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What is the Corsair Obsidian 800D

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tinymouse2

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It looks seriously nice... I don't actually have enough money for it but dayam... How does the airflow match up to the lower priced cases like the Antec 1200 or the HAF 932?

Also I've seen that it's tall... it's massive! It generally looks like an awesome case but is it worth the hefty price tag? It's 400 dollars over here in the UK so I would obviously ask someone over there to ship it (I would pay an extra fee ontop of the cost of the case and shipping obviously.)

So! Is it worth the massive pricetag?
 

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jhanby

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It has a massive price tag because it has features that the cases you mention do not.

- 4 Sata Hot Swap bays built in
- room for a 3x120mm radiator internally
- Looks to kill.

Whether that makes it worth it is another thing.

400 dollars = £260
You can get for £220 in UK
 
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Sorry 350 dollars. Not sure why I said 400. That would be the place I would buy it from but still... the price tag.

I'm not planning on selling it in a big rush I'm afriad. I'm not sure how good my parents case is so I might be donating it to them if I get a new case.


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So it's only really worth it if you want to go with watercooling?
I don't mind air cooling simply because I'd be happy with 3.4GHz maximum (I will overclock sometime soonish...) so no need for water cooling.
 
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It fits it but it won't look as nice as in an 800D. It'll mostly be beacause of look that I buy this case not because of practicality.
 

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Either way, the 800D is a very nice case, but there are other cases that will do the same things, for much less money.
 
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So it's only really worth it if you want to go with watercooling?
I don't mind air cooling simply because I'd be happy with 3.4GHz maximum (I will overclock sometime soonish...) so no need for water cooling.

I wouldn't say it's only worth it if you're water cooling, even with air cooling it's an amazing case. But the case just screams water cooling. I'm pretty sure when Corsair designed it, they had water cooling in mind :)
 
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It does seem that way =P
Well it's on my wishlist then along with a 28" monitor, 5870 GPU, an SSD and a G27 wheel.

Thanks to everyone for the help =)
 

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i like it, but it looks way to big for me.
it just turns me off lol, if that's possible :p
if only it was mid-tower size, i'd be dashing to the PC shop right now.
and...nah not worth the price i reckon. unless you already have the whole package, it'll just look out of place.
by whole package i mean...water cooling, shiny/big arse graphics card...all that jazz
it's like seeing a Ferrari parked in a garage of a 1 bedroom flat
 

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I own one and love it. Hopefully soon, the review I completed for the Front Page will be published and you can see my opinion of it (which is quite positive, even though its quite expensive). My only concerns were the lack of esata on the front panel, the paint on the mobo 'tray' chipped off easily (could have been just mine though), and thats about it.

It would be fine for air cooling, though cases like the HAF932 and Antec1200 would be better for just air. The Antec1200 can hold a 2x120mm sized rad internally without mods (I owned one). The HAF932 holds a 3x120mm without mods(iirc).

Either way, the 800D is a very nice case, but there are other cases that will do the same things, for much less money.
Very true, but the HAF932 doesnt look quite near as nice and clean (IMHO as I know looks are quite subjective). My choices were between the HAF and Obsidian. If you have the money for it. Its worth every penny.
 

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^Looking foward to reading the review Earthdog.

I have a HAF932 but would love the Corsair instead as it is so much sleeker :)

EDIT: How cool is this RES setup in the Corsair

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Oh gosh... that pic makes me want watercooling...
Does it have to stick out though? Or is that just a demo of what it could be like?

It looks like this case is lovely if your looking to pay twice the price of it on extras like water cooling, fan controllers, media plates and stuff. It's nice enough for me to consider though so I'm now waiting on EarthDogs full review for me to decide if it's actually worth it or not =)
 

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Wow, very cool res pic no doubt. And I believe those are internal, just the picture shows them sticking out.

I have that same fan controller!!!

Article is supposed to be posted monday (tomorrow). :)
 
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Exam tomorrow =( So that would be a nice present while I'm crying to myself how I've just failed =P

Well watercooling does look a lot nicer now and I would be able to push my 260 up to the 700s region and that sounds awesome!

A question though, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-014-XP&groupid=962&catid=1531&subcat=
Is that just the fluid? Or do you add it to water? Or what?


Also I'm not in a rush for this, could be several months if I do this at all =P