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post #2291 of 2409
$85 is how much I paid for mine. I have seen it go down to as low as $79.99 but honestly, for $5 I rather have the cooler now than wait and it potentially go back up to the normal price haha. It's a great cooler, just wish the fans had LED's on them. I wouldn't even mind if Corsair sold an LED version of the fans as I would snag them right up but unfortunately they don't and I haven't found a review anywhere with someone who has found fans better than the stock ones. Good luck with your build and I'll make sure to post a picture of my rig tomorrow. I may even show the back panel but it's my first build and cable management is a little sloppy in the back but hey it works and hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it haha. thumb.gif
post #2292 of 2409
Hello. I just created this account to ask a question. for a while i've had my eyes on this case (i want to do a mATX gaming build). Yet recently I saw the new Corsair Obsidian 350D case. I was wondering which would be the best: the Vulcan or the 350D

The 350D is not out yet and it also costs more than the vulcan. But what I like is the window ($110 version) and how the case is a little more flexible than the vulcan. If I got the 350D I'd want an H100i cpu cooler rather than the H80 I would have gotten for the vulcan.

I'd rather not preorder the 350D on new egg without knowing when I would get it. I was hopeing to start assembling my PC in early June.
post #2293 of 2409
hey guys, im thinking of changing my side mesh panel with acrylic windows but currently am using CM Hyper 212+,
i don't think can can fit in with the side window panel. So any suggestion what would be good CPU cooler to change to?

oh btw, my theme inside going to be Blue CCFL / green UV cables wink.gif

any ideas are welcome thumb.gif
post #2294 of 2409
The plus side of the Vulcan is portability. The downside is the case is not very watercooling friendly if that is what you are going for. If you are going on air, the Vulcan is a fantastic case. Many people get confused because you can fit 2x120mm fans up top, but also forget the a 240mm radiator has a "tank" for the G1/4" threads. Now vs the 350D, it really depends on what you are going for. The Vulcan is still one of my favorite cases for mATX, but I wanted to go watercooled, and that made things difficult. I did manage to fit an h100 and an h80 inside of the case, both were in push pull. But at the same time I did not need hard drive space.
The easiest way to check to see if your cooler will fit is to get a piece of 11"x14" acrylic. Take of the mesh and get some double sided tape. Tape the edges and slap on your window. It will be a tight fit but the window will just clear the edges.
Then if you dont like what you have or it wont fit then just put the mesh back in. It is just held in with some tabs so removing and replacing it is very easy. thumb.gif
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post #2295 of 2409
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Originally Posted by audioholic View Post

The plus side of the Vulcan is portability. The downside is the case is not very watercooling friendly if that is what you are going for. If you are going on air, the Vulcan is a fantastic case. Many people get confused because you can fit 2x120mm fans up top, but also forget the a 240mm radiator has a "tank" for the G1/4" threads. Now vs the 350D, it really depends on what you are going for. The Vulcan is still one of my favorite cases for mATX, but I wanted to go watercooled, and that made things difficult. I did manage to fit an h100 and an h80 inside of the case, both were in push pull. But at the same time I did not need hard drive space.

Thx. Right now Im planning on doing just closed loop water cooling and maybe down the road I'll go open loop. That'll probably be in a couple years though...

I don't want to wait months for it to ship seeing as I have no idea what the demand for this thing is. but if I wait till the 30th I'm afraid they'll be out of stock for months -.-

IDK but I think I'm leaning towards the vulcan for looks, price, and availability.
post #2296 of 2409
Hi guys, would a NZXT havik 140 fit in here? If so does it obstruct the gpu?
post #2297 of 2409
I personally like the H80i solution for the CPU but I am thinking of doing a custom loop for my GPU(s). Anyone ever contemplate on mounting radiators on the mesh screen or better yet, replacing the mesh with an acrylic window and mounting the radiators/fans there with custom cut outs and rubber washers to minimize sound. I'm personally thinkin of trying this and making all my fans as intake and have that rad in push/pull as an exhaust. Of course I already have my H80i and I plan to keep it because it suits me just fine.

A side note: anyone seeking to install a long GPU in your system, a H80i is not the way to go as the tubes are shorter and they will not go around the cards unless you ghetto rig the thing to let's say mount on the mesh screen, you're going to be out of luck. I believe 10.5 inches was the maximum GPU length you can have with a H80i in the front.

I shall upload pics soon but all I have is an iPhone 4 so don't kill me lol. I'll do my best to light up the inside accordingly.
post #2298 of 2409
Decided to go back to a Vulcan. I had a mini ITX Lian Li that was pretty spiffy but I am planning on going back to gaming in the near future and need room for a Titan and a discrete sound card.

Picked up a few new parts. I was very interested in the Asetek 92mm AIO water cooling kit but $129 shipped from EBay and not a single review anywhere on the net left me a bit leery.

I would have gone with an H80i mounted up front but I will need the length for the Titan and I also need the extra hard drive mounts on the bottom as this will double as a home media system as well (hence the need for the handle).



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post #2299 of 2409
If I were you I wouldn't use that 200mm fan. I am on my second one and it makes an annoying grinding noise. The clear version from NZXT fits (just make sure to read details as their newest 200mm fans won't fit) and also is quiter. Can't say much about if it has grinding noises personally. I love your mobo and wish I could afford nice toys like that haha. What do you think about my idea with a rad mounted on an acrylic window? I'm thinking of buying a piece of blacked out acrylic and just mounting it straight up to the side via uchannel slides or something like that.
post #2300 of 2409
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Decided to go back to a Vulcan. I had a mini ITX Lian Li that was pretty spiffy but I am planning on going back to gaming in the near future and need room for a Titan and a discrete sound card.

Picked up a few new parts. I was very interested in the Asetek 92mm AIO water cooling kit but $129 shipped from EBay and not a single review anywhere on the net left me a bit leery.

I would have gone with an H80i mounted up front but I will need the length for the Titan and I also need the extra hard drive mounts on the bottom as this will double as a home media system as well (hence the need for the handle).




The gtx Titan is actually 10.5 inches if I remember correctly. And since you need the drive bay for storage hear me out on this. If you have laptop hard drives, why not mount them in the 3.5" bays, you can even get converters so you can put 2 hard drives in one 3.5" slot that only use 1 power connector. I personally like laptop hard drives because I had them laying around and they have a smaller footprint and honestly, if they're good enough to last in laptops which are meant to be taken around and don't have optimal cooling, then that says something as far as reliability and durability are concerned. Sorry for taking up two posts in such a short time : /
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