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Rubbish quality, so unlike corsair.
on 4 August 2015
For the price and being a flagship model Corsair have failed.
1st arrived bashed to bits, loose panels, scratched paint, rattles from the front snap fit panel, bottom doors catch. It came from the EU to the UK so I asked for a 2nd.
this arrived in better shape but still the bottom doors didn't line up and catch when you open them (little bits punched out to stop the filters from falling down catch), the front panel also rattled again!.
Small scratch on the side panel.
I raised this with corsair who stepped in and shipped one direct form the main deport, so a fast flight from asia and and case 3 arrives, this time with extra thick corners fitted all round to protect in transit.
I was excited but this was short lived.
As I removed it from the box and took the bag off the bottom door fell off, both hinges bent in, Not a problem I thought so I bent them back and out a bit to stop the bloody thing catching on the filter stand off's did the same on the other side as that also caught. Then I noticed the front panels still flipping loose!
I am an engineer so I thought sod it, 4 foam pads that came as stick on feet for something years ago were stuck on to the front panel and this stops the rattle (simple thing to implement corsair?) and an email to Mr Greyeard (official staff on the corsair forums) explaining what this one arrived like and what I did to fix it.
I got no reply but a shipment arrived days later with a new front panel and bottom door, Guess what the front panel they shipped is still loose, I never removed the new side panel as I fixed the original.
So if you skipped to the end this models built cheap and QC doesn't exist. Design flaws they do not address. Oh and the shipping box is not up to the job with a case of this size and weight.
I had an 800D before and that's build like it will last a lifetime.
The only saving grace is customer support, as always second to none and the things big enough for a eatx board and 2 cooling loops