hey PC fans Gordon hang with PC world
here we are still at Corsair talking to experts in every field this one
something I particularly care about this is an Jankowski case PM bam cases
everybody loves cases she’s gonna tell me why ATX has to die C well that’s me
why it just can’t happen you can’t no no you talk to George about this earlier
but it is a bit difficult for Corsair as a company to change the standard from
other boards over all industry-wide we don’t make motherboards ourselves we
would need to work with a lot of different companies and get a lot of
different people on board so while it’s not the ideal format it would be quite –
hopes crushed hopes crushed of moving on from 25 year old ATX standard not going
to happen this right in front of us is the IQ for 65 X 150 bucks yep glass
front glass sides comes with three RGB fans three ll RGB fan what’s the ll RGB
it’s C it is our high-end RGB fan so it has two light loops one on the inside
and one on the outside so you can do custom lighting so you can have
different lighting patterns going through the inside and the outside makes
a little more interesting from an RGB standpoint okay and of course you can
control it out of the box yes so when we have IQ in the name of the
case that means that we have an IQ controller that ships with the case so
in this case it’s the lighting node core which can control up to six RGB fans out
of the box first question because everybody wants to know about their
cases now is the airflow for some reason they’re all concerned about air flow I
don’t know why but is well how’d you handle air flow for this case because we
do have the glass which people like so actually this is one of our best
performing cases we did a lot of testing on this front panel we knew we wanted a
glass but air flow is becoming more and more
a concern with hotter components we don’t want your components to overheat
obviously they want you want them to last longer so these gaps right here
actually provide a lot of airflow to the system we sent this out to a lot of
reviewers and we got great feedback on the airflow so I think this is the best
glass case that we’ve ever released from a performance standpoint now of course
some people said well why even use glass then why don’t we just go to a the
typical holes in the front we used to have or a mesh front is that not
something that’s so we did just release the 2 20 t RGB IQ 2 20 t RGB as well so
that one is an open front with RGB fans but we do realize that our glass cases
are one of our bread-and-butter product lines a lot of people love the 460 X the
570 X they want that glass front with the RGB fans showing and we don’t want
to take that away from people who’ve given us feedback that they really love
that so that’s why we wanted to really incorporate the air flow with glass okay
is there either what’s more popular glass or mesh front
um so right now we just started coming out
with mesh fronts from our old cases we did have a lot of mesh fronts that were
popular if you look at the market overall though I think straight mesh
fronts aren’t as popular as people think so that’s why we like to do different
patterns on the front of our cases like 220 t um instead of just straight mesh
make it a little more interesting try to get some younger consumers interested as
well okay for cases oh you know I’m an old-timer I’ve been doing this a long
time we’ve gone through beige we’ve gone through all black we went through red
and black then we went to liquor store RGB and then now which is a phrase I’m
still stuck in and then now we are in this phase where this is just elegant
you’ve got the glass I mean actual tempered glass front and side you’ve got
the RGB how do you how do you stay ahead of the curve as far as what people are
gonna want I think from my perspective course there has always been a little
bit more elegant than the others when it comes to our RGB implementation it doesn’t look like that liquor store I
mean we have 570 X which i think was one of the first big RGB cases out on the
market which has a very elegant implementation so right now we’re doing
this glass front we’re really looking into more sleek and simple designs
moving forward how can we implement RGB that’s not just fans but also maybe in
the front panel on the side panel even including in the case may be some under
glow under glow would be a thing that would be a little more subtle not as
in-your-face so we’re exploring a bunch of different
options right now when it comes to our new products you wouldn’t be able to say
but I’m gonna ask cap ELYX like I sort of think like there’s such
great uses in a case maybe you’ll see something and maybe you want I can’t
comment on future product okay can’t come on a future product standard line I
hear from AMD and Intel all the time but again sort of like that
I mean I know people like to use a fancy term design UI or a language or or
design language but for me I very much feel it’s just it’s fashion because
