Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ
I don't know about that. I see more TJ-07 threads, way more. I haven't seen Amazon or Newegg having an 800d in stock any time that I've looked in a year. Google doesn't show many results. Its not exactly a popular case. I doubt Corsair is selling that many of them. In fact I was convinced that the case was discontinued. I'm still not sure that it isn't.
The 800D is not discontinued, and it still sells fairly well for $300 cases. That's a testament to its build quality and fit and finish, as well as its look, as much as anything else. In the over 3 years since we launched it, more cases have come out with different features.
For example, at the time, the 800D was one of the few cases compatible with a triple 120mm radiator on top out of the box. It was also one of the few to blend steel and aluminum the way it did, using the best aspects of each (steel for strength and rigidity, aluminum for appearance and aesthetics), and was the first case I've ever seen to offer the rubber grommeted cable routing channels (now standard on just about every case) and a four-bay hot swap dock with built-in SSD compatibility (a rarity at that time).
We've updated the hot-swap for SATA 6Gbps and the front I/O for USB 3.0, but things like an 8th or 9th slot, or dual socket motherboard compatibility would have required major tooling changes, so now there are cases in our own line-up that offer some of those features.
The 900D addresses all those things and more. We looked at the 800D, and asked "What's one step above that?" and then when we had defined that, we said "And what would we do if we wanted to kill THAT project with something better?" and we went further.
At the end of last year we had a prototype of a modified 800D that we thought about launching. It had a unique swing-out side panel 240mm radiator mount (that slotted into the window, which would have been shaped to fit nicely), 9 slots, and a top 480 mount. We ended up killing it and starting from scratch because it just didn't do enough different and we felt like by the time we had that thing done, it would be better to start from the ground up and design what we REALLY wanted.
So then we went nuts,.
If I can find the prototype 800DV2 tomorrow I might take some photos so you can see what we never launched. It's kind of interesting, but ultimately just not enough.