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I wouldn't worry about it CorsairGeorge as you say different people like different things.
Seeing lots of odd statements on various forums and threads where one or two people shout very loudly about problems they are having with cases over and over again and they then translate that experience to every subsequent product a company releases, regardless of whether they have used them.

I literally had one single issue with my Vengeance C70, bottom filters fly off when moving the case, however that problem was rectified myself using some tape, not the end of the world, and the rest of the case is sturdily built, looks like something the military would carry around and does the job.
So if I was following the mentality I mentioned above, I would say All filters on all corsair cases are garbage....... which is simply not true.

I am probably waffling at this point, so I will go back to drooling over the Carbide Air 540 in silver which would much better match my desk/monitor etc than my green monster does at the moment smile.gif
    
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I wouldn't worry about it CorsairGeorge as you say different people like different things.
Seeing lots of odd statements on various forums and threads where one or two people shout very loudly about problems they are having with cases over and over again and they then translate that experience to every subsequent product a company releases, regardless of whether they have used them.

I literally had one single issue with my Vengeance C70, bottom filters fly off when moving the case, however that problem was rectified myself using some tape, not the end of the world, and the rest of the case is sturdily built, looks like something the military would carry around and does the job.
So if I was following the mentality I mentioned above, I would say All filters on all corsair cases are garbage....... which is simply not true.

I am probably waffling at this point, so I will go back to drooling over the Carbide Air 540 in silver which would much better match my desk/monitor etc than my green monster does at the moment smile.gif
The C70 fan filter problem seems to be wear-related. I didn't have that problem at first, but after I removed the fan filters a few times, they started to get more loose.
I sort of wish that Corsair would make another Vengeance case. Maybe a mATX one (C50), maybe a mITX one (C30), or maybe just revise the C70 and call it the C75.
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Props to George for being so active on OCN... You really just never see that from other companies. Kinda makes you feel like your voices are being legitimately heard.

I'm of the mindset that cases should look like minimalist art. The 600T did a good job of that. I'm curious what % of the market is after that "gamer" style of design.

On OCN, you'd think that the Fractal R4 and the Obsidian series cases are the best selling cases in the world and that nobody buys anything else.

But OCN is hugely US and Western-Europe centric. English speaking.

Go to Latin America enthusiast forums. Go to Asia enthusiast forums. China, Korea, Singapore. Go to Russia or Poland or anywhere in Eastern Europe.

There's a big world out there and believe it or not, certain styles and price points are more attractive in some regions than others.

Did you know that the Zalman Z3 is one of the best selling cases in the world? Or the Thermaltake V series?

You'd never know it if you just read OCN. The rest of the world has different tastes. That doesn't make them wrong or worse. It doesn't make us better.

I happen to like a more refined styling myself. I love the Obsidian cases. But part of my job is to create things for people that disagree with me. So I had them help me design it. These three designs were selected specifically for certain regions, BY the people in those regions. There was an extensive design process. Will it sell in the US? Probably, sure. The North American customers still buy the Elite 430 and the HAF 912 and the Thermaltake V4 and such to some degree. But it wasn't really created solely for this purpose.

A 600T costs about an average month's wages in Brazil.

In the US, at $8/hr fast food salary, you take home about $250/week, or around $1000/month if you work 40 hours per week.

A 600T costs $150, or 15% of your monthly take home pay. And that's BELOW the average salary in the US. Imagine if the 600T cost $1000 here.
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On OCN, you'd think that the Fractal R4 and the Obsidian series cases are the best selling cases in the world and that nobody buys anything else.

But OCN is hugely US and Western-Europe centric. English speaking.

Go to Latin America enthusiast forums. Go to Asia enthusiast forums. China, Korea, Singapore. Go to Russia or Poland or anywhere in Eastern Europe.

There's a big world out there and believe it or not, certain styles and price points are more attractive in some regions than others.

Did you know that the Zalman Z3 is one of the best selling cases in the world? Or the Thermaltake V series?

You'd never know it if you just read OCN. The rest of the world has different tastes. That doesn't make them wrong or worse. It doesn't make us better.

I happen to like a more refined styling myself. I love the Obsidian cases. But part of my job is to create things for people that disagree with me. So I had them help me design it. These three designs were selected specifically for certain regions, BY the people in those regions. There was an extensive design process. Will it sell in the US? Probably, sure. The North American customers still buy the Elite 430 and the HAF 912 and the Thermaltake V4 and such to some degree. But it wasn't really created solely for this purpose.

A 600T costs about an average month's wages in Brazil.

In the US, at $8/hr fast food salary, you take home about $250/week, or around $1000/month if you work 40 hours per week.

A 600T costs $150, or 15% of your monthly take home pay. And that's BELOW the average salary in the US. Imagine if the 600T cost $1000 here.


I think a lot of the issue is that most people on OCN readily forget that they are not even a small percentage of the average consumer, even for PC builders. OCN is to be considered the highest level enthusiast market at the highest end of the spending bracket.


I personally like what you guys have done. It's good that you're expanding your line to accommodate more of the market. You did the same thing with power supplies. To hear these guys talk you should only build AX power supplies. It's just silly and some of us understand and appreciate it!. Keep up the good work Corsair!
 
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I have go with the SPEC 03, it's front grill has 6 fins, 6 is my lucky number, it's a sign from above. The SPEC 01 has 7 front grill fins also a very lucky number and prime, but the SPEC 02 has 13, very unlucky, I wouldn't build in that one, something might go catastrophically wrong, intermittent SSD lag or something horrible along those lines. biggrin.gif


Bad mouthing the number 13 on page 13, it's another sign. smile.gif


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1 and 2 look good to me. Think I found my next project!biggrin.gif
 
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corsairgeorge knows his stuff dont listen to the haters theyre all just butthurt to begin with
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I notice in Spec-01 behind the grill it looks like it is more open without the mesh.
Spec-03 would look better without that hex mesh on it.

I'm not sure how the top offset if it will interfere with the rear fan? It seems it is very close and a large spacing from the ODD bay.
    
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I like Spec 03 out of the rest due to front styling. I'd chose this anytime over Cooler Master's Storm/Scout series interior feature wise...Now if Corsair would add carrying handles to them. I'd be sold instant. thumb.gif

Then again, I have too many cases in storage for a new one
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I personally love the full window on the side. I think they look pretty cool. CorsairGeorge thanks for the info that it is aimed for specific regions, I find that quite fascinating learning about the tastes and preferences of other people other than us overclockers.

I do like some of the 'alienistic' style cases - they give your setup a little pizzazz!
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