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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Specifications And Features Page 3: Now, the company is one-upping itself with the Obsidian D. The last page shows all of the hardware, their count, and what each is used for with the D. Is this a genuine high-end enclosure, a bomb shelter, or a mess of sheet metal?
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. 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.
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.
You only live once. I enjoyed another benefit, too. An Illuminating Case Mod Page Corsair bundles plenty of screws, cable ties, and various small parts, but does not include a piezo speaker. Subscribe to our newsletter. 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 you can conceive of while providing ample space to mount radiators and all the accoutrements of liquid cooling.
Note that corsaif a radiator in the bottom chamber does mean sacrificing those drive cages. Interestingly, there’s virtually nothing on the bottom of the D. That’s assuming you’re in the market for a specialized case like this, and a lot of you won’t be.
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Fortunately, the cardboard box looks more massive than the enclosure inside really is. Building a custom loop is expensive and time consuming, which would make that type of enclosure the very definition of niche.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Finally, behind the motherboard tray, Corsair actually includes latches for cable routing. 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.
What you’re going to want to pay attention to are the feature set, ease of assembly, and overall design, and how they’re going to suit your purposes.
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For instance, there weren’t any instructions on how to remove the top cover. Even as UEFI-equipped boards become more common, a majority still sport a speaker header for error diagnosis.
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. The top of the D is much simpler: There are plenty of well-placed holes in the motherboard tray for routing cables, ,anual Corsair very smartly sets the one for connecting SATA cables to the motherboard a couple of millimeters out.
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The shields for the four 5. Yeah, they’re not screwing around. Though the D is able to stand a healthy distance off of even a carpeted floor, Corsair elected not to offer cooling options on the bottom of the case.
Ordinarily I’m on the fence about windows, but with something like the D I think it would be ridiculous not to have one.
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Scythe Kaze Master Pro. This 90d for the extra clearance that side-oriented SATA ports require, something few case manufacturers actually account for. Temperatures And Acoustics Page Log in Don’t have an account?
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. Big, Bold, And Beautiful.
Yet Corsair has come forward with the Obsidian D for one big reason: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. And it’s absolutely huge.
Motherboard Installation And Cable Management. When I tested Corsair’s Obsidian D, I used two high-end graphics cards to fry eggs, prepare a fondue, and cook hot dogs.