Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

our 900D had a baby!

 Corsair Obsidian 350D Review  

Introduction

In our review of the Obsidian 900D, the new flagship of Corsair's case lineup, we said that you'd need to have been living under a rock to ensure not hearing about its release. With this case the rumour mill's been a lot quieter, so we'll excuse the hermits amongst you who haven't noted the impending release of the new baby Obsidian. 

The 350D is Corsairs first MATX chassis but follows the design ethos from its bigger brother the 900D, but how does it stack up against the competition? Let's have a look at the tech specs to see if we can't get an idea of what it's like before you watch the video.

Specifications


Corsair Obsidian 350D Review
 

 

Video Review

Conclusion

Another Corsair case, another great product. Once again Corsair continues its trend of giving us high quality cases with great functionality at reasonable prices respective to what they bring to the table. With its MATX form factor the 350D's competing with cases such as the Fractal Arc Mini, but we feel that it just trumps the competition. It's the way that the case come together as a whole in such an aesthetically pleasing and feature rich way, and it even has ample room for watercooling support if that's what you're into. 

As the baby of the family we feel that the 350D does a stellar job of capturing all the best bits of the Obsidian series. It looks fantastic, it's feature rich, the build quality is second to none and it has the downsides of a price premium over the competition. It really does come down to whether you think the price is worth it compared to the competition. We'd be more than happy to put a full rig in this, with watercooling to boot - something which is far harder to come by in a case of this class. As we mentioned in the video, it comes down to what you want to do with the case when it comes to aesthetics, cooling, and features such as dedicated SSD bays. To us, these extras make the extra ~£20 well worth it. 

As expected, we're giving this case a well deserved Gold award. £93 is a far cry from being a cheap MATX case, but that's because this case is far from being 'cheap' at all - many would say that the window alone sets it apart from the competition. We expect to see build logs and rig galleries popping up that include this case, and honestly we can't wait to see what people do with it.

     

The 350D is available from the boys over at SpecialTech for £94.99

Thanks to Corsair for the 350D on test here today. You can discuss your thoughts in the OC3D Forums. 

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Most Recent Comments

25-04-2013, 11:59:25

airdeano
glad to see the doctors were around to deliver this tiny lil package from its mother.
thanks for the video review in all its TTL style!Quote

25-04-2013, 12:06:54

Spiderz
Good review again from TTL but the link in the written review needs changed as it is currently the one for the Titan waterblock fitting.

I was considering getting this case but after seeing the internals I think I will give it a miss as doing so would require a new MB. Also it is a bit more expensive than I was expecting it to be when I saw it at $100-110.Quote

25-04-2013, 12:10:25

SieB
This is going to be my next case, as long as nothing better comes up in the next month or so that is. Or if I decide to stick to the ATX form factor, which I doubt I will TBH.
Surprised on the 7/10 for price though, i'd have given it an 8/10. Personally, I thinks it's worth the extra £20, but each to their own.

Good written review also, Josh I had to look twice when I saw your name on the review, was expecting it to be Tom.Quote

25-04-2013, 12:15:43

Josh Weston
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiderz View Post
Good review again from TTL but the link in the written review needs changed as it is currently the one for the Titan waterblock fitting.
Hah! Thanks for pointing that out. This is the first article i've submitted and everything's all new and confusing. Should all be fixed now.

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Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Good written review also, Josh I had to look twice when I saw your name on the review, was expecting it to be Tom.
He's giving me a shedload of help still, but thankyou for the kind words - i'm getting there, albeit slowly Quote

25-04-2013, 12:32:05

alienware
Cheers for the review guys..

How was Iron man Tom?

Edit. Man the scope for this thing is just awesome..

I tell you what I'd like to do with it... Put in a decent motherboard then use a H100 in the roof and then fit my 670s and use a Antec Kuhler 920 mod on each with both rads in the front.Quote
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