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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 #521 of 4610
I recently picked up my 500R last weekend and I absolutely LOVE it and it pairs up with my Corsair H80 so nicely.

I'll have pics soon once I get my sleeved extensions and neatly tuck the wires nicely.
post #522 of 4610
Yea my RAM finally arrived today, installing all the drivers & stuff tomorrow, hope to have pics soon.
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post #523 of 4610
I'm finaly done with it ... first time I build a system so dont be to harsh on my cable management tongue.gif

So I removed my junk from my old Raidmax Smilodon

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after the stuff was out, it was only a matter of time to put it all back into the new case

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and now it's where it belong ... under my desk tongue.gif

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Ok now, what I think of this case:

1- very easy to put the stuff in, lots of space to work with. Compare to my old case, it's paradise.

2- Cable management: well, my other case had no space behind for cable, neither any kind of cable management... so I'm not a good judge on this matter, but this case have good cable management in my opinion.

3- Did I say lots of space? tongue.gif

4- Tool less: ok, now I have a problem with that. Who can fix the thumbscrews for the graphic card for example... you can barely turn the thumbscrew because your fingers are pushing on the back of the case... I used a screwdriver. Toold less for those are like what we see in Lian-Li cases.... btw, I have no problem using a screwdriver, I just think that all this "tool less" thing from all the case company is just for show on papers... real use of it is another matter =)

5- The bottom basket for hard drive: well, if you have 90 degrees SATA connector, it's hard to fix, and you have to compress the cable tight. Maybe a bit more space would be welcome in that area.

Final words: I like the case, the sound level from all the fans is ok, my older case was making at least 30% more noise, so i'm happy.

If you consider this case, go for it, you wont regret it (if thats the kind of case that fulfill your needs)
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post #524 of 4610
two of my pet peeves:
the rivet under psu mounting location maligning the screw holes to the case.

the useless elongated fan mounting screws. thread is so short it can hardly tighten through the rubber grommet and without the rubber, holes are to big to screw falls right out?

cable management is superb and clean

to Kuni Xela what you mean thumb screws dont work? my hand can get in there and i have pretty big hand too.
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post #525 of 4610
well, I just can't screw them back in place (i'm talking about the one that will keep PCI card in place) ...


First real complain, after 10 minutes of use, I broke the front USB port trying to plug something into it, first time in my life that I break a usb port...

The front usb ports are really tight, and the little metal connectors got bended ... grrrr
Edited by Kuni Xela - 11/2/11 at 8:12pm
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post #526 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by wannabe_modder;15549997 
two of my pet peeves:
the rivet under psu mounting location maligning the screw holes to the case.

the useless elongated fan mounting screws. thread is so short it can hardly tighten through the rubber grommet and without the rubber, holes are to big to screw falls right out?

cable management is superb and clean

to Kuni Xela what you mean thumb screws dont work? my hand can get in there and i have pretty big hand too.

I did a build log and posted detailed pictures of the rivets and other issues I had. CorsairGeorge took them and sent them to their quality control team. I havent heard much since them but I've already modded all the issues away so i'm not too worried. He may post in here about it though
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post #527 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by willistech;15552079 
I did a build log and posted detailed pictures of the rivets and other issues I had. CorsairGeorge took them and sent them to their quality control team. I havent heard much since them but I've already modded all the issues away so i'm not too worried. He may post in here about it though

Yeah, thanks to you guys for catching that. Our QC team has that corrected now.

I love to read all these posts and see all the ways you guys are using this and your builds - after working on this case for over a year, I've gotta admit it's nice to see you guys using them. I can't wait to see what you guys are going to do with next year's stuff. Heh.
post #528 of 4610
It's nice to have a rep that keeps in touch. Thanks.
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post #529 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge;15552362 
Yeah, thanks to you guys for catching that. Our QC team has that corrected now.

I love to read all these posts and see all the ways you guys are using this and your builds - after working on this case for over a year, I've gotta admit it's nice to see you guys using them. I can't wait to see what you guys are going to do with next year's stuff. Heh.

I can't wait to see next years stuff! tongue.gif Here's a suggestion, keep using 120mm fans. 200mm is just kinda meh and not as many great fans to choose from tongue.gif
post #530 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge;15552362 
Yeah, thanks to you guys for catching that. Our QC team has that corrected now.

I love to read all these posts and see all the ways you guys are using this and your builds - after working on this case for over a year, I've gotta admit it's nice to see you guys using them. I can't wait to see what you guys are going to do with next year's stuff. Heh.

NO MORE! Your feeding my addiction! tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEN_ONE;15552450 
It's nice to have a rep that keeps in touch. Thanks.

Yea, CorsairGeorge for president!
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