid towers that are really small because then they are too small and look silly. I'm a pretty big guy too, does anyone have any pictures of their 400r's on the ground? I just don't have the desk space. Thanks, or if anyone had any pics so that I could compare the size to say a 650d or anything like that I would be really appreciative.

Thanks guys

I have a 500R, but I believe the sizes are similar. You're welcome to check the photos I have on my build log and rig link in my SIG.

Here's one I had real quick..
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post #3569 of 4609
I just brought my Corsair 200r home. Add me to the club smile.gif.

I've got a ton of work ahead of me. Gotta break down my current loop, redo all my cables to shorter lengths and re sleeve them as I did them all to custom perfect lengths for my switch 810. I'm loving how not massive this case is on my desk .
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Alright, for any who are interested to know, it is possible to mount 140mm fans to the top mount of the Corsair 500R without drilling out the screw holes. But as this was only in my specific scenario, I used screws that came with my H100, so there may be a possibility that others with an H series CPU cooler may be able to do the same.

You know those long fat screws that the H series coolers came with? Well the threads on those are small enough to fit into the screw holes on the top of the case ( and also the hard drive cages).
Shown here >

I moved my radiator to the inside of the case and only attached it with 2 of the short mounting screws and washers from the top, one in one corner and the other in the far opposite corner, (this was enough for me personally, may not be secure enough for some peoples tastes). Any more than that would interfere with the fans mounting. Then attached the 140mm fans so that they pull outside air into the case and used those long screws to fasten them down.

Things I noticed...
If I tried to attach the radiator into the top mount area, and place the fans inside the case, the tubes were in the way of one side of the fans, so mounting that way was not an option.
Also, mounting the fans in the top area with airflow moving OUT of the case, the fins would hit against the screws holding the radiator in place. So that was also not an option.
However, flipping the fans over so that the frame was used as a barrier against the screw heads was enough to allow them to be fastened down. And that the hard drive cages could have fan attached to them using these same screws without needing to be driled out. Although it is fairly easy to drill those holes out for regular mounting screws if need be.

Hope this helps anybody wondering about attaching fans to the 500R or similar cases of the R series, as I'm not sure which other ones also have the same mounting options as the 500R.
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