Corsair Obsidian 500D Review

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review

Introduction

For the longest time, the Obsidian series has been a major part of Corsair’s premium case lineup, delivering a striking monolithic design with a well thought out internal layout. If two words can describe the Obsidian series, they are premium and professional, with an aesthetic that is just a suitable for a workplace as it is for a gaming-oriented PCs, offering a plain design aesthetic had has all of the right shapes in all of the right places. 
Corsair’s Obsidian series has long been associated with high-end water cooling, a clean external aesthetic and premium features, which is a legacy that the company’s new 500D chassis plans to live up to. Will the 500D be as well received as its predecessors? 

 Corsair Obsidian 500D Review

 

Specifications & Water Cooling

Upon our initial inspection, the Obsidian 500D screams water cooling potential, delivering enough room for a full 360mm radiator at the front of the chassis and a 280mm radiator at the top of the enclosure. The 500D offers enough radiator space to cool even the most powerful of water-cooled PCs, while also providing some design features that will make water cooling components extremely easy to install. 

One of the key features of the 500D is its use to two removable fan/radiator mounts, allowing system builders to install water cooling radiators and fans with greater ease, making this chassis a joy to build with. 

When looking inside the chassis, we can also see that Corsair has included a front mounted USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C port, allowing users to easily connect their high-speed USB 3.1 devices to your PC with ease, something that is rare in most modern cases. 

Corsair has also designed hinged tempered glass windows for this chassis, allowing them to be easily opened or removed without the need for tools or an excessive number of thumb screws. 

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review