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Looks like the 650D is now available on Newegg.. cmon fractal! speed up production!
$200! They're insane.
post #82 of 156
Give us the cases!! Thus is worse than waiting for the Thunderbolt!
post #83 of 156
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The R3 is already on Newegg.
post #84 of 156
I wish the Arc will come out soon.
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post #85 of 156
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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 then...why did you spec a faster fan...same dimensions as the Corsair 600T....but with higher rpm's. Why didn't you use a 200mm fan that is 30mm thick....more air at a slower rpm?
post #86 of 156
Do we have an idea of estimated US price for the Arc midi? I was hoping it would come in at or under the 600T.
post #87 of 156
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So then...why did you spec a faster fan...same dimensions as the Corsair 600T....but with higher rpm's. Why didn't you use a 200mm fan that is 30mm thick....more air at a slower rpm?
The faster fan required no major tooling changes or investment - it was simply tooling up another fan with a new motor and new blade design.

To re-tool the case to fit 30mm thick fans would require a much more expensive re-tooling and a lot more time. The 650D would have been delayed and cost more.
post #88 of 156
For those interested, 650D is $160 at microcenter. Good luck finding one in stock though.
post #89 of 156
That's a little better. But it needs to be $125 or less to compete w/ the ARC Midi.

CorsairGeorge: Looking @ the Midi, what would you say the 650D offers for the extra $100?
post #90 of 156
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That's a little better. But it needs to be $125 or less to compete w/ the ARC Midi.

CorsairGeorge: Looking @ the Midi, what would you say the 650D offers for the extra $100?
A true aluminum front panel, more room for cable routing, the ability to fit longer video cards without sacrificing hard drive space, 200mm fans, a hot swap dock, an integrated fan controller, 8 PCI-E slots, four 5.25" bays, a bigger CPU backplate cutout hole, easy access side panels, tool free optical drive bays, and the 650D is significantly larger.

Just off the top of my head.
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