Originally Posted by nleksan
If you are looking for some honest, no-holds-barred criticism on the case (and believe me, I have no reason to "gush" at Corsair... IMHO you guys have fallen WAY DOWN from where you once were, and I honestly have not bought a single product of yours in ~2 years for exactly that reason)... However, I do still have my first set of RAM, 2x512MB Corsair XMS3200RE for my FX-51
and 24/7/365 it st
. . .
A Disappointed 10-year Fan :/
PS: Please, read this in the tone that I wrote it in before you decide to flame me... That tone would be one of, well, disappointment combined with a bit of hope, I suppose
There is so much wrong in this post I don't know where to begin.
First off, lifetime warranty on any computer component is pretty stupid. The component will never last that long. It also doesn't make sense especially when we are pushing silicon to it's very limits. I have seen this problem develop after working with different testing and development labs (I understand the business). I loved the DDR1 and DDR2 ram I used to have because they were like tanks. Yes you could overclock most of them to the high heavens and they would work. The problem now is how we are pushing RAM and other architectures. They are not as robust to high overclocking. It largely depends on the integrity of the silicon. The low profile RAM from Samsung does so well based on how it is made but I am not going to get into that.
What I can say is that Corsair is doing very well in terms of providing for its consumers. I was able to visit their facility last week to look at the engineering work put into their products on a daily basis. There is a reason why their top performance memory costs soo much. They have an individual in house testing each memory module for various parameters. These parts are hand picked and binned to meet the performance specs which then go into the expensive ram. This is a time consuming and costly endevour which justifies the price.
I would also say that Corsair is putting an excellent effort in providing excellent products. They are innovating. Trying new things and learning from past mistakes from a design or manufacturing standpoint. Their testing and development facilities are very good, not the best I have worked at but very well thought out. There is a reason why their speakers sound so well; the studio for testing and development is impressive. The attention to detail at this company surprised me.
As for cases, corsair is very particular and anal about the quality. I was able to see the upcoming case from Corsair. They take pride in the attention to detail as I mentioned above. Don't PM me asking for details since I won't say anything (hello NDA). What I will say is that this case has everything I was looking for for the past 3ish years; it is well designed and thought out. I will definitely be replacing my 800D. Innovative? Sure. Many of the new aspects make it an innovative step for me.
You have to understand how the industry is changing and why. I still believe that Corsair provides excellent quality and support for it's customers. Corsair and EVGA are 2 of the best companies I have come across. I am just trying to put another perspective on this. I remember when I was naive; wanting everything for cheap or free because I was the customer. I don't see Corsair as a greedy enterprise or trying to be one; like ahemmmm Apple. They are engineers trying to make the customer happy.
Sorry for the rant but I thought I would share this to show that Corsair is still a great company.