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  1. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Series 600Q EATX Case Review @ [H]

    In our tests (which you will of course have to judge for yourself since I work here and performed some of them myself) we are significantly quieter and with better cooling performance at the same time. There is also the added advantage in the inverse design that if you were going to install a...
  2. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Series 600Q EATX Case Review @ [H]

    This is an awesome and very thorough review. One of the only ones who took the time to put differently sized radiators in the mount locations, test noise levels, and also test cooling. Thanks for the level of detail, it's nice to know our work is appreciated.
  3. Redbeard

    Corsair Unveils Its First Inverted-ATX Cases

    Before Corsair got into cases we almost always used Silverstone cases for trade shows and home use. Never understood how people were buying silly weird plastic things from other guys when you could have had a TJ09 back in the day. Of course I think our cases are better now (because I design...
  4. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series GFX Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    The fan included in this kit isn't actually the standard H55 fan, it's much closer to the retail SP120 LED fans, which have a lot better performance than the stock H55. So really we probably should have called this cooler an H65 or something.
  5. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series GFX Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Because the CPU coldplate contacts directly to the GPU die and not a heatspreader (like a CPU uses), we get a great amount of cooling efficiency. We've used the H55/H75 to cool tons of GPUs in our lineup (the only difference between the two units is the H75 includes two SP120L fans instead of...
  6. Redbeard

    Corsair Graphite Series 780T Lucky Draw!

    I'd love to do this. But unfortunately people are convinced that cases that come without fans are "budget" cases. And to be honest, throwing 2-3 fans into a case is not that expensive, and wouldn't save much retail - maybe $5-$10? So $149 with three fans or $139 with no fans - it makes it...
  7. Redbeard

    Corsair Hydro H110i GT Recall

    Haha, 65F, sorry. It's warm here but not that warm.
  8. Redbeard

    Corsair Hydro H110i GT Recall

    To clarify - the reason we're recalling these is because we have to investigate the cause of the failure. Normally the expansion of frozen liquid is accounted for inside these units by having a little bit of air in the loop. This was done similar to all our other products - and all our other...
  9. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series H100i GTX 240mm and H80i GT 120mm Liquid CPU Coolers

    Do you mind telling me what we're doing wrong and how we could do better?
  10. Redbeard

    Corsair 450D vs 550D

    Our PSUs come with the thumbscrews or regular screws, depending on the model. Most PSUs come with four screws to mount them.
  11. Redbeard

    Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full-Tower Case Review @ [H]

    Cases without windows do not sell very well at that price point. Basically it seems that if you want to spend $100 or more on a case, you absolutely must have a window. However, the side panels are reversible and we sell spare parts on our website for modders, so if you wanted to you...
  12. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Air 240

    The Carbide Air 540 has two optical drive cages. Did you need a third?
  13. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Air 240

    It should fit standard width video cards with a waterblock, but it will not fit larger-than-spec video cards with a block suck as the Asus DirectCU II or Classified cards.
  14. Redbeard

    Corsair 450D vs 550D

    We have the cutout for the cable.
  15. Redbeard

    Corsair H55 - do NOT use the plastic CPU bracket!

    Sorry you had this issue - if you send me an email [email protected] I'll make sure you get something that'll work for your application.
  16. Redbeard

    The "Ultimate" PC Case? No limits.

    CaseLabs is great, and they serve a great purpose in the community to guys who want to buy their product. But they fulfill a very different need than we do. We have very different customers and very different price points. There's a little overlap at our very high end but even then, they're...
  17. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Mid-Tower PC Case Review @ [H]

    You're not being ignored. We're working on it as an accessory for both 350D and 750D for people who want the extra airflow.
  18. Redbeard

    Drive Cages in 750D

    You can fit three cages in the front and in the secondary position another one, so a total of four with three drives each.
  19. Redbeard

    Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower Case Review @ [H]

    As a case designer, what do you use all the slots for?
  20. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide SPEC 01

    They are. Part of the reason the SPEC-01 is cheaper than the SPEC-02 and 03 is that the 01 has a single USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 instead of dual USB 3.0.
  21. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Obsidian Series 450D

