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  1. Hi, ich hab durch zufall bemerkt, dass es jetzt ein V2 Case gibt? Gibt es dort Änderungen oder warum gibt es ne neue Version? An Hand der Daten kann ich nichts finden. Eure Herstellernr. V1 CC-9011045-WW Eure Herstellernr. V2 CC-9011074-WW Eventuell könnt ihr mir hier helfen. Gruß Steve
  2. ygalion

    Case Idea?

    I am wondering if it is so, that no one has ever before thought about it. I am looking on all those modern cases around and wondering when Corsair will make a move, still no case that can be futuristic and not simple ordinary box. We all know that Corsairs are masters, i will only here to help a little bit. Here it is! Old, but new Graphite series case. Ladies and gentlemens i present you revolutionary Graphite Mech 830. Full metal mid tower case with amazing powerful LED fans and tempered glass side panel. Built in RGB Led and fan control hub. Another possible features: Front panel opens and closes depending on temperature Side mounted GPU Finger print turn on button Touch sensitive turn on button and/or control panel High quality plastic external case parts [sorry for RAW idea sketch, hope you will enjoy it] *Contact me for job offerings :D:
  3. Recently we launched the Graphite Series 230T case in three different colors; black, "Battleship Grey," and "Rebel Orange"...yes that's right ORANGE! When I heard we were going to offer a case in orange I was a little skeptical about it, but when I actually got to see the case, I have to admit, I liked it. Black cases have been very popular for a while, and while the occasional white or grey alternative added some excitement, the orange stands out like nothing else and has gotten quite a lot of positive feedback from people that I have talked to. With Halloween right around the corner and orange cases on my mind, I thought it would be fun to see if I could build a whole system with an orange theme. Starting with the Rebel Orange 230T, here was the lineup of parts I decided to use: Case: Graphite Series 230T Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-OC CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K CPU Cooler: Hydro Series H75 (with custom painted ring, and orange LED case fans from a scrapped 230T) PSU: RM650 SSD: Force GS 240GB (with custom painted housing) Memory: Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x 4GB) 1600C9 Graphics Card: Zotac GTX 760 Below you can see my custom spray painted Force GS and H75 center ring, along with the spray paint I used. A light coat of primer and a few light coats of orange, and everything turned out pretty good. Just make sure you let the paint dry before adding additional coats. The first step is to mount the CPU into the motherboard, and then the motherboard into the case. Unfortunately I could not locate the rear I/O shield for this beautiful orange Gigabyte motherboard, but I was not going to let that stop me from building this orange monster, so you will notice the I/O shield has been left out. After the motherboard is installed, I like to install the PSU. Next, I connected all the cables from the front I/O panel. It's much easier to do it at this stage since there is not a bunch of hardware in the way. Next, I started preparing my H75 cooler. The ring is easily removable with a flathead screwdriver, and painting the ring was so easy that anyone could do it to customize their system. It actually turned out better than I expected! For a detailed installation video for our H75, . The backplate for the H75 has adjustable metal pins, so it's easy to line it up with your CPU socket. Secure the backplate from the other side using the provided metal standoffs. Backplate and standoffs are mounted. To be honest, the fans that come with the H75 (black housing with grey fan blades) are going to deliver better performance than the orange LED case fans I scavenged from a scrapped case, but orangeness was my number one concern for this build. When setting up a Hydro Series Cooler for push / pull, I like to mount one of the fans before installing the unit inside of the case. I will be installing the cooler in the rear exhaust area and the fans will be exhausting air outside of the case. The H75 is now ready to be mounted to the rear exhaust fan mount. Make sure that your fans are both blowing air in the same direction, and then use the mounting screws to secure the 2nd fan and radiator to the case. Now, line up the holes in the mounting bracket with the standoffs we installed earlier and then secure the cooling unit with the provided thumbscrews. One more step before our cooler is fully installed, power! There is plenty of slack on the power cables for the fans and pump unit, so a trick I like to do is to use a screwdriver to coil the wire before plugging it in. Doing this will make your case look a lot neater, without having to zip tie the cable out of the way. The H75 comes with a "Y" splitter cable so that you