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I agree. Very impressive. The Corsair Obsidian 800D is actually larger than the ATCS 840, but seeing as how the 800D is mostly steel, has much worse airflow, worse water cooling potential, and a much higher price, I can't see why anyone would buy it.
Because:
- They don't need to mod it for a 360mm RAD
- It says Corsair
- Black insides
- Rubber Grommets
- Hot-Swap drive bays
- It says Corsair on it
- It says Corsair on it
- the front panel
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Because:
- They don't need to mod it for a 360mm RAD
- It says Corsair
- Black insides
- Rubber Grommets
- Hot-Swap drive bays
- It says Corsair on it
- It says Corsair on it
- the front panel
You don't have to mod the ATCS 840 to fit a 360 rad. It can fit a 360 and a 240 rad by default, and a 120 on the back fan mount if you care. The 800D is limited to a 360 rad and a 120 rad in terms of internal water cooling.

The fact that it says Corsair definitely plays a big factor. Overrated PSUs (all are good power supplies nevertheless, the HX750 and HX850 are amazing), good RAM, good customer service, etc. Black interior is nice, but who cares about rubber grommets? That doesn't help out at all. Hot swap drive bays are somewhat convenient I suppose, I'm sure a few people use them.

What's so great about the front panel? It lacks fans but it is the only aluminum part of the case as far as I know. Or are you just emphasizing the hot swap bays some more? I wonder if the revised ATCS 840 will have them, the HAF-X does.
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You don't have to mod the ATCS 840 to fit a 360 rad. It can fit a 360 and a 240 rad by default, and a 120 on the back fan mount if you care. The 800D is limited to a 360 rad and a 120 rad in terms of internal water cooling.
By default the 800D does: 1 x 360, 1 x 120, & 2 x 140 (Because of that bottom section.)

But it's already pre-setup with that in mind. So people like it more as it's got a more "professional" look to it.

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The fact that it says Corsair definitely plays a big factor. Overrated PSUs (all are good power supplies nevertheless, the HX750 and HX850 are amazing), good RAM, good customer service, etc. Black interior is nice, but who cares about rubber grommets? That doesn't help out at all. Hot swap drive bays are somewhat convenient I suppose, I'm sure a few people use them.
Corsair RAM = Over Priced and Over Rated. G.Skill & Mushkin make modules that either perform better, or cost less. Using either better or the same IC's.

OCZ has been known to make a select few better kits as well.

Corsair PSU's are all mostly to old to be contenders now adays. The only "new" designs they have on the market are the HX750 & HX850 which are CWT's DSG Platform.

They do have an HX1200 coming out, but in my opinion "what's the point." More so, since it looks like it'll be a CWT PUC design like the HX1000. This is unconfirmed though. I'm only basing it off what the rail layout is.
Though, a Corsair rep did tell me that it won't be PUC, I'm still skeptical.

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What's so great about the front panel? It lacks fans but it is the only aluminum part of the case as far as I know. Or are you just emphasizing the hot swap bays some more?
The front panel just by looks, is agreed to be better looking than the ATSC 840, as it's got that "solid" unibody (IE one piece ) look to it. And it's the only piece that needs to be Aluminum, as the finish is what matters. ANd that's what attracts people.

In my opinion, Aluminum vs Steel in cases is an over-rated, and stupid argument.

Aluminum is good for small cases (IE: SFF/Lan rigs) but in a mid or full tower, really doesn't offer anything above steel.
This has been proven with Lan Cool vs Lian Li, where they put the same cases (one steel (lan cool) on alu (lian li) up against one another, and the temps were the same across the board.

As for the Hot-Swap bays, it's not that people use them, it's that the option is available.

The average consumer is swayed by options being available not by options possible.
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Corsair RAM = Over Priced and Over Rated. G.Skill & Mushkin make modules that either perform better, or cost less. Using either better or the same IC's.
My Dominators cost $159.99, that's not overpriced.
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My Dominators cost $159.99, that's not overpriced.
Those are around $225 now.

Thats the same price range as Redline's and Ridgebacks which use much better IC's.
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Those are around $225 now.

Thats the same price range as Redline's and Ridgebacks which use much better IC's.
Well they weren't overpriced when I got them, that's the important thing. Plus Redlines and Ridgebacks weren't available when I was buying; I also needed the removable fins so I could use my San Ace on the "push" side of my Hammer.
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Well they weren't overpriced when I got them, that's the important thing. Plus Redlines and Ridgebacks weren't available when I was buying; I also needed the removable fins so I could use my San Ace on the "push" side of my Hammer.
Redline's will fit under your San Ace without any work, because Mushkin (slide the Ridgebacks) do not have stupidly over large heatsinks for no apparent reason besides bling.
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Redline's will fit under your San Ace without any work, because Mushkin (slide the Ridgebacks) do not have stupidly over large heatsinks for no apparent reason besides bling.
You sure? Because I have older Mushkin DDR2 RAM with the same style heat spreaders as the Redlines and the heat spreaders would have been too tall.
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You sure? Because I have older Mushkin DDR2 RAM with the same style heat spreaders as the Redlines and the heat spreaders would have been too tall.
I've not had a problem getting any of my sticks with the Frostbyte heatsinks under my S1283/Blader/TH

Frostbyte is what they use on XP/Redline/Blackline's
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I've not had a problem getting any of my sticks with the Frostbyte heatsinks under my S1283/Blader/TH

Frostbyte is what they use on XP/Redline/Blackline's
Well the Hammer's fins extend lower than the Balder's from what I can tell; anything more than a centimeter tall in the heatspreaders is too tall to fit under a fan on the push side of the Hammer.
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