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Gosh what an awesome case.

Best part... "Made in the USA" hopefully it stays that way.
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Originally Posted by hammerforged View Post

Gosh what an awesome case.
Best part... "Made in the USA" hopefully it stays that way.
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Thanks! smile.gif As long as I'm alive it will - you can bet the farm on that! biggrin.gif
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Hoping production case photos include 2 ventilated Flex-Bays out of the 3 triple slots as a front air intake, can only believe a very small percentile of users would actually purchase and use a solid front chassis, with no airflow. The Corsair 800D is a hotbox and everyone knows why. The 650D breathes with strong easy lungs, hoping the default SM8 configuration will do the same.
Otherwise as a consumer I am looking at $379 plus another $50dollars in ventilated front FlexBays, $429, when a Corsair 650D has been listed at Amazon Prime free shipping no-tax at $159.99, ventilation included.

I think how they set it up is that you buy the case and purchase accessories as needed. I agree that nobody in their right mind would omit front intake but everyone's needs are different and I'm with them on saving costs and not shipping out parts that won't be used unless it's a thin piece of aluminum.

Just keep in mind how limited you are with something like a 650D. Personally if I spend > $300 on a case, I'd be willing to spend another $50 or even another hundred on parts to have it suit my needs better. thumb.gif
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Hoping production case photos include 2 ventilated Flex-Bays out of the 3 triple slots as a front air intake, can only believe a very small percentile of users would actually purchase and use a solid front chassis, with no airflow. The Corsair 800D is a hotbox and everyone knows why. The 650D breathes with strong easy lungs, hoping the default SM8 configuration will do the same.
Otherwise as a consumer I am looking at $379 plus another $50dollars in ventilated front FlexBays, $429, when a Corsair 650D has been listed at Amazon Prime free shipping no-tax at $159.99, ventilation included.

The 650D and SM8 are very different cases - it's sort of an apples vs. oranges kind of thing. They serve different audiences. A buyer for one is not likely to be seriously considering the other. The 650D may very well serve your needs, so for you, it might be the best decision- only you can make that call. BTW Amazon will be charging sales tax in the coming months wink.gif
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Hoping production case photos include 2 ventilated Flex-Bays out of the 3 triple slots as a front air intake, can only believe a very small percentile of users would actually purchase and use a solid front chassis, with no airflow. The Corsair 800D is a hotbox and everyone knows why. The 650D breathes with strong easy lungs, hoping the default SM8 configuration will do the same.
Otherwise as a consumer I am looking at $379 plus another $50dollars in ventilated front FlexBays, $429, when a Corsair 650D has been listed at Amazon Prime free shipping no-tax at $159.99, ventilation included.

One of the available upgrades for Merlin is all ventilated Flex-bay covers for $10.00
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One of the available upgrades for Merlin is all ventilated Flex-bay covers for $10.00

Yea man hes right! They did a great job by offering that! Saved end users serious $$

So for me its $379 + $10 Flex-Bay + $15 XL Window + $40 shipping = $444

Do I need a 480 top rad mount just to put in a 360 rad? Or is that just for the uber cool drop in feature?
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You can choose the integrated 120.4 mount option (no charge) and use it for your 360.
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now my biggest problems is how to justify to the wife that I need a new case, after I just got an 800d case 5 months ago.... and where to get it powdercoated smile.gif
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EASY! tell her it is the last case you will ever need!

Just make sure to leave out the fact that you may want to get a pedastal and any other accessories later down the line....and if the form factor ever changes you will just have to buy a new tray to slide in!


Thats how I am going to handle it atleast!
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Do the ventilated front covers include fan mounts?
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