Corsair 900D Review

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JimmyD1964

I just bought it last week and I Love it. Yes the thumb screws are a bear to get at. But you neglected to mention they include a short "Bent" screwdriver with the hardware, and once I put a video (or other) card in, I don't normally take it out for a long time. making that a non-issue.
The overall quality of this case is Great. All the features and quality Corsair is known for, with room for anything.
As for fan controllers, It has room for 15 fans. I really don't want them choosing such a variable feature for me. I just added a Lamptron FC2. Had I opted for water cooling I may not have wanted that controller.
On first build I decided to go Air Cooling with a Phanteks PH-TC14PE . It works great and within 1 or 2 degrees of my last case which was optimized for air flow.
No complaints, very happy with the Corsair Obsidian 900D.
Overall a Super case.

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AllAmericanBoy

I own the SilverStone Temjin Series TJ11B-W case, yes it is two times the price of the Corsair 900D. But I feel the SilverStone Temjin Series TJ11B-W case is as big or bigger, due to the fact it is level on the bottom. I am totally happy with this case and would rate it 5 stars, totally AWESOME.

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OddlyShapedTree

Regarding your disappointment in the case not having a fan controller if you click this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_0Q7xF07_eg&t=451
The designer of the case, George, states that the reason they didn't do that is because it would drive up cost and they wouldn't be able to put a high-grade one in and they didn't see the point of putting a meh fan controller on a very far from meh case. And I also think that is the reason it doesn't have any extra aesthetic add-ons, so the user can do whatever they want and not have restrictions because the case already has colored lights.

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Vesuvius

Mini Itx, one powerful card, one fan, one ssd really all you need

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thedo114

I found it weird that they give this case an 8 but use it in the 2013 DM and said they loved it.

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thedo114

I found it weird that they give this case an 8 but use it in the 2013 DM and said they loved it. Anyway that is a sexy looking case with tons of features.

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Kasper56

Granted it wasn't a Chrome platted Beast of a case compared to past DM builds, but I find it hard to believe that this case was 2013's DM build and only got an 8. I guess the reviewer wasn't apart of the Build Team.

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TheMissingPiece

Murph is a freelancer, so while he does meet with the actual staff from time to time, he isn't so closely involved that goes to work in their offices.

I personally can't believe it got an 8, either, although some of the complaints are valid. Then again, Murph rated an Azza case a 9/Kick Ass, so...

Murph - the MaxPC editors said it (on a podcast), not me. ;)

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pastorbob

I guess I don't get the appeal of a $350.00 case. There are many cases that are less than half the price that are more than adequate for a nice custom build with lots of room and features. And they are nice looking as well. Hell, my $40.00 NZXT case fits that description.

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JimmyD1964

I agree there are some larger cases out there. But after getting this case , it's not Larger", It's HUGE. Really HUGE!
This is my third Corsair case and their quality is not matched , even at this price point.
You need to see it in person to really grasp the size and quality of this case. I have had mine for 6 months now and LOVE IT!.

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FatOldGuy

I love this case, look what Digital Storm is doing with it.

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/hailstorm-ii.asp

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Baer

David, did you actually build in one? I just got one to build a maxed out rig and I am extremely impressed with this case. It is large, large enough to do anything you want and do it cleanly and neatly.
You can customize the look and the airflow to meet your needs just by choosing which panels to use and which to remove. The drive trays are more like guides and holders, once in place there is absolutely no flimsiness to the feel. As for the magnetic dust filters, I love them, just push the buttons, remove the plate or open the door and peel off the filter easily and quickly, clean it and replace it in seconds. That is no negative for me it is a big positive. As for no fan controller, I would rather be able to choose my own anyway. I have yet to see one that comes with a case that is little more than an afterthought.
To each his own but so far, IMHO this is the most carefully thought out, most versitile and best construction I have ever seen in a stock case.