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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 #4411 of 4611
had a 360 in the top, 240 in the front in a rad box, a 2x 5.25 bay into a 3x 3.25 cage, a fan controller above that and a 140mm fan on floor which i changed out to an ap-15 once i got my dual ddc pumps. i packed her as full as i could get her. corsair should have made the 500r an inch taller inside. the case would have been perfect for a modder's dream.
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post #4412 of 4611
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had a 360 in the top, 240 in the front in a rad box, a 2x 5.25 bay into a 3x 3.25 cage, a fan controller above that and a 140mm fan on floor which i changed out to an ap-15 once i got my dual ddc pumps. i packed her as full as i could get her. corsair should have made the 500r an inch taller inside. the case would have been perfect for a modder's dream.

Nah, there are far better cases for better money these days. My gf has a Fractal Design Define S and it's pretty epic for 3/4 the price of a 500R. I guess I'm a poor salesman for the 500R because I've had too many issues with it to recommend it to anyone.
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post #4413 of 4611
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Nah, there are far better cases for better money these days. My gf has a Fractal Design Define S and it's pretty epic for 3/4 the price of a 500R. I guess I'm a poor salesman for the 500R because I've had too many issues with it to recommend it to anyone.

I've seen the reasons why the discontent with the 500R and I think the ones you have pointed are pretty fair, especially the rattle part and where it does't sit properly, which I think is a defect on the case' frame. I can tell you right now that it is not case for every single unit. It must have something to do with the frame not being all squared. We can take care of that for you if you want, just let me know.

To be fair though, the 500R do have its strong points and it is pretty competitive in its price point. I understand that it is not for everyone, but for those who already owned it, a good percentage of them are pretty happy with the case.
post #4414 of 4611
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I've seen the reasons why the discontent with the 500R and I think the ones you have pointed are pretty fair, especially the rattle part and where it does't sit properly, which I think is a defect on the case' frame. I can tell you right now that it is not case for every single unit. It must have something to do with the frame not being all squared. We can take care of that for you if you want, just let me know.

To be fair though, the 500R do have its strong points and it is pretty competitive in its price point. I understand that it is not for everyone, but for those who already owned it, a good percentage of them are pretty happy with the case.

I should of swapped it when I got it as one of the feet wasn't on the case properly and when I fitted it correctly it rocked back and forth, the vibrations inside has nothing to do with this however as the metal is pretty thin (the case was made during the recession so it's likely to save costs) the roof needed to be an inch or so higher and the entire case needed to be an inch wider, especially for cable management which I've tried and tried and tried again to tame with a non-modular TX750V2 again from yourselves. As I've modded the case for my needs now there is no chance of getting a replacement, I did ask for replacement cable tidy grommets but as the case was purchased in 2012 I was told I'd have to buy them. All my cables are now coated with black rubber from them degrading which is also a problem with the C70 range I believe?

It's true SOME of my issues with this case are down to one minor fault but most of them are design choices made by the case designers trying their best to answer a brief they had been given by people higher up, I can understand this as a graphic design student myself. I still fail to see why 27mm was given to allow your own branded AIO coolers but no choice was given to us as consumers to swap from an AIO unit to custom loops. It's just a lack of foresight unfortunately but I guess it wasn't designed for this in mind.

At the time this case was pretty expensive and I think my expectations where higher than what the case could deliver. Anyway I'm sure there are lots of people happy with this case and the others within it's range but unfortunately for me it left a lot to be desired sadly. sadsmiley.gif
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post #4415 of 4611
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Nah, there are far better cases for better money these days. My gf has a Fractal Design Define S and it's pretty epic for 3/4 the price of a 500R. I guess I'm a poor salesman for the 500R because I've had too many issues with it to recommend it to anyone.

i didnt say to buy it today. as i stated when the case was still fairly new, its a case for modders. it isnt really a plug n play case unless you want it for a corsair aio or air. it must be modded to be useful to water coolers. i modded mine a good bit and love it. the only reason im in this ds6 is because a 480 wont fit inside a 500r. once i swap out a my sli 670s for a 980ti i wont need/want the 480 and can go back to my 500r. im sure i'll find a few things to change before that.

btw, i dont like the define s. i prefer more airflow. there is no way that h440 design front bezel can allow 3x ap-15s to throw as much air as an open, filtered fascia can.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 9/5/15 at 6:21pm
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post #4416 of 4611
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i didnt say to buy it today. as i stated when the case was still fairly new, its a case for modders. it isnt really a plug n play case unless you want it for a corsair aio or air. it must be modded to be useful to water coolers. i modded mine a good bit and love it. the only reason im in this ds6 is because a 480 wont fit inside a 500r. once i swap out a my sli 670s for a 980ti i wont need/want the 480 and can go back to my 500r. im sure i'll find a few things to change before that.

btw, i dont like the define s. i prefer more airflow. there is no way that h440 design front bezel can allow 3x ap-15s to throw as much air as an open, filtered fascia can.

Just mod the front of the Define S, mesh panel on the front, jobs a good one, as for the card not fitting in the 500R, that's why drive cages are removable. Another gripe for me however as the vibrations from drives in the cages drove me insane, one of my cages is bent somehow?

the 500R can fit 2x 360mm rads which is respectable but you need to mod and if you've just dropped £115 on a case when a £60-70 case needs no modding... speaks for itself. Also the 500R was released when the CM HAF X was out and I believe it was near the same price, the CM being a better case but I didn't like the style at the time. Anyway, My case is doing a bit better since I started hacking it to bits lol I just need to cut it up some more then I'll be happy... hopefully. thumb.gif
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post #4417 of 4611
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Just mod the front of the Define S, mesh panel on the front, jobs a good one, as for the card not fitting in the 500R, that's why drive cages are removable.
a 480 is a radiator. there are no drive cages in my 500r or my ds6. i would never buy a define s or r5. i dont like fractal cases. my opinion, my choice.
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post #4418 of 4611
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a 480 is a radiator. there are no drive cages in my 500r or my ds6. i would never buy a define s or r5. i dont like fractal cases. my opinion, my choice.

Lol buddy... I'm not telling you to buy one, it is your choice... And I know the 480 is a rad.

My point was that for watercooling there are far better options out there than a PC case designed during a recession.
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post #4419 of 4611
im not going to keep dragging this out but i have to point this out because someone is confusing someone.
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as for the card not fitting in the 500R, that's why drive cages are removable.

you said card as in the 480 graphics card from last century. i was pointing out its a radiator.

but anyway, im out to enjoy my 3 day weekend.
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im not going to keep dragging this out but i have to point this out because someone is confusing someone.
you said card as in the 480 graphics card from last century. i was pointing out its a radiator.

but anyway, im out to enjoy my 3 day weekend.

Was confused, thought you meant the 480 would interfere with a card, my mistake sorry about that.
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