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Corsair Carbide 678C


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Jul 8, 2005
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Gmunden, Austria
System Name Core i7 Overclocked - Main Workstation
Processor Core i7 940 at 3.66 GHz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling Noktua U14P Super Silent
Memory 3x2GB OCZ 1600 MHz CL8
Video Card(s) 2x MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 1GB in Crossfire - tuned to be silent
Storage G.Skill 240GB Sandforce SSD, 1x 640GB Samsung F1, 2x500GB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB External Samsung
Display(s) Samsung 305T 30" 2560x1600 DVI LCD
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D2X PCIe
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
The Corsair Carbide 678C is meant to refresh the silent line of cases of the brand with a new, modern take using updated internals. With plenty of liquid-cooling capabilities, a fan controller, and wide body, it checks off a lot of points for enthusiasts, which may end up taking away from its intended target audience: the silent type.

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Jan 19, 2012
370 (0.13/day)
Processor 3770k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Z77 Sabertooth
Cooling Cryorig C1
Memory Crucial 2x8GB
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX1060 6GB
Storage 256GB+512GB SSD/1TB+2TB HDD
Display(s) Benq GW2765 + Asus VE278
Case NZXT S340
Audio Device(s) Audiotrack Prodigy Cube DAC + Edifer S330D
Power Supply AX650
Mouse G500
Keyboard CM Trigger Z
very biased review. Highly recommended for $200. Take a look at hardware canucks video, you'll see it is 100% correct in every term.
Mar 18, 2015
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Long Island
We pretty much see something like this soon after Compudex ... quick copycats pick up much of the show, not much of the go.
Oct 22, 2014
7,165 (3.67/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2680 10c/20t 2.8GHz @ 3.0GHz
Motherboard Asrock X79 Extreme 11
Cooling Coolermaster 240 RGB A.I.O.
Memory G. Skill 16Gb (4x4Gb) 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 710
Storage Sandisk X 400 256Gb
Display(s) AOC 22" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Home Premium 64 bit
I'll wait for the high air flow version's review, if they make one.
To me this seems like a waste of space, both in purpose and literally as the internals need reworked as do the case dimensions.
Remove the drive cages and reduce the depth of the case.
Jan 12, 2013
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Take a look at hardware canucks video,
Just looked.

you'll see it is 100% correct in every term.
Comparing noise levels of case for 6 HDDs in direct airflow (and expandable to 8 HDDs case) with 2 cases - one with 3 HDDs and another with 4 HDDs, 1st HDDs hidden behind mainwall from direct airflow and 2nd with all 4 HDDs hidden under PSU's longcover, both not nexpandable behind 3 and 4 HDDs - is incorrect in every term.
Every HDD caddy in frontal airflow gives some turbulent raise in noise levels, but drives would be better cooled.
So correct comparison would be with BeQuiet! 900 series with similar HDD caddies, but they all have very different roofs and they are bigger.
But yes, 678C looks slightly overpriced at the sales start.