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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 #3601 of 4609
Personally I don’t think the plastic hard drive case is an issue at all, it works well, it’s easy to use and I see no real reason why it should retain heat; ambient temperature is ambient temperature regardless of the material.

I know what the grommets are for, I just think they're a poorly thought out 'solution'. The frames on the original fans still touch the metal work on the case, so noise can be transmitted. I did put up an earlier post where I stuck sound deadening inside the case.

I really like the 200R. I didn't buy it on price, I bought it because of its size. A huge case won't fit where I want it to stand and I dislike humungous PC cases. The 200R is a cracking bit of kit, especially considering it only cost 46 quid delivered. Let’s face it, the fans I fitted cost more than the whole case. The case it's a steal, I'd recommend it to anyone.

As for the bezel gap, it is hardly an original comment that the 200R lacks airflow; every review I’ve read commented on its temperature control. I’ve tried to do something about it. The simple truth is that air can’t flow if it has to go through a restriction. I reckon it’ll be fine and it looks OK to me. It’s an easy and cheap mod and it took but a couple of minutes with a jigsaw to cut some holes.

I wasn’t trying to be controversial, it’s just a simple little build, but I like it. To be honest its overkill for my needs.
post #3602 of 4609
Didn't have any issues with my chosen fans touching the case though. If overtightened, then you may be squashing the rubber too much allowing contact between the plastic of the fame frame and the metal of the case. Or the design of the fans themselves may be causing the contact.

For the price though, the 200R simply can not be beaten. When it was released, I was trying to decide between the 300R or Fractal Define R3. Then the 200R came along at £50 and ticked all of the same boxes as the Define R3 which held a £75 price tag. It was a no brainer.

I adore the looks of the 200R. Sleek simplicity is that drew my attention to the Define R3 originally. The 200R takes that design (without the door) and couples Corsair quality with a competitive price. If I was looking for a case now, I'd be considering the new 330R for the same reasons.
Edited by Ricwin - 6/6/13 at 4:40pm
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post #3603 of 4609
I think 200Rs are fricken awesome. Cut the bays out of the front and you can fit a 360 rad to cool 2 GPUs and CPU. Tons of GPU power and cooling in a small and cheap package. Thats like the most price per performance you can get in all categories.
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post #3604 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namkab View Post

I think 200Rs are fricken awesome. Cut the bays out of the front and you can fit a 360 rad to cool 2 GPUs and CPU. Tons of GPU power and cooling in a small and cheap package. Thats like the most price per performance you can get in all categories.

Stop putting those ideas in my head! I just sold my switch 810 and custom loop and moved down to the cute little 200r and want to go just air. DON'T TEMPT ME. hahahahahah tongue.gif
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post #3605 of 4609
Anyone here using swiftech h220 on 500R
I'm planning on getting one and wondering what's your layout is ?
all inside the case ? fan on top or rad on top ? mounting options ?
push or pull ?
I think the rad+fans is bigger than the space we have on top so there is not way to keep them both on top without removing the mesh, so something will be inside and something will go on top below the mesh
thanks in advance
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post #3606 of 4609
it will all have to be mounted inside unless you replace the tubing with longer tubing. the reservoir sticks up from the end cap and is tall as the fans

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post #3607 of 4609
cool thanks, so here the rad is inside and the fan in this gap below the mesh or both inside ?




thanks
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post #3608 of 4609
Hey guys, just in here to post a freebie to whoever is interested. I needed my 900D's window side panel replaced and Corsair had mistakenly sent me the right side panel for a 500R (black). I asked if they wanted me to send it back and they said no need, that I could toss it so I'll toss it over to someone who can make use of it.

http://www.corsair.com/en/parts/case-parts/carbide-500r-case-right-side-panel-metallic-grey-side-panel-right-with-no-fan-holes.html

All I ask is that you own the case and pay shipping. PM me if interested.
post #3609 of 4609
300r at tiger direct, good deal
TigerDirect has the Corsair Carbide Series 300R ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Side Panel Window for a low $49.99 Free Shipping after rebate and Coupon Code: "ERO91525" (Exp 6/10). Tax in FL, GA, ID, IL, NC, SD, TX. Sells for almost double this price elsewhere. [Compare Prices]
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post #3610 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by wholeeo View Post

Hey guys, just in here to post a freebie to whoever is interested. I needed my 900D's window side panel replaced and Corsair had mistakenly sent me the right side panel for a 500R (black). I asked if they wanted me to send it back and they said no need, that I could toss it so I'll toss it over to someone who can make use of it.

http://www.corsair.com/en/parts/case-parts/carbide-500r-case-right-side-panel-metallic-grey-side-panel-right-with-no-fan-holes.html

All I ask is that you own the case and pay shipping. PM me if interested.

thanks wholeeo. i'll put some pics and thank you again when i get done
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