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    Quote Originally Posted by dum View Post
    anyone have this case and any opinions?
    Ok its a well built case, just like a tank The black interior is great, so is the cable management. Lots of room to work with on the inside. Three way crossfire in the case is great. Hot swap is sweep this case a huge, its 2" taller then my other case (CM ATCS 840). Thing to improve imo, intake fan at the front of the case, fan holes at the bottom of the case are need but there aren't any, the plastic parts seem cheap and flimsy imo. But all in all this is a kick ass case







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    Any chance we could see a photo of the Corsair next to the 840? I would be really interested to see how they compare, looks and form-factor wise, as well as width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKronan View Post
    Any chance we could see a photo of the Corsair next to the 840? I would be really interested to see how they compare, looks and form-factor wise, as well as width.
    840 is garbage next to the Corsair, Cooler Master lately has been having some real issues with quality control, i know many e-tailers who dropped them because of it.

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    Does anyone know if the bottom hard drive cage is easily and completely removable? I ask because I would like to fit a 240 radiator down there. By looking at the pics, it sure looks like it has the space if the hard drive cage can be removed.

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    I keep meaning to look at that and see if it is removable. It SEEMS to be, but their might be some hidden rivets to remove.
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    Well I just took this for you guys requesting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sh1tyMcGee View Post
    840 is garbage next to the Corsair, Cooler Master lately has been having some real issues with quality control, i know many e-tailers who dropped them because of it.
    I don't know what your talking about the 840 is a kick ass case that I'll still be using for my other rigs. I haven't had any problem with it. Unlike some people with the Corsair case (alignment issues, broken hinges, scratched window, bad hot swap header...). Every company has quality control issue, but what makes them better then the other is the customer service. There top notch (Corsair)



    Quote Originally Posted by Danger30Q View Post
    Does anyone know if the bottom hard drive cage is easily and completely removable? I ask because I would like to fit a 240 radiator down there. By looking at the pics, it sure looks like it has the space if the hard drive cage can be removed.









    Quote Originally Posted by SirKronan View Post
    Any chance we could see a photo of the Corsair next to the 840? I would be really interested to see how they compare, looks and form-factor wise, as well as width.






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    Corsair Obsidian 800D Vs Antec 300










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    240 Bottom RAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger30Q View Post
    Does anyone know if the bottom hard drive cage is easily and completely removable? I ask because I would like to fit a 240 radiator down there. By looking at the pics, it sure looks like it has the space if the hard drive cage can be removed.
    It looks like you can just pop (drill) out the 4-5 rivets in the front of the case and the lower HDD cage should just slide out.

    I plan on doing the same thing, but am still waiting for my case to ship. I will be sure to post pictures of the mod once complete.

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    Mr Armageddon, please do post pics once you get it removed. I believe you are the first person on any forum that is looking to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger30Q View Post
    Mr Armageddon, please do post pics once you get it removed. I believe you are the first person on any forum that is looking to do this.
    Will do. I just got a shipping notification from Newegg!! I will begin the modding as soon as it gets here and post pics.

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    I just got the same UPS shipping notification. I think we got the same shipment. I lack the tools to modify the bottom HD cage so I would greatly appreciate seeing your results before I go out and buy the stuff needed to modify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh1tyMcGee View Post
    840 is garbage next to the Corsair, Cooler Master lately has been having some real issues with quality control, i know many e-tailers who dropped them because of it.
    um, whatever dude. I own one and its build quality is on par with any Lian Li I've ever owned. It's a fricken sweet case. I still want the new Corsair case, too, but to call an award winning case like the 840 "garbage" is pretty lame. ..

    @ Oupavoc: Thanks for the pics! These full-tower cases kind of make that old Sony look like a toy, eh? I see the Corsair is a bit taller than the 840, but I was mainly wondering about the width, as to if there's any substantial difference in width, or thickness rather, between the two. Awesome of you to do the comparisons for us though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger30Q View Post
    I just got the same UPS shipping notification. I think we got the same shipment. I lack the tools to modify the bottom HD cage so I would greatly appreciate seeing your results before I go out and buy the stuff needed to modify.
    Mine shipped also. Sure hope that UPS doesn't beat up this batch like they did some of the others. I guess we will all know on Wednesday. I have had good luck with my shipments so I am hopeful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Armageddon View Post
    It looks like you can just pop (drill) out the 4-5 rivets in the front of the case and the lower HDD cage should just slide out.

    I plan on doing the same thing, but am still waiting for my case to ship. I will be sure to post pictures of the mod once complete.

