Corsair Obsidian 800D

Introduction

Corsair Obsidian 800D
 
In 1994 Corsair emerged as a Performance Memory Manufacturer forging their way with innovative performance products making Corsair the brand we know and trust today. In the last few years Corsair have broadened their horizons venturing in to making power supplies as well. The team at OC3D are all in agreement that at the time of writing the best PSU's available today are made by Corsair see the HX850w review here. Still not happy Corsair have made budget all in one water cooling unit the H50 which trades punches both in performance and price with the T.R.U.E and has split opinions down the middle.
 
March this year was the first time I heard about Corsairs plans on attacking the Case section of the market. The photos and hype surrounding this news had every Internet forum and news site online buzzing with questions and speculation on what Corsair had planned for us. With the case now released to the public OC3D has been lucky enough to get the Obsidian 800D in for review. Its not very often I actually get excited about review samples arriving in the post, but the Corsair was promising so much I couldn't wait to get the box open and see if it could man up to these claims.
 
Here's what Corsair say about the case:
 
Designed for Years of Performance
Three Isolated Cooling Zones
Advanced Features for Extreme Flexibility 

Features include
Four easily accessed hot-swap drive bays
Removable CPU back plate panel for easy heat sink installation
Isolated cooling zones prevent heat build up
Unique cable routing holes guarantee a clean and clutter-free installation
Three fans included, with the ability to add four more 120mm fans
Tool-free optical drive installation makes building a system faster than ever
Two year warranty with Corsair’s world-class customer service and technical support
Dimension 24" (H) x 24" (L) x 9" (W) - (609mm X 609mm X 229 mm)

Specifications
Dimension 24" (H) x 24" (L) x 9" (W) - (609mm X 609mm X 229 mm)
Material Aluminium Faceplate, Steel Structure
Colour Black
Model CC800DW
Drive Bays (x5) 5.25"
(x4) 3.5" SATA Hot Swappable
(x2) 3.5" Internal
Cooling (x3) 140mm Fans
Up to 4x 120mm Fans (not included)
Expansion Slots 7 (+1 vent)
Motherboard ATX, mATX, EATX
 
Head over the page for our long awaited first look..
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Most Recent Comments

18-09-2009, 14:05:02

I Hunta x
well ive got to say... that does look nice.... but why was the hdd loading from the front not a +? just have the cables ready and stick a new one in without having to fiddle with anything else.

the price is a huge let down tho imoQuote

18-09-2009, 14:10:47

PeterStoba
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='I Hunta x'
well ive got to say... that does look nice.... but why was the hdd loading from the front not a +? just have the cables ready and stick a new one in without having to fiddle with anything else.
I'd consider it both, it's faster, but for the lower ones you need to remove the front panel and stuff.

I am dissapointed in the temperatures though, I expected better.Quote

18-09-2009, 14:27:29

tinytomlogan
The hard drives get hot hunta, and tbh taking a side panel off is nothing for the few times they need to come out. Id prefer cooler drives tbh matey.

The price is what we expected aswell, its a top end case so £200 is the right money, it just needs a few refinements and its worth it tbh.Quote

18-09-2009, 14:48:00

zak4994
This looks really similar to another case I saw.

Great review none the less.Quote

18-09-2009, 15:20:25

bentleya
Great work on the review Tom, Great read, and Vid Quote
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