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    Default Corsair carbide series 500R.... The new Antec900?

    When the Antec 900 came out it probably became the top better airflow case for the masses mainly due to price and the plethora of options available in fan placement etc. My personal opinion of it was that it could use more depth and more height too but overall it did the job.

    Now, those of you that know me also know I am not real big on cases but I feel that Corsair may have built the new "Case for the masses" contender in their Carbide Series 500R. It is not trying to be a Lian Li so you will not find Alloys and fine detailing, what you will find is plastics and features.

    So, I invite you to investigate this case if you are in the market for something toward the cheaper end of the market... Oh yeah, the color.... there you got me.... and before you ask, I still have my 900

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    Default Re: Corsair carbide series 500R.... The new Antec900?

    Meh. I'll just copy and paste the comment I made on Vortex' review a few days ago:

    "The 500R elicited an "Oooh... what's that?" response from me when it turned up. The color scheme and styling are just refreshing. Complete WaCo also seems possible with only slight modding, using a 280 in the roof and a 240 at the front. Or just two 240s. The way the side panel is designed, the mesh is easily replaceable. And it's got a HUGE backplate cutout.

    From Corsair's entire case lineup, the 500R is the only one so far, that I would pay money for. I'm a picky bastard, and this case made it onto my shortlist for non-aluminum recommendations. Not many cases make that list."

    The 500R and the CM Storm Trooper are the only two plastic & steel boxes that have impressed me this year. For people on a budget they're great.

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