What do we think of the Corsair 1000D?

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I was pretty proud that I after some minor dremel modding, succeeded in shoehorning in a 45mm thick 420 radiator up top and a 85mm thick "monsta" 280mm radiator in the front of my Corsair 750D.

In troubleshooting my system recently (it suddenly wouldn't boot, I suspect I got a bad motherboard when I* upgraded recently) I was cursing, rubbing my knuckles up against things and then accidentally broke the front door latch.

I could probably get replacement parts from Corsair for the latch, but I've been thinking that I want something larger. More space to work would be nice, but adding more radiators would be nice too...

The 800D is a little bit larger, but it is not impressing me with its radiator compatibility. They apparently discontinued the 900D...

So, the 1000D exists. I'll never have to shoehorn anything in again. Looks like there is ample space above the motherboard for a thick radiator and push pull fans. Putting two 480 radiators up front, and two up top would be amazing too.

It is in a pretty crazy price class though.

Does anyone have any experience with this case? is it actually good, or a big heavy expensive mistake? Since I'd ber paying $500 for a case, are there any other alternatives in this price class I should be looking at? I am unfamilliar with the $500 case landscape, as I never thought I'd be buying one...

I mean, the Phanteks Enthoo Elite exists. I may be crazy enough to spend $500 for a case. I don't think I can bring myself to spend $900 on a case...

Appreciate any thoughts.
 

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I can't comment on the 1000D or the Enthoo Elite however I've used both a 750D(airflow) and Enthoo Luxe and the latter is much better in just about every way and is much more adaptable, I though they also had a full size in the $300-$500 range though(Primo?).

I see Phanteks and Fractal Design recommended the most these days for mid-high end while some of the others like Lian Li and Corsair mentioned a lot less than they used to be. I think some of the companies have let their case line stagnate while others have continued to improve, especially in regards to flexibility and cable routing.
 

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myself i would have preffered a bit more room between the board and the back panel for that size of a case. and maybe a horizontal itx tray option for the top. i've always wanted to put a low power mini-itx, or sbc in a system for monitoring and performance, maybe even link it to a small touch screen in the bays or something, let it control fans, pumps, lighting etc, just one of those geeky things ive got on my build list, lol. I've gotten more into cube cases lately, and those with the board horizontal like the new haf case. Have you taken a look at the corsair core series, or that big thermaltake glass one? that thing is hot, but massive.
my 1000d ended up becoming the home for my file server temporarily until i get a 4u case with some drive cages.
although the 1000d is a very sleek clean case for those "sleeper" type builds, doesn't suit rgb well without some tempered glass mods. saw one where the front and side were replaced. fella printed a shroud the shape of the front with venting and made the front sold glass with a button offset, looked nice, im trying to find some pics.

i guess it all depends on what your goal for the system is, sleek and sexy, or bright and flashy lol
 
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Just saw this yesterday, should give an idea on just how big/user friendly it is.
 

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Paul has an 11 video series on this case. Pretty sure it would cover just about any angle you could want with that case.

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What's the goal here? Take all the parts from your sig and put them into a new case? Do you really need more radiators than what you already have?
 

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Paul has an 11 video series on this case. Pretty sure it would cover just about any angle you could want with that case.

Riptide Playlist

What's the goal here? Take all the parts from your sig and put them into a new case? Do you really need more radiators than what you already have?
I currently have a 45mm thick Alphacool 420mm radiator up top in push config, and a 280mm "Monsta" 85mm thick radiator in the front in push-pull.

They are more than enough during the winter, but the fans need to spin up pretty loud to keep my target temps when the room is warmer in the summer.

Ideally my goal is to get a sub 4°C Delta T between the coolant and the ambient temp with the fans at 800-900rpm when the system is at full load.

I can get that Delta T with my current radiator and fans, but it requires quite the high fan speed and noise.

I'm thinking the interim goal is to get rid of the Monsta radiator, keep the 420mm up top but switch it to push-pull for good measure and stick two 60mm thick 480mm radiators up front. (Front or top doesn't really matter much to me, but routing seems to work best this way)

Long term the goal would be to have two 60mm thick 480mm radiators in the front and two in the top, all in push-pull but that was not in the budget right now.

Surprisingly buying 32 good 120mm fans was what pushed the budget over the edge.

I figure if I start with the two 480mm units and keep the 420mm unit for now, I'll keep it in budget and allow for an easy upgrade path in the not too distant future.
 

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Ideally my goal is to get a sub 4°C Delta T between the coolant and the ambient temp with the fans at 800-900rpm when the system is at full load.
Surprisingly buying 32 good 120mm fans was what pushed the budget over the edge.
Mostly just curious on this one, but wouldn't your delta be different depending on where you measured the loop? Lets say loop order was CPU > GPU > Radiator(s) and then back to CPU. So if you measured right after the CPU and GPU, it would be higher than right before your CPU due to the fact the hot coolant hasn't had a chance to be cooled by the radiator? I would assume you would measure at the latter since it gives you proper measurement of cooling capability.

No really trying to debate anything here, just asking for asking sake.

Surprisingly buying 32 good 120mm fans was what pushed the budget over the edge.
With my first foray into watercooling, this does not surprise me one bit lol......

To get back on topic, it sounds like this case would fulfill you radiator wishes. What about doing an external radiator?
 

