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Carbide 600T vs 500R

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May 18, 2012 11:54:15 AM

I was more or less settled on getting the 600T for my new system, when I thought to check the dimensions of the case against my available space. the 600T is almost 24" deep. I have only 22" on my desk, and with proper airflow to the rear of the case, the 600T will have to stick out quite a bit. The 500R, on the other hand is a mere 20.5" deep, and 20% narrower.

What I would like to know, is what I'll be giving up by getting the 500R instead of the 600T?

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May 18, 2012 1:44:51 PM

They are both good, top quality cases. Both look very good. Don't really think theres much difference besides looks, fan differences and front IO.
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May 18, 2012 2:59:20 PM

500r is my choice
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May 18, 2012 3:56:56 PM

Just assembled a system in the 600T, original gray. I moved the middle drive case to the floor of the case behind the power supply, opening up the center core of the case. great air circulation, cool temps, quiet build. the psu fan rarely even runs. unique to this psu. good cable management capabilities. lots of room behind mobo - really.

love this case. roomy, better than adequate build quality. solid design. easy to look at - in a non-flashy way.

15-2500k, oc'd to 4.3GHz
16GB corsair vengeance, low profile
asus p8z68v pro/gen3
cm hyper 212 evo
xfx dd hd6870
psu - corsair ax-850
front usb3 header adapter (mobo header), pci-e usb3 card w/internal port connected to usb3 port on top of case (avoids pass thru of cable)
ssd - 3.5" ocz vertex2 120GB (had on hand)
hdd: 1 - wd black 1TB, 2 - wd green 2TB
bd-r, card reader, xbox controller, & asst. external drives
usb2 expansion slot adapter (to mobo headers)
monitors: (cntr) dell u2412-m; (left) viewsonic 191b; (right) samsung p2770hd (doubles as tv/cable box).

will be adding additional sound/video capabilities - thus the psu.


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May 18, 2012 4:10:15 PM

defg0003 said:
Just assembled a system in the 600T, original gray. I moved the middle drive case to the floor of the case behind the power supply, opening up the center core of the case. great air circulation, cool temps, quiet build. the psu fan rarely even runs. unique to this psu. good cable management capabilities. lots of room behind mobo - really.

love this case. roomy, better than adequate build quality. solid design. easy to look at - in a non-flashy way.

15-2500k, oc'd to 4.3GHz
16GB corsair vengeance, low profile
asus p8z68v pro/gen3
cm hyper 212 evo
xfx dd hd6870
psu - corsair ax-850
front usb3 header adapter (mobo header), pci-e usb3 card w/internal port connected to usb3 port on top of case (avoids pass thru of cable)
ssd - 3.5" ocz vertex2 120GB (had on hand)
hdd: 1 - wd black 1TB, 2 - wd green 2TB
bd-r, card reader, xbox controller, & asst. external drives
usb2 expansion slot adapter (to mobo headers)
monitors: (cntr) dell u2412-m; (left) viewsonic 191b; (right) samsung p2770hd (doubles as tv/cable box).

will be adding additional sound/video capabilities - thus the psu.



I do like this case, esp the space it offers. My problem is that it will literally not fit on (or conveniently under) my desk. I was just wondering if the 500 version was a significant downgrade. BTW I am probably going to get the 650W version of that same PSU. Do you know if it also will turn the fan off during idle cool times?
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May 19, 2012 2:39:41 AM

bladeturner said:
I do like this case, esp the space it offers. My problem is that it will literally not fit on (or conveniently under) my desk. I was just wondering if the 500 version was a significant downgrade. BTW I am probably going to get the 650W version of that same PSU. Do you know if it also will turn the fan off during idle cool times?


I don't think so, but I'm not positive (re ax650). These power supplies are literally the same as the Seasonic X Series. The X-850 was advertised as a "fanless" PSU. I'm really not sure about the 650 watt version - as I did not review its product sheet - as it was outside of the specs I needed.

You're right about one thing. The case is a beast - and they call it a mid-tower. Really.

But it is sweet. imho.
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May 19, 2012 12:01:46 PM

i would suggest the 600t as well, and it looks so nice you shouldnt hide it under a desk anyway lol. but it has tons of features and good airflow and all that good stuff.
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