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Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Design Needs Improvements 10/14/2012

This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Big, lots of HD spaces, many thoughtful features

Cons: Fan controller broke after less than two months. First they would spin very slowly at the highest setting, now none of the case fans work. Corsair claimed a week ago that the replacement part had shipped, if it even arrives, who knows how long this repair will take. Front intake fan makes a slight but annoying whining sound. Side panels bow out a bit- they don't form a clean line with the front panel, and since they are a tad bit loose, heavy bass sound can make them rattle.

Other Thoughts: Considering the price of this case and Corsair's generally good reputation, I expected more both in terms of fit and finish and reliability.

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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Laughs at everything I throw at it. Flight Simulator X with UTX, GEX, and REX, runs ultra smooth. Encryption performance is brutal. 77W TDP to top it off.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I was going to go with Sandy Bridge for overclocking reasons (better thermal performance), but since I'm happy with the stock speeds on this chip, I have no regrets whatsoever. I'm sure the dual core i3's will be sweet as well, once they're released.

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FirePower ModXStream Pro 600W 80Plus Semi-Modular High Performance ATX PC Power Supply 600MXSP, formerly PC Power & Cooling
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Worked out of the box, very quiet, no issues with my Z77 board, i5-3570K, and GTX 560 Ti.

Cons: The beef I have with this PSU is not the PSU itself, but that the motherboard power cables are way too short, and that the modular cables are way too stiff. The 24-pin cable barely reaches its destination, and I can't use cable management to hide the 8-pin connector (it BARELY reaches the jack). The modular cables are extremely stiff which makes cable management more of headache.

Other Thoughts: I have a large case- the Corsair Obsidian 650D, and I have a full ATX motherboard. OCZ seems to have tailored this PSU to a more mid-sized profile. This is annoying as I've had to order an 8-pin extension. The modular cables are so stiff that I'm going to look into getting replacements further down the road. Perhaps this is why this PSU seems like such a good deal?

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Display Name: David M.

Date Joined: 05/15/03

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  • First Review: 07/16/09
  • Last Review: 10/14/12
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