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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 #71 of 125
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Originally Posted by Stein357 View Post

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.

removable drive bays would be sweet, customizable, just how we like it! thumb.gif
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post #72 of 125
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

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.

I have not installed an internal cd/dvd/blueray drive in any of the machines i've built over the last 10 years biggrin.gif the only time's i've used internal optical drive is in the initial OS install, and that was a few years ago. now i just pug in my USB optical drive and install directly from there. still waiting for microsoft to ship windows in USB sticks instead of dvd... maybe they'll have it for windows8
post #73 of 125
Personally, I would have loved to see the 800D in white. Also, I think there should have space to fit a 360 radiator in the bottom along with the top. This means a large case, however, people that bought the 800D prolly did not buy it because it was small. I would like to see flagship cases adopt some pointers from Caselabs and Mountain Mods. The cases are built to hold ANY kind of hardware!
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post #74 of 125
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post

Personally, I would have loved to see the 800D in white. Also, I think there should have space to fit a 360 radiator in the bottom along with the top. This means a large case, however, people that bought the 800D prolly did not buy it because it was small. I would like to see flagship cases adopt some pointers from Caselabs and Mountain Mods. The cases are built to hold ANY kind of hardware!

Should we abandon dust filters and start charging $15 extra for the I/O front panel connectors now, too? biggrin.gif
post #75 of 125
Give it better build quality. The cheap shoddy tin foil they use is garbage. Half my case doesn't line up right. The rivets used are half cocked. Maybe I got a testing sample or something so they weren't worried how it looked. The way the sides line up with the top is so darn tight that it's chipping the paint off the door on top now.

After owning a Lian Li and a friend buying a cheaper one after I recommended them, I can't stand how little thought companies put into the quality of the metal they use. Lian Li rounds off the sharp edges and corners. Uses a little thicker metal so it's not flimsier than crap.

I'm ok with using mine, but had I the chance to do it over again, the Corsair would have been my last choice.
Edited by SpykeZ - 4/25/12 at 2:08pm
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post #76 of 125
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

Give it better build quality. The cheap shoddy tin foil they use is garbage. Half my case doesn't line up right. The rivets used are half cocked. Maybe I got a testing sample or something so they weren't worried how it looked. The way the sides line up with the top is so darn tight that it's chipping the paint off the door on top now.
After owning a Lian Li and a friend buying a cheaper one after I recommended them, I can't stand how little thought companies put into the quality of the metal they use. Lian Li rounds off the sharp edges and corners. Uses a little thicker metal so it's not flimsier than crap.
I'm ok with using mine, but had I the chance to do it over again, the Corsair would have been my last choice.

SpykeZ, I've been the PM for this case since day 1, and I can honestly say I've never heard one complaint about the thickness of the metal used. We use pretty thick steel on the thing, and the rivets are pretty well aligned.

Contact me with your info - redbeard@corsair.com and I'll get you a replacement. That's absurd.
post #77 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 know i'm beating a dead horse here biggrin.gif but, if the overall chassis was wider to accommodate 200mm fans, then the back of the mobo tray can be used as HDD mounting area as well as cable management (like the RV03)
post #78 of 125
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Should we abandon dust filters and start charging $15 extra for the I/O front panel connectors now, too? biggrin.gif

Glad you can use sarcasm to defend a current product. However, when I pointed out caselabs products, I was showing you how much space for radiators they have. Sorry, but 1 360 radiator spacing in a case now a days is entry level water cooling (not counting a closed loop).

Dust filters are pointless if the case has bad air flow.
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post #79 of 125
the only reason i didnt purchase an 800D is because of the terrible airflow so i got a 500R sooooo much better for air cooling
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post #80 of 125
Any chance of a built in sd card reader on the front panel?
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