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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 #61 of 125
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Originally Posted by Nemesis429 View Post

Make it smaller but be able to fit bigger radiators (not really that hard), considering the amount of space there already is.

The space has to come from somewhere. What would you sacrifice? Hard drive space? Optical drive space? Motherboard space?
post #62 of 125
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

The space has to come from somewhere. What would you sacrifice? Hard drive space? Optical drive space? Motherboard space?

I think the obvious one would be Optical drive space, not many people here utilize all the space that it has to offer. In fact, it's a growing trend that people don't use optical drives at all. Personally I don't see how anyone could use more than 2 and 3 at most. I have 1 for my cd/dvd drive and 1 for my fan controller.
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Originally Posted by B-rock View Post

I think the obvious one would be Optical drive space, not many people here utilize all the space that it has to offer. In fact, it's a growing trend that people don't use optical drives at all. Personally I don't see how anyone could use more than 2 and 3 at most. I have 1 for my cd/dvd drive and 1 for my fan controller.

but then you also have the people with reservoirs that take up drive bay space. 3-4 5.25 bays is a min for overall flexibility i'd say (optical drive, fan controller, 1-2bay res)

a couple hdd bays could be removed (at least 3-4 remain)

and 3/4 of an inch more space on the back panel would be my thoughts..
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post #64 of 125
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but then you also have the people with reservoirs that take up drive bay space. 3-4 5.25 bays is a min for overall flexibility i'd say (optical drive, fan controller, 1-2bay res)
a couple hdd bays could be removed (at least 3-4 remain)
and 3/4 of an inch more space on the back panel would be my thoughts..

Then you get into the "stats" argument, where people who buy a $300 case would expect a certain ability to fit a certain number of drives. Some people already complain on the 800D that it only fits 6 drives, which for a "full tower" they felt was the bare minimum.

So there are lots of different methods to success.

As for optical drives, I agree with you. Though DVD/CD drives are on their way out, lots of 5.25" bay devices (card readers, fan controllers, info displays, bay reservoirs, etc) are still popular among the high-end builders.
post #65 of 125
Personally i want a case that can fit 1 x 360, 1 x 480, 6 x HDD/SSD and 3 x 5.25 Bays.
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post #66 of 125
I have an 800D, love it, but it could be better in so many ways, so all I can say is go to case labs website I'm not saying to steal there ideas but they know what they're doing when it comes to a true enthusiast full tower case
post #67 of 125
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Then you get into the "stats" argument, where people who buy a $300 case would expect a certain ability to fit a certain number of drives. Some people already complain on the 800D that it only fits 6 drives, which for a "full tower" they felt was the bare minimum.
So there are lots of different methods to success.
As for optical drives, I agree with you. Though DVD/CD drives are on their way out, lots of 5.25" bay devices (card readers, fan controllers, info displays, bay reservoirs, etc) are still popular among the high-end builders.

The easiest way to please, at least somewhat, both groups would be to make some of the HDD-mounts removable. Much like the common mod in the lower compartment where the two HDD-mounts are removed to make room for a radiator. Either that, or you could expand the number of 5,25" bays, considering you can mount pretty much anything in them, from HDDs to rads. What about some kind of accessory you can offer for HDD-mounting in the 5,25" bays? I'm sure you can come up with a way to make it just as esthetically pleasing as the existing mounts.
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Personally i want a case that can fit 1 x 360, 1 x 480, 6 x HDD/SSD and 3 x 5.25 Bays.

^^^ This! thumb.gif That would be absolutely perfect.
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I have an 800D, love it, but it could be better in so many ways, so all I can say is go to case labs website I'm not saying to steal there ideas but they know what they're doing when it comes to a true enthusiast full tower case

That would really be a good idea. I've seen a lot of people moving from the 800D to one of their cases. It seems to me like the 800D without doubt is the case most of the Case Labs adopters are moving from. That's quite interesting. Anyway, their huge advantage is the way the user can customize them. I would have moved to one of them myself if it hadn't been for the horrendous shipping costs to my country (about as much as an 800D just in shipping...). But they really do know what they're doing.
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post #68 of 125
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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thats it!! brilliantly simple, is that yours or from the TT case?
post #69 of 125
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Contact power like that is really useful, but also somewhat limited in the power it can transfer - so you can't power too many fans (or very high-speed fans) with it. Shouldn't be an issue for side panels though.
post #70 of 125
I'd like to keep a bit more room for cable management, and make the hard drive bays removable for more space to be dedicated to radiators.
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