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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post

I bought the 300R and I think its a great case, but it is also overpriced. I would take the 400R in this case, its the better case dollar for dollar.
Stop it. $70 is not overpriced.

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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

I think the 300r is better looking than the 400r because of the handle
It's not a handle... and should the OP decide on the 400R, I'd advise not using it as one.

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Originally Posted by gloryofgreece View Post

Does the A70 Corsair cooler fit inside the 300r?
Yes it will, if you already have one or can find one...looks like it might have just been discontinued.

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quick question: the 300R can fit a phantek twin tower cooler?!?! its around 170mm heigth
Don't shoot the messenger but I think that the PH-TC14PE_BL (171mm H) exceeds the 300Rs clearance by just under 3mm...my Hyper 212P (158.5mm H) gives me about 9.5mm of freeplay to the side panel.
You may be able to make up the difference -depending on your mobo layout and height of DIMMS- by shifting the fans slightly lower on the fin assembly.
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I will go with the 300r! GO GO GO!
    
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post #13 of 17
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Stop it. $70 is not overpriced.
It's not a handle... and should the OP decide on the 400R, I'd advise not using it as one.
Yes it will, if you already have one or can find one...looks like it might have just been discontinued.
Don't shoot the messenger but I think that the PH-TC14PE_BL (171mm H) exceeds the 300Rs clearance by just under 3mm...my Hyper 212P (158.5mm H) gives me about 9.5mm of freeplay to the side panel.
You may be able to make up the difference -depending on your mobo layout and height of DIMMS- by shifting the fans slightly lower on the fin assembly.

Please, the case is overpriced, esp with the fact that you are nickel and dimed to get it to how it should come from Corsair. For example, there are no rubber grommets on the wire managment cutouts, you have to buy them for ~$15 +tax & S/H. Motherboard not have USB3? Too bad the case doesn't come with the internal USB 3.0 converter, have to buy the Carbide Accessory kit for ~$5 + tax & S/H.

Like I said, I bought one and it is nice, but for $79.99 at Newegg it should come with these relatively simple and inexpensive (on Corsair's end) extras. For what you get in the 400R, its a much better deal. I bought this case after being overall pleased with my main PC's 650D, but had the Corsair badge been missing I would've guessed this was not a Corsair offering.
Edited by theonedub - 6/20/12 at 2:59pm
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post #14 of 17
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Please, the case is overpriced, esp with the fact that you are nickel and dimed to get it to how it should come from Corsair. For example, there are no rubber grommets on the wire managment cutouts, you have to buy them for ~$15 +tax & S/H. Motherboard not have USB3? Too bad the case doesn't come with the internal USB 3.0 converter, have to buy the Carbide Accessory kit for ~$5 + tax & S/H.
Like I said, I bought one and it is nice, but for $79.99 at Newegg it should come with these relatively simple and inexpensive (on Corsair's end) extras. For what you get in the 400R, its a much better deal. I bought this case after being overall pleased with my main PC's 650D, but had the Corsair badge been missing I would've guessed this was not a Corsair offering.
Agreed on everything you said. I am also looking to buy a new case deciding between the 400R and Arc Midi, I can tell you the 400R is better than the 300R. Has more space and actually grommets. I'd say if the 300R was priced around $60-65, I'd consider it an awesome buy. Good luck with your choice.
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The difference of 10$ is no big deal to me. Okay...now I am thinking about 400r now. Guys, what do you think of the rosewill blackhawk (the midtower). I think it packs in a lot of value for the case.
    
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Please, the case is overpriced, esp with the fact that you are nickel and dimed to get it to how it should come from Corsair...
Oh yes, the horror of routing your cables through those treacherous rolled-edged channels... and its dreaded lack of legacy USB capability. smile.gif

Yet you seem to overlook the fact of the 400Rs lack of case fan screws in the accessory box (imagine the S/H on those babies theonedub). Or the fact that the case is marketed as H100 capable...just as long as your current motherboards VRM HS doesn't intrude or you weren't planning on a interior Push config, let alone a P/P, to go along with that radiator in the first place. Or of that oddly designed motherboard well that depending on your current motherboards USB3 and/or SATA orientation, might limit your connectivity. Doesn't fit, well too bad, I guess you just go out and buy a new mobo.
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All of this ridiculous nit-picking aside...both cases offer different options along with good value for your Dollar, or Euro.
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Oh yes, the horror of routing your cables through those treacherous rolled-edged channels... and its dreaded lack of legacy USB capability. smile.gif
Yet you seem to overlook the fact of the 400Rs lack of case fan screws in the accessory box (imagine the S/H on those babies theonedub). Or the fact that the case is marketed as H100 capable...just as long as your current motherboards VRM HS doesn't intrude or you weren't planning on a interior Push config, let alone a P/P, to go along with that radiator in the first place. Or of that oddly designed motherboard well that depending on your current motherboards USB3 and/or SATA orientation, might limit your connectivity. Doesn't fit, well too bad, I guess you just go out and buy a new mobo.
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All of this ridiculous nit-picking aside...both cases offer different options along with good value for your Dollar, or Euro.

Its not ridiculous nitpicking. Just for s&g's I went ahead and looked at a few reviews for the 300R. Guess what a common issue was in nearly all the reviews? Price. What else did a lot of the reviews mention? The 400R can be had for a couple dollars more. I'm also not the only one that was put off by the lack of grommets (which, up to the 300R's release, was essentially a trademark of ALL Corsair cases). If the 300R is the only Corsair case you have built in, then maybe its not a big deal to you since you don't know what you are missing. For those who are repeat Corsair customers, it makes the case look unfinished.

Aside from the fan screws missing, the rest of your 'complaints/counter argument points' are issues you will face regardless of what case you buy. If I bought the Corsair 400R, the loss of a set of fan screws is fixed by the inclusion of an extra 120mm fan (with 4 fan screws holding it in the case rolleyes.gif). There is no excuse for not including the USB adapter, either. If it's because it is a legacy device, they wouldn't have included it with the 400R. A case aimed at the low end/entry level crowd should have the adapter included- just about every other case manufacturer is going that route and Corsair should follow.

I'm just glad I got my 300R at a decent discount. I would never have paid retail price for it, unless I wanted to feel cheated. The 300R, as it comes from Corsair, is, at best, a $60 case.
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