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Ithe 650d is bigger but the fractal looks bette

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more hard drive bays in the fractal design case :>
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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.
There would be room for a single 120mm/140mm, but not dual 120mm.

240mm is actually a fair amount of room. As to why the front hole pattern wasn't made for single 120mm/140mm as well as single 200mm, that's my deal. I spec'd a 200mm front fan because the noise/performance level (and competitive cases in the market) pretty much demanded it. In general, I think going with larger, slower fans is better.

So it's my fault there isn't room for a single 120mm/140mm on the front of the 600T or the 650D.
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How much is the Arc midi?
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how much and when does it come out?

i believe the 650D isn't slated to be released till april?

too long of a wait.
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There would be room for a single 120mm/140mm, but not dual 120mm.

240mm is actually a fair amount of room. As to why the front hole pattern wasn't made for single 120mm/140mm as well as single 200mm, that's my deal. I spec'd a 200mm front fan because the noise/performance level (and competitive cases in the market) pretty much demanded it. In general, I think going with larger, slower fans is better.

So it's my fault there isn't room for a single 120mm/140mm on the front of the 600T or the 650D.
I'm not so sure 200mm fans are ideal for noise/performance. According to a thread at SilentPCReview 2x120 or 2x140 are better for noise than a larger, typically lower quality 200mm fan.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...hp?f=9&t=59775

If this is true, then 120 or 140mm fans seem to be a much better option.
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How much is the Arc midi?
The Arc Midi is supposed to retail around $100 US... pretty much the same price as the R3 currently retails for.

However, right now NCIX is still the only North American retailer so we're forced to pay outlandish shipping prices from Canada. Being in Ontario though, you don't have that problem.

Rumour has it that Fractal Design plans to announce US retailers sometime in Q1 which would be awesome since I really want the Arc to house my new build but I don't feel like paying ~$50 for shipping. When I factor that cost in it makes me think I should just get the Lian Li PC-9F. It's a toss up. Ugh...
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The Arc Midi is supposed to retail around $100 US... pretty much the same price as the R3 currently retails for.

However, right now NCIX is still the only North American retailer so we're forced to pay outlandish shipping prices from Canada. Being in Ontario though, you don't have that problem.

Rumour has it that Fractal Design plans to announce US retailers sometime in Q1 which would be awesome since I really want the Arc to house my new build but I don't feel like paying ~$50 for shipping. When I factor that cost in it makes me think I should just get the Lian Li PC-9F. It's a toss up. Ugh...
$100 is a steal. Corsair should learn how to price their cases properly. I wish the Arc Midi was maybe around $120 and be a bit bigger. I want a new case, but it's smaller than my 690 II Advanced.

I guess I will have to wait for the Corsair 650D to go on sale, whenever that will be. $199 for a mid-tower is a complete rip off imo.
Edited by PyroTechNiK - 1/7/11 at 7:52am
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$100 is a steal. Corsair should learn how to price their cases properly. I wish the Arc Midi was maybe around $120 and be a bit bigger. I want a new case, but it's smaller than my 690 II Advanced.

I guess I will have to wait for the Corsair 650D to go on sale, whenever that will be. $199 for a mid-tower is a complete rip off imo.
Not only that but use the right material. Steel? I thought it was supposed to be small and light, not big a bulky.
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Not only that but use the right material. Steel? I thought it was supposed to be small and light, not big a bulky.
If the 650D were completely aluminum it would cost more than the 800D for the same structural integrity.

The Arc midi is also steel and plastic - the front panel is plastic with an aluminum looking finish.

Aluminum really only does two things better than steel - reduce weight and look cooler, but at increased costs.
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