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Mostly just curious on this one, but wouldn't your delta be different depending on where you measured the loop? Lets say loop order was CPU > GPU > Radiator(s) and then back to CPU. So if you measured right after the CPU and GPU, it would be higher than right before your CPU due to the fact the hot coolant hasn't had a chance to be cooled by the radiator? I would assume you would measure at the latter since it gives you proper measurement of cooling capability.

No really trying to debate anything here, just asking for asking sake.
That is a common question.

Usually it is considered best practice to maintain very high flow rates, such that the difference before and after a block is below the measurement accuracy of any typical thermal probe.

The reason is, that if the flow is slow enough that you have a significant difference between the input and the output of the block, then the average difference in temperature between the CPU core and the coolant is lower, and when you have a lower temperature difference you also automatically have slower heat transfer.

Ideally you want to have your coolant rushing through so fast that all part of the loop are roughly at the same temperature, and you have a mostly steady state of heat in (from the blocks) and heat out (via the radiators).

The rule of thumb to accomplish this supported by some testing in the greater online community is to hit at least 1 GPM, (gallon per Minute) of flow.


With my first foray into watercooling, this does not surprise me one bit lol......
Yeah, water cooling is funny like that. At first it seems like it would be pretty cheap when you check the price of a good radiator and a block. But then you add all the little things (fittings, bends, fans, etc.) and it adds up in a hurry.

32 of the fans I want (120mm Noctua iPPC-2000 PWM) is over $800 :eek:

To get back on topic, it sounds like this case would fulfill you radiator wishes. What about doing an external radiator?
I have considered that in the past. I still ahvent comp-letely ruled it out, but I do think it would be neater and more manageable to have everything in one box.
 

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My buddy’s been living in one since his apartment lease expired and he was between jobs.

you want to put radiators and custom tubing in there you might need to call a plumber.

tower case or skyscraper case?

It’s the Tardis of cases. Bigger on the inside.

they should have called it the Obsidian Tenacious D.

(plays “Also Sprach Zarathustra”) (which I guess is a double pun considering your name and the monolith)

seriously though, have seen it in person and thought it was gorgeous. Probably a dream to work in. Might need ramps and a lift. It reminded me of really early days of PC building, like late 90s, putting things together in old enlight “full tower” cases, but without all the sharp metal or the need for a dremel.

I bought a Lian PC-O11 Dynamic instead, as I literally didn’t have room for one on top of my desk and it wouldn’t have fit under (carpet, so my pc case is under the desk on a raised platform for better ventilation and less dust).
 

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My buddy’s been living in one since his apartment lease expired and he was between jobs.

you want to put radiators and custom tubing in there you might need to call a plumber.

tower case or skyscraper case?

It’s the Tardis of cases. Bigger on the inside.

they should have called it the Obsidian Tenacious D.

(plays “Also Sprach Zarathustra”) (which I guess is a double pun considering your name and the monolith)

seriously though, have seen it in person and thought it was gorgeous. Probably a dream to work in. Might need ramps and a lift. It reminded me of really early days of PC building, like late 90s, putting things together in old enlight “full tower” cases, but without all the sharp metal or the need for a dremel.

I bought a Lian PC-O11 Dynamic instead, as I literally didn’t have room for one on top of my desk and it wouldn’t have fit under (carpet, so my pc case is under the desk on a raised platform for better ventilation and less dust).

You make a very good point that I hadn't thought of. With how massive this thing is, will it fit under my desk.

*Checking specs*

According to website it is 27.4" tall.

*Grabbing measuring tape*

So, the bottom of my desk is ~28" above the floor.

Damn. Is 0.6" enough clearance for the fans to vent? :p
 

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Do you really need that much radiator/fans x.X? I got a custom loop with 2 280 rads and cools a 1080ti 3950x just fine. At stock it barely breaks 50c with corsair ML fans set to 25%. I have 8 fans going but I only hear the spinning rust spin up. Eh wth am I talking about. I would do the same thing if I had money to burn lol.
 

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You make a very good point that I hadn't thought of. With how massive this thing is, will it fit under my desk.

*Checking specs*

According to website it is 27.4" tall.

*Grabbing measuring tape*

So, the bottom of my desk is ~28" above the floor.

Damn. Is 0.6" enough clearance for the fans to vent? :p
Should be since they would vent out the sides of the top, plus front/back of the top, and it looks like maybe that center portion of the top. My Crystal 570X vents out the sides of the top panel, so it literally could be touching the desk above it if I put it under the desk and still blow air out the sides of the top panel.
 

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Just saw this yesterday, should give an idea on just how big/user friendly it is.
I have to admit, I usually find YouTube dudes to be nails on chalkboard for me, but this Paul guy is actually pretty ok. He doesn't bother me at all.
 

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I found an open box special on the 1000D on Amazon, so I bit.

Can't wait for this bad boy to get here.
 

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I have to admit, I usually find YouTube dudes to be nails on chalkboard for me, but this Paul guy is actually pretty ok. He doesn't bother me at all.
I just watched that video. And right after I watched it I was vacuuming the house and pulled my front glass panel out of my Cosair 570X case and vacuumed my filter. I have dogs and the case on a piece of floor tile that is partially on the hard wood floor and throw rug. So I get lots of dust and dog hair sucked in. Good thing there is a filter though, my old case did not have a front filter. Anyway I do like, but would never need, this 1000D case. Slide out fan assemblies and filters make it easy to clean with only needing to pull the side glass. I have to pull three glass panels to get to the filters and interior. And move the whole case for the bottom filter to slide out because someone though that needed to come out the back instead of the front.
 
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