Originally Posted by raxen
Whew... just finished transfering hardware to this case.
By far, much much easier to work with than the P180. There are a few flaws though:
1. It doesn't fit a PC&P 750w Silencer properly. You will need to take off some plastic surrounding the power plug to get it to fit. I just left it so it doesn't sit flush with the back panel.
2. The locking mechanism for the 5" bays is useless. It didn't secure my Scythe Kama Ace or my Pioneer dvd rom properly. You have to use screws to secure them.
3. The holes for the fans on the top aren't perfectly aligned. However, since the top panel is bendable, using a bit of force will allign the fans in the end.
4. The 24-pin power cord on the PC&P barely reaches the motherboard. Maybe Corsairs PSU's have longer cables. Not a fault of the case.
5. The BIGGEST flaw of the case - GPU temperatures. I left all three original fans alone, and added 3 yate loon low speeds to the top. Idle GPU temperatures hit 56C, compared to my P180 which was only 50C.
Overall, very good case. Ridiculously huge with ample room to hold all your watercooling gear.
1. My Silencer fit but it's tight.
2. IMO all those plastic clip mechanisms are junk. I almost always screw them in
3. My fans lined up great on the top panel
4. My 24-pin reaches comfortable using the upper-most hole along the vertical edge of my P6T Deluxe. Try going through to the backside in the small remainder of the hole the PSU chassis partially blocks. Make a straight line for one of the grommets near the motherboard and you should be good to go.
5. Can't comment on this one because I don't have any data for my GPUs in another case.
Originally Posted by 45nm
I'm considering this case but I have been reading about the various issues with alignments and other problems that really put me off purchasing this case. I would rather get this than the Cooler Master Cosmos-S I have been planning for a case upgrade (eventually). I'm also not that happy with the market price for such a case coming close to $340 CAD.
I am a big Cooler Master fan and have owned a Cosmos S. I assure/guarantee/promise you this Corsair is bringing more options to the table and is built better overall. The only decision that would be in my head is whether or not it's worth the price difference.Edited by MNiceGuy - 10/14/09 at 8:12pm