- Mar 3, 2017
I picked up one of these hornet cases back in 2004 for my brother at the time.+1
I'll be re-using my 540 for my Ryzen build once the new 3000 series is released.
I also have fond memories of my old Monarch Hornet Pro SFF case.
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When I upgraded my main setup to a Carbide Air 740, I stuck my dual Xeon into my old Air 540. Wasn't sure it was going to fit but using slim fans and drilling and mounting a few stand-offs, and I got it all in.After finally moving on from my Carbide Air 540, I've been happy with the 5000D Airflow as a successor. It doesn't have a 5.25 drive bay, but otherwise has the same amount of space if not a little more. It's also made of metal so there's no constant popping and creaking of plastic.
This. I went to a 7000X because it was a lot more room then the 5000X. Heck even my NZXT H7 Flow has better room than the 5000X in some areas.After using a 5000D for a bit, I kinda hope Corsair brings back something akin to the Carbide 540. Ideally made of steel and glass instead of plastic and acrylic. I miss having the extra room to work and general ease of use. Plus, I prefer the wider form factor vs. taller. The 5000D is great once you've finally built something in it (especially aesthetically), but there were too many situations where things are a needlessly tight fit.
This. I went to a 7000X because it was a lot more room then the 5000X. Heck even my NZXT H7 Flow has better room than the 5000X in some areas.
Corsair isn't known for fully thinking out case design, but tbf, neither do most other companies.Yeah, I don't really want a ginormous full-sized case, but that's kinda where things are going if you want some room. The weird thing about the 5000X cases is how cramped the area around the PSU is...needlessly. It's cramped with supports and plastic brackets that don't need to be there. If you still have a spinning hard drive, good luck. There's also that tiny little gap between the back and front of the case for the mobo power connector and USB port connectors. It's just odd considering how good the case is otherwise.
Lian Li does a decent job on about the 2nd or 3rd revision of a case.Corsair isn't known for fully thinking out case design, but tbf, neither do most other companies.
Oh man, I had one of those. I think it was the Xaser III. That thick aluminum front door was the coolest thing.Another of my favorites, Thermaltake X. I modded it slightly. (Cut out a window and top fan hole, installed red LED lighting, painted some black front plate etc). This is 2004/2005 era. (Nearly 20 years ago. So don’t judge. )
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Same here. Forgot about the Xaser cases. Brings back some good memories.Oh man, I had one of those. I think it was the Xaser III. That thick aluminum front door was the coolest thing.
That's where my love of big cases all startedSame here. Forgot about the Xaser cases. Brings back some good memories.