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On a scale of 1-10, I'd say this case is definitely black.
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Ok so I'm getting ready to migrate my system from my old case to the 650D. I know it's been said the fan controller isn't that good but what if I plan to rarely changing the speed settings? Most of the time I figure I'll leave it on the middle setting and maybe switch to high only on really warm days when I'm home in the middle of the day and gaming. I'd like to have the Spectre Pro 200mm and two top 140mm fans connected.

Opinions please. thumb.gif
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Ok so I'm getting ready to migrate my system from my old case to the 650D. I know it's been said the fan controller isn't that good but what if I plan to rarely changing the speed settings? Most of the time I figure I'll leave it on the middle setting and maybe switch to high only on really warm days when I'm home in the middle of the day and gaming. I'd like to have the Spectre Pro 200mm and two top 140mm fans connected.
Opinions please. thumb.gif

Remove the fan controller which comes with the case. Get yourself another cooler controller for the 5.25" bays. Honest opinion.
Edited by Sevada88 - 3/6/12 at 12:51am
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Remove the fan controller which comes with the case. Get yourself another cooler for the 5.25" bays. Honest opinion.

This^ I cut mine out lol shoulda unscrewed it but i didn't know better

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Can you tell what happened that made you dislike it so much?
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Mine died after a few months.
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Did you change the setting several times a day? I plan on leaving mine on the middle setting pretty much 24/7.
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Can you tell what happened that made you dislike it so much?

It's not that I dislike it, it's just not very functional to be honest and doesn't look good either. It only has 3 settings and it sits at a weird location. In fact, I don't understand why they had to put in the "sliding door/removable hard drive thing" hot swap bay in the first place.

EDIT: also, I am not sure if you heard of it but the fan controller had an issue. Yours probably won't have that since you just got it and I think they updated it. But mine made a buzzing noise when running the fans at low or medium speeds. Now, I don't know what caused the issue, it might have been the grills but Corsair was nice enough to send me a new fan controller, free of charge. This new one allows the fans to run at lower RPMs on all 3 settings and it doesn't make that buzzing noise. Maybe CorsairGeorge can clarify this since I don't know all the details.

@CorsairGeorge also, if I could suggest a small change to future cases, can you guys get rid of the front and back grill?
Edited by Sevada88 - 3/6/12 at 1:06am
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Alright, sounds like it's better to unscrew the thing. I already removed the cables for the hot-swap bay which I will never use. I was thinking about storing a couple USB sticks in there. biggrin.gif

I'd like to get a couple more opinions/experiences before I remove the controller. Any takers?

EDIT: Lol, I've already removed the front and back mesh. Even if I hadn't read countless posts about the noise difference I still would have done it for the airflow. biggrin.gif I'd like to know the specific details of the changes to the fan controller as well. I just got the 650D but who knows how long it was sitting in whatever random warehouse.
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Alright, sounds like it's better to unscrew the thing. I already removed the cables for the hot-swap bay which I will never use. I was thinking about storing a couple USB sticks in there. biggrin.gif
I'd like to get a couple more opinions/experiences before I remove the controller. Any takers?
EDIT: Lol, I've already removed the front and back mesh. Even if I hadn't read countless posts about the noise difference I still would have done it for the airflow. biggrin.gif I'd like to know the specific details of the changes to the fan controller as well. I just got the 650D but who knows how long it was sitting in whatever random warehouse.

Why not just hook your fans up to it and see how it works. You might like it.
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