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Plastic grill doesn't have to be removed. I've got a 30mm thick rad up there. 30mm is the absolute limit for up top. Inside probably get away with 35mm.
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I had to mount my rad further away from my motherboard tray so the the fans I have attached to the radiator wouldn't hit my ram. Now I have all the room in the world and I could even do a push/pull configuration underneath the roof. This weekend I plan on adding 2 green LED fans and trying it out to see what happens.
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Think I might treat myself to a 990 III which would be my 3rd 690, after sending back the terrible build quality Corsair case I had.
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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

Think I might treat myself to a 990 III which would be my 3rd 690, after sending back the terrible build quality Corsair case I had.
Frankly TBH, i'm interested. Is it a 540 or 750D? Someone here (formerly from UAE and moved to Malaysia) kept harping on about how quality doesn't matter. People just keep raving on about them when they have the worst sidepanels in the class and fans that have a 50/50 chance of having a bad bearing. I have had 5 CM cases and 10 other CM builds for my customers and they don't do those.

Just a question guys, does the case come with those wimpy looking OEM fans or the Xtraflos? The use of a 200mm ticks me off though.
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post #19195 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadDad62 View Post

Thin 240mm rads should fit inside without any need for drilling, The fans will fit under the top bezel with the plastic grill cut out.

Mine does in my 690 and current 690 II

I didn't even think of mounting it like that. I'm going to keep it like it is for now as I can add two more fans later if needed.
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Frankly TBH, i'm interested. Is it a 540 or 750D? Someone here (formerly from UAE and moved to Malaysia) kept harping on about how quality doesn't matter. People just keep raving on about them when they have the worst sidepanels in the class and fans that have a 50/50 chance of having a bad bearing. I have had 5 CM cases and 10 other CM builds for my customers and they don't do those.

Just a question guys, does the case come with those wimpy looking OEM fans or the Xtraflos? The use of a 200mm ticks me off though.

It was a 350D pal. Coming from the 690s, the build quality of the 350D was a shock: the window side panel arrived scratched and marked, Corsair sent out 2 replacements- both scratched and marked, the hard drive cage did not fit in the hard drive bay properly so when my hard drive was under even moderate use it would shake around in the bay causing a loud rattling sound- Corsair sent out a replacement, same issue. The side panels and all metal in general is flimsy and has a ridiculous amount of flex in them. The front dust filter was bowed outwards in the middle- replacement same issue. The hard drive cages are so flimsy and brittle even with a drive in them. The front panel comes off every time you move the case.

The whole thing was a shambles- I will never buy a Corsair case again, after the experience with the 350D and my AX850 PSU blowing and taking half my system with it, I don't think I will be touching any Corsair products again.

I know their are a LOT of die hard Corsair fans out there, I can't knock their CS but the QC is terrible- I will stick with CM for now as far as cases are concerned.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

It was a 350D pal. Coming from the 690s, the build quality of the 350D was a shock: the window side panel arrived scratched and marked, Corsair sent out 2 replacements- both scratched and marked, the hard drive cage did not fit in the hard drive bay properly so when my hard drive was under even moderate use it would shake around in the bay causing a loud rattling sound- Corsair sent out a replacement, same issue. The side panels and all metal in general is flimsy and has a ridiculous amount of flex in them. The front dust filter was bowed outwards in the middle- replacement same issue. The hard drive cages are so flimsy and brittle even with a drive in them. The front panel comes off every time you move the case.

The whole thing was a shambles- I will never buy a Corsair case again, after the experience with the 350D and my AX850 PSU blowing and taking half my system with it, I don't think I will be touching any Corsair products again.

I know their are a LOT of die hard Corsair fans out there, I can't knock their CS but the QC is terrible- I will stick with CM for now as far as cases are concerned.
I'll rather have proper QC than to have to deal with any kind of CS. Corsair is a real joke when QC is involved
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I'll rather have proper QC than to have to deal with any kind of CS. Corsair is a real joke when QC is involved

You don't have to tell me bud. QC is a joke.
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I can't seem to figure out how to remove my chrome rails from the exterior of my case.I would like to paint mine to match my green interior work smile.gif

On a different note, what did you do with your old side window?

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I'll pay for shipping if you'd like to sell your old side panel.

I still have the old original side panel in "reserve" when the day comes I'm selling the case. Then the buyers has the option to switch panel at his/her liking.

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How did you get your exterior rails green? I assume your case came like that. I can't figure out how to remove mine without damaging anything. I guess I'll live with them being chrome for now, but I definitely dig the green rails. thumb.gif

On a different note.. What kind of accent lighting are you using? I am considering getting this one in green and was wondering if it is a good interior lighting solution.

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