right now we’re just sort of in this elegant RGB glass look and then we did
also go through a brushed aluminum phase for a while I mean I couldn’t just
switch on a dime and we could be into wood and teak and cloth I mean how do
you how do you predict so we like to look at a lot of different things when
we’re designing a new ID not just computer cases so I’m not saying those
things couldn’t happen but we do like to take influence from a lot of items that
you’d see throughout the home newer items in your home like electronics or
even furniture but I would say that glass is not the only trend there is you
you can see right now that a lot of the most popular cases are very simple and
sleek with no RGB so I would say not just glass we’re not just focusing on
that one of our biggest cases is our 275 R and that’s because it looks so simple
and clean for an affordable price I think simple and clean is definitely
in right now as well so as a case designer what’s the hardest thing to
balance cost oh is that so that’s as you look at that question it’s always cost
as always you want to include everything you want to make a great building
experience you want to make it modular you want to include as much RGB as
people would want but there’s always a cost limitation so you really have to
prioritize what’s most important to the customer and from a corsair standpoint I
think that’s always number one quality and then build ability and cooling
compatibility so you have our coolers obviously we want to make sure that all
of our cases can fit all of our coolers that most of our cases can fit a 360 in
front most of the new cases we’ve come out with and 240 on top so we’re going
to be focusing on that in the future obviously because we want to be able to
incorporate all of our products within a system and then build ability you can
see it with a lot of new cases on the market right now people are focusing a
lot more on cable management wiring making it easier for new users to join
this DIY space and build computers so we are always focusing on that as well and
you’ve seen the DIY is just nothing it’s not going away you’re seeing huge
interest in it so easier we make it for new users to build the more people join
in my opinion so for materials this one is I think probably steel yes steel
glass and a little plastic here to hold the glass out you said that the problem
is is cost I’m a big fan maybe just because I’m retro but I’m a big fan of
aluminum cases from the old days is that just too hard for material to deal with
these days it’s not as strong and no we still include aluminum with some of our
cases it just has to be at a certain price point because it is a premium
material so again you have that cost trade-off I don’t want to give up build
ability cooling compatibility or quality to add aluminum to the front of the case
so we’re going to maintain those three things and then at a higher price points
add those higher and materials like aluminum and if even if it’s I guess
that’s one of the things where if you use aluminum
there’s no guarantee people are gonna be into it I guess yeah I mean our Obsidian
line although we’re not really using series means anymore
our 500d is very popular it has an aluminum front the 500d RGB also
incorporates aluminum elements those both came out last year and they’ve done
very well so I think people definitely still like aluminum I think it needs to
be pretty subtle but yet we definitely are not moving away from aluminum all
together okay are there any other materials that you think could possibly
come up I think we joked this morning about marble I don’t think we’ll see any
marble cases but it might be a bit heavy for shipping purposes I like aluminum
because it’s light but I mean we’ve experimented I know you mentioned this
morning as well with carbon fibre and other materials I think we’re moving
more away from plastic and towards steel if we can like with our 220 T case that
we just came out with in July that has a full steel front that snaps in so
there’s only a small amount of plastic on the case I think that gives the user
a more premium feel with our case so things like that trying to swap out some
materials that we have typically used for a bit higher end okay I have has
course never done any research into DIY builds and how long they keep cases
because I my impression is most people will keep a case to the end of time
essentially and that’s a tough tough for you because that customers gonna buy it
now and they don’t buy another one for eight years is that I think it’s a
little bit shorter than that typically when somebody wants to buy a new
graphics card or do a new build with motherboards that’s typically when they
may look for a case I don’t think many people will just buy a new case and then
take all their old parts and put it in a new case so we do see uptick in sales
when there’s a new graphics card that comes out when there’s a new CPU that
