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the 800d definitely needs to be remade. Corsair's doing great making a quite case and a more affordable 300r carbide series case, but PC ethusiasts are all yearning for a better watercooling case with more room and modability.
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I was harassing CorsairGeorge about this case a month ago when I seen it listed on NCIX. I personally am not a fan of Corsair products because everyone thinks they are the end-all-be-all for everything. That being said I think this case looks awesome, and its geared towards the quiet market which is another huge plus in my book. I will probably get this case, depending on how fast Caselabs comes out with more details about the Merlin lineup.

Also steel is heavier than aluminum so it will make for better dampening.
LOL! I am glad they listened us and offering new two cases for 89.00 - 159.00

My predictable - 300R case will sell like hot cakes as well!
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I wonder if the 550D can support an H60 p/p or H80 p/p up top. Should make for an excellent ram air system with two TY-140's.
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Hey guys, here's me in all my glory doing an interview on the two new cases with Hexus.

http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/01/Corsair_gives_us_lowdown_on_new_Carbide_300R_and_Obsidian_550D_chassis

We're not ignoring the full tower segment, trust me. We're just not going to half-ass it. Any new full tower from Corsair will be fully assed. You have my word.
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Hey guys, here's me in all my glory doing an interview on the two new cases with Hexus.
http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/01/Corsair_gives_us_lowdown_on_new_Carbide_300R_and_Obsidian_550D_chassis
We're not ignoring the full tower segment, trust me. We're just not going to half-ass it. Any new full tower from Corsair will be fully assed. You have my word.

Elvis?

I'm kidding, but the hair screams Elvis to me. And damn it, George! I know why Corsair hired you. When I first saw them I really didn't want one, now I want the 550D. But I think I'm going to replace my 600T with a 650D smile.gif
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Any new full tower from Corsair will be fully assed. You have my word.

I laughed. "Fully assed" is not a term you'd hear thrown around very often to describe the quality of a product.

That being said, the 550D looks gorgeous. Out of the new cases from CES, I'm either going with the 550D or the Switch 810. Both cases are beautiful, but in very different ways. Of course, I wish NZXT would use higher quality plastics like Corsair does, since they seem to have a tendency to scratch quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Hey guys, here's me in all my glory doing an interview on the two new cases with Hexus.
http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/01/Corsair_gives_us_lowdown_on_new_Carbide_300R_and_Obsidian_550D_chassis
We're not ignoring the full tower segment, trust me. We're just not going to half-ass it. Any new full tower from Corsair will be fully assed. You have my word.

This is sweet music to my ears. Glad to hear there's at least effort being made on the full tower front.
post #28 of 140
When is the 550D due out that is the big question :-)
post #29 of 140
Should hit stores in mid-to-late February. Chinese New Year is upon us so that means a lot of disruption in shipping/factory stuff, but some of them are already on the way out.
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Quite a few more vids on youtube.

Really liking the case. Seems you can fit 2 fans in the front no problem.

I was going to get the 650D but the front fan mounting situation and paying that much to replace them all put me off and haven't checked if its been sorted. Corsair George said they might do a revision much later on. Other case I like is the Fractal R3.

Hopefully this 550D can be quiet and not be too hot for something like a GTX 580. Also hope Corsair can step up the fan quality. it gets a bit silly how many replace the corsair fans on their cases as well as the prefab coolers like the H50 etc. Would be nice to buy a case without the fans for less if you can only put average quality in.
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