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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 (111)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (282)
    500R
610 Total Votes  
post #731 of 4609
I'd like to be added to the club.

500R White - Build log: http://www.overclock.net/t/1161973/build-log-november-2011-white-tower-of-power-first-build-i5-2500k-gtx570
post #732 of 4609
Hi all,

Building my own computer for the first time. Came accross this site in my search for parts and reviews. Been reading some of this 400/500r forum as this was one of my top cases being considered.

Finally ordered and received my graphite 500R. A few issues/questions:

The case seems to have a slight "tweak" to it. It won't sit entirely level on a flat surface (have tried a few). It has a very slight wobble, like a table with a bad leg. Should I be concerned about this? I would hate to crack a motherboard trying to mount it to an un-even/tweaked case. Any screws one could loosen and re-tighten to help this problem out?

I placed my power supply in the case to see how it fit. One of the screw holes doesn't line up, and it is even a Corsair PSU (HX850). I also found that one of the two rivets that pops up near the back, next to the rubber PSU mounts was higher than the rubber mount and it gouged a spot of paint off my new PSU..... grrrrr Any body else come accross this and any remedy? I don't want to shave too much off and have the rivet come out.

At least it came with the often-missing fan screws......I think.

FYI: Newegg has the White 500R for $80 ($90?) after rebates during their black Friday sale.
post #733 of 4609
I saw that sale too. Good deal. Only two of the screw holes lined up with my Seasonic 650X, unfortunately both are on the same side. I don't have any wobble issues with my case, check the rubber on the small legs at the bottom of the case.
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post #734 of 4609
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Greifi, could you also post a picture of the back of your HDD cage, please? Just wondering how you've got everything arranged there ..

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post #736 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overclockname View Post

Hi all,
Building my own computer for the first time. Came accross this site in my search for parts and reviews. Been reading some of this 400/500r forum as this was one of my top cases being considered.
Finally ordered and received my graphite 500R. A few issues/questions:
The case seems to have a slight "tweak" to it. It won't sit entirely level on a flat surface (have tried a few). It has a very slight wobble, like a table with a bad leg. Should I be concerned about this? I would hate to crack a motherboard trying to mount it to an un-even/tweaked case. Any screws one could loosen and re-tighten to help this problem out?
I placed my power supply in the case to see how it fit. One of the screw holes doesn't line up, and it is even a Corsair PSU (HX850). I also found that one of the two rivets that pops up near the back, next to the rubber PSU mounts was higher than the rubber mount and it gouged a spot of paint off my new PSU..... grrrrr Any body else come accross this and any remedy? I don't want to shave too much off and have the rivet come out.
At least it came with the often-missing fan screws......I think.
FYI: Newegg has the White 500R for $80 ($90?) after rebates during their black Friday sale.

hi there. I also encountered the issue. I just filed it down. make sure you clean out all the metal pieces as it can cause shorts on the components
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you can see that the holes line up and able to screw it in nicely.
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since i got ignored last time i posted here my finished rig:
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post #737 of 4609
Thanks for the reply Wannabe (and FDNY). I see I am not the only one with the issue.

I figured I would run my shopvac while grinding it down to keep the pieces out. Last thing I want is metal pieces floating around inside the case. Looking at your pictures also confirms my hope that lowering that rivet would help with the PSU screw alignment issue. As it sits right now I don't think the PSU is even making contact with the rubber pad on that one side.

The more I think about having to do this the more it chaps me that I even need to do it. I am contemplating returning the case. Not a fan of correcting manufacturers lack of QC and/or design problems. mad.gif

Nice looking build. I'll be using the same cpu cooler.
post #738 of 4609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overclockname View Post

Thanks for the reply Wannabe (and FDNY). I see I am not the only one with the issue.
I figured I would run my shopvac while grinding it down to keep the pieces out. Last thing I want is metal pieces floating around inside the case. Looking at your pictures also confirms my hope that lowering that rivet would help with the PSU screw alignment issue. As it sits right now I don't think the PSU is even making contact with the rubber pad on that one side.
The more I think about having to do this the more it chaps me that I even need to do it. I am contemplating returning the case. Not a fan of correcting manufacturers lack of QC and/or design problems. mad.gif
Nice looking build. I'll be using the same cpu cooler.

thank you.
you know what though, i would consider returning the case since urs wobbles... mine doesnt have that issue. so before going to town with the file i would think twice.
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post #739 of 4609
Can this case fit a GTX 580 with enough clearance from the HDD bay?

I'm considering purchasing it from the Newegg sale.
 
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post #740 of 4609
yes, you can remove the hard drive cages as well if more space is needed
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