comes out right now with the new AMD CPUs we’ve been seeing a lot of good
okay is it German buy up greatest would they also go like oh my gosh my case
looks so dated like you know you’ve got this beige
I mean cases are a lot about looks I mean we do focus on quality performance
and build ability but we also are very focused on looks we do a lot of research
on what our cases should look like what is the market asking for what do our
consumers want and I really do think that a lot of people are buying their
cases at least 50% almost for case features I have to ask this because I’m
an audio guy I run sound cards one of the things I always tell everybody is
don’t run that front panel audio connector because you snake it down from
the front all the way down to your sound card or to your onboard motherboard is
there is there any way to ever get clean audio out of that front panel connector
is that something like I know it’s tough because you can’t make that a shielded
$25 cable in the box but so typically our ground connection in our newer IO
panels actually the audio is a separate ground than the USB and the USB is where
you’d be hearing that feedback so I don’t think you shouldn’t be
experiencing that with our newer cases I talked to my boss about that question
specifically because I wasn’t sure but he said they implemented that about four
years ago okay yeah it’s one of those things I think
you just you have old information you never change this so I’m still I’ll have
to try it out them because usually when I tried in other cases it just sounds
pretty bad so you’ll be getting the feedback from like your mouse or some
mouse USB data and yeah we use piece colander we have fixed that problem
since like like you said I think four years ago so I’ll have to try to I’m
gonna ask you this is the tough one we don’t talk politics here but any
forecasts as to whether case prices are going to go up or down based on trade
wars so specifically with the u.s. our worldwide pricing should remain pretty
consistent though with the US I cannot really predict what our president
and we’ll put a tariff on and if we do have significant tariffs our prices will
go up well we will continue the rollercoaster of international politics
and economics what else I want to ask oh you know what I would love to know
what’s the most popular case eyes like are we moving away from right here this
this is considered a mid tower by like your sources so I would say our most
popular case size is mid tower not this case specifically because it’s over a
hundred dollars I know you talked about that this morning but the bulk of volume
comes from below $100 and this size is about the size of a 275 R that is our
most popular case so ATX a little bit of a smaller mid tower would be our most
popular size I see no drive bays on this case
actually there in the wolf okay so dead serious is there are they dead
everywhere or I’m not gonna say they’re dead because we may or may not have a
new product with one coming out soon but our 100r is one of our most popular
cases it’s an entry-level case similar look to a 275 R but it has an OD D and I
think that is one of the reasons it’s so popular because it’s at a low price
point and offers an optical drive I don’t think a lot of our competitors
offer that so from a cheaper workstation standpoint I think we’re one of the only
players out there so with that case it’s kind of its own animal overall I’d say
Oh Dedes we don’t typically include them anymore we don’t really see a lot of
people asking for them the only time we would include it would be on a maybe a
full tower maybe just to eat up to have an option but it does feel like it’s
it’s on its last legs only but interesting ly on laptops most budget
laptops have optical drives yeah it’s funny that also on budget cases they
also want optimum so last question if Andy called you up
and said I want you and we’re gonna go or this is this is Ford versus Ferrari I
want you to build the most insane case we are going to conquer everyone what
would you build no price is no object Manhattan Project here go to the moon
part of me wants to do Mini ITX cuz we haven’t but I’m gonna say a halo 1000d
type product but I would want to make a lot of improvements make it very modular
use high-end materials maybe try some carbon fiber because that’s always been
a cost constraint for us definitely include two systems so that people could
stream with it maybe something a little bit smaller than thousand D just to see
if I could do it and fit the two systems in there I think that’d be a fun
challenge three systems okay two systems is good then three is better
just like razor blades pretty soon you’ll have five systems that could be
it that could be the secret that could be the secret of the next yeah you could
tell how far of course here we go I built is not very far anyway thank you
for coming and keep coming back we have a lot of Corsair content on the channel
also check out PC world calm peace out

