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What has the Corsair 800D got that the 700D doesn't?

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I am looking for a new case because I propose getting a new GPU and it is unlikely it will fit in my smaller CM690 II (looking at a GTX580 or similar).

I was interested by the 700D as I love the subtle styling. I don't really want a window, so that is good. However, apart from the sidepanel, is there anything else that the 800D offers over the 700D? It's a lot more expensive, so it cannot just be a window!
post #2 of 39
800D has Hot-swap bays for the HDD's
700D has 1 less fan slot for the HDD.
800D has a window.

That's it though.
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post #3 of 39
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Hmm, hardly makes it worth the extra £80 really. Are they the same size case? I think I would just go for the 700D, makes more sense.
post #4 of 39
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Hmm, hardly makes it worth the extra £80 really. Are they the same size case? I think I would just go for the 700D, makes more sense.
Yeah, they are.

In the US the price difference is usually $20
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$20... so little. What is the cooling like on the 700D's? Any idea?
post #6 of 39
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$20... so little. What is the cooling like on the 700D's? Any idea?
For Water Cooling it's a good case.

For aircooling, both have far to little airflow.
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Bleh, it's aircooling i'm after. I did watercooling... too expensive and required too much time/maintenance. Got any suggestions for good air cooling cases?

I'm looking for something aesthetically pleasing, so no huge fan shrouds, sharp edges, neon colours etc (HafX i'm looking at you!). Just something simple, stylish and well performing?

Max £180.
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if you go corsair
go with 600 series the graphine case
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post #10 of 39
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Bleh, it's aircooling i'm after. I did watercooling... too expensive and required too much time/maintenance. Got any suggestions for good air cooling cases?

I'm looking for something aesthetically pleasing, so no huge fan shrouds, sharp edges, neon colours etc (HafX i'm looking at you!). Just something simple, stylish and well performing?

Max £180.
Fractal Design Define XL is a case that might suit you.
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