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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Corsair Obsidian D Case Review: Think Big, That’s Only HALF as Large

Previous Page Next Page. An Illuminating Case Mod. There are plenty of corsari 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.

There are side panels for the top chamber that are hinged at the bottom, and the left panel has a large window.

The first challenges the D in its stock configuration with two of the warmest Opteron processors I could find and two hot-running FirePro W graphics cards. The reason the manual is so short is that this is geared to enthusiasts, and Corsair assumes you have knowledge of what to do.

Unfortunately it’s much harder to tell how good an enclosure will be at its job when that job will vary from vorsair to person in much more significant ways than just choosing which air cooler and graphics cards to use.


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 cases. Yet Corsair has come forward with the Obsidian D for one big reason: Motherboard Installation And Cable Management. Corsair uses a combination of aluminum and steel for the chassis that’s both attractive and sturdy.

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

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. Temperatures And Acoustics Page I put the D through my familiar tilt test, though this time with the goal of straightening out the case, and I succeeded.

Interestingly, there’s virtually nothing on the bottom of the D. Note that installing a radiator in the bottom chamber does mean sacrificing those drive cages. Installing The Power Supply Page 8: Open up the D and Corsair has a heck of a lot going on with effectively a smart two chamber system.

When I tested Corsair’s Obsidian D, I used two high-end graphics cards to fry eggs, prepare 900c fondue, and cook hot dogs.

Corsair only includes three cages with three trays apiece, but you can order two more directly from them to fill the whole thing out. Big, Bold, And Beautiful.

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And who know, maybe someone in German customs is to blame. In the event that rough shipping does affect the Obsidian’s integrity, you might find it difficult to close the lower doors. Unfortunately in the front of the case, there’s a slight spacing between the topmost mm fan and the two bottom ones, so that essentially means you can only install a single mm radiator; there does appear to be space to install a single mm radiator and fan instead if you’re so inclined. Installing The Power Supply.


The last page shows all of the hardware, their count, and maual each is used for with the D.

The bottom right cage also includes a SATA backplane and the trays themselves will manua up both 3. 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.

Please forgive the mediocre cameraphone manuao. Scythe Kaze Master Pro. Subscribe to our newsletter. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. The sides of the D are a dual door affair. There is the angles screw driver at the left corszir getting in and tightening the screws in the expansion slots. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. You get a large bag of short fan screws, a bag of much longer fan screws, and I am not too sure what the two long screws and plastic spacers are for.

Below all of those is a single panel that pops out to reveal the front fan mounts along with their removable filter.