    Yeah I'm already getting my dremel ready lol...pop the 4 revits, remove the cage and add a 120mm front intake I still think it lacks intake imo...Corsair says otherwise lol
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    The Corsair Obsidian 800D looks cool, but the CM ATCS 840 destroys it as a whole. Why? Well, the ATCS 840 is cheaper, it's made of very thick aluminum all around (save the side panels), it has better water cooling potential (by default, you can use a 360 rad and a 240 rad inside), better airflow, and a removable motherboard tray. Hell, I'd take the HAF 932 over the 800D. Better airflow and water cooling potential, for $130 less. I can't see a way to use a 360 rad on the bottom of the Obsidian 800D. You won't be using any rad down there by default.

    If the price on the Obsidian 800D was $180 max, it might be worth looking at. But $280 for an almost all steel case that has worse airflow/water cooling potential compared to several much cheaper cases seems silly to me. Of course, people will buy it since it has Corsair's name on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post
    The Corsair Obsidian 800D looks cool, but the CM ATCS 840 destroys it as a whole. Why? Well, the ATCS 840 is cheaper, it's made of very thick aluminum all around (save the side panels), it has better water cooling potential (by default, you can use a 360 rad and a 240 rad inside), better airflow, and a removable motherboard tray. Hell, I'd take the HAF 932 over the 800D. Better airflow and water cooling potential, for $130 less. I can't see a way to use a 360 rad on the bottom of the Obsidian 800D. You won't be using any rad down there by default.

    If the price on the Obsidian 800D was $180 max, it might be worth looking at. But $280 for an almost all steel case that has worse airflow/water cooling potential compared to several much cheaper cases seems silly to me. Of course, people will buy it since it has Corsair's name on it.
    What? The only reviews I've seen that actually report temps show that the Corsair is on par with the likes of the HAF 932 and Silverstone's and Lian Li's, all while producing LESS NOISE. Are you comparing them yourself and finding your own results? If not, please post links where others have. I own an 840, and I LOVE it, but I don't think it "destroys" the Corsair 800D. I still had to cut more holes for cable management, paint the inside black, and I haven't had time to cut my window yet. If the Corsair 800D had been available when I bought my Cooler master, it would've been worth the extra $100 NOT to have to do all that crap by hand. I enjoy doing it, but my time is on a premium, and for $100 I would've saved HOURS of work, and about $30 in paint, acrylic, and other modding materials that already come STOCK in the Corsair.

    I'm not a Corsair "fanboy" or I would've waited for the 800D to come out. I didn't wait, and I'm happy with my 840, but your comment seems to be founded on absolutely nothing. And keep in mind, that while the Corsair has steel walls and "only" an aluminum front, the ATCS 840 has steel supports on the inside (because aluminum by itself just isn't as strong or rigid), and thus the weight is 35 lbs, still quite substantial. The Corsair being mostly steel only comes in at 10 lbs more, which won't matter once you watercool it because you won't move it around as much after that. Sometimes the extra weight of steel can help dampen vibration and noise anyways. I think the Corsair's unique construction combined with strong, thick steel walls combine to make it quieter, but I could be wrong.

    Nevertheless, there are numbers and graphs that back up my observations and opinions. If you want them I can post them up, Just ask. But I definitely challenge your comment. I can't fathom why you'd say such a thing. Please back up your statements.
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    I didn't buy the case because Corsair's name was on it... I bought it because it's straight up an amazing case. You pay the extra $100 over the ATCS 840, HAF 932, etc for a fully anodized black interior, four hotswap bays, the best cable management out there, and a rock solid frame. It's not aluminum, that's the biggest downfall, and the lower drive bays require a drill to remove (wooo... not too hard), but other than that it works fine.
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    I got the ATCS 840 and the 800D and found by air cooling temos to be cooler in the 800D for both CPU and grapics card. In the UK it looks like a £20-£30 price difference between the two cases and i got to say that after using both i would pay the extra for the 800D with out hesitation. In MY opinion its better in every department although i do still love my ATCS 840 (even though i gotta sell it)
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    is there additional accessories for fitting more 3.5" drives into the 5.25" slots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullack View Post
    is there additional accessories for fitting more 3.5" drives into the 5.25" slots?
    No, there is nothing included.

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    Here's my little baby being assembled






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    Bottom Radiator on 800D

    For anyone is interested in putting a radiator in the bottom of the 800D for a second liquid cooling loop, I have posted a photo guide on how to do it.

    800D Bottom Radiator Mod



    I plan on posting a build log soon, but still waiting for a few parts to get in.

    For anyone wondering about the spacing with the 240 (120x2) bottom radiator mod on the corsair 800D, I have posted another picture. Even with the Corsair HX1000 which is a very long PSU, there is still plenty of room to work with the cables down there.



    I will put the cable management backplate back onto the bottom section of the case once I have run my tubing to the bottom Rad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkinParkBoy View Post
    Looking very good, are you doing push/pull on the rad?
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