    The concept that people don't use optical drives is heavily driven by regions that have decent access to broadband. In places where broadband is spotty, optical drives are widely used. Not so much in the US, Japan, Scandinavia, Western Europe...but in Central and Eastern Europe they show up a...
  22. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX Case

    Lauren is a very beautiful woman but she's also surprisingly knowledgeable about PC hardware. I was very skeptical of her channel at first because I got the gimmick (Cute blond girl talks about PCs, I bet her boyfriend writes the script hurrr hurr hurr) but after actually watching her develop...
  23. Redbeard

    Cases with hidden/side mounted PSU?

    The Air 540 hides the PSU. It's technically a mid tower but it can fit a 280 and a 360 at the same time and up to four GPUs.
  24. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian 250D Video Review

    Nobody ever asks Kyle or Steve to show more cleavage. :/
  25. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Review

    We have used the built-in standoffs before for the 300R, and they have been used for years without issues - can you give me your specific motherboard model number so I can buy one and do a compatibility test please?
  26. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 540 Computer Case Review @ [H]

    Stock fans are AF140L, based on the AF140 retail version but without the colored rings or the rubber corners. They are very efficient and pushing high volumes of air in low restriction environments like the Air 540 design. You would be hard pressed to find fans that push more air at the same...
  27. Redbeard

    Corsair RM750 750W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    I wouldn't worry too much about that. There are a lot bigger hurdles to clear than whether the investor seems to like product X or product Y right now.
  28. Redbeard

    Corsair RM750 750W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    To be fair, we weren't trying to pull the wool over anybody's eyes here. We honestly didn't see that failure in any situation except for the one Paul did in the incubator. And even after he described it to us it took some time to recreate it. Whether or not you think the RM series is a good...
  29. Redbeard

    Corsair Graphite Series 230T Compact Mid-Tower Review @ [H]

    The solid side panel version can be special ordered by resellers. So if Amazon or Newegg or somebody wants orange solid side panel versions, we can do it. Also, if somebody buys a windowed version and then decides they want to get rid of the window for it, we'll have the solid side panels on...
  30. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Full Tower Case Review @ [H]

    Sorry, yes, that's what I meant. 600T, 650D, and 750D share the same drive cage.
  31. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Full Tower Case Review @ [H]

    600T and 650D cage is the same.
  32. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super Tower Case Review @ [H]

    You can put a Mini ITX board in the 900D if you want. :D Keep your eyes peeled around CES.
  33. Redbeard

    Modding not popular anymore?

    Yep, perfectly put. Modding used to be done out of necessity. You wanted to watercool? You wanted better aircooling performance? You wanted a window? You had to break out a dremel or a jigsaw and some safety goggles. Now it's done as art - guys doing high-end mods with themes, nicely done paint...
  34. Redbeard

    Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Review

    Tooling a case up is very expensive. So as a result, you try and tool up a single frame for multiple potential cases. For example, the 400R, 500R, and 550D all share a lot of parts. The 650D and 600T share a lot of internal parts, and in fact, the 750D shares a few parts (hard drive...
  35. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Ultra-Quiet RM Series Power Supplies

    Some are CWT and some are Chicony.
  36. Redbeard

    Corsair Announces Ultra-Quiet RM Series Power Supplies

    I'm going the other way. I'm making a PSU that's 3x the size of regular PSUs. It's called Jumbo ATX. It's going to have a 480mm house fan in it that runs at 5,000 RPM. If you flip it upside down and put a shroud around the bottom of your case, it'll create a hovercraft.
  37. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 540 Computer Case Review @ [H]

    They have very similar performance characteristics but the AF140 retail versions come with multiple colored rings to swap out for cosmetic purposes, rubber corners to prevent sound transfer, and a little more accurate motor so that the variance in RPM isn't quite as much. The impeller design and...
  38. Redbeard

    Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case Review

    This was the case on early shipments. If you need the longer cables contact our support and we'll send you a new I/O panel with longer wires.