Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Corsair 800D vs ?

Last response: in Components
Share
July 16, 2010 6:50:47 AM

Hey everyone.
I'm planning on building a new pc using the corsair 800D.
Is there any other case that rivals it in flexibility and simple straightforward desing layout?

More about : corsair 800d

a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2010 7:04:10 AM

HAF932 or something from Lian Li. Dont know the Lian Li model names.
a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2010 7:33:11 AM

Cases are more of a personal preference than anything else, particularly when you start getting into the high-end cases. The Corsair 800D is a very nice case, but as hell_storm2004 pointed out a lot of people on these forums are fans of the HAF932 as well. Lian Li can't be beaten for build quality but they are very expensive cases. It's really down to what you prefer. If you like the look of the 800D then go for it, you won't be disappointed.
Related resources
a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2010 8:06:30 AM

The Obsidian 800D is a very good case for water-cooling, but it's not a good case for air-cooling. The intake cool air is deficient. Moreover, It's highly overpriced. Almost 300€ for a steel case is a bad joke. In my opinion, there is a lot of better choices. Here you have some of them:

COOLER MASTER 840 ATCS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8_1cQkYTO4

COOLER MASTER HAF-X
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWf47-UVXUE

ANTEC 1200:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j3MNAQLuIQ

ANTEC DF-85:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLjWINlqjx8

LIAN LI X-1000:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqZM4kPnZPY

LIAN LI A-70F:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceQ9nwEnObQ
July 16, 2010 7:33:01 PM

Thank you everyone for your time and consideration.
I have decided to stick to the 800D case because I do plan on watercooling at least two components (CPU and MOBO)
July 17, 2010 12:02:26 AM

I am partial to the haf 922 myself.. and has holes for a water loop
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2010 12:19:29 AM

HAF-X for the feature and price
July 19, 2010 3:07:29 PM

For water cooling, the 800D is one of the best (it's a beast in size though), awesome cable management and since you will be going that route you will be glad you picked it but if you ever want to use air cooling, many way better cases. Just for general knowledge, depending on how much stuff you are putting inside, Silverstone Fortresses are awesome and very professional looking (like the 800D). Quiet and very good air cooler because of their 90 degree rotated design.
a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2010 6:01:42 PM

bCubed said:
For water cooling, the 800D is one of the best (it's a beast in size though), awesome cable management and since you will be going that route you will be glad you picked it but if you ever want to use air cooling, many way better cases. Just for general knowledge, depending on how much stuff you are putting inside, Silverstone Fortresses are awesome and very professional looking (like the 800D). Quiet and very good air cooler because of their 90 degree rotated design.

why did they rotate it like that? seems kinda pointless really. are these cases really better or are they just doing it so they can make it more expensive and/or has more appeal to people (like me) who like to have somthing a little different?
July 23, 2010 12:09:44 AM

shovenose said:
why did they rotate it like that? seems kinda pointless really. are these cases really better or are they just doing it so they can make it more expensive and/or has more appeal to people (like me) who like to have somthing a little different?


The whole point is how heat rises. Generally you have your video cards underneath the CPU so some residual heat rises from the GPU/any other PCI slot stuff to the CPU. In the rotated example everything is side by side instead of being stacked one on top of the other (so whatever you generally have at the back. you now have on top). So since heat rises, this case has three 180 mm fans in the bottom blowing up and an exhaust 120 mm at the top. Combined with filters, positive air pressure and sound foam, it is a very cool, quiet and clean case.

It is also manufactured really well (only drawback is that it is a bit tight where the other panel is for cable management b/c of foam but it's manageable) and in my opinion very sleek and professional in its aesthetics.
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2010 12:19:02 AM

In my opinion, Cooler Master pretty much sweeps the case market:

around $50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or haf 922)

around $100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $125: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or haf 932)

around $150: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and theres no need for anything above $200 with the HAF X around. my vote goes to the HAF X over the 800D, it cheaper, cooler, just as lcs friendly, just as many features you wont ever use, and has USB 3.0.
July 23, 2010 12:24:52 AM

ares1214 said:
In my opinion, Cooler Master pretty much sweeps the case market:

around $50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or haf 922)

around $100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $125: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or haf 932)

around $150: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

around $200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and theres no need for anything above $200 with the HAF X around. my vote goes to the HAF X over the 800D, it cheaper, cooler, just as lcs friendly, just as many features you wont ever use, and has USB 3.0.


Although I would agree that most CM's are good in performance however they lack in aesthetics. I prefer cleaner, more professional looking cases but that is a matter of personal opinion though.
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2010 12:27:38 AM

fair enough, thats why i love the CM 690 II advanced. and features for features, price for price, HAF X>800D. i also think the X looks a lot better than the HAF 932, and honestly, i like clean cut too, but i dont like the look of the 800D its just SOOOO bland!
July 23, 2010 12:37:01 AM

ares1214 said:
fair enough, thats why i love the CM 690 II advanced. and features for features, price for price, HAF X>800D. i also think the X looks a lot better than the HAF 932, and honestly, i like clean cut too, but i dont like the look of the 800D its just SOOOO bland!


I agree and would like to add to my previous statement. I was talking overall. I don't like the 800D for its looks too much, I prefer the Silverstone Fortress hence my blatant defense of it here :D 
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2010 12:38:35 AM

haha, well if your interested, the FT03, and RV03 are coming rather soon. although depending on the price, they likely wont be worth it either. The Corsair 600T is coming out soon as well, nice mid tower (barely mid, try full) for about 149.99$.
July 23, 2010 12:40:50 AM

ares1214 said:
haha, well if your interested, the FT03, and RV03 are coming rather soon. although depending on the price, they likely wont be worth it either. The Corsair 600T is coming out soon as well, nice mid tower (barely mid, try full) for about 149.99$.


Would be nice to look at but I just built my system in April using the FT02 so won't be in the market for a case for a bit but good to know! Crazy thing I almost went for the 800D and was planning some gnarly cooling Haha
July 23, 2010 12:53:42 AM

ares1214 said:
haha, well if your interested, the FT03, and RV03 are coming rather soon. although depending on the price, they likely wont be worth it either. The Corsair 600T is coming out soon as well, nice mid tower (barely mid, try full) for about 149.99$.


Not to double post and take over this thread but having looked at those cases, I am really disappointed in Silverstone. Those cases look horrible. On the other hand the 600T looks alright even though it horribly reminds me of one of the CM cases (the sniper was it?) but it's features, just like the 800D are nice. The perfect case would be the grommet system and the spacing of a Corsair combined with the rotated system of a sivlerstone!
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2010 12:56:57 AM

the 600T reminds me of the Cosmos personally, but i like the look of the 600T. and the sniper is a very good case. and i have to see inside of them to be impressed or...depressed? :lol: 
July 23, 2010 1:12:16 AM

I think it's the knob and the legs of the Sniper that do it for me but then again the Sniper and the Cosmos look very close to each other as it is though. Either way, Corsair may or may not have outdone them though, the only problem will be the price probably.
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2010 1:14:30 AM

Sniper is an amazing case for the price. however surprisingly, the 150$ segment is fairly loosely covered, and the case looks great, so i think it should be good. wish it had a side panel with fan slot and mesh though.
!