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The bitfenix shinobi xl seems like a much better option than the 800D at this point. At least to me. Without quite a bit of modding the 800d doesn't seem all that impressive to me. After looking at a couple of pics it does seem a bit nicer than I'm giving it credit for though.

If the 800D released at $300 I can only imagine what this will cost.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 12/18/12 at 4:25pm
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The bitfenix shinobi xl seems like a much better option than the 800D at this point. At least to me. Without quite a bit of modding the 800d doesn't seem all that impressive to me. After looking at a couple of pics it does seem a bit nicer than I'm giving it credit for though.


Build wise, the 800D & 700D were better cases.

 

Shinobi XL doesn't really compare in that regard. Though, the 800D & 700D had limited application, setup, and too high of a price still (for what they offer.)

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Nah, they'll wait a few years, add some features, make the outside of plastic instead of aluminum, sell it for half the price, and call it the Switch 910. smile.gif
And they'll sell loads of them.
Tell Rob to add that to the roadmap, XNine. biggrin.gif


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Build wise, the 800D & 700D were better cases. Shinobi XL doesn't really compare in that regard.

Build qualitywise I agree but as far as actual functionality goes I don't know about that.
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Though, the 800D & 700D had limited application, setup, and too high of a price still (for what they offer.)

Yeah, I agree and I guess thats why either one isn't really still around. What worries me about the 900D is that Corsair is going to put it in the same price range as a mountain mods or case labs case.

What surprises me is that there still really isn't a nice full tower aluminum case geared towards water cooling at $200-250. Thats where I really feel that there is money to be made.
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They had great functionality, as long as you were watercooling.

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Yeah, I agree and I guess thats why either one isn't really still around. What worries me about the 900D is that Corsair is going to put it in the same price range as a mountain mods or case labs case.

If this case is more than $379, I won't be an owner of one. Corsair is hard to beat with their support. My H100 was making a funny noise, as soon as they got it. They sent me a new one in one day. I thought they were going to fix it & send it back as they say don't send any fans, screws, etc. I didn't, they sent a brand new one. I was happier than...UMM
 
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They had great functionality, as long as you were watercooling.

I don't know. They fit a single 360 with no modding. Any more than that requires some serious modding. My cheap $140 case while not anywhere near as nice in build quality fit a 60mm thick 420 with fans in push pull and an 80mm thick 240 with fans in push pull with no modding, I could have used a 360 had I pulled a drive cage. My current case seems more functional to me. The Shinobi does too with a smaller footprint. Thats another pretty inexpensive case. An 800D costs more than double what these two cases do, the switch 810 too. Is it more functional? I don't know about that.
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If this case is more than $379, I won't be an owner of one.

If I wanted to spend that much on a case I would have bought something from case labs already.
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You have a valid point about the rad space, but its a nice compromise because not everyone wants water cooling. For me the little quality of life and ease of use features matter the most, and in that respect the 800D does not disappoint: tool-less design, ease of maintenance, cable management, drive bays, easy access to everything. When I upgrade a PC I want ease of access and use, which is why the 800D is desirable. I used the HAF-932 for years and in retrospect it was a nightmare: sharp edges everywhere, it was not a tool-less design, and ease of access was marginal at best. Similar story for the HAF-X. The absolute worst aspect of the HAF-932/HAF-X was the fact that the motherboard tray hole for the CPU was so small that exchanging a CPU and/or CPU cooler required removing the entire motherboard; for most CPUs the CPU backplate is larger than the hole itself, which is a complete PITA. Complete hassle and not necessary. Ease of access/maintenance is probably the biggest point for me with case purchases.

Is the 800D perfect? No. Is it a nice case? I think it is. I use the Cosmos II right now which costs much more, yet it is not perfect. For 350$ I really wasn't expecting the case to be made of so much plastic, can't win everything though.
Edited by xoleras - 12/18/12 at 4:55pm
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I'm sure that market placement is another reason why the 900D will have a high RRP$. You (Corsair) could probably sell it at a cheaper pricepoint but what will that say about the product? Of cheaper quality? That's part of the reason why I usually don't buy top-tier products (unless I have to), cause you'll end up paying for premium and such.

IMO, whoever buy the 900D will sure be one satisfied customer, judging from the speculated RRP$. Since the Comos II offers much less in term of functionality, cooling capability, especially W/C.
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