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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Why wouldn’t it be? Corsair keeps the other bulk of radiator potential in the bottom of the enclosure, where you can theoretically install a mm radiator on one side and a mm radiator on the other, with mm of radiator clearance to the PSU.

I’ll cut right to the chase, this thing is enormous. Installing The Power Supply Page 8: Corsair Obsidian D Case Review: Corsair Obsidian D Specifications. 900 sides of the D are a dual door affair. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. If you’re a particularly tiny man like, for example, meknow what you’re getting into. Thankfully it’s only 40 pounds, and I say that knowing that it could be worse.

Riding high on their liquid cooling legacy with the popular Obsidian D, Corsair has developed a positively massive enclosure that’s designed essentially to hold the most powerful desktop machine cprsair can conceive of while providing ample space to mount radiators and all the accoutrements of liquid cooling.

Please forgive the mediocre cameraphone quality. And it’s absolutely huge. The company claims that retail versions of the Obsidian will benefit from a change in packaging that manula prevent similar issues. In the event that rough shipping does affect the Obsidian’s integrity, you might find it difficult to close the lower doors.


The bottom right coorsair also includes a SATA backplane and the trays themselves will line up both 3. The hardware box is found inside of the lowest hot-swap bay, and above pictured is what it contained.

Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super-Tower Chassis Review

Understandably, Corsair is concerned that external stresses could lead to minor deformations of the oversize chassis. 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 9900d tray for routing cables. And “big” is corsar the operative word. There are side panels for the top chamber that are hinged at the bottom, and the left panel has a large window.

The top of the D is much simpler: Scythe Kaze Master Pro.

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An Illuminating Case Mod Page It was shipped to me freight, on its own pallet of one, and the FedEx guy bellyached constantly about getting it up to and into my apartment. Previous Page Next Page. There is the angles screw driver at the left for getting in and tightening the screws in the expansion slots.

Don’t expect to be bored, though. That filter has enough space inside it to comfortably fit around a radiator.

Corsair Obsidian Series D Super-Tower Chassis Review

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. 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.


After all, more crossbeams would make the D even heavier. Ccorsair can find products similar to this one for sale below. This time around I’ll be a bit more serious. Scythe Kaze Master Pro Page 7: Building a custom loop is expensive and time consuming, which would make that type of enclosure the very definition of niche.

The instruction leaflet that came with our sample was a folded sheet of paper. Yeah, they’re not screwing around. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Note that installing a radiator in the bottom chamber does mean sacrificing those drive cages.

Outside Corsair’s Obsidian D Page 4: When you see the way Corsair designed it, you’ll be able to tell like I did that it’s destined for much more than a garden variety build.

I don’t blame Corsair for the bumps our Obsidian took on the way to our German office. Corsair already offers a heavy tower case called the Obsidian D.

Finally, behind the motherboard tray, Corsair actually includes latches for cable routing. Corsair only includes three cages with three trays apiece, manuxl you can order two more directly from them to fill the ccorsair thing out. The reason the manual is so short is that this is geared to enthusiasts, and Corsair assumes you have knowledge of what to do.

Now, the company is one-upping itself with the Obsidian D. Corsair uses a combination of aluminum and steel for the chassis that’s both attractive and sturdy.

Also, don’t search the accessory box for an ATX12V extension cable; it is already mounted at the rear of the motherboard plate.