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  1. Remodeling my home office, decided to upgrade PC, focused on the a200, went ahead and ordered it online (5950X, RTX 3080, 64GB RAM, Win10 Pro). The order is processing and not shipped yet. It seems that I LEFT OUT one major step, that is, registering with Corsair's forum website and browsing all of the threads in the Corsair forums. Having left this important step out, I failed to read all of the excellent posts regarding problems and issues with the a200 Pro. Now that I have spent a few hours browsing all of these posts, I am left with many questions/concerns about this order and feeling that maybe I should just cancel this order before it ships. To complement this order, I purchased two Dell 38" curved gaming monitors and intended to use the display ports on the a200. But now I am reading that the bridge cable between the RTX3080 and the back of the case actually lacks current performance specs to handle these monitors. Comments regarding the RAM (CL18 vs. CL16, brand quality, etc.) have also concerned me. Add to this the fact that there is no way to add-on other cards or customize the I/O with other aftermarket cards, and issues/limitations with custom BIOS instead of main-market tech specs leave me unsure of whether I should proceed with this purchase. Since reading all of these posts, I revisited the Corsair website, and noted that I could not find a section of "Reviews" by customers that have purchased the a200. This is not good. I also noted that the technical specs and descriptions of the a200 components are generic and not specific, most likely so that Corsair cannot be pinned down to the version/quality of the components. Nothing is mentioned about the RAM, the bridge video cables, custom BIOS, etc. Also, in looking at the "Download" tab for supporting the a200, the iCUE is a 3x version and not their highly touted 4x version. Why is this? After reading all of the posts regarding iCUE problems it seems as if even Corsair is not pushing the 4x iCUE on their customers. Understanding that the a200 Pro is Corsair's ultimate build, I would want to be confident that it was so fully researched and tested that it would be bulletproof and every sale would result in a successful deployment and extremely satisfied customer...It appears not to be the case. I am going to contact their customer support for some pre-shipping support and if I lose further confidence in their capabilities I will cancel this order. I appreciate all of the people who post, as this promotes "eyes wide open" regarding these issues...Any other comments regarding tips, tricks, traps, would be greatly appreciated.
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