Originally Posted by smartdroid
Yes, not a carbide 400r obviously, my point was that this motherboard would fit well (as well as any other ATX mobo) in a mid tower box with a top mounted 240mm radiator...also I don't see were you are getting with the double radiator thing?!! OP said he is going with an H100!
just that the point was, unless you use a dremel, you cant fit anything bigger than a 30mm thick rad in the 300r,400r and 500r. they centered the rad in the top, didnt leave much space between mobo mounts and roof, and made the case as narrow as they could while still giving you room for a good air cooler(this is both good and bad).
1 of my only 3 gripes/complaints about the case is it needs to be 1 inch taller, at least the 500r to help it stand out from the 400r. visually from the outside i think the only difference is the 500r has the plastic recess added for mounts for h100 or fans. inside it has the removable hard drive bays. i dont consider the side panel in the differences because it just looks like a factory option, 4 or 2 fans on the side.
its as bad as asus putting the damned cpu 8pin at the top of the board. once you plug the 8pin connector in, it sticks out further than the boards heatsinks.
dont get me wrong. i love both my case and mobo. i just have my thoughts on what could be improved to make them great.