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Plug & Play Jul 27, 2009, 02:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jul 27, 2009, 02:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
I'm not impressed. :|

Adam Kolak Jul 27, 2009, 02:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
That looks like it would be a nice looking case if it weren't for the ugly side window and the feet. Also looks like Corsair has some quality control issues with that side window. Other than that though looks like a nicely designed case especially the interior. I'm a fan of the excellent looking ventilation at the top and front, and the generous amounts of cable routing options through the mobo tray.

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<a class= Jul 29, 2009, 01:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
Finding a perfect PC case is THE hardest thing when building a system. I still haven't found one. The closest one I've seen is Cosmos S but it doesnt have sideways harddrives like the standard Csmos does.

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TamTheBam Jul 29, 2009, 03:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 29, 2009, 03:58pm EDT

 
>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!

Why do designers intend on placing the PSU at the bottom of the case?
Heat rises, and it will have to rise over the the whole of the MoBo.
That's one very bad flaw already.

I like the design tho. It's not in your face, and it's simple. If anything I can not stand
cases that are designed like aliens. I just hate that stuff.

I have to agree with Soviet here that choosing a new case is extremely difficult.
Designers of PC Cases please take heed:


WE ARE NOT ALL 14yr OLD SPOTTY KIDS THAT WANT ALIEN
SHAPED CASES THAT CAN GLOW SO HARD WE CAN SEE THEM
FROM 40 MILES AWAY.

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Bitmap Jul 30, 2009, 12:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
Been a while since I've poked around here.

The reason people are thinking PSU on the bottom is for distribution of weight. The PSU is easily one of the heaviest components in a computer, so instead of putting it on top where it's more of a tipping hazard, they put it on the bottom, making the computer less susceptible to toppling over. I agree, though, it becomes a heat issue at that point.

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TamTheBam Jul 30, 2009, 05:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello Bobby! :P

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<a class= Jul 30, 2009, 03:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
PSU is one of the heaviest components? Ahh no. I mean, cpu HSF's that are pure copper with some 120mm fans on them, those things are heavy, and so are like 5-6 haddrives, though not all people have that many. PSU just doesnt seem that heavy compared to high end videocards with full copper cooling because their weight distribution isn't in one place. Maybe it's just me though..

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Meats_Of_Evil Jul 30, 2009, 03:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
Well all of the cases I've seen that have the psu located in the bottom is because of the top exhaust fan.

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Plug & Play Jul 30, 2009, 03:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!

Well the very good designed cases have the PSU on the bottom in a seperate compartment...sealed away.


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Sean Costello Jul 30, 2009, 04:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i was waiting to see monkeys running around the thing screaming, reminds me of the Monolith from 2001: Space Odyssey.

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TamTheBam Jul 30, 2009, 06:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
Plug & Play said:

Well the very good designed cases have the PSU on the bottom in a seperate compartment...sealed away.



Still gonna get heat tho chief

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Dr. Peaceful Jul 30, 2009, 09:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
I don't like cases with PSU on bottom either.

Fans in a PSU are designed not only to cool down the PSU itself, but also to help ventilate some of the heat from the mobo / CPU. That's why they sell PSU with a gigantic 14cm fan on its bottom.

From what I observed from cases with PSU on the bottom, you have to either mount the PSU upside down so the big fan is facing the top, or the case have some kind of opening on the bottom to allow the PSU to suck air in from the bottom. Either way this render the PSU fan partially useless. If the case's placed on the floor, sucking air from the bottom will also create dust problem, unless filters are used.

Plug & Play Jul 31, 2009, 06:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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TamTheBam said:
Plug & Play said:

Well the very good designed cases have the PSU on the bottom in a seperate compartment...sealed away.



Still gonna get heat tho chief



You dont get heat Tam, How can you? Where the Psu is mounted its sealed (Antec 182 I think) and the 120mm fan sucks out the air.....it literally has no where to go but out the back.

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TamTheBam Jul 31, 2009, 01:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!

Actually you will. Even tho heat is being exhausted out from the fan,
there's still a lot of heat being generated from within the unit itself.
Metal is excellent for conducting heat, and no matter how fast the hot air
is being exhausted out from the PSU, the case plate covering the PSU will
still conduct heat. More than enough to fluctuate the ambient inner case temperature.

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Liquid Shadow Jul 31, 2009, 02:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Corsair Making CASES now!
Meh even if it's gonna have some more heat it's very unlikely it'll kill the PSU or anything. Personally I like to have the PSU on the bottom, looks better, and shorter power cable out of the back.



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