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This tower has some serious flaws that people need to be warned about before buying.

The biggest problem is it does not work with ATX 6 screw boards, since the middle standoff is merely a peg. It allows a good deal of slack in the center and center side of the motherboard which can cause trouble for some people.

Not denying this issue but are you referring to mATX or mini atx? Or just cut down sized ATX boards like Asrocks Extreme4? How many of the 6 screws are you able to mount?
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The bottom fan holes in the case are raised above the surface, breaching the fan's seal... which is worsened by a filter. Instead of working against the filter it takes a short cut and just pulls in air from around its own edges from inside the case and recirculates air from the case. Pointless design.

True. While it's not raised so much where it completely defeats the purpose of the fan, it does enough to hinder it. I think it's pretty stupid my self but I would suggest taking out the filter to maintain some fresh airflow.
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The window fan blow holes make a horrible noise when a fan is mounted, which I'm guessing is why I've never seen a picture of them being used. Also they're not in a good place. The CPU fan placement should be on the right side or center, over or in front of the CPU cooler intake... not behind it where it just gets sucked back out the rear exhaust fan..... that's just not a very intelligent design.

The window is the biggest flaw. At least you can rotate it so the fans are on the other side but then it might interfere with the drive bays.
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The side panel latches on mine were loose and I could push them off with my pinky without unlatching them. I'm sure its possible to fix them, they look like its easy to take off the wire clips and bend them.... but they should have worked right out of the box. My left latch on the left panel was actually kinda loose and wiggled around easily.

That's just a flaw with your case. Not sure why yours would be so loose but I need to use at least 2 fingers to take it off comfortably.
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The window is not mod friendly. If you want to make your own window, the panel uses screw stand offs that are part of the window. You need long spacer washers so the screw presses down on the custom window. And trust me, they don't sell them in that size. You'd have to custom cut them to the right length and drill them out to a larger inner diameter so they're the right size... I checked. Pain.

Just use the rubber mounts that come with the case. No need for additional washers.
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The way people raved about this case, I expected a lot more from Corsair. I'm not trying to cause any trouble, but people need to be aware of any products shortfalls before deciding whether or not to pay for it. I'm just not seeing that with this case. I keep seeing online reviews that only cover the good points and never mention any shortfalls that really matter.

Of course, this is understandable. That's why I take those newegg reviews with a grain of salt. Every case has some sort of flaw, some more then others. It just depends if those effect you or not. I think this case has too many air holes. It's just littered with them and while some might see that has a positive to let heat out or what have you. I rather have it more air tight so the air is forced in one direction rather then possible turbulence created. Whether it matters at this scale or not, im not entirely sure. Nor do I have any scientific evidence to support that this air leakage is deterrent to the performance.
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From now on I'm buying cases in person too. I'm not ordering cases anymore. I ended up getting a Coolermaster HAF 922 and I love it. I did the proper thing. I tracked down a store near my area that had some cases on display that I could look at and measure, and walked out with one that fit my needs. I paid about $30 more than Newegg, but the peace of mind was worth the cost. Lesson learned! I lucked out and Newegg was nice enough to pay for a shipping label since it cost 1/3 the cost of it to send it back. I just don't want anyone else to make the same mistake I did.

You know, you could always go to a store, check it out in person, then order it online. tongue.gif
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I was contemplating putting a 360 radiator in the front and I know I would have to remove my drive bay. The only reason I am against it is because I would have no place to put my fan controller. For those who have a 360 rad up front, where are you putting your fan controllers?

Hypothetically, if you had one EX 360 rad and one RX360 rad, which would you put in the front and the top?
Hypothetically, I would put EX360 up top & RX360 in the front.
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So if i got a 360 rad on top isn't a good amount of space on the third fan area not really being cooled that well since the vents on top really only look like its maybe 260mm max?
The design of the top of the case will allow the 360mm radiator to "breathe" properly, so to speak. Picture below showing 360mm radiator mounted in the top of the case using the middle radiator 120mm fan mount.


Edited by kizwan - 1/10/14 at 6:42am
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The design of the top of the case will allow the 360mm radiator to "breathe" properly, so to speak. Picture below showing 360mm radiator mounted in the top of the case using the middle 120mm fan mount.



So in that picture are all 3 fans getting to release some air, or is it just one fan that isn't getting much room to breathe? It looks like the middle fan is mounted where you mounted it? post pic of how the fans look on the inside if possible?


would probably be putting a AX360 rad top, AX240 bottom.
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So if you guys were to use dual 360's, where the heck do you put a fan controller? :O
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The only one I've seen with dual 360's is RomeoKilo's MOTM build.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1422597/build-log-corsair-c70-with-twin-xspc-ax360s

I don't think he has a fan controller in there.
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The only one I've seen with dual 360's is RomeoKilo's MOTM build.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1422597/build-log-corsair-c70-with-twin-xspc-ax360s

I don't think he has a fan controller in there.

Ya, I just posted in his thread and asked him how he did it. He's running PWM fans, so I am guessing they are off the mobo yet I don't see any fan wires coming off the board.
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post

So in that picture are all 3 fans getting to release some air, or is it just one fan that isn't getting much room to breathe? It looks like the middle fan is mounted where you mounted it? post pic of how the fans look on the inside if possible?


would probably be putting a AX360 rad top, AX240 bottom.
All three fans have room to breathe. The surface of the of the case is not flat (because of the handles) as you can see in the picture. The radiator is mounted suspended. If there is any restriction, it will be very very minimal.

This is the picture showing the fans mounted inside.
My current rig.
Edited by kizwan - 1/10/14 at 8:48am
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So if you guys were to use dual 360's, where the heck do you put a fan controller? :O

If you were willing to do some modding then you could always relocate the front I/O and then I'm pretty sure you'd have the room for the fan controller. Like this:

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Well, I am very curious about running PWM fans instead of using a controller.

I am just unsure how effective that is running the PWM off the CPU. Wouldn't there be a ton of throttling, which would in turn throttle your radiator fans constantly?

Wouldn't this have an effect on performance? Especially if the water inside the radiators aren't being cooled after heavy loads?
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Well, I am very curious about running PWM fans instead of using a controller.

I am just unsure how effective that is running the PWM off the CPU. Wouldn't there be a ton of throttling, which would in turn throttle your radiator fans constantly?

Wouldn't this have an effect on performance? Especially if the water inside the radiators aren't being cooled after heavy loads?

Dont only use pwm, well by all means give it a try its not expensive! I tried to it didnt seem to work, bit of a shame maybe my mobo mind, Im going to invest in a NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 6 30watt chanels, so I can use one splitter per fan group. So Im gonna have 3 fans on the front amd a hdd cage mount with 1 switch another for my H110 fans and I may try and hook my GPU fans to one if its easy! Havent bought it yet, it says it supports 3 pin and 4 pin pwm fans so Im going to give it a try, anyone bought it know if its a good buy?
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