Originally Posted by MeanBruce
- 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!