Originally Posted by ebduncan
The merlin is nice, but more expensive, and doesn't have top I/O. It also supports Less radiators. The 900D supports a 480 up top push/pull, 240/360 in the front, a 480 down below, and a 240. Granted both cases support enough radiator to cool just bout any PC.
I will be using a 480 and a 240. Plenty for my needs, (crossfired 7950's and Fx 8320/8350) currently single 7950 and 8120. I have not actually gotten around to install the second card and new cpu yet. Still waiting for the water blocks for the 7950's.
the merlin is modular, expandable and can configure alot quicker than the
900D. not taking anything away from corsair george and the corsair design
team, but this smacks alot of the SM8 and the swapable design. this is what
case owners have been wanting. Caselabs has been doing this awhile, but
under stated and not mass marketed and all in aluminum with color choices,
reversable motherboard, options out the wazzzoooo.
expensive?, $25 more.. it can be configured for top i/o.. a case of this caliber
that is already being sold to the open market.
radiator support is less than 900D? what? 480top p/p same, 240/360 front p/p,
240/360/480 lower p/p kinda the same, but one difference, the top can support
dual 480 p/p laterally as well with no mobo restriction..
you can have the 900D later, but i'll already have the SM8 Merlin..