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    Yay, a case person!
    Happy she said mini-ITX πŸ€—, but it doesn't sound like she has backing to do it 😿; need more SFF, please. <20L, with more ventilation. There are enough big, closed-off cases, and it's not good if airflow is choked off.

    More 140mm fans/fan mounts (particularly with Noctua 140mm sterrox coming out in 2021)/280mm rad/AIO support (bigger fans push more air at lower noise; even the venerable Noctua A12x25 doesn't beat it's currently non-sterrox 140mm brother, only more average 140mm).

    360mm is marginal gain over 240mm, and the space for 360mm AIO is mostly a waste. Anyone who actually needs that level of cooling is usually better served by custom open-loop, anyway, and probably even bigger rads.

    Frankly, I've switched to looking at boutique cases (SFF Network has thriving case design community) – and now working on a custom one – because all the big case manufacturers are putting out bland, uninspired, mediocre airflow cases that waste a lot of space. Tempered glass and RGB aren't differentiators anymore.

    Aniela's dream case(s), though, those I'd like to see, even if the economics of it means they are only one-off, concept models.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    What's wrong with ATX? What motherboard format would Gordon prefer? πŸ€”

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    I am so sick of RGB. I can't wait for that to die. I don't need a lava lamp. I need a computer.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    FYI, carbon fiber as a case material would have no dampening of sound.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    There it is folks, she literally says all the rgb glass and weird shapes is to target a younger audience, they are cases designed for kids.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    This case is too heavy. Not a fan of glass in front. Like the Corsair iCue 220T far better). Initially I will be likely getting the Corsair 110R since I need a 5.25 inch bay (something hard to find nowdays).

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Lighting Node Pro not Core!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    She seems like a nice lady. I'd love to pick her brains away from a camera to find out all the stuff she's not allowed to say publicly about upcoming products, the good and bad points of working for Corsair etc.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    I just want a Corsair 1000D

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    she is very competent in her job, very satisfying to watch.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    I"m looking forward for wood and cloth cases, Gordon.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Can you stop using icue? and stop using proprietary garbage. How about you use the headers on the motherboard? Corsair you are part of the problem with non-standardized RGB.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Why is there so much complaining in this comment section? Corsair is a massive company. Don't expect radical things from them. Then you can't be disappointed with their designs. There are plenty of small or independent designers on the frontiers. Folks ought to stop being lazy and look out for them.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I like that corsair one design

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    No questions asking WHY so few case manufactures bother to provide multiple USB and Card reader ports on the front/top of their cases. It's a big deal if a case provies ONE usb3.1 connector on the front.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    I'm a sucker for redheads and RGB so thanks for the video. My current system is in a 570X which I find a little tedious to build in. There's just not enough space behind the case to comfortably route the litany of cables. On the plus side, it prevents me from upgrading too frequently!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    No RGB, No glass, these stupid designs need to stop.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Corsair 450D will always be the best case. Not that 500D crap that blocks off the fans with tempered glass.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    I hate this whole glass and rgb stuff.

    Why not offer clear plastic for budget version.

    RGB is such a rip off Corsair prices are criminal.

    Β I also think with glass version you should always get mesh included in the box for the price they are charging.

    The only reasons they want atx to die is so they can save more money increasing profits but i do sort of agree no need for so much atx but rumors are matx is the one that will go.

    Come on tell the truth the rest of the world will be strewed price wise and US will have a tiny increase they always do this and already doing it. ($150 is not a low price point in EU i expect that will be around Β£200 or 200euro)

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    You should ask when are they re-releasing the 380t, love that case.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    please make it so all dust filters can be removed and cleaned without removing any screws

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I haaaaate that case

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    So the glass on the front has no practical function rather than looks (subjective)? Well, at least they listen to their feedback…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    I like the glass and the feet on this case. Not so hot on LLRGB or just plain RGN but whatever, it come with the box. Should this case accept 240/280 radiators on top, we just might have a real winner. Room above the motherboard for thicc (pun intended) radiators and access to the fittings is KEY.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    This is a great piece.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Loving all these new interviews from Gordon, the guy is one of the few down to Earth and not ridiculously fake/annoying personalities in the "Tech YouTuber" space (along with "TechYesCity", always got time for that Aussie).

