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  • dragunover - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    and then if I could just take out those damned LED's.
    I wish I could just run my PC like a PC without a bajillion blue lights all over it.

    If this is below 230 dollars I will definitely look at it. The real pics show it as quite massive. I don't know if a removable motherboard tray is necessary,but it would be nice. More back fans,aswell as having 8 expansion bay slots.
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  • wvh - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Simple. Black. Functional. And most likely of decent quality. I love it. Reply
  • SirKronan - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    Is it just me or does the spacing of the 3x120 look off a little on the front one?? Reply
  • lifeobry - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I really dig the style of this case. All black, no LEDs, real subdued. Some may call it plain, but I call it GORGEOUS :D Reply
  • asdasd246246 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Wonder of those are 120mm slots on top.. If so I'd get that case and upgrade to a triple-120mm-water cooling kit.. O_O

    Exhausting the water cooling heat on top of the case was the best mod I ever made.
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  • legoman666 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Real pics and not renders: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,677612/Corsair-...">http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6776...mp;artic... Reply
  • bharatwaja - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    It's pretty plain looks wise. I am in the market for a new cabinet for my next PC, but I can't find anything that can even remotely match my Current Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Black Chassis. Would it be so hard to put some nice curves on this chassis and make it look more attractive? Reply
  • emilyek - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    A good-looking compromise between Lian Li and Silverstone minimalism, it appears.

    I like it a lot.

    Although I can't say I'm happy with that 120mm fan sitting in the middle of the case, or with the three 120mm fans in the roof. Is the air intake through the meshed bottom?

    What will be really interesting if it is super-competitive in terms of price for the quality, like their PSUs. If it's overpriced, like their memory is nowadays, then there's no outstanding reason to buy one.
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  • Corporate Thug - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    willing to bet this is going to be a great case for cable management but it's just a little too square and plain for my taste. Reply
  • JonnyDough - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I want to see a quality water cooling system built into a case for once...with cable management done ahead of time for us. Like, why can't my main power cable be the exact proper length to reach my motherboard? We could plug a box into a case, and then have the case have all the cords on a spool or something. Unwind how much cable you need and then clamp the rest in place behind the back panel. Walla. Clean cable management done easy. Reply
  • crimsondynamics - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Thermaltake makes the Tai-Chi which would fit your bill:

    http://www.thermaltake.com/product_overview.aspx?P...">http://www.thermaltake.com/product_overview.aspx?P...

    It's a work of art, that case. I don't own one but have seen it running and the whole package screams of quality. It's also a behemoth of a case in size and weight.
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  • Harbinger - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    Awesome cable management! Those pictures really are awesome, good find, <3 the case! I just hope it won't cost an arm and a leg. Reply
  • Penti - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Which OEM will they use and will they bring something themselves to the cases? Those hddbays looks nice though, but the case is kinda to big for my taste. I love hotswap bays though and think more cases should use them. (I got a Chieftec 3in2 hotswapable HDD-bay in an old Addtronics 6896AB) Reply
  • Zak - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    The interior is still the same old school design pretty much. I'd like to see completely separated heat zones, something that ABS attempted (partially) with the Canyon, but done right and for half the price of Canyon, and all cables hidden behind the mobo tray. I wish, I could design and build my own case:(

    Z.
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  • Mikey - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    Agreed...it's nothing new or unique, though it is pretty clean and sleek. It reminds me of a hybrid Lian-Li case with some Cooler Master features. Will it sell? I have no clue, but perhaps it might. http://findaerialequipment.com/">aerial lifts ftw Reply
  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    For the price of the Canyon, I'm pretty sure you could buy some sheetmetal and build your own case. Reply
  • RagingDragon - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    For the price of the ABS Canyon, you could not only buy the sheet metal, but hire someone to build it for you. The metal working tools to do the job yourself would probably cost somewhat more than the Canyon. Reply
  • Zak - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - link

    Yeah, it's not that simple. To do this right you need some machinery that costs quite a lot and skills which I don't have. I can do some mods but starting from scratch is beyond me. I did think about this seriously, even started some drawings, but I don't know how to do proper drawings so I gave up:( I have to look around if anyone actually builds custom cases. All that I know, like Danger Den, only mod existing designs.

    Z.
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  • strikeback03 - Thursday, March 05, 2009 - link

    Any design with all right angles should be trivial for any machine shop, so long as you can provide them with engineering drawings. They are set up to drill holes and bend metal with precision. Wouldn't be cheap though. Reply
  • Einy0 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    I may have jsut found my next case... As long as the price isn't insane! Reply
  • surt - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    That better be a seriously insulating panel above it, otherwise all your heat from your power supply is flowing up into your components. I don't know why they wouldn't have inverted that design decision. Reply
  • murray13 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Well either you really don't know that much about cases and power supplies, or you had a big brain fart.

    The power supply at the bottom is the best place for it. Power supplies exahust their heat out the back. All of the lowest internal temperature cases put the power supply right where Corsair has.

