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pdegan2814 03-13-2019 11:13 AM

The new Carbide 678C, a couple of questions
 
My first impressions of the 678C are that it looks like a fantastic case to work in, with excellent placement options for large radiators. My only two questions are:

1) Do any drive cages have to be removed to fit the H150i cooler in the front, during either installation or general use?

2) Will there be a non-windowed version? I love how quiet my 600Qs are, and would gladly trade the window for a sound-dampened side panel if I used the 678 in my next build. Will I have to move further down the line to the 275Q if I wanted a more compact option? Yes, I'm that segment of your consumer base that has no desire for tempered glass, RGB lighting everywhere, etc. :)

Hockster2 03-13-2019 07:44 PM

You might want to watch a few videos on this case first. It's almost completely closed off. Putting a rad in the front would require the door to be left open. And removing the drive cages leaves ugly open holes in the back panel. I'm not sure which is a bigger disappointment, this or the even more ridiculous priced 680X.


hastegag 03-25-2019 11:49 PM

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I just got one and hadnt seen any reviews, but despite being a Corsair fanboy, I have to say I was moderately disappointed in some layout items, all but one of them hardware canucks didnt even mention. Mostly it just took a long time to make the back panel fit over the ssds with a corsair powersupply with the stock plasticy cables...minor nag but even without cable management it still took a few hours to move from my old case with many drives (5 ssds a HD and an optical drive). I top mounted my aio which is a h100iv2.

I cant speak to sound just yet since i think i plugged my pwm in the wrong spot, but aesthetically, the white one matches my new desk and I love it and that alone is pretty nice. the PSU shroud is a huge bonus if you dont have a white PSU and are going for the matching look. It can help hide some of the cables too.

hastegag 03-30-2019 11:48 PM

can someone confirm if the fan hub on this carbide case is not able to provide the same degree of finessed control as say a commander pro?

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CL-9011110-WW

As i understand it, they allow you to control each fan individually? My case, regardless of where it is plugged into the mobo and what the bios pwm settings are, dont seem to provide fine grain control in cue, but they're just stock fans that came with this case.

pdegan2814 03-31-2019 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hastegag (Post 999621)
can someone confirm if the fan hub on this carbide case is not able to provide the same degree of finessed control as say a commander pro?

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CL-9011110-WW

As i understand it, they allow you to control each fan individually? My case, regardless of where it is plugged into the mobo and what the bios pwm settings are, dont seem to provide fine grain control in cue, but they're just stock fans that came with this case.

The fan hub built into the case is simply a PWM repeater. You plug multiple PWM fans into it, then plug IT into a single PWM fan connector on the motherboard. Then when the motherboard sends PWM signals, they get distributed to all of the connected fans, allowing them to speed up or slow down in sync.

hastegag 03-31-2019 07:30 PM

thank you for the clarification!

newfiend 04-28-2019 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdegan2814 (Post 997558)
My first impressions of the 678C are that it looks like a fantastic case to work in, with excellent placement options for large radiators. My only two questions are:

1) Do any drive cages have to be removed to fit the H150i cooler in the front, during either installation or general use?

2) Will there be a non-windowed version? I love how quiet my 600Qs are, and would gladly trade the window for a sound-dampened side panel if I used the 678 in my next build. Will I have to move further down the line to the 275Q if I wanted a more compact option? Yes, I'm that segment of your consumer base that has no desire for tempered glass, RGB lighting everywhere, etc. :)

I just built my new PC in this case.
answer to #1 I have a H150i front mounted to the case. Max CPU temp with the front door shut has never gone over 33c-34c max under load. I have the pump and fans set to balanced. I'm running a core i9 9900k. While the front of the case doesn't allow for a ton of air to be drawn in it is pretty open at the bottom to allow a good amount of air to be drawn in from under the bottom front of the door. This hasn't provided any issues with CPU temps etc. However the GPU does tend to get warmer than I like. I added another 120mm fan to the bottom of the case near the front to allow more cool air to be drawn in for the GPU.
Also Yes you will have to remove at least one drive cage at the top to allow for the AIO tubes to have clearance. There are two (2) included drive bay covers to cover the holes from the missing drive bays in the case so there aren't huge holes left from their removal. Unfortunately Corsair only gives you two with the case. They should have included more IMO. I only have three HDD cages in mine and I have an order in with support for more if/when they ever become available.

#2 afaik I haven't seen any news on a non window version. I will say that the case is pretty quiet even when I crank the fans all the way to max. YMMV. Wire management in the case takes work. Plan time to do that because it took a bit of time for me to get it all to "fit" its a bit tight back there but I stuffed an amazing amount of hardware in there and got it all to fit.

One area of note.. I bought a EVGA z390 Dark motherboard. The case says it fits EATX boards (it does) however the PSU cover is notched to allow connection to the motherboard connections but isn't notched nearly long enough and it blocks the USB 2.0 headers on the bottom of the motherboard. (I needed this for my commander pro) i had to get a PCIe card to allow a connection for the commander pro. Kind of a bummer. I may mod the case at some point to allow for better connection to the motherboard ports but i just couldn't bring myself to cut into a brand new case. Also you will need 90 degree adapters for Main board and CPU power connectors if you plan to use this board in this case. it's a tight fit and if you plug in the main board power and CPU power connectors without the 90 degree adapters it puts a lot of strain on the connectors. a Standard ATX motherboard should fit just fine.
newfiend~


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