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    I'm definitely a fan of the sleek and minimalist case designs, no RGB for me. Low noise/good cooling/good EMI/EMF attenuation (thick steel, no glass and little plastic) are my 3 main considerations when looking for a case, which is why I am such a big fan of the Fractal Design cases.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    Dear Corsair, you had me at subtle under glow and maybe some carbon fibre. But definitely on the under glow, maybe a subtle strip on the front or side. Cloth, how about Alcantara? But silence is my key buying point.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    They need to bring back doing super towers with a basement like CaseLabs.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Graphite 600t and 780t look still the best. I really wish to see a 2020 upgrade.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    That's a beautiful case, and it is much more sensible than what Thermaltake or Cooler Master are offering.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    If you’re gonna cry about tariffs and try to justify uping the prices on your customers try maybe build in the US. Just a thought. Other than that good interview.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    Corsair bring some mini ITX cases. Like SilverStone ML series or designs like BMW asrock m8. These compact cases are high demand in small work space.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    No 5,25 bays = No buy. Guess my Carbide 500r will stay with me for my next upgrade too.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    Tired of all the tempered glass… wheres my transparent aluminum?

    Also, bring back the Obsidian 250D!!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    I'm looking forward to mini-ITX cases for high performance systems again. I am a proud owner of the Graphite 380T, and I love it! I was looking for a friend for mini-ITX cases earlier this year, and sadly found that the Obsidian 250D appears to have been discontinued as well. What gives?! Please bring back high performance mini-ITX cases! I'd love to see a portable that is in line with what the 380T was, and that can handle this kind of system:

    https://www.overclock.net/forum/rigbuilder.php?do=rig&action=view&id=6235478&title=The+Honeycomb+Hideout

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    Tell corsair i only buy cases with a crap ton of space and can fit 2 E-Atx systems with ease.

    Also that i dont care for RGB fans if the cant blow the clouds from the sky.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    She just called you old

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Since shipping is a big cost and shipping cases from China is actually shipping a lot of dead space, why don't you guys consider shipping the components of the case and have American workers assemble them here. This could solve the tooling issues (none in the US) vs the shipping costs and give some jobs to one of the largest consumer markets in the world. Plus it could potentially help a tiny bit with your carbon foot print. Thanks from someone who owns way too many Corsair products. πŸ™‚

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Ahh aluminum cases. I remember my LANBOY case. The whole thing was 7 pounds.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Big fan of Corsair. Most of my stuff runs off of iCUE and they're all in a 500D RGB SE. Looking for a new case for my next build or possibly my brother's upcoming build at the beginning of the year. While I love their clean looking cases like the 275R she mentioned, I'm sick and tired of four thumbscrew tempered glass side panels. I love the 500D hinged TG panels, but they only appear on the other high end cases like the 1000D or the 678C or the 680X. If you can't include hinged panels on the lower end models, how about doing what NZXT did with their cases and making it a single captive thumbscrew for the TG panel? Or if you can't use that idea, just please find a better way to mount the TG side panel without using four thumbscrews. Honestly, I'm a big fan of how NZXT refreshed all of their cases with this new TG side panel design and with the addition of USB type C front port in all of their cases as well. I just hate the front panel on the H500 and now H510 with just that tiny side panel for air flow (which is a deal breaker for me). If you guys made a budget option like the H510 with the same front panel as say the 275R Airflow, that would be amazing.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    how about doing a decent fan with no rgb πŸ˜‰

