Corsair 550D Mid-Tower Case Reviewed
Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:29 AM
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:07 AM
Awesome review as always Panda
OCN Trader Rating, Since my Heatware is outdated...
50 bucks for 3 more inches sounds good to me
Case: Corsair 550D | CPU: Intel i7 920 D0, 3913B166 | CPU Cooler: Noctua NHD14
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI3 E767 | HDD: Corsair Force 3 120GB + WD Green Caviar 1TB | Memory: Corsair Dominator 6x2GB 1600
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:20 AM
700D was good, 800D is awesome, 650D is very good at the $190 price tag.
But I can't say the same with 550D. Firstly, thy have diverted from their design. Yes, it is sleek, but front view doesn't give the same eye pleasure as their previous obsidian cases.
Although, its another nice review by you, BP.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:11 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:05 AM
I think it's already been claimed by someone.
Ah! You are late then. Snatch it!
Where there is force, there is everything.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:55 PM
Edited by Neebitemnemo, 18 May 2012 - 03:19 PM.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:17 AM
Thanks Panda, great review! I had a forum topic when was choosing a new case regarding this particular one. To tell the truth, temperatures dont really bother me too much, but the looks.. Oooh, so sweet. Going to order one next week.
nice review, i'm planning to buy this case and cpu cooler, my question is if there is enough available space in order to add some extra fans on the top of the case and on the side of it too, for example two 1200mm or 1400 on the top and one 2000mm or one or two 1200mm on the side. Please answer me i'm going to order some extra fans if yes
the summer is really hot in my country, Greece, and i need to enable these extra fans via fan controller when this pc is at full load and perfomance comes first and silence second
Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:55 AM
where? it doesn't say for example how many space is available between the noctua u12p se and the top of the case as also between this cooler and the side panel...
If you read the review it's pretty clear it can handle 120/140mm fans on the side and the top.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:57 PM
The case should allow for coolers that are 160mm tall, but a top fan on the side panel may not work. You wouldn't need the top side panel mount anyway if the cooler is right up next to it. The top of the case can fit standard sized radiators, so there won't be an issue with fans that are 25mm or even 38mm thick.
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