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Case exterior. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hardwood floor... so jealous. Hate carpet. wink.gif
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Hardwood floor... so jealous. Hate carpet. wink.gif

We actually used to have carpet!
After a fire at the house a little over a year ago, when remodeling everything, we spent a little extra out-of-pocket to redo the floors as wood.
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Here's my 550D.
Crossfire XFX 6950's, 4GB together.

Corsair Force GT 120GB and 500GB Seagate Barracuda. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The angle I like.

Straight forward, shows the wiring a bit more.

Case exterior.

Open panel. (Actually has a NZXT Sentry Mix under the CD Drive now.

Front fans.

Front panel I/O
I've been considering getting braided cables. I'd like to see red, or white.
Might try to paint the fans red or white, also.

How are your temps in that case? I think the cable management is so good in these cases that you can make the wires almost disappear, other than the gpu power cables, and yours are black and already sleeved (in a group). I think it looks really good. I know I'm likely in the minority, but I've never been a huge fan of the braided/sleeved cables so many people like. I've always been in the "cables should be used and not seen" club. I have seen some builds that I thought looked really good with coloured sleeving, (mostly those where the sleeves match the colour of some other mods the owner has done), but in general I don't think they add much to an average build. I've thought about purchasing some, but I would still rout them so you couldn't see most of it anyway. Most people seem to like to drape the cables out, exposing extra length to show off the sleeving. I think this defeats the whole purpose of cable management. It used to be a lot more special when people were doing the sleeving themselves. It really showed a lot of dedication, hard work, and desire for something special. Now that you can just purchase them, they're no longer as special.

To quote Syndrome from The Incredibles "When everyone is super, no one will be".
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I'm about ready to give up on my 800D. Since I don't watercool, I've been having a hard time keeping the temps down. I'm going to try one more thing to see if that helps. Reversing the airflow. Using the top fans as the intakes and the bottom and rear fan as the exhaust. If that doesn't help, then I'll be tearing it down and rebuilding my Lian Li.
I was skeptical about the bottom intake from the beginning, but was enchanted by the overall looks of the case.

Show us a pic of your interior and post a screen shot of your load temps. You can get good airflow out of any case. It all depends on how far you're willing to go to get it, and what temperatures are acceptable to you.
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Here's my 550D.
Crossfire XFX 6950's, 4GB together.

It's 2 Gb together.
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How are your temps in that case? I think the cable management is so good in these cases that you can make the wires almost disappear, other than the gpu power cables, and yours are black and already sleeved (in a group). I think it looks really good. I know I'm likely in the minority, but I've never been a huge fan of the braided/sleeved cables so many people like. I've always been in the "cables should be used and not seen" club. I have seen some builds that I thought looked really good with coloured sleeving, (mostly those where the sleeves match the colour of some other mods the owner has done), but in general I don't think they add much to an average build. I've thought about purchasing some, but I would still rout them so you couldn't see most of it anyway. Most people seem to like to drape the cables out, exposing extra length to show off the sleeving. I think this defeats the whole purpose of cable management. It used to be a lot more special when people were doing the sleeving themselves. It really showed a lot of dedication, hard work, and desire for something special. Now that you can just purchase them, they're no longer as special.
To quote Syndrome from The Incredibles "When everyone is super, no one will be"
I would keep the wiring and cabling as hidden as it is now. I just prefer the braided look a bit more. As I said, looking probably at a dark red. Maybe red and black mix.
The temps in the case do get a little warm. Surprisingly, it cools better when fans are all set to their lowest speed on my controller. On idle, the CPU, motherboard, and drives are around 25-27C when it's 70F in my room, GPU's being about 35C.
On load, CPU gets to about 30-35C, motherboard and drives around 28-30C. My top card gets to around 70-75C, my bottom on is around 60-65C.

I'm thinking about replacing my two side 120mm's with one big 200mm. Would cool the top card much better and be quieter. I also leave the side and top panel covers on my 550D off, as they really don't make any audible difference in sound levels with my fans. The loudest thing in my system is probably the H100 pump. Which I can only head when I'm next to my case, under my desk, with the side panel open.
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It's 2 Gb together.
No it's not. Each card has 2GB. 4GB total.

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No it's not. Each card has 2GB. 4GB total.

No, it doesn't work that way. You only have the 2GB each individual card has available. It's quite logical, really. The VRAM is mirrored and used by each GPU, since the two GPU's is not rendering the same frames at any given time. I'm sure you've heard of alternate frame rendering?

