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The 800D was our first case, we launched it in August of 2009. It's been more than 3 years now, so any successor or replacement would come out over 3 years later.
The 650D was our third case, released in March of 2011. It's been about a year and a half since that launched.
Wish I could tell you more - but that's the basics.
Just out of curiosity - how would you change the 650D? What features would you want added?

As a 650D owner, I'd also like the option to put a dual rad in the front. Another feature I'd like is a fan filter on the top, something like the 550D would be nice. Also maybe the option to have the front panel IO where the hot swap bay is because I don't think I've ever used it. Also, maybe just a tad more space on the right side panel for more cable room.
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Interesting to see that corsair releases this after NZXT, from the looks of it ill be buying the Kraken series.
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So why aren't there any reviews yet! The coolers are already available for sale on the Corsair site, but no review sites have posted anything frown.gif Did no one get any review samples? I'm interested in the pump noise (vibration/buzz) vs. Asetek offerings, such as Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme.
   
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So why aren't there any reviews yet! The coolers are already available for sale on the Corsair site, but no review sites have posted anything frown.gif Did no one get any review samples? I'm interested in the pump noise (vibration/buzz) vs. Asetek offerings, such as Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme.
Youtube?? smile.gif
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Youtube?? smile.gif

Good point - I'll look there... Hopefully I'll find some answers to my question.

edit: nothing coming up for the new coolers.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 11/6/12 at 5:44pm
   
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post #136 of 835
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The 800D was our first case, we launched it in August of 2009. It's been more than 3 years now, so any successor or replacement would come out over 3 years later.
The 650D was our third case, released in March of 2011. It's been about a year and a half since that launched.
Wish I could tell you more - but that's the basics.
Just out of curiosity - how would you change the 650D? What features would you want added?

650D Successor

- The front intake should accommodate at least two 120mm fans and two 140mm fans without any modification. Interest in the once trendy 200mm fans is waning (unless I’m missing something). If possible design in 200mm mounting for legacy users, if not possible or too costly then at least a 2X120mm and 2X140mm front design.

- The rear exhaust should be improved to a 140mm. With positive pressure builds using the front and top (using H100 or not) as intake, more users want a larger rear fan as their only exhaust. Add top air filtration, magnetic and tasteful.

- Increase the price point. In March 2011 Corsair did not offer a full line of chassis, and then could understand the necessity to appeal to the $180 to $200 market. Now Corsair has something for everyone, so keep the Obsidian line your highest quality most feature laden offering. If the new 900D comes in at $299 or $349, the 650D successor should follow suit and fill in at $229 to $249, especially if the current 650D will still remain as an available SKU.

-Drop the attempts at a basic chassis based fan controller. Every component is offering fan control now. CorsairLink capability on the H100i, AXi PSU series, and motherboard software are enough for any user. If not removable and bay mounted fantrollers are always available. A much more appealing alternative would be to offer some sort of basic CorsairLink circuitry as part of the chassis purchase, at least with the Obsidian line-up.

- Appeal to current 650D users wanting to upgrade from an H100i to full water and pull business away from CaseLabs and their new Merlin towers. Increase the height of the chassis just enough to accommodate a 60-63mmx240mm radiator, just an extra inch is 25.4mm, that's enough. This is not just personal it’s from talking to many 650D owners, who have attempted water cooling and the need to mount thicker radiators. Thicker radiators with low FPI (fins per inch) allow for very low fan rpms (300 to 600rpm range) and consequently an ultra-silent build. Increase the width to at least 10inches (allowing 1.5 inches behind the motherboard tray), otherwise with increased height it’s going to look silly, everyone is getting into wider chassis now.

- Maintain the full acrylic side window WITH the low PSU view, no one else does that, its signature Corsair. Maintain the best PSU mounting in the hardware business. Create a revolutionary front drive bay design that will still accommodate 5.25in drives yet appeal to the trend away from 5.25 in devices altogether. I have some ideas on this.

- It should follow the styling lines of the new Obsidian 900D, yet have subtle variances and therefore its own personality, not just a smaller form factor. When you see it you know it’s a 680D (Six-Eighty D), and not a 900D.

- Produce a MeanBruce Special Edition, hahaha.

Thanks again George.

Currently maintain a core average of 27C idle with a 3770K at 4.2Ghz o/c 1.282Vcore with an H100 (check screenshot pics), so I may have already reached the outer edge of closed loop efficiency. But if the new H100i gives a 1C or 2C drop then I will be impressed, thanks man!thumb.gif
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While the implemented improvements (Fans, pump, tubes) are welcome I can't help but feel they left the most important part unchanged the radiator. The old H100 had trouble matching the performance of high end air coolers like the Silver Arrow even with its fans running at full blast (2600rpm). While I'm sure the new fans and improved pump have helped bring the nose down to a more tolerable level I'm kind'a skeptical about actual gains in cooling performance. IMO they really should have done some changes to the radiator. Make it out of copper/brass, make it thicker,increase the fin-density, just something to eke out a few degrees more cooling performance and gain an upper hand over the air coolers.
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My h100 keeps even 5.2ghz under 64c. My gpu and CPU are almost always same temp when stock.... 48c-ish
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My h100 keeps even 5.2ghz under 64c. My gpu and CPU are almost always same temp when stock.... 48c-ish

I smell BS... unless you have ultra low voltages at 5.2.
 
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I smell BS... unless you have ultra low voltages at 5.2.

Well he is using 4x Ultra Kaze 3000 on his H100 so I think it's pretty realistic. If he was using stock fans I would be far more skeptical.
    
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