    Looks pretty good. Does the case have room for a triple radiator with fans at the top? Looks like it just might. I agree with 4 hot swap HD's isn't enough. There is a lot of wasted space up front. Doesn't look like there is any type of filter on all that intake space on the bottom of the case, big minus. And lastly, I don't NEED a window. I hope there will be a version without one.
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  • lucyfek - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    from my experience (antec p180 - if I'm correct) the only advantage of PSU being at the bottom of the case is lowered center of the mass (and who cares). All else is just a pain
    wiring - since most cases does not invert motherboard
    extra noise - in standard design heat that's rising from components is expelled through PSU (that usually have a fan), bottom PSU forces you to use additional fan on the top of case
    price - as usual higher - for the novelty factor

    I agree with you on the window - useless
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  • v12v12 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Lmfao You don't know what you're talking about guy.

    1) The temp at the bottom of the case is negligible and won't affect the PSU efficiency rating worth mention.

    2) The placement requires much longer cables, the typical PSU will need to be flipped over = Mobo-24pin + general cable placement nightmare.

    3) The amount of dust and hair etc. on the bottom will quickly compound and remove that so-called temp advantage.

    4) Makes for mounting liquid cooling units a PITA and a huge danger as the liquid could leak to the HEART of the computer's most important part eh?

    Has ANY case designer learned from Intel's FAILED and disastrous attempt to make BTX the new standard? LOL... Damn these manufacturers are dumb; they continually follow the sheep/fanboy designs and fail like the rest.

    ATX designs are FINE, the problem lies with case manufacturers and this KEY phrasing, which most largely choose to ignore: MANAGED AIR FLOW?! Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh. Apple does it, and it's nothing new, nor ingenious. When you have an open case with wires and crap EVERYWHERE and tons of little air-flow obstructions = vortexes and tons of dead-air spaces which lend to even more temp rises and hot spots.

    Now what would happen if we ISOLATED heat producing components and cleared obstructions from the path of air-flow? Air-speed increases, which results in more turbulence at the heat source. Turbulent air removes (cools) heat faster than pure laminar flow. Wires and other crap create early turbulence thus slowing the flow of cool air, and thus by the time it gets to the heat source = it's already slower, and picked up more heat energy and thus is less efficient.

    Anyone can make their own managed-air-flow from even cardboard and tape. It will greatly reduce your internal component temps since only the heat source(s) will be disturbing the airflow and thus giving up heat more rapidly, than some over-sized box, full of huge fans creating all kinds of turbulence and lower efficiency.
    Just try it... make yourself a duct of cardboard that isolates the CPU HSF and watch your temps drop dramatically.

    Think of it like a huge wide open road way Vs a highway (European). Which is going to be faster from A to B? No “lanes” or direction for people to follow so anything can happen. Or a set of lanes to isolate drivers from one another so they can continue directly to point-B.

    BTX is trash.
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  • MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, March 05, 2009 - link

    High end cases all disagree with you. Antec p182, 900, 1200, coolermaster cosmos, stacker, HAF, lots of lian-lis, silverstones, hp blackbird, etc. Reply
  • v12v12 - Saturday, March 07, 2009 - link

    Yeah? Well SCIENCE agrees with me... Look up the initial claimed benefits of the BTX design (~2004) right here on Anandtech. You'll note the posters experiences and most industry users exp is that BTX works for small form factors "better" than ATX and that's it. But as many know those designs are already/partially instilling managed-air-flow.

    A big open box with some re-positioned components, only 3-6 inches apart is still a big open box = highly inefficient either way. ATX is fine, and would be more so with proper air-flow-management.
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  • v12v12 - Friday, March 06, 2009 - link

    Yeah? Well SCIENCE agrees with me... Look up the initial claimed benefits of the BTX design (~2004) right here on Anandtech. You'll note the posters experiences and most industry users exp is that BTX works for small form factors "better" than ATX and that's it. But as many know those designs are already/partially instilling managed-air-flow.

    A big open box with some re-positioned components, only 3-6 inches apart is still a big open box = highly inefficient either way. ATX is fine, and would be more so with proper air-flow-management.
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  • murray13 - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Oh, almost forgot, the three blow holes at the top do NOT look like they are 120mm. That would be a very big no, no!!! Reply
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I think they are and the case is just extra wide. See the fan next to the I/O plate? I'm guessing that's a 120. Reply
  • yyrkoon - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Looks nice enough to be a re badged Lian Li case. Hard to tell if the innards are good enough to make it a great case though . . . Reply
  • 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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  • JonnyDough - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I do agree a little. Although I prefer my computer components to match...and black matches everything. White is girly. I could go for brown...but nobody makes brown routers, speakers, etc. Maybe brown could become the new black or something. :-P Reply
  • JonnyDough - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Not to mention that Apple is cooler than everyone else and they now have a patent pending on gloss white. Reply
  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Let them keep it, means I won't ever have to own a white piece of equipment. Reply
  • poohbear - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    lol so black is overused but not silver aluminum???* rolls eyes* Reply
  • gwolfman - Monday, March 02, 2009 - link

    Looks nice. I'd like to see more pictures Reply

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