You can't look at "dedicated graphics memory", as that assigns some of the system memory to the graphics as well.
Edited by TripleH2O - 8/18/12 at 9:04am
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Windows says 4GB together.

But either way, still more than enough power.
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Hey guys I'm in the process of slowly upgrading my rig, and I'm thinking soon of buying a new case, I absolutely despise my 922. I was looking at getting the 500r, but realized I didn't want to deal with the wide out sides. So that dropped my choices down. I was lolling at the 550D. I think it's a beautiful case. I was wondering how the 550D compares to other big cases?

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Hey guys I'm in the process of slowly upgrading my rig, and I'm thinking soon of buying a new case, I absolutely despise my 922. I was looking at getting the 500r, but realized I didn't want to deal with the wide out sides. So that dropped my choices down. I was lolling at the 550D. I think it's a beautiful case. I was wondering how the 550D compares to other big cases?
Thanks!

I posted my 550D just a few days ago!

I personally love it. I switched over from a 600T, and am much happier with my 550D.
The fan dust covers are much, much tighter and do their job. Some might consider them a little too tight, as it some-what restricts the airflow. But that's not the intent of this case.

All of the internal cables are black. Save for the audio cable, which is only colored just before the header. It will fit Micro-ATX or ATX boards perfectly, but E-ATX boards are definitely a squeeze in. Also, if you use an E-ATX board with side-board SATA ports the motherboard tray will block the bottom row of connectors. (So, my board with 8 connectors only has 4 useable in this case. No big deal, I only need four at most. Use three now.)

Speaking of drives, I don't really see how it's possible to use the very bottom drive spot on the bottom drive cage without bending the SATA to a stressful point. Unless you have a 90 degree connector, and it faces up-ward. 90 degree connectors "bottom-out" to the case, and can't really route. And a straight-in connector will probably not fit with the side panel on.

The case does it's job for "silence" very nicely. Sitting here as I typed with everything sound-related off in my room, my computer is so quiet I can't believe it. And that is with the side and top grill covers off. With those on, it's almost dead silent.

The case isn't really build for internal radiator water cooling, if you're considering it. It will fit a radiator in above the motherboard, but then you won't be able to use fans. (Unless it's an H100). You can not place a radiator on the front of the case, because though it fits two 120mm fans, the fans are flush up against the 5.25" bays and bottom of the case, leaving no room for the tubing intake and release.

The foam is nice. The case needs a good week or so to get rid of it's factory smell. (I'd suggest running hot for the week; heat will expand the material and let the smell seep out.) Also, keep the room with the computer ventilated to get the smell out of the room. It's nothing bad, or unbearable, just some-what noticeable for the first week.

The side panels have foam padding for where they connect onto the side of the case. The "cable-side" of the case even has foam.

Both hard drive cages are detachable. The top cage is easy. One screw on the back panel, one on the bottom cage. The bottom cage is a bit more work. One screw in the back panel, two under the case on the exterior.

The case PROBABLY could REALLY benefit from an extra 0.5" or 1.0" space on the cable management side, between the tray and side cover. The case is meant for quiet builds, so I suppose the expected smaller, cooler, simpler builds. It's nothing un-bearable. Just definitely requires a bit of work if you've got a bunch of wires. I've got almost every cabled attached to my AX750, so that's a 24-pin power, 8-pin CPU, four 4/6-pin GPU cables, two SATA lengths (one for the SSD and HDD, one for the Optical drive), One MOLEX stretch (provides power to my H100, and fan controller. The fan controller has two MOLEX connectors, so 3 used together), 6 wires to control my six fans from the controller and fans, the front panel controller and I/O wires, the HD audio cable, and the USB 3.0 front-panel header. But even with all that, you can see in my previous pictures, cable management is possible. It just definitely takes some effort. I probably could do it better, too. I'm just fine with it for now. ;]

I may add in a card reader and a Xonar Essence STX, which will be some more wires to compensate for, but it will be fine.


All in all, I'd give the case a solid 9.5/10. The only problems I wish were fixed were if they just added another 0.5" width for cable management. I could have asked for the HD audio to be full-black wires, but I'll probably just color it. Maybe braid it myself.

If you want a reference, I rated my previous 600T at a 8.5/10.

So, coming from a 550D owner to a potential one: get it. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
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