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    NZXT H500i

    One of the most attractive cases available for under £100.
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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Looks like something you'd buy from Ikea...

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    do you like Ikea?

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    do you like Ikea?
    When I was fitting kitchens for a living their stuff was still fairly well made, but a pain in the proverbial to fit as you had to cut out the backs of every cabinet for the pipework (UK has it down low, Scandi clearly doesn't).
    It was also a highly fashionable brand in the gay community, who were the largest client section of my portfolio, so I spent a LOT of time and money in their stores and collection points....

    These days it's probably the shoddiest gack I've known since MFI graced our shores. It's very cunningly done, in that it goes together straight and doesn't look like it's about to fall apart.... but I've never before known a 5'x5' corner desk that was so light I could lift it with one hand!!

    I think it's a lot of pseudo-Scandi guff being sold to gullible consumers, who wouldn't know proper solid wood furniture if it came up and bit them on the bum.... or that, in some cases, they could get said solid furniture for less than they shelled out for their flimsy stand-up cardboard Scandi theatrical scenery!!

    No, I don't like Ikea... and my wife gets a mega-version of this rant every time she goes shopping there!!

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    It is what it is, cheap and cheerful, not a bad case for its market at all, I wouldn't consider the lack of USB type C and reset button as a straight negative, it depends on preference, I am quite happy to have all my ports around the back directly on the mobo, in fact I don't even use the front panel I have on my current case and I don't think I have used a reset button on a PC since the 90's!

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    If for no other reason than the nice and simple way of securing & releasing of the glass side panel, this would be right near the top of my list of cases to replace my trusty 4yr old Corsair 450D.

    I like it, alot.

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    If for no other reason than the nice and simple way of securing & releasing of the glass side panel
    What, one thumbscrew instead of two?
    I hate thumbscrews on panels - Far too easy to fumble and drop/lose them.
    The Corsair 650D had simple sprung latches, which is my favourite method to date... closely followed by their 500R that had captive thumbscrews.

    Really you just want a levered panel like Phanteks do, but with a pair of captive sprung pins or even bolts at the back. Pull, pivot, remove. Bevel the back edge so you can press it closed again. Job done.

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I hate thumbscrews on panels - Far too easy to fumble and drop/lose them.
    ???

    The thumbscrew is captive, no dropping & losing it.

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    ???
    The thumbscrew is captive, no dropping & losing it.
    Is it?
    Review pictures imply that all three are, but there's no actual mention of it...

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    I rather like that. I'd prefer a non-windowed version sans lighting. Nice
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Is it?
    Review pictures imply that all three are, but there's no actual mention of it...
    Well I thought it was, if not, on the list of reasons not to buy a case, a single non captive thumbscrew is pretty desperate.

    I have two non captive screws holding my 450D side panel on, so having one less is even better and whilst I love my 450D case, I'm bored of it, and this NZXT case is about the first one in a long time to turn my head, if I'm going to go through the hassle of transplanting my PC from one case to another, it'd better be for something that is nice to look at when done.
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    Re: NZXT H500i

    Very minimalist

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