When we visited Corsair in the beginning of the year in Fremont, California the company told us about plans to move into the case market. There weren’t actually pictures or prototype builds available at that time which is why we didn’t mention it. Now first pictures are available and Corsair will even show a first prototype sample at this year’s CeBIT which begins tomorrow. We made our way over to Germany to cover the show and want to show pictures from this case already today. There is no name yet for the case and first real samples will be ready in the second quarter of 2009. Tomorrow we will see the mockup sample and there will be more pictures from us as well.



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  • Casper42 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Looks like another Me Too case.

    1) They have the room for an 8th Slot on the back but only went with 7. FAIL (Core i7 users know why)
    2) 4 SATA HDD Bays and 5 Optical Bays? Who needs more than 3 Optical bays? I say drop the Opticals down to 2, put them at the bottom (by the Power Supply). Then crank up the SATA HotSwap bays to something crazy like 8 horizontally aligned with the Mobo.

    1 Good thing is they left the backplate behind the CPU open, so you dont have to install a CPU Bracket by removing the mobo. Pull off the right side panel and screw it right on.
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  • dawp - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    If ya look at the it, there appears to be 2 or 3 bays in front of the power supply below the hot swap ones. Not bad looking. Reply
  • LinkedKube - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    I agree with the 7 slots. Pretty soon mobo makers will have to consider a new form factor. If I were to go tri sli, it leaves none of my pci slots open on my R2E. Not to mention GL with getting the third card to fit at the bottom. Reply
  • RagingDragon - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I couldn't see the slots clearly enough to count them, for a large, high end, case like this, I too would like 8 slots. I'd also prefere larger than 120mm fans. 4 hard drives bays is enough for me, and hotswap would be nice. Overall I like what I see of it. I'm looking forward to more detailed coverage...:). Reply
  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Given the flexibility of 5.25 bays vs 3.5, I'd guess more people will use 5 of those than 8 HDD slots. And why would I want to have to reach to the floor to insert a disc? Reply
  • LordanSS - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Yep... not to mention many cases already offer the option to turn a couple 5.25" bays into HDD slots, through the use of extra cages. Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, March 05, 2009 - link

    I like being able to stick a fan there, either through the aforementioned hard drive cages, or a kama bay or something. Reply
  • gomakeit - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Wow I'm totally digging the look of this one!

    Lots of cable management holes on the motherboard plus a hole for mounting cpu cooler backplate! Externally accessible HDD is another great bonus too!

    Hopefully the price wouldn't be in the stratosphere so that I can snag one up when it hits the market :P

    I'm using Corsair memory + psu already and now I might have a matching case!
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  • LtPage1 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Is that an externally-accessible hot-swappable SATA HDD bay? What a great idea. Reply
  • anandtech02148 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    black is so overused in everything pce of electronic.
    can they show some quality grey or silver aluminum.
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