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Corsair Carbide 500R 4 80.00%
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Carbide 500R vs Raven RV03 vs Fractal Design Arc Midi

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Title says it all. They are all the same price. (I'm in Australia)

I've narrowed my choice of cases between these 3 and it is really hard to choose between them. The 500R is just a really well rounded case designed by a very reputable brand. The RV03 has a very unique and interesting design internally. The Arc Midi is sufficient and very aesthetically appealing.

I know lol.

Which one would you pick?? :S
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Tough decision, I like them all as well...I'd probably go for the Raven RV03, as it's, as you said, unique.
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Tough decision, I like them all as well...I'd probably go for the Raven RV03, as it's, as you said, unique.
Thanks for the reply.

I had the raven in mind for some time but do you know of any downsides to the 90 degrees turn?
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I haven't read anything bad about that, but in my mind, it may be a little tricky/strange cable management.. :/
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I haven't read anything bad about that, but in my mind, it may be a little tricky/strange cable management.. :/
Wow that was fast haha

Yeah I was reading on some other forums that some people problems heatpipes and non reference gpus. I really can't decide lol. I think it is neck and neck between the corsair and the raven
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Well if you want an easy time with it, then stick with the corsair...but I enjoy trying to fix problems..
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The Arc has more options for fans on top. It also has 140mm fans, while 400R noly has 120s. I just finished the Arc for Fractal-Design's booth at 2012 CES with 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber sheet applied to the Asus Sabertooth P67 and Power Supply.

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I bought a 500R on black friday. I got it and the 200mm fan and one of the front 120 mm fans didn't work. I've been waiting 2 weeks so far for corsair support to send me replacements. Worst customer service I've ever had. I probably won't be purchasing any other corsair products in the future.
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