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.
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.