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Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled memory

Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled memory

Corsair TEC cooled memory.

CeBIT 09: Do we dare suggest an ailing economy is why Corsair seems ever ready to branch into new fields, or is it trying to expand its eco-system into sexier products?

Corsair’s new black beast of a chassis was like most things at the show – a $6,000 pre-production tooling test, but its concept takes the best of everyone else’s design and puts it together in one formula.

It’s got cable routing ideas from Thermaltake, design aesthetics from Cooler Master and Silverstone, and bits like front hot-swap drive drive bays and segmented areas from Lian Li and Antec. It's an all aluminium design and is massive – we think it’s probably bigger than the Antec P190 and certainly bigger than the already huge Cooler Master ATCS 840.

However, as far as we’re concerned this early sample does do the business – it looks smart inside and out, which we know many of you will love, and it has all the right bits in the right places, it’s just a case of getting a final product to test now!

Next, back to what Corsair does best: memory. A new addition to its Dominator GT range that features interchangeable cooling mounts is a TEC cooler with temperature control device that regulates the power to keep it just above ambient so no water condenses.

With a 140W TEC under the hood, this can be turned off so the memory gets so cold it ices up and this itself is cooled by a watercooled block with proper barbs on top of it. Corsair was keen to note that it was only an design very few would take advantage of, but there’s only so much Elpida Hyper memory chips used in the 2,000MHz Dominator GTs to go round anyway.

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Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled memory CeBIT 09: Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled memory CeBIT 09: Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled

Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled memory CeBIT 09: Corsair will make cases, has TEC cooled

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ChaosDefinesOrder 9th March 2009, 09:51 Quote
I was wondering when the watercooled Dominator block would start arriving...
Zurechial 9th March 2009, 09:56 Quote
The case is externally reminiscent of Silverstone's Temjin-06.
If the case is as good as their PSUs then we may have a winner on our hands.
Jack_Pepsi 9th March 2009, 10:59 Quote
I must admit, I like the case. Not one for large cases, but this is nice.
Redbeaver 9th March 2009, 20:42 Quote
that case is sexy. it looks like my temjin TJ06, but slightly better airflow, and the internal design is brilliant (compared to my TJ06)
C-Sniper 14th March 2009, 04:14 Quote
That Motherboard looks tiny in that case
The_Beast 14th March 2009, 06:01 Quote
Very nice add a door (like the P182B) and you've got a winner


It looks good now but I like hidden hot-swaps and 5.25" bays for a sleek streamline case
rainbowbridge 29th May 2009, 17:08 Quote
Any updates? I was viewing this and there appears no update on the 05-13-2009 but guesses the full tower will be available no later than end of June?
D-Cyph3r 29th May 2009, 17:51 Quote
A Corsair rep on XS says it's gonna be a $300+ case..... which is ridiculous imo as it's a steel chassis with only the front being aluminum.


The thing is gonna weigh a ton, which in turn means it'll be a nightmare to work with/in. And to be frank I dont think it's anywhere near as pretty as a similarly priced Lian Li or Silverstone.
sadlydefiant 12th June 2009, 04:44 Quote
I love that case.
Haven't seen that in Australia, looks expensive.
rainbowbridge 19th June 2009, 17:51 Quote
nearing towards the end of june, any updates?


Also from above link about air in..

http://www.myzander.net/OverClocking/CorsairCaseComparison.jpg
E.E.L. Ambiense 19th June 2009, 18:01 Quote
Yes, the Obsidian is a steel-frame chassis with aluminum front, not all-aluminum. If it were all-aluminum, I'd be all over it. I was turned off by the steel when I saw the spy-pics of it a little while back. At least they fixed the fan-spacing issue up top for the production models, lol. You can see it in the pics in the article here; why have two spaced at 15mm and the third one off on its own?
thehippoz 19th June 2009, 18:05 Quote
plenty of room at the bottom of the board.. they have the wiring holes down- airflow bottom to top.. this is a really nice case.. I gotta agree with the steel- it's gonna be a tank.. aluminum mid size cases are very portable and you can still stick everything and the refrigerator in them- but for a desktop this thing would be great.. no mods needed =] I like corsair and their bucktooths
rainbowbridge 19th June 2009, 18:55 Quote
Edit: Any one got any comments on this comment about the case and video?

"IMO a $300 case isn't worth the money, no matter how good it is.

There are some very nice features in this case: cable pass-throughs, hot-swappable hard drive cage, and exposed CPU rear, for example. There are also some features that are almost worthless: that hard drive fan in particular is completely starved for air when the fan cover is on.




Just have to look that word up :)


http://i44.tinypic.com/qpsdj6.jpg

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools without crystal growth. Obsidian is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows, where the chemical composition (high silica content) induces a high viscosity and polymerization degree of the lava. The inhibition of atomic diffusion through this highly viscous and polymerized lava explains the lack of crystal growth. Because of the lack of crystal structure, obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use as projectile points, and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

This seems to be the product page for the Case


And lets get a quick fix..


http://www.corsair.com/products/800d/800dgallery1.jpg

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&fmt=22 added to utube code so hopefully hd


Edit: Just finshed watching that and all I can say is WOW , that is the case for me.
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