In and Around the Corsair Obsidian D. I’ll cut right to the chase, this thing is enormous. It was shipped to me freight, on its own pallet of one. Before we get too much further into this review, I want to be absolutely clear about how the Obsidian D is being evaluated, because it’s a. Now, the company is one-upping itself with the Obsidian D. For instance, there weren’t any instructions on how to remove the top cover.

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I don’t blame Corsair for the bumps our Obsidian took on the way to our German office. Meanwhile, the two bottom doors are also hinged at the bottom, and though they don’t come off, they’re easily pushed open from behind.

Unfortunately it’s much harder to tell how good an enclosure will be at its job when that job will vary from person to person in much more significant ways than just choosing which air cooler and graphics cards to use.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Understandably, Corsair is concerned that external stresses could lead to minor deformations of the oversize chassis.

There are side panels for the top chamber that are hinged at the bottom, and the left panel has a large window. Note that mmanual a radiator in the bottom chamber does mean sacrificing those drive cages. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Highly Priced and Highly Specialized. Vorsair top fan mounts have a mm clearance from the roof of the case to the top of the motherboard and you can intrude on the top 5.

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Finally, behind the motherboard tray, Corsair actually includes latches for cable routing.

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Below all of those is a single panel that pops out to reveal the front fan mounts along with their removable filter. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Truly, this case presents a physical challenge for manuaal, including the delivery guy who I’m pretty sure hates me at this point.

When I tested Corsair’s Obsidian D, I used two high-end graphics cards to fry eggs, prepare a mznual, and cook hot dogs. After all, more crossbeams would make the D even heavier.

Don’t expect to be bored, though. Before we get too much further into this review, I want to be absolutely clear about how the Obsidian D is being evaluated, because it’s a very different beast from most cases. In the event that rough shipping does affect the Obsidian’s integrity, you might find it difficult to close the lower doors.

Get to the back of the D and you’ll see it’s almost all ventilation, but the patterns are tasteful and stylish, and it’s obvious there’s a lot of room behind the motherboard tray for routing cables.

Find 900e tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. Also, don’t search the accessory box for an ATX12V extension cable; it is already mounted at the rear of the motherboard plate. You also get a three page manual to go with the chassis and the literature on the two year warranty that goes with the D.

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Corsair uses a combination of aluminum and steel for the chassis that’s both attractive and sturdy. Subscribe to our newsletter. It also shows that there are 12 cable ties that come with this chassis, and there are, but they were stuck in the bottom of the hardware box, and I missed it at the time corsaid taking the photo. And it’s absolutely huge.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We put the case through our bevy of tests. This corrects for the extra clearance that side-oriented SATA ports require, something few case manufacturers actually account for.

What that also means is that while I have to put it through our conventional testing, that conventional testing is going to be primarily academic. Then you get a bag of screws for the motherboard, PSU and hard drives. Shipping Box and Unpacking Truly, this case presents a physical challenge for everyone, including the delivery guy who I’m pretty sure hates me at this point. Log in Don’t have an account? You can see the two power supply bays in the bottom, but I think Corsair missed an opportunity by not also allowing the user to install a power supply in the top of the case.

The back of the case supports a single mm radiator in the exhaust fan slot.

That’s assuming you’re in the market for a specialized case like this, and a lot of you won’t be. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Temperatures And Acoustics Page There is the angles screw driver at the left for getting in and tightening the screws in the expansion slots. And who know, maybe someone in German customs is to blame.