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#1 Nemo

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:22 AM

We're back with another case in the Carbide Series from Corsair. Join OCC reviewer BluePanda as she examines the Corsair 500R Mid-Tower Case - http://www.overclock...s/corsair_500r/

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

:pfp: Another color change.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:18 AM

:pfp: Another color change.

Well, we don't have a review of the original black.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

I will reserve final judgement for when I can get my hands on one but this looks like a nicer case than the 600T. I love the cubby tray at the top! A feature I wish every case had. BTW Jim looks are important, the features of cases are pretty typical now with most cases having great features for building. Looks are the way a case can stand out and the White with Black acent look is a nice trend.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

I will reserve final judgement for when I can get my hands on one but this looks like a nicer case than the 600T. I love the cubby tray at the top! A feature I wish every case had. BTW Jim looks are important, the features of cases are pretty typical now with most cases having great features for building. Looks are the way a case can stand out and the White with Black acent look is a nice trend.

I wasn't trying to disagree. The appearance is always among the most important aspects of a case because that's what you and anyone else will see. If I came off as mocking or sarcastic, I'm sorry; it was not my intent. Though I do find it a little humorous how "pretty" was in all caps.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

Though I do find it a little humorous how "pretty" was in all caps.

Well she really likes the way it looks. :lol:

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:27 AM

I really love the look of it. I am a big fan of the 600T white case and this looks great as well.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

I have to agree. I quite like the look of the corsair cases. I like the fact that they are not outrageous or way to flashy.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:37 PM

I will reserve final judgement for when I can get my hands on one but this looks like a nicer case than the 600T. I love the cubby tray at the top! A feature I wish every case had. BTW Jim looks are important, the features of cases are pretty typical now with most cases having great features for building. Looks are the way a case can stand out and the White with Black acent look is a nice trend.


I have the graphite version of the 600T and I still prefer it to the 500R. I like the way the case looks but I still like the feel and ease of the 600T.


I wasn't trying to disagree. The appearance is always among the most important aspects of a case because that's what you and anyone else will see. If I came off as mocking or sarcastic, I'm sorry; it was not my intent. Though I do find it a little humorous how "pretty" was in all caps.


Well...it was PURDY!!! lol. That and I get tired of writing the same things in reviews. After reviewing a bunch of a cases in a row they all start to sound the same to me. "This is a case, this is what it does." I at least try to keep those of you who read a bit of it somewhat entertained. :thumbsup:

Well she really likes the way it looks. :lol:


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

Well...it was PURDY!!! lol. That and I get tired of writing the same things in reviews. After reviewing a bunch of a cases in a row they all start to sound the same to me. "This is a case, this is what it does." I at least try to keep those of you who read a bit of it somewhat entertained. :thumbsup:

I know what you mean; just look up my items on graphene. Occasionally I can find a way to fit in something entertaining to me, but often it's a joke that only I will get. First two to come to mind are the William Castle reference in Feeling the Games we Play which has a link to explain itself, and the "in fifty years" comment in Graphene Boosting Batteries is actually a small reference to my book, which itself is filled with references to even more things.
I did try to have some fun with the Superluminal Neutrino Paper Submitted to Journal item though. I asked bp9801, but wasn't clear with why, to post a comment before I published the item, saying I misspelled word. Would have been great if he had and the comment's timestamp was before the item's.
Thank you for entertaining me with the PRETTY! You succeeded.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:29 PM

Nice review BP.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

Looks great, I love corsair products, always high quality!