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Poll Results: What would you change about the Obsidian 800D?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 22% of voters (91)
    Make it bigger - I want more radiator capacity.
  • 24% of voters (102)
    Improve airflow for aircooling
  • 8% of voters (34)
    Fit large motherboards like the SR-2 / SR-X
  • 18% of voters (77)
    More aluminum!
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Less aluminum!
  • 12% of voters (53)
    Make it white
  • 11% of voters (48)
    Fill it with live bees
  • 3% of voters (14)
    Other (posted in thread)
412 Total Votes  
post #41 of 125
I love the look and lines of the case. ONLY thing I would change about it is make it bigger. Because if it's beautiful now, then fitting an SR2 into it would make me
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post #42 of 125
480 RAD on the top should be a easy change. Maybe make the case taller so you can fit a 480 RAD in the bottom like in TJ-07 or properly mount a 240 RAD.
Have Intake fans on the front and removable HDDs Bays.
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post #43 of 125
i want one thing more than anything, more room behind mobo tray.
    
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post #44 of 125
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Originally Posted by TripleH2O View Post


Although something like that would be an awesome feature to have, I think it would completely destroy the aesthetics of the case. And considering the targeted users, that would probably be a considerable draw-back. If they did something like that, I would more than likely turn elsewhere for my next case. And for god's sake, don't add fan mounts in the side panel of a case like this tongue.gif
While I do see your point of view, I don't think it would be a good move to attempt to force a new standard of fans in a case like this. It's not exactly like the water cooling community are falling over themselves to jump on the 200mm bandwagon tongue.gif
It's a bit funny btw, that on one side you're really pushing the 200mm fans, and on the other you're proclaiming the move to "small, cool and silent" rolleyes.gif

oh, absolutely no side panel fans biggrin.gif i absolutely hate side panel fans smile.gif i was referring to the application of the acoustic foam blocks on the top of the case where you'd normally mount the rads/fans. I think they can design it in such way that the beauty can be maintained while allowing for larger fans. (much like the way fractal midi handled it.)

as for smaller cooler and silent smile.gif i suppose smaller is the wrong word to use. internal volume might not decrease, in fact it might even increase due to the additional width. i was referring more in terms of height and length. in providing additional width to accommodate 200mm fans, you are also providing more width for behind the mobo tray for better cable management or "other"purposes such as HDD mounts like how the RV03 has used that space. I've also seen liquid cooling hoses routed behind the mobo tray for a more unique look.
post #45 of 125
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

oh, absolutely no side panel fans biggrin.gif i absolutely hate side panel fans smile.gif i was referring to the application of the acoustic foam blocks on the top of the case where you'd normally mount the rads/fans. I think they can design it in such way that the beauty can be maintained while allowing for larger fans. (much like the way fractal midi handled it.)

as for smaller cooler and silent smile.gif i suppose smaller is the wrong word to use. internal volume might not decrease, in fact it might even increase due to the additional width. i was referring more in terms of height and length. in providing additional width to accommodate 200mm fans, you are also providing more width for behind the mobo tray for better cable management or "other"purposes such as HDD mounts like how the RV03 has used that space. I've also seen liquid cooling hoses routed behind the mobo tray for a more unique look.

I didn't really think you wanted side panel fans, but I just had to express my hatred for them in case CorsairGeorge gets any ideas biggrin.gif If Corsair were to implement something like that in the top panel (the only place I could remotely accept it) it could create problems with dust for those using the 120mm or 140mm mounts, as it would leave a lot of open mesh. It would also come in conflict with the 5,25" bays, unless Corsair gets creative.

So you want a more cube-like design on new cases? A lot of people, myself somewhat included, aren't exactly fans of that look. Cable management and tubing behind the mobo tray is no problem as it is currently, at least not for me.
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post #46 of 125
well.... cube is a harsh word to use:D i'm only talking about adding maybe an inch to the width and reducing the length/height by maybe an inch or 2 tops. it does make the case more "cubeish" but considering its current height / length, i'd hardly call it a cube biggrin.gif
post #47 of 125
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well.... cube is a harsh word to use:D i'm only talking about adding maybe an inch to the width and reducing the length/height by maybe an inch or 2 tops. it does make the case more "cubeish" but considering its current height / length, i'd hardly call it a cube biggrin.gif

Reducing the height and length is counter to the point of using radiators!
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post #48 of 125
make it into the 700d and add an 8th slot not some stupid vent piece and also get rid of all the ugly plastic and make the front panel better
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post #49 of 125
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Reducing the height and length is counter to the point of using radiators!

I agree completely. Reducing the height would come in conflict with radiators up top, and it seems like rads up top is exactly what he wants.
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post #50 of 125
that depends. when i look at a 800D, i see alot of wasted space. there are ways to better design the overall case to accommodate the changes i'm recommending.
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