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post #121 of 8657
Running mine with a Corsair H50 with 2 x 120mm Enermax Magma fans running @ 7v (Set as intakes instead of exhausts replacing the 140mm rear exhaust fan)


Roof is fitted with 3 x 120mm Enermax Magma fans set as exhaust's and running @ 7v.


HD hot swap bay is still running the original Corsair 140mm fan.


Lower intake 140mm has been replaced with a Sharkoon 140mm 1500rpm fan.


This fan setup has made a vast improvent to my cooling over my Lian-Li PC80B case.
Edited by Rapid7 - 10/23/09 at 11:16am
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Thinking of selling my Cosmos S and getting one of these, Just a quick question though.

How much gp is there between the motherboard mounting panel and the side panel itself?

On my Cosmos S I have 15mm of space to squeese and run my cables, how much spac is there on the Obsidian?
I believe it's also 15mm, but im not 100% sure. It prob is since this should be a standard imo.

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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
There is right at 3/4" of space between the mb tray and side panel. Fits my ridiculous amount of cabling from my PCP&C 910watt though, first case to be able to do that. Without a clutter fest and a fight that is.

I must say I was kinda weary about grabbing this case but it was well worth it in the end.

As has been said, tons of room, wires practically manage themselves. Only draw back is it does not have the best of airflow due to only one intake. But my temps didn't raise too much.

Was scarred to death when I saw the box from UPS though, then just pissed.

But it was ok and no damage
Wow, they tore the crap out of that box. I never understand how does that happen. But like I tolled people before, Corsair should ship these in thicker boxes. But good thing your case is ok and everything looks great
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After spending two weeks with the case, I have to say my opinion has changed somewhat. Don't get me wrong - it is still a very good case. Pros include: Giant interior for watercooling, lots of motherboard holes for cable routing, and a simplistic and sleek design. However, I wished some things were more thoroughly of to begin with.


1. They seriously need to reinforce the back panel of the case. After moving my video cards a few times around, I've realized that the PCI holes and the video cards holes don't line up perfectly. You need to push the back panel inwards to secure the thumb screws. This is a well documented problem, especially with earlier batches of the case. Maybe I ended up getting an early one?

2. Airflow. Perhaps they expected everyone to cool every component in this case with water. GPU Temperatures are abysmal. Granted, my 2900xt runs extremely hot and inefficient. However, there is no excuse for the high temperatures in such a large case with 140mm fans.

CPU temperatures I can't comment because I'm watercooling that.

HDD temperatures are such crap. I'm running a WD 640gb black, old WD 250gb, and a WD640gb blue. Temperatures for the three drives (idle) can reach 43C, 49C, and 43C. I've properly tied everything down behind the motherboard to ensure the hot air can escape. It simply doesn't work.

Bottom line: The supplied 140mm fans do not push enough air for their theoretical design to work. Another intake fan needs to be mounted in the PSU chamber so that the HDD and existing bottom intake fans are not starved for air.
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post #124 of 8657
I was in love with this case when I first found out about it but the lack of side fan holes turned me off. I figured ventilation might be a problem with the hard drives. Went with the CM Sniper instead. I just couldn't justify the price of the 800D.
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Hard drive temps in my 800D is always about 38C. No idea if that is good or bad but I have a WD Caviar Black 1 TB.

@raxen I agree with pretty much all you said. The airflow in this case is pretty bad and they should have included more fans expecially at the price this case it. They should have two intakes on the bottom fans for exhaust at the top and even a side panel fan. How are side panel fans anyway? aren't they a pain to remove since there is a cable attached?
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post #126 of 8657
I'm thinking of getting this for my next build in 15 days, 2500 grand budget (aussie), anyone want to convince me out of it? it is basically this or the tj07
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Hard drive temps in my 800D is always about 38C. No idea if that is good or bad but I have a WD Caviar Black 1 TB.

@raxen I agree with pretty much all you said. The airflow in this case is pretty bad and they should have included more fans expecially at the price this case it. They should have two intakes on the bottom fans for exhaust at the top and even a side panel fan. How are side panel fans anyway? aren't they a pain to remove since there is a cable attached?
The problem with my setup is that I have all three hard drives stacked on top of each other inside the hot swap bay. I have since moved the WD 640 Black down to the bottom cage, and added a 120mm fan to that. Temps dropped drastically for all drives. However, my initial point still stands. The 140mm fan blowing into the hot swap bay is completely starved for air. If you remove one of the trays and stick your hand inside, you don't feel any air blowing through. However, remove the side panel and fan cover and try again. You'll definitely feel the breeze. The problem there isn't the fan itself, but rather the PSU area not feeding the fan any air to blow.

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I'm thinking of getting this for my next build in 15 days, 2500 grand budget (aussie), anyone want to convince me out of it? it is basically this or the tj07
No case will be perfect. I'm sure the TJ07 has its fair share of incompetencies. I can't comment since I've never worked with a TJ07. However, IMO this case is more suited for watercooling. If you're sticking with air, I suggest you shop for another case.

Silverstone's FT02 looks promising, especially for air cooling. However, the debacle with graphic card lengths has significantly delayed its release date.
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post #128 of 8657
Good thing I'm water cooling then , I shall most likely go for the case then, thanks
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post #129 of 8657
yea its a great case. I think I will watercool mine in a few months which will make it much cooler and look better
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Yeah, this case is hands down a watercooling case before an aircooler
    
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