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    You know what would bring prices down? Make a nice metal box with good airflow and no tempered glass. I don't need to stare at my components through a glass window covered in fingerprints. I just need them to work.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    So unicorn puke for the rest of forever, there is nothing else. Case design is so dull. The cases today look exactly like cases 15 years ago + fairy lights.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Corsair NEEDS TO MAKE A REBOOT 50D series (450D, 750D etc.). My point is that they need to make luxury versions with more modern features and materials. I'd love a full metal and screws (non wrivet), tempered side panel on a hinge with tint option, toolless design, vertical GPU mount (built in for at least 3 pcie slot thick cards), PSU shroud, front compartment shroud (to hide the HDD cages and SSDs, basically a panel that hides the width of the optical bays in the current versions and reaches all the way down to the bottom), maybe add rgb and fan controllers, add small space modifications such as quarter inch increase on all dimensions. Maybe one optical bay with a spring loaded door that is easily removed by hand.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    My question, why can't the LL fans have high performance? They are pretty but their performance is quite underwhelming.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    You can't use elegant and rgb in the same sentence. I'm an old timer too and all rgb in/on cases looks like cheap tack

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Hey, a unicorn took a dump on your desk.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Whats wrong with ATX? Anything smaller in Full Towers(My prefered sized case) looks naff.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    I’m ready for case manufacturers to start experimenting with textiles. They could do some interesting things with fabrics to allow airflow, but catch most dust. You can print designs and patterns on fabric. You can stretch it over a structure to add some dimension to an otherwise flat panel. You can play with blocking or allowing light through. Fabrics should survive shipping just fine, and are super lightweight compared to a solid panel of steel, glass, or aluminum.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    I like my 460x rgb case. This makes me want the 465x rgb lol

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:49 am
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    Are we still in 1982 that computer cases are still a mid tower rectangular box? The only innovation in 30 years is changing the color beige to black/white, and adding a few lights. ATX form factor cases are the granny panties of computer cases.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    This dude is a total douchebag

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    That Lady knows what she es talking about, not like some other company PR
    People.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    "Liquor store RGB." LOL I instantly got that. Brilliant…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    One thing the case makers should do is that most of their cases can support big air coolers. I went from my old i7 2600k with Fractal Desgin R3 to FC R6 but i wanted to buy the Lian Li O11 Air. But it could only support 155mm cpu cooler, and i wanted the Noctua NH-D15 witch is 165mm high so the i had to drop lian li 011 air and go for my second choice Fractal Desgin R6 as it did support 185mm coolers.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    why cant i get my corsair h1005i liquid cooler to sync with the corsair icue?..it wont find it..it found my keyboard but not the cooler…it looks like the same cooler youve got there..

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    Still on my Air 540 that I got in 2014, have also started with a custom liquid GPU loop and will be a full loop next upgrade, but yeah, planning on staying with this case for the foreseeable future

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    I want a case with a granite frame and aerogel sides πŸ™‚

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    I am really fed-up with the stupid trend of RGB Lighting and Tempered Glass Panels not only from your products but also to your competitors as well. I want a radical departure on your upcoming products from highlighting Aesthetics(Looks) to Functionality and Performance-oriented. I want your upcoming Cases to have large ventilation in front and on top as well as generous Fan Mounting Options. I would also like the Side Panel to be interchangeable so users can choose between Acrylic Windowed or Tempered Glass as well as I would also like an optional Side Panel Fan Mounts. That way, the performance of 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen and AMD RDNA Radeon GPUs will be maximized.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Please make a mesh front case!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    stop the nonsense and focus on airflow and amazing temps.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    Definately didn't read the case name off the inside of his hand πŸ˜‚

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    I don't love glass and rgb fans. I love my air 740 – best airflow ever. Would like to see a new Air case! And please don't put any glass or plastic on it, I don't look under my desk anyways (:

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Notices ATX standard cases in the background. What new trend?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Great interview. Always wondered about some of these things. Like the front panel audio. Good to get some facts around these things!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    I got 6 LL fans and they are really very fucking quiet and pretty good performing too.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    RGB for massive performance gains in cinebench

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Al-u-min-i-um!
    GAHHHHH!
    πŸ˜‰

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    My issue with a lot of the mid-tower range w/ material like steel is having a bad back, and wanting a case made from aluminum because its specifically lighter weight and easier to take places. I don't want to have to get an ITX case & compromise on performance both in airflow and on motherboard.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    What we want? Perforated glass! Especially perforated side panel glass with RGB see thru side panel 200-240mm fan. Airflow + looks. YOU could be the 1st to do it #Corsair !

