CorsairGeoroge and everyone else reading this: Let me say that my above review was an EXTREMELY critical viewpoint that ignored all the GREAT points of the case. There are so many thorough reviews from professional tech reviewers that everyone should go check out. Their praise is well deserved for this case. I just wanted to bring some attention to the issues that I was having/ ideas for future design improvements. I wrote this at 2AM, and perhaps got carried away. This case is great for what it is, a budget enthusiast case, but I guess I was expecting more from the Obsidian line. I wish there was a truly high-end case that was this size ( a bit smaller than the 800D/900D monsters) with the beautiful styling (and proper build quality) of the Obsidian line.
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge
This is probably a fitment issue, if you call us we can send you a replacement and we'll get you a replacement. Sometimes it's just a bad part. Again, I'm sorry for the annoyance there.
Thanks, I agree that it is a fitment issue, but I'm thinking that the "rails" on the case where the bottom screen slides in just need to be bent to tighten up the fitment. I'll give this a shot when I have time, and report back.
The front fans are 140mm and the extra spacing is there for 120mm fans. There are no accommodations for 80mm or 92mm fans in the 750D. Because 140mm fans are included, but 120mm fans are still more popular, we know that we'd need to have 120mm mounts in the front (as it was widely requested here on OCN to have 120 AND 140 mounts in the front of new cases). However, we have significantly tested the airflow and results like HardOCP's review show that our cooling is actually quite good. Most of the airflow is not "blocked", though we do sacrifice a small amount for the 120mm compatibility. Most of the airflow is still pushed into the case, and we went through multiple tests to verify our cooling performance.
You are absolutely right on the sizes- I wrote this at 2AM and didn't feel like fact checking the sizes, so that was off. I understand your reasoning for keeping the 120mm mounting options, but feel like it could be implemented a bit better.
Power supply screws are typically included with power supplies. All Corsair PSUs come with their own screws, as do most of our competitors. However, I am looking into your other concerns - the screw kit should match the accessory list in the manual. We'll get that handled. In the meantime if you're missing something, contact us and we'll help you out.
My power supply did come with screws, and I have a ton lying around, but they are all silver unfortunately. Shipping the case with matching black screws would just be a bonus. Realistically the back of the case faces the wall and isn't seen at all, so this doesn't matter.
I'll look into this - we did not have any issues with this on any Asus board we tested.
It fit, but just barely- I wanted the front panel connections to come through the hole underneath the board, not next to it so it was a bit of a stretch. Adding 6 more inches should reach anywhere necessary.
Again, thanks for your feedback. No case is perfect for everyone. I'm actually somewhat confused on your comment on the "thinnest sheet metal imaginable" because we're not using tin foil or something here, but I definitely will take the criticism to heart and use it for future products.
That was a bit of an exaggeration. However, the panels are pretty floppy... and there is a lot of flex in the case. The thickness of the sheetmetal used in this case is similar to what I would expect in a $80 to $120 range. That being said, the finish is much higher quality than those cases. There were NO sharp edges I encountered (and I even felt around for them)! The anodization/paint looks good. However, my old case I could throw in the back of my car, go to LAN parties, move, etc and not have to worry about the whole thing denting up. This case will not be doing that. I have saved the box and styrofoam for when I move. It is NOT case you want to take to LAN parties often. Once you screw in both case sides, it does become rigid enough that I'm not worried about it- it works for setting up the system and sitting it on your desk looking pretty. But if you are someone who tinkers with your system a lot, you may want to look at another case- 650d/800d?
It may not be perfect for everyone, and we want you to be happy with your product. So let me know over PM if there's anything we can do to address your concerns.
Again, thanks for your responses. I sincerely hope you continue the tradition of listening to community feedback and implementing it in future cases. (*HINT HINT* Build a high end case with these dimensions, and I will buy it. For now, the 750d will do.)Edited by Infinite-Dev - 10/3/13 at 11:47am