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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 #51 of 125
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

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.

You trolling?

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post #52 of 125
yea less disgusting plastic for tool free garbage marketing and make more screws holding it in place

we want to be able to powder coat the whole case like a tj07 plastic in the way doesn't help
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post #53 of 125
the bottom "floor" needs to go
an open design like the rest of your cases
the same number of or more 5.25" bays (5 currently)
a fan controller
140 and 200 top options
120, 140 and 200 front options
keep the 120/140 rear option (I find the 140 rear option quite unique)
slightly better/higher quality paint/powder coating
weight reduction without sacrificing build materials?
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post #54 of 125
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Originally Posted by SirWaWa View Post

the bottom "floor" needs to go
an open design like the rest of your cases
the same number of or more 5.25" bays (5 currently)
a fan controller
140 and 200 top options
120, 140 and 200 front options
keep the 120/140 rear option (I find the 140 rear option quite unique)
slightly better/higher quality paint/powder coating
weight reduction without sacrificing build materials?

Bottom floor needs to go? I think that's one of the best features of the case, and heavily enhance the internal looks. I see absolutely no reason to abandon it at all.
More 5,25" would be a decent idea for me personally, but then only for mounting a rad in them. I think most people would rather have the four hot-swap bays in the front than more 5,25" bays.
I've come to expect built-in fan controllers in cases as something of poor quality. I've used a 650D in a build for a family member, and on that the fan controller simply stopped providing enough juice to power the fans after a while. The H60 certainly got a bit toasty with no fan running on it! I would much rather get my own proper fan controller than paying for a built-in of lower quality. I think most people that buys a case like this is of a similar mindset.
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post #55 of 125
I too like the lower floor section but needs to be raised about 1/2" to allow rad(s) to fit better in the bottom. Then offer optional side panels with grill mesh in the bottom.
    
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post #56 of 125
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Originally Posted by TripleH2O View Post

Bottom floor needs to go? I think that's one of the best features of the case, and heavily enhance the internal looks. I see absolutely no reason to abandon it at all.
More 5,25" would be a decent idea for me personally, but then only for mounting a rad in them. I think most people would rather have the four hot-swap bays in the front than more 5,25" bays.
I've come to expect built-in fan controllers in cases as something of poor quality. I've used a 650D in a build for a family member, and on that the fan controller simply stopped providing enough juice to power the fans after a while. The H60 certainly got a bit toasty with no fan running on it! I would much rather get my own proper fan controller than paying for a built-in of lower quality. I think most people that buys a case like this is of a similar mindset.

for cabling/wiring reasons I would like to see it go (plus it adds weight biggrin.gif)
I really don't see the purpose of it other than to hold up that internal fan pushing air up
I agree with u on the 650D's fan controller but imo it can be done right
nzxt's phantom 5 way slider sensitive controller works like a dream, it's integrated nicely and best of all, works like it should but I can see that an enthusiast would go after a "proper" fan controller
I just like to have sufficient bay space so its possible to mount an internal 120 or 140 fan blowing air in whole accommodating atleast one optical drive
Edited by SirWaWa - 4/23/12 at 11:02pm
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post #57 of 125
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for cabling/wiring reasons I would like to see it go (plus it adds weight biggrin.gif)
I really don't see the purpose of it other than to hold up that internal fan pushing air up
I agree with u on the 650D's fan controller but imo it can be done right
nzxt's phantom 5 way slider sensitive controller works like a dream, it's integrated nicely and best of all, works like it should but I can see that an enthusiast would go after a "proper" fan controller
I just like to have sufficient bay space so its possible to mount an internal 120 or 140 fan blowing air in whole accommodating atleast one optical drive

So you would like to run wires where the midplate is? In that case I think it's doing you a favor tongue.gif By forcing you to run the cables behind the mobo tray, where they belong, your build looks much tidier and nicer smile.gif
Sure they can build in a better controller than that on the 650D, but it still won't be as good as the standalone fan controllers. In a case where there's likely to be a lot of fans, like with water cooling radiators, it's probably best to let the users get their own controllers. It would also add to the cost of the case, which probably shouldn't go much higher.
I agree with the desire to be able to mount radiators in the 5,25" bays, however. Personally I would sacrifice the hot-swap bays for a more space-efficient HDD mounting system, in order to get more 5,25" bays. But I doubt that most users would agree.
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post #58 of 125
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Originally Posted by TripleH2O View Post

Bottom floor needs to go? I think that's one of the best features of the case, and heavily enhance the internal looks. I see absolutely no reason to abandon it at all.

I agree here, i love the compartmental look.

I understand why the side doors can ruin the look but if you could somehow add a door which has fans attached on the inside. All you’d see were stylish slits (almost emphasising the quality of the metal) so you can have the option of air from the side.

The CM Stacker 820 uses a 4+120mm fan door inside which is hidden by the outer case door, clever but restricted. As I stated earlier, the TT G10 has an ingenious contact pad so you don't have trailing cables when you open the door... there is room for this kind of design and as an optional extra will give the best of both worlds for aesthetics and water cooling fans that don’t want vents
post #59 of 125
Make it bigger to fit a 480 or even a 560 on the top naturally. No modding required.

More room in the bottom compartment. Putting a MCP655 was not easy. I had to buy a pump top. Would like holes pre-drilled or some pump mounting bracket for common pumps.

While I've been water cooling since 2007, I've always thought having plenty of air-flow is still good. Your rad's are inside, you want them to have the coolest air possible. Have a movable 3 x 5 1/4 120mm fan intake fan.

That new Thermaltake has this, actually I thought of it before I saw it on another case. Have a 12v contactor on the side panel to add lights or fans if someone wants to mod for a fan. Just pop the panel on and the contacts make contact and juice whatever you have hooked up.
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post #60 of 125
Make it smaller but be able to fit bigger radiators (not really that hard), considering the amount of space there already is.
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