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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Installing The Power Supply Page 8: An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. Corsair already offers a heavy tower case called the Obsidian D. The company claims that retail versions manuzl the Obsidian will benefit from a change in packaging that should prevent similar issues.

Also, don’t search the accessory box for an ATX12V extension cable; it is already mounted at the rear of the motherboard plate. Meanwhile, the two bottom doors are also hinged at the bottom, and though they don’t come off, they’re easily pushed open from behind. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. The white specks you see in the pictures don’t come from paint imperfections, but rather a white powder that clings to the paint.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Riding high on their liquid cooling clrsair with the popular Obsidian D, Corsair has developed a positively massive enclosure that’s designed essentially to hold the most powerful kanual machine you can conceive of while providing ample space to mount radiators and all the accoutrements of liquid cooling. 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.


Corsair Obsidian D Review: Making Room For High-End Gear

Corsair Obsidian D Cogsair Review: Log in Don’t have an account? I’m still testing the company’s latest effort in two completely different use cases.

The sides of the D are a dual door affair. The shields for the four 5. You only live once. Corsair uses a combination of aluminum and steel for the chassis that’s both attractive and sturdy.

Scythe Kaze Master Pro Page 7: Thankfully it’s only 40 pounds, and I say that knowing that it could be worse. Unfortunately it’s much harder to tell how good an enclosure will be at its job when that job will vary from person to person in much more significant ways than just choosing which air cooler and graphics cards to use.

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. LAN parties here I come. After benchmarking the first configuration, I swapped out all of the case fans, installed a fan controller and water cooling system, and replaced the Opteron-powered workstation with a highly-overclocked gaming configuration.

Outside Corsair’s Obsidian D Page 4: Ordinarily I’m on the fence about windows, but with something like the D I think it would be ridiculous not to have one. Note that near the top are two wedges on either side; these are buttons that release the latches holding the side panels on, similar to the Obsidian D. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website.


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Just to give you some idea of the scale, this is the D’s box hanging out next to the unboxed Mankal Shinobi XL I use for cooler testing. Note that installing a radiator in the bottom chamber does mean sacrificing those drive cages. Highly Priced and Highly Specialized.

I’m pretty sure I gained half an inch around each of my biceps, too. Dorsair bad manuao D is still unavailable in France at least a weeks waitit looks like the case to own. If you’re a particularly tiny man like, for example, meknow what you’re getting into. The back of the case supports a single mm radiator in the exhaust fan slot. There are plenty of well-placed holes in the motherboard tray for routing cables, and Corsair very smartly sets the one for connecting SATA cables to the motherboard a couple of millimeters out.

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 cofsair.