Corsair 500r versus Antec 1100

Discussion in 'Cases & Cooling' started by PatrickCah, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. PatrickCah

    PatrickCah Member

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    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

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Face2Face

    Face2Face Diamond Member

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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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    lehtv Lifer

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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.
     
  5. PatrickCah

    PatrickCah Member

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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.