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Interesting. The bare chassis looks almost like a PC-8FI, with dampening materials on the side panels and a different fascia for indirect cooling to make it quieter (PC-8FI has a mesh grill).
New things like 2 piece HDD bay, and the vent on the front bottom are pretty cool.
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Everyone, take a look this about 650D tower review-

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Everyone, take a look this about 650D tower review-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQADafqEjvE&
I'm tossing up between getting a 650D or waiting for Storm Scout II, the 650D looks really tempting too!
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Has any one replaced the top fan on the 650D with two 120mm fans. What fans did you use. I was looking at the Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-15 but its always out of stock.
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Now my biggest beef with this case is that it's the same exact chassis as the 600T and yet it's about 50 bucks more! The only difference between the 2 case is the outer plastic look and the top hotswap dock. I love Corsair, but some of their products are way over priced.


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Everyone, take a look this about 650D tower review-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQADafqEjvE&
Swap it like it's hot!
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Now my biggest beef with this case is that it's the same exact chassis as the 600T and yet it's about 50 bucks more! The only difference between the 2 case is the outer plastic look and the top hotswap dock. I love Corsair, but some of their products are way over priced.
A lot of the cost adder for the 650D is the aluminum front panel. Plastic is cheap once you pay for the tooling, aluminum - not so much. Also, the window and hot-swap dock add to the cost as well.

That being said, $199 is the MSRP. We fully expect to see street prices lower than that - my guess is that the delta between the 600T and 650D will probably be around $20 or so in a few months.
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maybe in the US. but here it's going to be waaay over the MSRP lol.
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A lot of the cost adder for the 650D is the aluminum front panel. Plastic is cheap once you pay for the tooling, aluminum - not so much. Also, the window and hot-swap dock add to the cost as well.

That being said, $199 is the MSRP. We fully expect to see street prices lower than that - my guess is that the delta between the 600T and 650D will probably be around $20 or so in a few months.
Yeah that's true, I will just wait for Newegg to have a sell...$200 for a mid-tower case is just a little over my budget atm.


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A lot of the cost adder for the 650D is the aluminum front panel. Plastic is cheap once you pay for the tooling, aluminum - not so much. Also, the window and hot-swap dock add to the cost as well.

That being said, $199 is the MSRP. We fully expect to see street prices lower than that - my guess is that the delta between the 600T and 650D will probably be around $20 or so in a few months.
I'm sorry but 200 for a steel mid-tower is a RIPOFF. Please justify your pricing. A hot-swap dock is not enough to justify because the 690 II has it and its sub-100. A window cannot justify it because tbh anyone can just buy one or mod one.

These 2 Lian Li Mid-Towers are Aluminum, and same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112248

For even more pwn, a Lian Li Full-Tower that is Aluminum, and same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112244

So what corsair is basically saying is that we are going to sell you something made from a inferior material but then price it along with the aluminum cases? Fractal Design Arc beats the living crap out of the 600t/650D in pricing and also has near-the same features.
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How much space is there behind the motherboard for routing cables? Could I get a pic + dimensions please ?
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