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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 #4431 of 4610
I wouldn't call it flimsy but I also haven't tried standing on it if that's what you're trying to do smile.gif

Why do you ask?
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post #4432 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasonm99 View Post

Is the motherboard mount panel flimsy on the 400R and 500R? Or are they solid and hard to flex? If anyone can confirm this for me, thanks!

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Originally Posted by Archea47 View Post

I wouldn't call it flimsy but I also haven't tried standing on it if that's what you're trying to do smile.gif

Why do you ask?

It's a motherboard panel in a mass produced $125 USD case that goes on sale for $89 USD at times. It's as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.
Does that answer your question?
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post #4433 of 4610
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It's a motherboard panel in a mass produced $125 USD case that goes on sale for $89 USD at times. It's as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.
Does that answer your question?

It's literally the only thing that keeps the case straight in all honesty.
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post #4434 of 4610
it is as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.
it does not keep it straight. the double rivets at the corner 45* keep it straight. the optical bays keep it straight. in fact, together they both do more of a job than the motherboard tray does. without the optical bays the case without the side panels would flex side to side.
in conclusion,
it is as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.
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post #4435 of 4610
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

it is as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.
it does not keep it straight. the double rivets at the corner 45* keep it straight. the optical bays keep it straight. in fact, together they both do more of a job than the motherboard tray does. without the optical bays the case without the side panels would flex side to side.
in conclusion,
it is as solid as it needs to be to be a motherboard panel.

Mine does this regardless, the only thing keeping mine from flexing further is my motherboard tray.
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post #4436 of 4610
I cut the HDs and the bottom of the optical trays out on my 400r, still pretty solid. Just did a new build in it in the last week

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge fan of this case. But I'm not concerned about its structural integrity
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post #4437 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Archea47 View Post

I cut the HDs and the bottom of the optical trays out on my 400r, still pretty solid. Just did a new build in it in the last week

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge fan of this case. But I'm not concerned about its structural integrity

I did the same after years of ownership and displeasure with my 500R. I don't recommend them after my experiences with the case, I think what bothers me the most was it's price compared to the quality of the case. I have my gf's rig on my desk which is in a Define S which cost £70 compared to the £100+ (can't remember the exact cost maybe £130) that the 500R cost me. The Define S is a much much better case.
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post #4438 of 4610
i paid $140 + tax on mine in 2011. the only real gripe i have is the case should be 1" taller at the top, either inside the metal or inside the plastic panel. it should hold a minimum 45mm radiator with fans on both sides without crowding the motherboard. the case had great potential but they dropped the ball. its the same with corsairs 900d. that case should have had a factory built basement not a fully open inside.
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post #4439 of 4610
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I did the same after years of ownership and displeasure with my 500R. I don't recommend them after my experiences with the case, I think what bothers me the most was it's price compared to the quality of the case. I have my gf's rig on my desk which is in a Define S which cost £70 compared to the £100+ (can't remember the exact cost maybe £130) that the 500R cost me. The Define S is a much much better case.

Could you elaborate on your bad experience with the 500R over your years of ownership? How was the 500R's quality? Was considering getting this case over the 400R.
post #4440 of 4610
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Originally Posted by Jasonm99 View Post

Could you elaborate on your bad experience with the 500R over your years of ownership? How was the 500R's quality? Was considering getting this case over the 400R.

Here's my issues in list format:-
  • One of my case feet was loose, tightened it manually by hand
  • My case is crooked, possibly why the foot was loose
  • The Carbide range is only built to accommodate Corsair AIOs
  • The cable management is really poor and my grommets started to perish into my 2nd year of ownership
  • The metal is quite thin, hard drive vibrations used to drive me insane
  • The panels pop in and out easily
  • The mesh they used is really restrictive
  • The fans included are useless and move no air
  • Probably more I can't remember lol

I would highly suggest a fractal design define s over the 400R, it will make you much happier, the only things I could fault with the define S is the window scratches really easily and the floor of the case is very thin and needs bracing. It has very good cable management, you can hide all your drives, the side panels don't need massive skate ramps on the side to help cable management (yet still fail) you can actually fit radiators inside of the case without cutting it up and being heavily restricted on sizes and placement.

And the best bit is, the define S is cheaper too.
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