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Old 11-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default HOT! Corsair Carbide 200r - $29.99 AR! @ Newegg

This would be the best bang for the buck for a mid tower case. 49.99 - $20!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139018
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Nice deal for a case with a modern layout (hard drive bays mounted side-to-side, PSU on bottom, large CPU cutout, venting on top, and cable management)

It's not tool-less, but for $30, it is a heck of a nice case.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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Cooling sucks, they should have made a filtered front but nooo it's a freaking solid wall. Read the reviews, it's near the bottom for cooling. Would be okay for a low-powered HTPC or something like that.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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If you utilize more fan locations such as the bottom and sides it will cool every bit as good as the 300r.

The front is filtered through the sides I believe.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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Great comparison review posted today at TechReport between the 200R and the Antec 302: http://techreport.com/review/23965/c...ee-hundred-two

Interestingly, they come out with a strong recommendation in favor of the 200R, despite its inferior cooling performance.

Definitely seems like a steal at $30AR - they were judging it at $70.
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I jumped on a NZXT 210 Source Elite deal, and it drives me nuts to see these deals come out of the woodwork _after_ Black Friday. Aiiieee
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What made it more interesting since I was considering this case yesterday at $55 shipped (Encore Tuesday special) This morning it was $70 shipped and then at noon it went to $50 shipped.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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Just ordered one, thanks for the heads up great price.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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Gotta grab one of these before they are gone!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:35 AM   #10
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If you utilize more fan locations such as the bottom and sides it will cool every bit as good as the 300r.

The front is filtered through the sides I believe.
Well, for $30 after rebate, you could do worse than this case. I like them black and thick (8+ inches), without a lot of bling or attachments or flashing lights, and this fits the bill. Even with its front airflow deficiencies, it should give adequate airflow for low-powered/HTPC systems, and the thickness means clearance for tower coolers as well as about .71 inches of space behind the motherboard in which to stow cables.

If you are planning to run a higher-end build, the stock configuration kinda sucks. Bit-tech said temps dropped 6-9 degrees C just by taking the front cover off. The front fan can't really get much air through the sides and it really hurts the temperatures.

But you are right that if you mount some side fans it will probably be okayish. If you have decent fans at other mount points, bottom/top fans don't do much in my experience.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...vestigation/10

Also, you could drill some holes or something into the front and toss a dryer sheet on it as a filter. That may help with airflow, but will also uglify the front.
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Well, for $30 after rebate, you could do worse than this case. I like them black and thick (8+ inches), without a lot of bling or attachments or flashing lights, and this fits the bill. Even with its front airflow deficiencies, it should give adequate airflow for low-powered/HTPC systems, and the thickness means clearance for tower coolers as well as about .71 inches of space behind the motherboard in which to stow cables.

If you are planning to run a higher-end build, the stock configuration kinda sucks. Bit-tech said temps dropped 6-9 degrees C just by taking the front cover off. The front fan can't really get much air through the sides and it really hurts the temperatures.

But you are right that if you mount some side fans it will probably be okayish. If you have decent fans at other mount points, bottom/top fans don't do much in my experience.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...vestigation/10

Also, you could drill some holes or something into the front and toss a dryer sheet on it as a filter. That may help with airflow, but will also uglify the front.
that could be taken sooo wrong

If I was looking for a case I would definitely jump on this, already have a 300 in the house and have been mostly happy with it. just wish corsair included a usb 3.0 to 2.0 adapter for older motherboards.
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The front cover is really the deal breaker for me although the price is great

@dawp, nice call haha, i didn't see it after reading it lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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I hate rebates, but Corsair is great at fulfilling rebates quickly.
Review from Ars Technica comparing the 200R to Antec's 300-2:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/...od-70-pc-case/
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Cooling sucks, they should have made a filtered front but nooo it's a freaking solid wall. Read the reviews
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If you know anything about how fans work, you will know that it is very hard to drag air through the fan from the narrow filtered sides like that. Read the bit-tech article and how they improved temps 6-9C just by removing the front face of the case.
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Well....I missed this one. They are SOLD OUT on Newegg.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #18
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Now the Corsair 300R is $64.99 before a 10% promo code and a $10 rebate.
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Thanks for the tip, I ordered it last week, arrived yesterday, and I'm pretty darn pleased with it. Very solid feeling, and very easy to work in. Looks elegant by my desk to boot.
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