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Old 11-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Corsair 500r versus Antec 1100

Okay, simply question which is the better case?

In terms of:
1. Noise
2. Cooling
3. Design & build quality
4. Features

I presently use a Fractional Design R2 case which I intend to use in building a media PC. So the new case shall be used for my primary PC (gaming and everything else). Is the 500r any better than the 400r (cheaper)?
My system:
Asrock Z68 Extreme IV motherboard
i5 2500K
8GB RAM
GTX 670
Samsung 256GB SSD
Seagate 500GB
Seagate 2TB
HP LP2475w monitor

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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I would go with the 500R. I was going to buy one from an Xmas present for my self, but then I found this case.

Full tower for $100 and three 230MM fans included - Build quality may not be as good as the Corsair or Antec, but is has a lot of features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147053
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Rosewill Thor V2 is probably better in the cooling and noise departments than either Antec 1100 or Corsair 500R. But I prefer Antec's looks - sleek, simplistic steel but with a side window.

All of these cases have decent enough design and features to not have to worry about.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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Hi guys,
Thanks for your input. I'm think I'll go with the Antec 1100. Appears to be a tad quieter at stock speeds.
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