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Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Chassis Review - Packaging

Not since the 800D have I seen an Obsidian chassis that offers as much as what the 550D from Corsair delivers. Come see why I think this is the new "Must-Have" in mid-tower cases.

By: | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 8, 2012 6:33 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Corsair





Helping to keep the pricing low and leaving more of it to go into the design, Corsair ships this Obsidian chassis in a plain brown box with black printing on it. Here we get a drawing of the 550D and next to it six languages containing a description of what went into the design and why you should buy this case over others.




On this side we have the name of the company and the chassis filling the top and renderings of the front and inside of the chassis at the bottom. In the middle are three specs charts.




On the back of the box you get an exploded view of the chassis with the letters A through K denoting things of interest. At the bottom there is text in six languages to give a brief description of each of the noted features.




On this side of the box we see it repeats the other side, but this time the charts are in three other languages.




Corsair used the "typical" inner packaging with the use of a plastic liner and Styrofoam end caps, but they didn't stop there. To help protect the aluminum front and the side ventilation panel, there are two pieces of thick cardboard inserted. You will see soon enough that it resulted in a perfect sample being delivered to me.




Taking it even one step further Corsair has a coating of plastic applied to the front and tapes the side panel and drive bay covers to ensure they stay in place. The arrows on the face plate are to denote the swing of the door and notice it has arrows going in both directions.

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