can plug both fans into the same motherboard header. When using the included PWM fans, and plugging them into the CPU fan header on the motherboard, your fans can be controlled based on the CPU temperature. Cooler is now fully installed and looking oranger than ever! SSD installation in the 230T is super simple with the dedicated tool-free 2.5 inch drive cage. Just slide it into place! Just a few more parts to go! Next up comes the graphics card from Zotac with wonderful orange fans. Remove 2 of the PCI-E covers and then line up the pins with the PCI-E socket and firmly press the card into place until the locking mechanism on the slot locks into place. With the graphics card is installed, it's time to run the rest of our power cables. I intended to install Corsair Link and a lighting node right when I got the idea for this build, since it would allow me to light this system up like a pumpkin! The Corsair Link commander has a single internal USB connector which plugs right into a spare internal USB header on the motherboard. The Corsair Link Lighting Node can be used without the Corsair Link Commander module, but only has support for 6 different colors in that configuration, and orange is sadly not one of them. So we needed both the Corsair Link Commander and the Corsair Link Lighting Node in order to shine some orange light inside the case. With all the hardware installed you can see that the cabling is quite a mess. Both the case and the PSU come with plenty of zip ties, so after a few minutes of cable management, things were looking much better. Neat and tidy means good looks and great airflow. Time to power this thing up for the first time and make sure my orange monster is functional! A few more glamour shots! I hope you enjoyed this build as much as I did, definitely one of my favorite builds I have done in a while! After all this I have an incredible urge to eat an orange. Maybe I'll get a tan too. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Here are a few more bonus pictures, where can you imagine the 230T?
  4. Selecting a chassis for your system is an often underrated part of the building experience, but if you’re here, chances are you’re looking for more than just a big steel box to house all your shiny new hardware. While a few years ago that would’ve been the plan, these days you have a lot more options, and the chassis you choose for your build can actually help define the components you’re going to use instead of the other way around. Many builders underestimate the importance of a good enclosure; a quality case is something that can last you for a long time, can make building and servicing the machine a lot easier, and can even have an impact on your system’s performance. If a system is deprived of air or prone to dust build up (thus becoming deprived of air), heat can cause your processor or graphics card to throttle. A case with good airflow and smart dust filter application can improve part longevity and potentially increase performance headroom while being easier to maintain. The Carbide 300R is a solid entry level ATX enclosure. When selecting a case, it helps to understand what your goals are. For a standard ATX build, the common wisdom is: price, performance, silence…pick two. If you’re concerned about getting something more affordable, you’ll need to decide whether you want a system that has headroom for overclocking and/or high performance graphics hardware and thus generates more noise as a result of the increased need for cooling capacity, or you can run your CPU at stock or with a mild overclock and use a more mainstream graphics card and run a quieter case. After a certain price point (typically around $150-$160) it becomes reasonable to expect a case to be both quiet and very thermally efficient. To illustrate this point, on the silent side we have the Carbide 330R and the larger, roomier Obsidian 550D. Both cases have solid thermal performance, but you’ll want to choose your components carefully to take advantage of their noise dampening characteristics. Silent cases don’t make loud components quiet, but they can easily muffle the noise from more modest hardware. Meanwhile, if you want to emphasize thermal performance, the Carbide 400R, 500R, and especially the Air 540 will be more your speed. Finally, if you’re willing to spend up, the Obsidian 750D is capable of producing excellent thermal performance with minimal noise. The Obsidian 350D's Micro-ATX form factor is still more than enough for all but the most demanding builds. The other consideration is what form factor you want to work with. If you’re fine with garden variety ATX, my recommendations above apply, but if you’re looking to color a little bit outside the lines, there are other options. Mini-ITX is a form factor that’s increasing in popularity, but it restricts you to only a single expansion slot, ruling out any multi-GPU systems, and it can be harder to build in. Micro-ATX is actually