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I saw my first 650D in person at Micro Center and was shocked at how large it was. Does the 800D have a blinking red light on top...to warn off flying planes? wink.gif
Granted, I have been building real SFF for so long that my new Arc Mini seems huge. smile.gif

Hey Bud,

I am still waiting on the right choice for a case, I have almost every thing for my new build. Do you like the arc mini, does it cool good, I like it but I don't think my Corsair H100 will fit. Do you like Silverstone, they do seem best all around quality over corsair.
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Also thinking about the FT02 or RV01, I'm just worried about the MOBO and PSU placement.
post #63 of 140
This case looks pretty good wondering if this case going to better then Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black ? I might have to hold out then for my new case;)
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USB 3 internal header with a USB 3 to USB 2 adapter.
No "out the back" cable as most customers prefer the internal connector now.

Ok, thanks.
Not sure about most customers. Is there really more people with USB3 headers than all the X58, P55, (many P67), AM3 mobos sold in the last 2-3 years? I doubt its even 50/50 split, even so there should be a large proportion of potential customers who have one of the platforms I've mentioned. I'm not saying there shouldn't be a USB3 header, just a cable to connect so people can use USB3 on all those mobos. USB3 header should've been standard of every mobo and previous cases but sadly wasn't and still isn't. I welcome the cases change to USB3 header.

I just looked at a new AM3+ mobo at random and this doesn't even have a USB3 header, much like many P67 mobos. Most customers???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

Anyone know where I get one of these USB3 cables that fit on to a internal USB3 header that usually comes with cases in the UK?
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Love everything about it except only 6x 3.5 drives (i want 6). But thats not such a big deal. Have very hight expectations, looking forward to the reviews. Really sick and tired of my Lian Li A71-FB. Not quiet, not cool at as hot as hell. and the cable management is so incredibly hard.
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Ok, thanks.
Not sure about most customers. Is there really more people with USB3 headers than all the X58, P55, (many P67), AM3 mobos sold in the last 2-3 years? I doubt its even 50/50 split, even so there should be a large proportion of potential customers who have one of the platforms I've mentioned. I'm not saying there shouldn't be a USB3 header, just a cable to connect so people can use USB3 on all those mobos. USB3 header should've been standard of every mobo and previous cases but sadly wasn't and still isn't. I welcome the cases change to USB3 header.
I just looked at a new AM3+ mobo at random and this doesn't even have a USB3 header, much like many P67 mobos. Most customers???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521
Anyone know where I get one of these USB3 cables that fit on to a internal USB3 header that usually comes with cases in the UK?

No, the install base of older motherboards is correct, but the attach rate of cases to new builds is much higher.

A large, large number of people buying a new case are also buying a new power supply, motherboard, CPU, etc. The number of people updating a 2-3 year old system with a new case is small (but still significant), and there's no perfect solution. We did some research, and the response was overwhelming that the preferred connector is the internal USB 3.0 header, not the through-the-case pass-through connector.

While it does break the stuff for older USB 3.0 motherboards (including the one I have in my main gaming rig at home), almost all newer boards are moving to this internal connector, and the consensus is large that we should have it instead of the older style connector.
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No, the install base of older motherboards is correct, but the attach rate of cases to new builds is much higher.
A large, large number of people buying a new case are also buying a new power supply, motherboard, CPU, etc. The number of people updating a 2-3 year old system with a new case is small (but still significant), and there's no perfect solution. We did some research, and the response was overwhelming that the preferred connector is the internal USB 3.0 header, not the through-the-case pass-through connector.
While it does break the stuff for older USB 3.0 motherboards (including the one I have in my main gaming rig at home), almost all newer boards are moving to this internal connector, and the consensus is large that we should have it instead of the older style connector.

A pass through cable would be additional, not either or

You could supply a USB3 pass through cable that either connects to the cases internal USB3 cable header like I assume the USB 2.0 does or have the internal USB3 cable plug onto the back of the cases external USB3 ports so you could plug the pass through cable to the cases USB3 ports or the internal USB3 header cable for new motherboard users and obviously the internal header cable is pre-fitted.

I guess the internal USB 3 cable is hard wired to the 2x external USB3 ports so all I'm asking is to have a pass through cable supplied that fits on the motherboard end of the internal cable like the USB 2.0 adapter does. It's pence for you guys surely and covers a wealth of upgraders?

I'll have to find a USB3 male end and female USB3 header end cable or (assuming the internal USB3 cable is hard wired) remove the cases USB3 ports and fit some other USB3 ports that allow a USB cable to fit on the back. If you don't want to design a removable USB3 internal header cable then just supply a pass through cable that fits onto the fixed internal USB3 cable like the 2.0 adapter does.

What are the other case manufactures doing?
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post #68 of 140
Everybody is moving to the 100% internal USB 3.0 cable, and to be honest, USB 3.0 cables and connectors are not cheap. They can easily add anywhere from 3-5% to the cost of the case if you want ones that actually work at USB 3.0 speeds, and since those costs are fixed, on cheaper cases they can be even higher costs. In order to make them longer, and functional, you could spend real money. If I remember right, the cable we installed in the 650D (external connector style) was close to 10% of our cost for the whole case at the time, because we had to find a cable vendor that could make cables that functioned at full speed.
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Does anyone know if Archon Rev.A fit in 550D?
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Hi,
I have an P9X79 WS motherboard and was looking for a case for it. From what I've seen I really love the 550D but I wonder if it can fit a CEB form factor which my motherboard is. CEB is just under an inch wider than standard ATX and there does seem to be some room left in the 550d after you install an ATX mobo but not sure if it's enough. Would be great to get a confirmation.
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