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Are the cables of TX 650 long enough for 800D

My current PSU Antec EA 650W cables are so short that it barely reaches stuff on my antec 300 (mid tower case).

So I'm looking for a PSU that has long cables.

Any help?
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Originally Posted by enri95 View Post

Are the cables of TX 650 long enough for 800D

My current PSU Antec EA 650W cables are so short that it barely reaches stuff on my antec 300 (mid tower case).

So I'm looking for a PSU that has long cables.

Any help?


Most cables can be routed and stretched to fit. The only one that not reach id the cpu cable, but Corsair gives you an extension.
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The only 2 problems I have with these Obsidian 700D and 800D and 800DW's is hiding the reset button behind the front panel. It should've been placed below the Start button and then below the HDD activity light.

I also would've appreciated a square side panel window, but that's aesthetics and not really anything to do with function. I can't see the codes on my motherboard with this weird shaped window. I see no reason that the windows should extend so far down that the power supply compartment is exposed. There's a lot of wiring showing that didn't have to be. I have a pair of spare, solid left side panels, but since they're made of such tough steel they can't be easily modded. These left side panels, or even both, could've been easily manufactured using aluminum. The cost wouldn't have been too expensive to fabricate and I wouldn't hesitate modding the left side panel to what I'd like if only it were aluminum.

Well, hell, since I've started I keep thinking of other things I would've liked to have been done to the stock cases. There is nowhere near enough space behind the right panel, behind the mobo, to easily arrange and hide all of the wiring. One half of an inch would've been nice and a full inch would've been even better. I'm certainly no expert on hiding wiring, but I could've done so much better if there were just a little more room in which to hide the excess wiring.

No on-board speaker for beep codes should've been there from the start. It took me a week of searching and asking around to find a speaker that would mount on the mobo header for an internal speaker. The mobo companies have a very good reason for not putting a speaker on these new mobo's. They simply haven't the spare room on the boards with all the things that are now necessary for modern mobo's. Of course, the mobo manufacturers should include a speaker with their mobo accessory packages, but Corsair could also have easily and cheaply added an internal speaker to their cases. Their cases are generally not cheap at all. We should receive these speakers with our new cases.

The locking mechanism for the side panels are nice, except when there are too many cables behind the right side panel. A little wider flange at the back of just the right side panel would've been perfect so we'd have enough room to drill and tap the panel and case for adding thumbscrews. Still my favorite way to secure side panels.

The other problem isn't the case, it's the cable lengths of the Corsair AX1200. An extra 3 inches on each end of the cables would help greatly in all of these full tower Corsair cases as well as every other brand of case. There are several psu's that come close to the quality and power of the AX1200, but the Corsair is still the best there is. Hopefully, they'll make one with even greater power. Computer components are being made everyday that use less power, but with all of the extra items we use these days, especially high-power videocards and watercooling systems, the AX1200 is in danger of not being powerful enough. There's nothing quite as aggravating as building a system and not having enough juice to properly power it up using the most powerful psu that Corsair now makes.

CoolerMaster has a new case ready to sell called the Cosmos II. http://www.coolermaster.com/microsite/cosmos_ii/design.html It may be the next case I buy. Even though I have a brand new, spare Obsidian 800DW. The new Cosmos II makes all other CoolerMaster cases look like complete dogs.

So far, I have never owned cases that I liked as much as the Corsair 700D, 800D and 800DW, but it's high time that Corsair updated them. Mid-tower, mini/micro and httpc cases are becoming more popular everyday, but there will always be a use for the full-tower cases for people like us.

Come on Corsair! I've read your excuses for not using aluminum and don't see why you can't use that material and still make quite a bit of money from them. I don't want to say that you're too lazy to change materials and learn the new manufacturing techniques involved, but it is becoming more apparent that that's your main reason. Whether you'll admit to it or not.

Sometimes, change is good. Updating your full-tower cases, power supplies and the materials used would be a very good thing for both your company and, even more importantly, your customers that keep Corsair in business.

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I payed $AU400 for my 800DW and I think for that price it should have been made entirely of aluminium. I like cases that include a speaker as well. I'll finally get to transfer my rig into the 800DW this weekend.
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Come on Corsair! I've read your excuses for not using aluminum and don't see why you can't use that material and still make quite a bit of money from them. I don't want to say that you're too lazy to change materials and learn the new manufacturing techniques involved, but it is becoming more apparent that that's your main reason. Whether you'll admit to it or not.
Sometimes, change is good. Updating your full-tower cases, power supplies and the materials used would be a very good thing for both your company and, even more importantly, your customers that keep Corsair in business.

They aren't excuses, they're legitimate reasons. Look at the price of the TJ11 if you want to see what a full aluminum case with similar build quality, features, and size would cost. The Cosmos II is also not full aluminum, and it costs $350.

The size and materials of cases like this add a lot of cost. To go full aluminum, you really do add a huge amount of cost for very little benefit. Especially if you want a blacked out interior. The yield of anodized aluminum interiors when being built drops through the floor - which is why very few 100% aluminum cases are black on the inside.

Now that being said, I'm not saying we won't do a case with more aluminum involved. I'm not even saying we won't do a full aluminum case. Just that if we made the 800D out of aluminum, it would have cost $500+, easily, to get similar features and build quality. And nobody would have bought it.

And as for saying that the reason we're not doing it is because we don't know how, well, that's kind of funny. We've been working with aluminum for a while. It's not really rocket science. It's just a matter of know where to put the right material for the right job.
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They aren't excuses, they're legitimate reasons. Look at the price of the TJ11 if you want to see what a full aluminum case with similar build quality, features, and size would cost. The Cosmos II is also not full aluminum, and it costs $350.
The size and materials of cases like this add a lot of cost. To go full aluminum, you really do add a huge amount of cost for very little benefit. Especially if you want a blacked out interior. The yield of anodized aluminum interiors when being built drops through the floor - which is why very few 100% aluminum cases are black on the inside.
Now that being said, I'm not saying we won't do a case with more aluminum involved. I'm not even saying we won't do a full aluminum case. Just that if we made the 800D out of aluminum, it would have cost $500+, easily, to get similar features and build quality. And nobody would have bought it.
And as for saying that the reason we're not doing it is because we don't know how, well, that's kind of funny. We've been working with aluminum for a while. It's not really rocket science. It's just a matter of know where to put the right material for the right job.

Well played.
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@ CorsairGeorge good a see a vender rep on OCN, One question for you guys,

A lot of owners of the 800D tend to modify the top and bottom of the case to better accommodate water cooling needs, namely cutting the honeycomb metal from the top and removing the lower HDD bracket for more room.

Is Corsair aware that many users of the case make these modification, and do you have plans to better adapt the 800D or even future cases to accommodate users that utilize the case for their water cooling needs.
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