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Obsidian or any PC Case Benchmarks/Reviews

Postposted on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:18 am

Ok first let me say I understand that Case Benchmark Results are debatable due to ambiant room temps. But I would really like to see a benchmark review of a couple case's up against each other. Corsair Obsidian, Antec P1XX model - CoolerMaster Cosmos, HAF932, etc....

Ive seen with alot of Newer model cases people are talking more about the internal air flow due to fan placements. So how about a colored smoke test to see this airflow?
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Re: Obsidian or any PC Case Benchmarks/Reviews

Postposted on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:12 pm

There are actually a few here on TR. Click the "Cases & Power" section. :)

No smoke tests, though.
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Re: Obsidian or any PC Case Benchmarks/Reviews

Postposted on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:14 pm

Well I should have worded the title better fro this post. Should have been Requesting Obsidian benchmarks Vs other current top Cases.

Im surprised I have not seen a review for a case that includes some sort of a smoke test. My last case i did my best to get the fan speeds just right and for testing I would blow smoke into the front intake to see how long it would linger inside, I found a few spots that it would just stay for awhile and corrected it. Need a window side of course for this testing. but to test any case you could easy use a piece of plexi :)
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Re: Obsidian or any PC Case Benchmarks/Reviews

Postposted on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:53 pm

I would stay away from Obsidian it has poor air circulation. Antec 1200 and CoolerMaster 840 or HAF have good air flow but the latter is also a dust magnet. But all in all the aforementioned cases have cheap construction. Lian Li is arguably the best case maker in terms of construction quality, dust control and air circulation. However, it does come at a price.
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Re: Obsidian or any PC Case Benchmarks/Reviews

Postposted on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:03 am

michael_d wrote:I would stay away from Obsidian it has poor air circulation. Antec 1200 and CoolerMaster 840 or HAF have good air flow but the latter is also a dust magnet. But all in all the aforementioned cases have cheap construction. Lian Li is arguably the best case maker in terms of construction quality, dust control and air circulation. However, it does come at a price.

Poor circulation my ass. Not every case needs 30mph winds blowing through.
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