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As most of you guys know, Corsair is releasing some new products...

-Hydro Series H60
-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
-Performance 3 Series SSD
-Corsair Speakers (SP2200 and SP2500)
-Corsair Graphite Series 600D White Window Edition

Anyways, I wanted to know which one I should get...

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=...gory=2&prod=57

http://www.corsair.com/cases/obsidia...ries-650d.html

Thanks!
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I would go with the FD case unless corsair decides to get rid of that 200mm front fan or at least add support for 2x 120mm fans. I dont know why they go with 200mm fans and gimp yet another nice case when theres a plethora of 120mm fans on the market.
 
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But it looks like you can mod the Corsair to fit a 360/480 rad, mmm yummy.
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I would go with the FD case unless corsair decides to get rid of that 200mm front fan or at least add support for 2x 120mm fans. I dont know why they go with 200mm fans and gimp yet another nice case when theres a plethora of 120mm fans on the market.
I'm fine with 200 but I hope it doesn't have the same problem with the 600T, the one where there was only one fan that worked.
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The FD has support for 3 120's on top. Im sure the OP could figure something out if he wanted to get one in there.
 
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I think I like the Fractal better. The side window they put on that 650D isn't even lined up with anything inside, it's just off adjacent to everything. You'd have to look up at an angle to even see the meat of the motherboard.
     
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I'm fine with 200 but I hope it doesn't have the same problem with the 600T, the one where there was only one fan that worked.
What?

Both fans in the 600T work fine - if you bought one and one of the fans wasn't working I'd be happy to replace it.

The 650D does have new fans, though. They're 1000 RPM (instead of the 700-800 RPM fans that are in the current 600T) and have a new blade design. The fan controller also has more range (7V-12V instead of 10V-12V).

That Fractal Design case looks nice in the pictures - I'll have to pick one up for competitive evaluation. Heh.

I think they're very different cases though, the 650D is a lot bigger and has 8 PCI slots, for one.
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What?

Both fans in the 600T work fine - if you bought one and one of the fans wasn't working I'd be happy to replace it.

The 650D does have new fans, though. They're 1000 RPM (instead of the 700-800 RPM fans that are in the current 600T) and have a new blade design. The fan controller also has more range (7V-12V instead of 10V-12V).

That Fractal Design case looks nice in the pictures - I'll have to pick one up for competitive evaluation. Heh.

I think they're very different cases though, the 650D is a lot bigger and has 8 PCI slots, for one.
I'd really like to see these two put next to each other. They are both really beautiful looking cases, and anyone is lucky to have either one.

I'd love a 650D, had I not grabbed the case I have a couple months ago I'd probably scoop one up myself. I almost tried to sell mine for a 600t, but the hassle of trying to do so cancelled that thought, the 650d though, improves (imo) on the 600t.

Edit: Hey George, want to trade a 650D for my case? OoOoO, or that white 600t, that's a mighty fine looking enclosure there too!
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What?

Both fans in the 600T work fine - if you bought one and one of the fans wasn't working I'd be happy to replace it.

The 650D does have new fans, though. They're 1000 RPM (instead of the 700-800 RPM fans that are in the current 600T) and have a new blade design. The fan controller also has more range (7V-12V instead of 10V-12V).

That Fractal Design case looks nice in the pictures - I'll have to pick one up for competitive evaluation. Heh.

I think they're very different cases though, the 650D is a lot bigger and has 8 PCI slots, for one.
Could I ask why Corsair decided to not provide 120mm fan support on the front? I mean there has to be enough room for an extra 40mm in there.
 
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