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Pros: again...... NONE!
Cons: See previous post
Other Thoughts: Here is a BIG FIX for a BIG PROBLEM........W h e e l s !
We have used this fix before on the 800D and wanted to mention it here as well.
- Lain Li makes a Billet Aluminum Wheel kit for their own Tower Cases.
New Egg carried it previously but it now shows as "discontinued"..The LInk to the New Egg listing is this:
It is still available if you Google it and are willing to simply pay 33.00 bucks for it.
Solid Aluminum, with a wheel brake on the front set of wheels.
They are not rotating casters but solid axle wheels on a straight axle...( lets not get too picky now ).
I ordered the BLACK set
Go to Home Depot and pick up 1 ft. of 2X 3/4 inch POPLAR ( or other "hard" wood ) and cut it into (2) 5 1/2 inch lengths. Pick up a pack of two part epoxy.
- Glue the wood to the underside of the case with the epoxy.
- Wait 24 hours.
- Place the wheel frames on the wood and mark the holes.
Oversize the holes to 3/16th, and grab a bag of metal or wood screws such as # 8 X 1/2, and pre-drill the holes in the Poplar so as not to bind the screws or split the wood..
Screw the 8 screws thru the aluminum frames into the wood...to mount the wheel assemblies.
Take a few pictures, pat yourself on the back. and get someone to help you rotate the case. Wheel the sucker to wherever the heck you want it, and pack it with hard drives, 'cause NOW the 900D "ROLLS", and the wheels are invisible under the case.
Send some pictures to Corsair (attention George M.) and tell him he should be ashamed of himself for the second time. These wheels cost 33.00 retail. Which means the manufacturer, and the on-line seller you are going to buy them from BOTH made a profit at 33.00 so I suspect they probably cost about 5-7 dollars to make.
Do you think Corsair could have included them in a $ 350.00 Case?
Pros: Not a one.
Cons: - It is not aluminum. If you want aluminum, get a Lian LI. We can stick a magnet to this thing in 50 spots.
- Hot Swap drive bays...yup..but you need to remove the side window panel and remove them from the "side".
- You will be removing them from the flimsiest plastic drive carriers we have ever seen on ANY computer case at ANY price point..
- The thing will weight close to 100 lbs or more with a decent power supply, a couple of 770 or more GPUS's and a dozen hard drives yet CORSAIR for the SECOND TIME ( after the 800D ) has again not offered a WHEEL KIT! So when you want to hot swap that drive out my friend, you are going to have to drag this big boy out from under or alongside your desk against the grip of the rubber feet they applied to the bases of the legs. Or you are going to have to call George who designed this thing, send him a ticket and a limo service to move the thing for you.
- Drive trays in the 800D are metal with screws.These are plastic with your fingers to pry them open to mount your drives and let them rest on the tiny rubber insulators instead of screws.
- Front has 3 fans mounted behind a solid trim panel...which requires the drives to be inserted and removed from the side ( see comments above ). STUPID!
- They could have made the trim panel ( along with three fans mounted to the swing out door swing out left or right and STILL allowed you to access your drives from the front.)
- Metal thickness is thin. like in "THIN", and it is IRON (FE) not aluminum (AL). Check your Periodic Table of Elements.
- Removal of the top panel to access the fans is totally undocumented unless you watch Jeff's video on the case and check the first FAQ from someone who asks "How do I get the d a m n TOP access panel off to install the top fans?" Not mentioned in the quick start Poster either.
- The case width is so tight on the Motherboard side that when you install your double wide GPU's you cannot get your fingers into the tight cavity to fasten the Expansion slot screws. Just one per card and you need to install the cards from the bottom up to access even the first screw. STUPID.
- This is a miserable example of a manufacturer not learning lessons from previous exercises in Case Design, and End User feedback. Corsair usually earns our kudos for design and their ability to acquire ( via licensing ) interesting technology.
- The 800D with it's many significant flaws is a better buy $ wise than this 900D, and The 900D is a loser at ANY $.
- There are 50 cases her on NewEgg that even at one third to half the price are better choices.
- Now that we have had a month to play with them ( 4 of them ) and configure them for multiple clients of ours, we will be donating them and going back to Lian Li, CoolerMaster, ThermalTake and the others who actually GET what End USERS Want To Buy, and not what Corsair Wants To Sell. It is unfortunate that NewEgg does not give us the ZERO Egg option.cause this baby earns a "0 to .5" Egg.
Other Thoughts: Save your money, ....Buy a Lian Li (which is offered in steel or aluminum), has a standard or optional wheel kit and spend the extra dough on a better GPU or buy your kids a new toy or your wife a fancy dinner out. That case will last your lifetime or your next 8 rig builds.
This is the saddest review we have EVER posted for a Corsair ( or any other vendors ) product, and we consider our time invested in these comments to be constructive to Corsair and informative to the End User (who is our target audience).
This review is from: LD © Compatible Brother TN650 (TN620) Set of 2 HY Cartridges for DCP-8050DN, DCP-8080DN, DCP-8085DN, HL-5340D, HL-5350DN, HL-5370DW, MFC-8370, MFC-8480DN, MFC-8680DN, MFC-8690DW & MFC-8880DN
Pros: These babys work flawlessly in a MFC8890DW.
Other Thoughts: In the 6 pack with free shipping they come out to about 21.00 apiece.....Shipped!
It don't get better than that.