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Well played.
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Agreed thumb.gif

Indeed.thumb.gif Respect the Corsair!
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post #3912 of 8657
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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.
 

There's still no reason that the side panels and top plate couldn't be made of more easily moddable aluminum. They could even be produced as an optional accessory.

I have no real problem with a steel frame. Not that it couldn't easily be replaced during the manufacturing process with square aluminum tubing and the panels fleshed out in a monocoque fashion at a fairly reasonable price. Neither cheap nor exorborant in either cost of materiel or retooling. Just the will to do it.

Yes, I know about the problems of corrosion from direct contact between dissimilar metals. I also know there are many easy, cheap workarounds to that little problem. Treating galvanic corrosion and preventing it from recurring was part of my job in the Air Force.

I've also never seen a SilverStone case I would buy. Only because they're so damned ugly.

If I didn't like my Corsair cases I would've stopped buying them after I bought the 700D.

How much would it actually cost for Corsair to have given us an extra inch of space behind the motherboard tray for proper routing and concealment of the wiring? The side panel of my 700D just popped open as I'm typing this. Again. It's a rats nest back there but it's the best I can do with what little space there is to work with.

 

 

 

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post #3913 of 8657
There is a lot more rear space behind that rear panel than a lot of other cases I know of!
especially back when these cases where launched.
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There is a lot more rear space behind that rear panel than a lot of other cases I know of!
especially back when these cases where launched.



You're right about that! The thing is, there's so much more interior space in the full-tower Corsairs, that I tend to load it down with a bunch of crap I couldn't possibly fit in my old mid-towers. I'm still learning how to properly build a system in a full-tower. If you ain't careful, like me, you'll end up with just a larger rats nest than usual.

Same thing with my Mountain Mods UFO/CYO. There's plenty of room in it for 2 systems, until I get to working in it. Cables, fans, radiator(s), tubing , wiring, hdd's, ssd's, reservoirs, control panels, pumps and I don't remember what else. There is a psu and mobo in there, I think? That's another project I really need to get finished.

The Corsair 800DW is for IvyBridge. I've already started buying parts and modding that case when I have the MM UFO case & build only about half finished. And that one's a Rampage III that I put on the back burner when SandyBridge suddenly appeared. I gotta get organized!

I've been having way too much fun with this sig rig since I finally got everything running right.

 

 

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I finally ordered this case. It should arrive next week with $1.000 in WC stuff to make my first custom loop ever wink.gif

I'll post pics once I get this baby home.
    
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post #3916 of 8657
Finally got my gear moved into my 800D (wish I had a better camera)

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I've still got some wires to clean up inside so more pics later.
Edited by tw33k - 1/6/12 at 5:56am
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hey guys, I was just wondering how you 700d/800d owners out there have manged ure cables behind the tray. I actually found it REALLY difficult as there are no places to zip tie cables to, so i have a F*CKTON of cables that just hang everywhere. I ended up having to put the case on its side with my entire watercooled setup in it, try to lay out the cables in some sort of manageable way then put the panel back on, which still was quite difficult due to CCFL inverters and stuff not wanting to stay nicely.

How have you guys done it?/anyone else have the same problem as me?
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still waiting for nzxt pciexpress and atx12 8pin sleeves ..

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Finally got my gear moved into my 800D (wish I had a better camera)
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I've still got some wires to clean up inside so more pics later.

Good Job, I love it

can you tell me what you did to put a Fan in the HDD Bays? (Front Panel)
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I removed the hot swap bays and the plastic frame that is attached to the front panel (and the door of course) This made room for the fan. I used a 120mm CM fan with a 140/120 adapter and a 140mm filter/grill.

Add me to the list of people disappointed with the lack of space behind the MOBO. I have to smack the side panel pretty hard to get it to close properly. And plugging in the power supply cables was a nightmare. I could barely fit my hand in the tiny space and my 4+4 pin cable is only just long enough. It wasn't fun but apart from a little bit of tidying up I'm glad it's finished

UPDATE:

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Edited by tw33k - 1/6/12 at 10:45am
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