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Corsair 650D

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I am very keen on picking up a 650D to replace this CM Gladiator 600 I've had ever since I first built my sig rig (2 years ago). I decided on the 650D over the rest of the Obsidian series because I really don't need or want a full tower.

Anyway, before I go and spend $400 NZD on the case, I have a few questions.

1) If I am fitting my current H70 to the new case, should I swap out the default Corsair 120mm radiator fans for some of my spare Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm? How do the different fans compare to each other? I'll be having a push/pull setup (obviously) as an exhaust.

2) Would the single 200mm stock fan on the top exhaust do a better job than two of the SickleFlow 120mm's?

3) Does the case have space/support the Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller?

By the way..



That's how it looks currently.. if anyone can see anything that won't fit or might have issues in the new case, tell me?

Thanks
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1) The stock fans that come with the H70 are mediocre, in my opinion. Those SickleFlow's should do a better job than the stock Corsair fans.

2)I think that those SickleFlow's will move more air than the stock 200mm fan, but the stock 200mm will be quieter.

3)That fan controller should be able to fit in the 5 1/4" bay. Worse case scenario, you would have to remove the tool-less clips things, and manually screw the controller in.
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1) Definitely upgrade the fans, preferably something with higher static pressure like the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15, but anything's better than the stock 120mm.

2) I'd recommend replacing the top fan with the SickleFlows. The 200mm fans that come with the Corsair case are pretty mediocre, as is the 120mm in the back. They don't move very much air and tend to be a bit on the loud side for such a low-rpm fan. People had voiced problems with the fans rattling, too, but I think Corsair has since resolved the issue. I haven't personally had any such problem. I ended up getting a CoolerMaster MegaFlow for the intake and will be removing the top fan to fit the rad of my H100.

3) Yes, this case will support that fan controller. Just note that you only have four 5.25" bays to work with. It seems like a lot, but they can get occupied pretty quickly, so just plan ahead. Also, the case comes with a pre-installed fan controller, but it's not the best in the world. If you haven't bought the Sunbeam yet, hold off and see if the controller that comes with the case is suitable for you. If not, go for it!

4) Everything looks like it will fit just fine. The 650D is considerably larger than that case. It's listed as a mid-tower, but it's really almost as big as a full-tower.
Edited by MolonLabe - 10/11/11 at 11:03am
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1. Most stock fans suck . My favorite Fan Guide; http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ing-setup.html

2. Yes, but a new intake is better than exhaust for this case.

3. Yup.

4. It's a huge mid-tower, you'll be fine.
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