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Which midtower case should I buy?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by El_Mayo, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. specks

    specks New Member

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    I guess its up to the flip coin. Both are excellent and are very similar in build.
     
  2. El_Mayo

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    Gahhh maybe I'll draw up a list of pros and cons for both cases. Flipping a coin seems too cheap!
     
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    Just go with your gut & get the one that fits your needs/wants. All cases mentioned in the thread are nice.

    PS: I like the 500R and the Fractal ;)
     
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    Of the cases you have narrowed it down to, you will be happy whichever one you choose :)!

    For around £90, I personally would go for the Phantom 410, but it depends what you need and what style you like.
     
  5. El_Mayo

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    Corsair 500R.
    There I said it. I'm not changing my mind either!

    No reason for the white version to be £3 more though! Still worth it though.
     
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  6. specks

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    Hah! I knew the 500R would win :toast:
     
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    Buy an APEX PC-389-C tower. With some tiresome and tedious cable management, my rig is quite clean. Best of all, the tower is $21 + shipping and tax (when I got it). The metals may be flimsy, but I honestly could care less because its not like i have heavy or super expensive things in there.
     
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    I've already got a budget case
    Time to up my game :p
     
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    Pics when she arrives or it didn't happen ;)
     
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    "We are sending this email as an acknowledgement of your order being placed. A confirmation email will be sent shortly.

    This order contains the following items;
    Item: Corsair Carbide 500R White Case"

    That's right, I shell out the extra £4 for it in white
     
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    shelling out some extra cash for the white version is a good choice, IMO as it looks better.

    Congrats on the new case! :toast:
     
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    Awesome :rockout:. Congrats man, hope you enjoy it :)
     
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    Good choice, really any mid tower case with a 30mm space for cables in the left panel of the case with the rubber edging and holes for cable management are usually good buys.
     
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    I'm hoping the hard drive racks are nicely erm... rubbered(?) so they remain silent too :)
     
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    My vote:

    Antec P280 or if you're willing to spend a bit more the Corsair 650D. I've seen the Corsair Graphite/Carbide cases in person, they are not as good as the Obsidian cases hence the lower prices. The Antec 1100 is also a nice case, my cousin went with it for his upcoming Ivy Bridge build.

    If money is an issue Antec P280/1100, if it's not, Corsair 650D.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Corsair case. I love my 600T
     
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    I already ordered the Corsair 500R! :p
    It looks so RAD. I'm a bit worried about having the 200mm fan on the side, and getting a load of dust in it though :(
     
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    You can sacrifice that airflow for less dust. You still have plenty of fans in the front
     
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    Noooooooooo :(
     
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    I have a Rosewill Challenger and suggest it to everyone I know since it's one of the most well-designed budget cases I've dealt with. I've heard good things about the NZXT Source 210 too.
     
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    Okay I've installed my pc into the case
    But there's no 3.25 drive bay adapter, so I can't get my SD card reader to work
    I've searched the box but I can't find one anywhere
     
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    You never mentioned in the OP that you will be using one ofthose readers. Get one 5.25 card reader instead.
     
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    I made the assumption it came with one! Quite annoyed about that! Corsair let me down :(

    Would an adapter like this work with the tool-less installed bays in the 500R?
    or would it just be cheaper to get a 5.25 inch card reader? the one I've got now does MS/SD/MMC/SM/CF/MD and an extra USB port
     
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    this one? i dont think it has cable management features :eek:
     

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