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I have just got this case too with my new build, (see sig), I'd just like to confirm that the V8 100% fits if anyone is looking to get that with the 650D!

Also, I got the Fan Buzzing 650D too, Corsair are sending me the repair kit. But I'm not sure it will repair the top 200mm fan from occasionally hissing. Almost as if it has brushes on each fan blade and they're brushing against the top of the case...

But it doesn't haha...

Also, I'd like to point out that the air flow in this case isn't that great, even with 2x 200mm fans. It just doesn't cut it, I'm idling at about 35-45C depending on my ambient.

Never really goes past 55C on load. Not fully stressed this yet as I think I have a faulty HDD.

Overall the 650D is a well made case, however, it isn't very scratch resistant, the brushed aluminium front starts to wear quite quickly at the edges, mine doesn't look brand new anymore that's for sure, and I've really looked after it! The cable management is average, there are a lot of grommets, but for some obscure reason I found no use for half of them, and the cables that come with it are huge. There's definitely a different order in which cables should be installed in this case, as the path in which the cable tie holes take, doesn't seem to make any logical sense.

Although my cables are hidden quite nicely by the side panel, I'm not quite sure it should look so messy, even when I've tied them all up together, and my last case was immaculate to say the least... (Silverstone Raven RV01B-W)

For anyone who is undecided of whether to take the plunge and get this case or not, ask yourself this, are you willing to spend £140 ($230) on a case that doesn't have great airflow, easily scuffed/scratched then by all means get this case, but it will definitely be a looks over performance case. That's not to say this case isn't worth the money, as it will be for most people, I just think that it should be quieter/cooler for the price tag.

At most, this case is worth about £100 ($165), and until it comes down, I shall refrain from buying it in future builds, unless drastic changes are made such as:

Clear concise cable management, more clearance for SLI cards between the motherboard and PSU.

Scratch resistant coating on the brushed aluminium, 1x 200mm or 2x 120mm side window fan, smaller window, moved slightly higher up to show the full motherboard, and not the writing on the PSU.

Fully controllable fans instead of "High, medium, low" settings. More tidy I/O cables (preferably already cable managed), and maybe the finishing around the window could also be brushed aluminium, as well as the quick release panels.

Off topic: Why is it that everyone on OCN thinks they could design a better case...? Is it just me? Or do you guys find yourselves completely baffled at some of the cases out there? And the transition between USB 2 and USB 3... I know it has to happen, but seriously, none of these annoyingly huge I/O cables running through your case and out of the rear... That's just annoying.

As for the high end user, this case does provide some excellent features, and if you've read the list then there is no use me posting up that information.

I'd give this case about 7/10, not quite there yet. But it is definitely a great case for mid range liquid cooling, which I do not have, nor do I wish to own.
    
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Anyone have any experience with a high-profile HSF in the 650D? The Silver Arrow, specifically. Pictures for bonus points?
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Originally Posted by Plex;13277188 
Anyone have any experience with a high-profile HSF in the 650D? The Silver Arrow, specifically. Pictures for bonus points?

Both the D14 and Silver Arrow fit in there just fine:

http://www.overclock.net/12949923-post1.html

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1037170714&postcount=716
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Quote:
Originally Posted by faraz1729;13278083 
Both the D14 and Silver Arrow fit in there just fine:

http://www.overclock.net/12949923-post1.html

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1037170714&postcount=716

Yeah, I knew they fit. Just wanted some first-hand experience on how it felt. How much room there was to work with, etc.

Unfortunately both posts you linked for me are using some kind of image sharing site, I'm assuming. My work's proxy blocks those, so I can't see anything frown.gif. If you wanted to swipe a pic and attach it here.....rolleyes.gif

+rep anyway.
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It's hard to gauge the exact amount of room left, but it seems like they're both a pretty comfortable fit. You can ask faulkton about the specifics since he has a Silver Arrow in his 650D.
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Thanks so much faraz smile.gif +1.
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plenty of room with a silver arrow.. the cpu fan and the cpu 8 pin should be attached before you mount the SA though.. can still be done after, but easier before.
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Now maybe one of you can help me figure something out. I have never been happy with the fan controller or the fans in this case.. even extra fans i bought and added.

I was thinking it was just the buzzing that everyone has and i waited for the fix kit. When i got it i still wasnt happy.

Today i decided to take a multi-meter and test the voltage on all three speeds of the fan controller.

high = 12.03v
medium = 11.92
low = 11.28

Is this how it is supposed to work? i am starting to wonder if the fan controller is just plain faulty... unless i am missing something, i think it should be outputting different voltages... and mine at least doesnt seem to be doing that



Also I remember reading that the fix kit was to smooth out the pwm signal, but the stock fans are only 3 wire and the fan controller only uses 2 wires... all the pwm fans i have seen are 4 wire... wth?

what am i missing here?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roxborough;13271892 
Also, I'd like to point out that the air flow in this case isn't that great, even with 2x 200mm fans. It just doesn't cut it, I'm idling at about 35-45C depending on my ambient.

Never really goes past 55C on load. Not fully stressed this yet as I think I have a faulty HDD.

At most, this case is worth about £100 ($165), and until it comes down, I shall refrain from buying it in future builds, unless drastic changes are made such as:

I'd give this case about 7/10, not quite there yet. But it is definitely a great case for mid range liquid cooling, which I do not have, nor do I wish to own.

Sorry but i think you are talking rubbish!

1. The airflow on the 650d is great! if you dont think it is.. then you need to sort out your cables and layout inside..

2. Worth £100? who are you to say how much its worth? the case comes finished to a high standerd.. lots of features.. made with quality products and comes with the BEST customer service!

3. why are you going on about liquid cooling when you have never tested it in the case and have no intention to..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by faulkton;13282422 
Now maybe one of you can help me figure something out. I have never been happy with the fan controller or the fans in this case.. even extra fans i bought and added.

I was thinking it was just the buzzing that everyone has and i waited for the fix kit. When i got it i still wasnt happy.

Today i decided to take a multi-meter and test the voltage on all three speeds of the fan controller.

high = 12.03v
medium = 11.92
low = 11.28

Is this how it is supposed to work? i am starting to wonder if the fan controller is just plain faulty... unless i am missing something, i think it should be outputting different voltages... and mine at least doesnt seem to be doing that



Also I remember reading that the fix kit was to smooth out the pwm signal, but the stock fans are only 3 wire and the fan controller only uses 2 wires... all the pwm fans i have seen are 4 wire... wth?

what am i missing here?

I think it would be much better if they put an analogue fan controller in.. but you could of got 2 faulty controllers..
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