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Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:09 pm

http://www.corsair.com/products/800d/default.aspx

The case in the above link sure looks very impressive, however, it has only three 140mm fans included which some claim is not sufficient. But you can add four more 120mm fans as well. WIll it be enough for CrossFire/SLi setup?
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:27 pm

"only"?
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:46 pm

Wow, that thing is huge... I think I can fit my 1.2 litre Twingo engine in there D:
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:29 pm

Best case ever made.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:40 pm

Right up there with all the other ridiculously over sized cases. Some good ideas but those same ideas would have been far better in a reasonable mid tower form factor. Three top 120mm fans? Because your optical drive you never use (all five bays worth!) needs it, right?

I was surfing through another forum and saw someone with this case and a rig built inside. It looked absolutely ridiculous... in a very bad way. Even with a massive heatsink and Crossfire the interior simply dwarfed the components. At least this person had the decency to hide the cables. I can't wait for people to start posting images of their rigs inside this case with wires hanging everywhere. Every time I hear comments about "so much room to work in" or something else along those lines I can only think they're completely inept with basic wire routing.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:18 pm

WIll it be enough for CrossFire/SLi setup?


That thing looks like it could hold Crossfire and a SLI setup at the same time :o.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:39 am

michael_d wrote:WIll it be enough for CrossFire/SLi setup?

I hope this is sarcasm. A P182 with three 120mm Tri-cools on the low setting works just fine for Crossfire, even with 4850s that dump the heat into the case.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:41 pm

MrJP wrote:
michael_d wrote:WIll it be enough for CrossFire/SLi setup?

I hope this is sarcasm. A P182 with three 120mm Tri-cools on the low setting works just fine for Crossfire, even with 4850s that dump the heat into the case.


I was referring to the cooling performance of this case not physical size. Since my initial post I have read some reviews from consumers who actually bought the case and as I suspected they complained about poor air circulation.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:12 pm

Because it's absolutely MASSIVE(LY pointless). The top three 120mm fans don't help matters because they're pulling air away from the graphics card before any fresh air can get there.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:42 pm

Skrying wrote:Because it's absolutely MASSIVE(LY pointless). The top three 120mm fans don't help matters because they're pulling air away from the graphics card before any fresh air can get there.


Heh, my case is that size :lol: . Anyways using 4 drive bays is easy, one blue ray, one dvdrw, and 2 removable hard drives. A couple of removable hard drives and a fully enclosed water cooling system was in mine. Also my case supported e-atx.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:01 am

I was also talking about cooling performance - three 140mm fans should certainly move enough air.

I suppose the large size might actually be the problem. With that much space inside, air will follow the path of least resistance and go around the sides rather than passing over the components. Adjustable internal baffles might help?
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Re: Corsair Obsidian-800D

Postposted on Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:02 am

The amount of air flow you have doesn't mean much. It is where it goes and comes from. Much of the air those three top fans are drawing has never reached a component. A single 120mm fan directly above the CPU socket would likely result in just as good temperatures.

The issue I take with these cases, and it really isn't so much the case, is those who use them hardly ever have a point in using them. Their components would be much better off in a mid tower.
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