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Yeah I wish Corsair would put out some premium aluminum cases that offer comparable quality and cooling performance to Silverstone's FT02. I know they're trying to keep the cost low in order to get more sales but I'm tired of all these cheap construction cases.

Steel+plastic=/=cheap.

This is not some crappy $40 case, for God's sake.

Edit: and even then, the Asus Vento A1 that holds my server is a far more solid case tahn I'd expected. Wire management is pretty decent too, considering it was €20 O_O
   
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Steel+plastic=/=cheap.
This is not some crappy $40 case, for God's sake.
Edit: and even then, the Asus Vento A1 that holds my server is a far more solid case tahn I'd expected. Wire management is pretty decent too, considering it was €20 O_O

The production quality and materials used for the Corsair 500r and Obsidian 650d is nowhere close to that of the FT02. I've had those cases in my possession and compared to the two FT02's I own. And with the 300R and 550D costing less I don't expect their quality to of improved over their predecessors.
Edited by burningrave101 - 1/12/12 at 1:48pm
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550d = another overpriced case from Corsair.
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This thread makes me realize how there really are two distinct groups when it comes to cases: those who prefer minimalist aesthetics and those who prefer showy ones. As for myself, I'll always be a minimalist. The 550D is fantastic. I'd trade my 800D for it in a heartbeat.
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I payed full retail for the 650D, got it home, started looking it over, reading threads about it here and on Corsair's forum and realized I payed Waaay to much for it. Issues with fan controller, the actual fans themselves, the fit and finish of the panels, etc. Pretty sure I will be selling it and picking up a black NZXT Switch 810, especially since I now want to water cool. Just wish it wasn't glossy :/
post #76 of 138
uh, yeah...

300R = DO WANT!

I want to take everything out of my Antec 100 and stuff it into one of those. Looks so GOOD!

I'm really starting to think Corsair can do no wrong with their cases.
     
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I agree with it being overpriced.

The Fractal Define R3 is cheaper, and much better built.

I'm in love with that little Lian Li PC-A05 though. Looks amazing, and almost fits in a pocket.

That'll be the subject for my next drastic case mod. Oh yes.
   
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Especially when you can afford a case that's twice the cost of the one being spoken of here thumb.gif
My next build will use a case with inspiration taken of this 550D and the Fractal Define Mini.

Yeah, my current case cost double ($300) but not many people would spend that much on a case. It's hard for some people to see beauty in high cost items.
Like the Cosmos II, many people are complaining about plastic trimming, but if it was $180 it would be the best case of 2012. Without cost being a factor, is the Cosmos II a great case? Yes.

Then we have the "Corsair is the greatest" syndrome and they can't do no wrong. For the money I think their mid-towers are overpriced because there are more than a few Lian Li's and Silverstone's between $100-200 that will beat out Corsair products. The 550D is probably their best effort so far, it's different just like the 800D is. The 300/400/500/600T/650 are typical gamer boxes.
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Yeah I wish Corsair would put out some premium aluminum cases that offer comparable quality and cooling performance to Silverstone's FT02. I know they're trying to keep the cost low in order to get more sales but I'm tired of all these cheap construction cases.

Well right now they are building cases around the 600T internals, so you're going to similar internals with minor changes. The 800D internals are flawed because of no "front to back" airflow.
If they go full tower again, you probably see a larger version of the 550D. For aluminium cases, you'll have to stick with LL or SS because Corsair cases will be steel for a long time.

I like the Cosmos line of cases because it's not your run of the mill rectangle box.
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That 550D is gorgeous!
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Yeah, my current case cost double ($300) but not many people would spend that much on a case. It's hard for some people to see beauty in high cost items.


It's not hard to see beauty in expensive items, it's hard to see the relative beauty (dollar/looks ratio).

The Cosmos is actually an astonishing case. Just not worth the price, unlike the first Cosmos. That one was expensive, sure, but also (to my likings) one of the best cases ever manufactured.

I actually prefer getting the highest quality case I can buy that I like (usually around €80), and mod it to fit my needs.


That Lian Li will take some serious modding, rest assured... thumb.gif
   
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