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Corsair CC800DW Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower E-ATX Performance Computer Case Black
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- Four easily accessed hot-swap drive bays
- Removable CPU backplate panel for easy heatsink installation
- Isolated cooling chambers for cool-running devices
- Unique cable routing holes guarantee a clean and clutter-free installation
- Up to seven fans for outrageous cooling potential
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The Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower PC case is designed from the ground up for builders. With their first entry into the market, Corsair has released an elegant and feature-laden chassis that true enthusiasts will covet with abandon. Use the pre-cut cable routing holes (with included rubber grommets) to virtually guarantee an airflow-friendly clutter-free interior. Easily upgrade or swap out a hard drive with the fourdrive hot-swap drive bay. Save precious time by using the CPU backplate cutout to upgrade a CPU heatsink. Get rid of those heat concerns you might have, because the 800D features three-zone cooling to keep those hot hard drives out of the path of fresh air to your power supply, CPU, and GPU. And if that isn’t enough, the top comes pre-drilled for up to a triple 120mm radiator, ideal for watercooling. The Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case is what you’ve been waiting for.
The Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower PC case is designed from the ground up for builders. With their first entry into the market, Corsair has released an elegant and feature-laden chassis that true enthusiasts will covet with abandon. Use the pre-cut cable routing holes (with included rubber grommets) to virtually guarantee an airflow-friendly clutter-free interior. Easily upgrade or swap out a hard drive with the fourdrive hot-swap drive bay. Save precious time by using the CPU backplate cutout to upgrade a CPU heatsink. Get rid of those heat concerns you might have, because the 800D features three-zone cooling to keep those hot hard drives out of the path of fresh air to your power supply, CPU, and GPU. And if that isn’t enough, the top comes pre-drilled for up to a triple 120mm radiator, ideal for watercooling. The Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case is what you’ve been waiting for.See all Product description
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1. Its not designed as an air cooling case, so use watercooling, or simple cpu water cooler like H50.
2. Case is heavy, so if you're not strong enough to lift about 25kg (case with everything in), you should think if you can handle this monster. That said, the steel and the weight make it very sturdy unlike aluminium, and my graphics card hasn't been nudged and slightly unseated from motherboard yet, unlike with my old aluminium case.
3. The price is expensive as cases go, I paid £206, but I've seen it selling for £243, but I would definatley buy again for around £200, but £250 for a case is just a bit much for me anyway.
There are many bad reviews about airflow, but so far my cpu temps have been awesome. Room temp is 20C here, cpu is E8600(3.9GHz), (H50 Radiator fan on 1650rpm), and my idle temps are around 23C. With both cores under stress with prime 95 (100% usage), my max cpu temps were 50 and 48C. But I've been told I have a good cpu with the low temps I have.
I recommend getting scythe kaze master fan controller, this way you can monitor/control all those fans from outside case, no need for bios and stuff.
Also theres 4 temp sensors so you can take lots of readings.
Most people with this case and H50 put the radiator on the back, but I don't like this configuration as you really have to force the thing into place since the water pipes are so stiff, and it seems unnatural.
I place my radiator in the middle of the top vents, and force air upwards.
I know this air comes from inside the case so is not the coolest, but my temps show good results. I leave the other 2 top vents open, and the back fan exhausts air out.
With this case, you have the top bay filled for you, and 5 bays below.
So I bought 2 scythe kama cabinets (Must get the black aluminium finish, so it matches case front), these are lovely little drawers that click in, and spring back out when you push them, and are great for storing bits and pieces.
1. Its big and heavy. Really heavy, you are not going to be moving this very often. That said its solid; when I do move it I tend to heave it around due to its weight. The case panels are tough, I've opened this case countless times and haven't had the problem of hinges and locks warping/failing.
2. Airflow is an issue, but only with stock case fans. I had issues with my single GFX card getting really hot under load (90 degrees). I'm not keen on modifying my computer, I just want it to work not to look pretty or be filled with expensive Gucci kit. What I found was the stock fans, although whisper quiet, are next to useless at moving air. I even tested them by unplugging them all and monitoring temperatures, the difference was marginal... I replaced the stock 140mm fans (apart from the HD bay fan) with Corsair Air series fans which are far better but almost any after market case fan would likely be an improvement.
I added an extra 140mm fan on the bottom of the case, wedged in between the PSU mounting rails and bottom HD bay to help blow more air into the main compartment via the 140mm fan already there. This helped a lot. My GFX card temps went down 20 degrees at load.
I have a rear 140mm fan as exhaust and an H100 on the top set as push/pull blowing air into the case with an additional 120mm fan in the third slot on the top blowing more air in. This seems to work well and as an advantage the positive pressure keeps the case clean. There is plenty of air flow throughout the main compartment.
3. Dust - The bottom air filter isn't much good, I sprang for DEMCflex dust filter set designed specifically for the 800d, this includes 3x120mm top filter, rear 140mm filter, bottom filters and a small filter for the top of the rear of the case (not sure what use this actually is, especially in the configuration I have). These work great, I have to clean the top filter fairly regularly. I would recommend looking into that.
Build quality - The chassis is tough however there are some issues with the smaller components, my lock on the front panel drive bay door snapped off on mine when I closed it one time. Super glue required.
One of the hinges on the CPU backplate snapped off when I was closing it one time. The lock requires quite a lot of force for the job it has to do an as a result one of the plastic hinges snapped off. Super glue required.
The power button constantly gets stuck on the front panel when I press it, this causes the button to be stuck and often causes the computer to power off again. I have to pull the front panel slightly to power up the PC. The power button is also a cheap, poor design and uses a plastic hinge/spring design. I'm not convinced this is going to last very long. Super glue may be required...
Overall the case is good when you finally get the airflow set up (and spend additional money on it). Everything else is good apart from a few issues which make me think it is overpriced for what it is. The main issue I have is that, for the money, the case should come with some better spec/ higher speed case fans (like the Air series fans by Corsair I had to buy which do the job perfectly). I don't accept that the fans are suitable for normal use, this is a case price tagged and targeted for performance/enthusiast applications, yet the stock fans are poor by any measure; they're simply too slow and don't move enough air, airflow appears to be non existent from about 3 inches away. In a case with such a large internal volume, this is is more or less a design fail. Think Corsair need to rethink their profit margin next time.
I bought three fans for the top, so the heat would be blown out, but there is a downside to it.
My case sucks more dust than a vacuum cleaner, the filter has to be cleaned very often, and I thoroughly clean the Inside of the cabinet once a month.
It is very easy to install hardware, and modify installed hardware, and that the wires are hidden is a huge plus.
Plenty of room for Multi-GPU high performance workstation.
One thing though. Sharp metal corners on front of case can definitly cause
deep cuts to skin so take note where you put the case, especially if you have young children who
could bump into the case.
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