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Poll Results: Which is best?

 
  • 40% (4)
    Corsair Carbide 500R
  • 60% (6)
    Fractal design R4
10 Total Votes  
post #11 of 12
The R4 hands down. It's a quieter and, IMO, a nicer case for the money. If you ever have any issues, Fractal Design customer support is excellent.

Also, people are really overstating the thermal differences. The Define R4 is a surprisingly cool running case. Bit-Tech has it performing the same as the Carbide 400R and Anandtech showed it performing well even with the CPU at 4.3GHz. I'd take a 2-3C heat increase for a much quieter system.
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Mushkin Chronos  WD Caviar Blue WD Caviar Black Lite-On iHas 124 
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Thanks mate, I really appreciate the information, I think it's fair to say I'm sold on the R4
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