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how about somthing with less plastic and more alu thumb.gif
post #12 of 46
i agree with the silverstone case is nice.. but what about a the normal way up motherboard? or even keep it inverted..
but have 2 x 120mm fans at the front or option for it? would allow for more a radiator to fit in their ( 240.. but theirs ur cpu cooling? )


but yeah a mini 800d would be pretty sweet..

one thing like no smaller cases dont have.. is cable routing .. of any sort really :/ even just for the 24 pin/4 pin connector
    
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post #13 of 46
u know what corsair should make is something like this here
minus that screen in the front, i think my boys @ corsair could work their usual magic,
because that case there tho htpc is beautiful
post #14 of 46
The Corsair 800D is an awesome case no doubt about that. just picked one up myself and I'm in the process of modding it. In my opinion though, its would be cool if Corsair released a dedicated water cooling case at an affordable price.

First of all, I love that the Corsair Obsidian line up is elegant. That's a huge plus imo between modder's that the case is clean, and oh, that its all metal, no plastic on the outside.thumb.gif
Second of all, it would be great to incorporate any of the mods people did stock to the case. i.e, the biggest one is installing a dual radiator on the bottom of the case. It works great but changes have to be made to the case to avoid cutting, and destroying the case.

As for matx, it would be cool to see like one case that's matx but like the Corsair rep said, matx doesn't look to popular. Most people mod Mid Towers and of course the 800D. An obsidian series m-atx case would look elegent, better than any of the lian li m-atx cases and would probably open more doors for Corsair business.
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tbh, if corsair shrunk their 300r (i think its the 300r) to matx size, you know left maybe 1 x 5.25 inch bay in the front, and acess for x2 120 mm fans,
ppl would eat it up
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i agree with the silverstone case is nice.. but what about a the normal way up motherboard? or even keep it inverted..
but have 2 x 120mm fans at the front or option for it? would allow for more a radiator to fit in their ( 240.. but theirs ur cpu cooling? )

They make a cheaper plastic/steel version with dual 120s I believe:
http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=314&area=en

Haven't used that though, so I have no idea what it's like.
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tbh, if corsair shrunk their 300r (i think its the 300r) to matx size, you know left maybe 1 x 5.25 inch bay in the front, and acess for x2 120 mm fans,
ppl would eat it up

See, the thing is, mATX is only about 2" shorter than ATX. That means you get rid of one optical drive. So the case dimensions are basically the same, but it's like 17" high instead of 19" high. You can get rid of some of the other stuff and shrink the case, but then the question is how much performance are you really willing to sacrifice for size? Would you give up the ability to hold long video cards? Full size ATX PSUs? What about the mATX Rampage Gene board with its SLI capability? Lots of guys interested in potentially running SLI on a mATX platform - so now you have to have sufficient cooling expansion for that - so it's more than just one 120mm fan - it's a couple of intakes, which takes up more room. By the time you're done, you basically have the 300R that's only 2" shorter and costs about the same. And what's the purpose of that?

Micro ATX boards are getting faster - and better. But most people aren't putting them into Micro ATX cases because they want the expansion possibilities a standard ATX case offers. There's a few enthusiasts (on forums like this one for example) who care very deeply about the dimensions, but most people like the ease of build and flexibility of standard ATX.

Now Mini ITX is a bit more interesting and a different tale for a different time. I'm still keeping my eye on that one. And I've got my head on Micro ATX, but I don't like limiting my options - and by doing a 4 or 5 slot case, you're basically limiting the potential use of the case to a tiny small segment of the market.
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post #18 of 46
ahk havnt seen that one they did the the 2 120mm fans..
lol mini itx 800d?

but yeah i understand its a faily fine line beteween making it small and having room for cooling gear and airflow ect.. mmm

with like 1 optical bay ( maybe slim? if really wanted to gain a little more... but a 5.25 would allow to be swapped to allow for another hhd... )
and a sff psu ? like silverstones 450watt... maybe atx psu? give more room for cpu cooler clearance?
hhds infront of psu/under dvd drive? idk that part is a mystery for me tbh lol

the NZXT vulcan was a sweet little case.. i think i have one lying around here somewhere..
but it was really... lol HAFy? new word.. something a bit more like the corsair cases/silverstone/lian li ?

redo the vulcan? haha all it was really needing was maybe 2 x 120mm fans at the front? was quite hard to watercool one i thought exept for a weirdly placed 240rad ontop of the case but as modders get what they want.. their was quite a few watercooled..

one problem with the tj08-e which is proably better in that ps07 was the gpu cooling/airflow... but anyway (:
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post #19 of 46
nvm dang, didnt even realize the 300R was 919.1"
thats pretty sick actually, i saw it before it came out and just assumed it to be another mid tower case
and i associate mid tower with big. i really like that case actually, but just got anew case so i'll have to skip out on that one tongue.gif
post #20 of 46
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but then the question is how much performance are you really willing to sacrifice for size?

alot, its a matx rig, if i wanted a super computer id build a full atx/
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