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    Yes Aniela! We need more white ITX cases!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    20 years ago, I would never guess glass an isolator would become a case component. except the clc guy all experts have been great.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Gordon's funny I just bought a EATX

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    I hate glass and plastic cases as well as the non-functional LED's. I was looking for a metal case recently and seems like it is pretty hard to find a decent case with newer specs. Nobody makes a simple case with good air flow and decent newer ports.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Aniela Jankowsk is a woman after my own heart , I would love corsair to build a large premium case like they used to but with a more modern modular design , I also agree the 1000D is just to big , great content Gordan πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  • October 9, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Next, Fan design by corsair!

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  • October 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Rockin the 800D from 2009 still, just modified it to fit more rads. Solid steel beast weighs 102lbs with complete build in it lol.
    But that 1000D has me wanting to swap cases.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    I wish those ram sticks were ARGB… other than that it’s a pretty nice looking build

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  • October 10, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Still using my Obsidian 650D from 2012. Originally housed a 2500k build, now a 3900X build.
    I'm so recluctant to replace it, because it's such a good case.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Just follow this step Corsair:
    Make the 220T (basically a Meshify C "inspired" case) bigger to properly fit a 3 fan GPU with enough space for a 360mm radiator to be mounted in the front and clearance for a 240mm radiator on the top. Also add USB Type C and separate headset & microphone jacks to ALL new line-ups (no one wanted a unified jack but Corsair decided to screw everyone over). Price point should be identical/slightly higher price than this iCUE 465x case to keep it competitive vs other case manufacturers.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    Dear corsair: bring us mesh cases plzzzzzz

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Would love to see a steel frame case with wood panels. Could play with things like different cut out patterns for ventilation, integrating tempered glass windows or mesh, etc.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Case Trend : It's the same case as any other brand.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    i do love corsair!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    Imagine a new ITX like small form factor with I/O on BOTH sides so front panel I/O is upgradeable with a new motherboard. Better audio and much less wiring and increased modularity. Improvements/reductions to power and data cables could be addressed with modular backplanes.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    ATX standards won't be going anywhere for a while now, for obvious tooling reasons in current factories. It's not like there haven't been other/better standards developed over the last decade.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    I have a Corsair 380T for my itx build its a awesome looking case.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    What's wrong with ATX?

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  • October 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Lose the power supply basement. The power supply should go in the back. Dual chamber cases are the best.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 7:10 am
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    RE: NO CD drives – Funny I have a microscope that requires the CD disk to be in a CD drive to be able to use it. NO CD, No using the microscope.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    Wait, what? Moving away from plastic toward steel? How is this a more economical move?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    On another hand, yes, ATX needs to finally perish. I think Intel might be working toward it, with their system on a chip format. I could be wrong.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    What's Gordon's beef with ATX?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    corsair needs to focus on mini itx and a pc 011 dynamic version of there own

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  • October 15, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    For me it's about 75-90% looks with a lot of RGB for me when shopping for a case hahaha. Maybe it's because I just a console gamer up until last year so it feels nice to get truly customizable with a gaming rig && I go overboard haha

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  • October 15, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    I, for one, want etched designs on front and side panels.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    When are we getting 240mm fan cases that spits air fron left to right or right to left.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    9:00 and on. β€œAluminum blah blah aluminum with aluminum blah blah aluminum more aluminum in aluminum because aluminum. The guy who discovered it named it aluminium….why is that too difficult?

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  • October 15, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Why is aluminum considered a "premium" material? It's not a rare metal and used in the cheapest stuff one can buy unless you're carving or forging cases out of solid blocks of aluminum.

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