probably acceptable for most users these days; a case like the Corsair Obsidian 350D is large enough to be easy to use and can support dual graphics cards with proper spacing, but is going to be smaller than most cases. If you want a more modestly sized build but aren’t willing to sacrifice functionality, Micro-ATX and the 350D are going to be the way to go. On the flipside, if you’re of the “go big or go home” mentality, something like the 900D has a certain appeal for users who want the biggest, baddest case they can find. The Vengeance C70 has a military-style flair to go with its powerful air cooling performance. Of course, none of this really takes style into account. Part of the fun of building a machine can be picking out an enclosure that reflects your tastes, something that’s distinctive. A Corsair Link lighting kit with a windowed case can add some custom bling to your build, but cases like the Carbide Air 540 and Vengeance C70 stand out in their own ways and might spark your imagination. Even though I’m pitching at freshman grade builds and watercooling is more a varsity level hobby, it can be fun to take a case like the 750D or 900D and really trick it out with a custom cooling loop, and there are good guides available out there if you know where to look. Finally, if you're looking for a silent enclosure, the Obsidian 550D and Carbide 330R both come with sound dampening material on the sides. This material won't make a loud component quiet, but it will make a quiet component virtually inaudible. Alternatively, you can look for a case that comes with a built in fan controller that will give you a broader range of performance; silence when you want it, airflow when you need it. The Graphite 760T can be a little pricey, but it's a sturdy chassis loaded to the gills with features that make assembly and servicing it a breeze, and it looks great to boot. Ultimately, the case tends to be one of two places users will cut corners on their budget (the other being the power supply), but you can actually lose system performance this way if you’re not careful. As with every other component in your build, a good case is an investment. Spending up on a case that includes dust filters will make the computer much easier to maintain; grommets and mounting holes in the motherboard tray allow for better cable management which in turn makes the interior look nicer but also substantially improves airflow. Conveniences like toolless drive sleds and optical drive clamps can not only make the initial assembly much easier, they can make servicing or upgrading the computer later on a breeze. The case is something you’re going to have to listen to, look at, and work with for the life of the computer, so don’t be afraid to stretch your build budget to get the one that’s right for you. It's tempting to want to cut costs on the enclosure and possibly divert that budget elsewhere, but doing so runs the risk of missing out on a lot of the important benefits a good case (especially a good Corsair case) can bring to the table. Suddenly you're dealing with a case that's harder to build in, harder to use, maybe less attractive, more accident or damage prone...any number of long term issues. Every aspect of a new build is an investment, case included, and I've learned through a lot of unpleasant experiences that sometimes it's just better to buy top shelf, buy what you really want from the get go, than go for something that'll "do for the time being" and wind up spending a lot more in the long term.
  5. We are pleased to announce the availability of the Graphite Series™ 600T Side Panel with Windowed and Mesh Inserts today. It's actually been on our store for a couple of weeks now, and the enthusiast response could not be better. The default configuration comes with a clear window to allow you to show off all your hardware, but for performance seekers we also include a mesh insert that can be easily swapped out in it's place. The mesh insert can house up to four 120mm fans, and includes rubber grommets on the fan mounts to prevent vibration transfer to the chassis. A lot of people asked for this — when we launched the 600T one of the most common questions was "Will there be a windowed version?" Now we can categorically answer that question. In fact, it's so popular that the Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T will come this way straight out of the box, allowing end users to tweak their case for the best performance and appearance based on their preference. Adding the mesh side panel can really help bring down temps for those of you running multiple high-end GPUs in SLI, and it does so without affecting the clearance for your graphics card and CPU coolers. The reason we built this product was because we heard you all requesting it — so keep the suggestions coming. If we have enough demand for a new product, we have no problem building it.
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