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post #21 of 33
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So it looks like the top grill for the 200mm fan has mounting points for a 240 radiator? Is that true? If so it makes it infinitely more appealing despite the ugly window.

Seems like it is:

http://www.bwone.com/corsair-obsidia...pax-east-2011/

Now if the HD cages were adjustable so you mount another rad in front of them that would be even better!
By 240, do you mean 2x140??? What radiator would you use? I was thinking about going with a 2x140 radiator, but all of them are 30FPI and I wanted something closer to 20FPI.

As for the HD cages, just remove them and put your drives in the 5 1/2" bays with these. Now you have the perfect place to put a phobya 200 radiator (which I believe is actually optimized for low speed fans).


Edited by cmeeks - 3/21/11 at 12:41pm
    
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Do want.
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post #23 of 33
I'm liking it but the window style doesn't fit. The rubber grommets and the placing of them looks messy to me. I like the latches.

I believe the Corsair rep said mounting 2 120mm at the front will be added.

I like the Fractal Arc but its only 7 slots and is perhaps too much grill and vents for me. The Fractal ID is far too big.

Lian Li PC-8FI is appealing but only 285mm for a GPU which makes it tricky to fit a 580 without moving the HDD cage. HDD cage is positioned the wrong way. There's hardly enough room to mount a top fan and would like the mount hole more to be more where the middle of the CPU is. Also its a bit flimsy compared to previous cases.

If Lian Li could re-do the PC-8FI and 9F being slightly higher and more depth, with the HDD cage the right way or fully adjustable with being able to split it into two parts and the top mount hole positioned in the middle of where the CPU would be I'd be ecstatic. I looked at some of the new Lian Li cases and they don't appeal. All these problems for the sake of 5mm each way.

A case with a great internal layout and tidy grommets is the NZXT Phantom, plus space for fans etc. Only trouble is the exterior is not my cup of tea at all. A NZXT Phantom inside with Corsair Obsidian/Lian Li PC-9F outside would be superb.

I'd love to drop my Antec garbage but there's always something wrong with the new cases that makes me wait. I'm quite impressed with the 650D but I would probably want to spend that sort of money on a Lian Li.
Edited by routek - 3/21/11 at 2:19pm
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post #24 of 33
Does any body know if the 600T and the 650D have the same window size? Can you order the mesh grill for the 650D?
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post #25 of 33
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Does any body know if the 600T and the 650D have the same window size? Can you order the mesh grill for the 650D?
Email ramguy@corsairmemory.com. He will have an answer for you. He has always been very helpful when I had any questions.
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post #26 of 33
Its side panel latches ruin the look for me.
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The case looks actually clean and very good looking.

Who knows might actually be my next case.
 
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Freakin sweet case! good job corsair!
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post #29 of 33
the top kills it for me. Between the hotswap bay in the way and huge mesh recessed top, looks nearly impossible to cleanly mod/cut a triple radiator into.
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The only complaint I have is the top... everything else looks great.
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