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Corsair Obsidian 750D Full-Tower Chassis Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

Corsair Obsidian 750D Full-Tower Chassis Review
Corsair delivers a new chassis with speed of the build and ease of use as the priority, but still comes with Obsidian elegance.
| Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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Corsair first delivers the fact that the Obsidian 750D comes with a two year warranty. This chassis stands at 22 inches tall, 21.5 inches deep, and is just wider than nine inches. The chassis is comprised of steel and plastic, but true to the Obsidian series, the front bezel has a brushed aluminum fascia applied. The front offers both a removable section for the 5.25" bays at the top, and the lower section pops off to allow access to the dust filter or the pair of AF 140L fans. The left side is almost entirely taken up with a large tinted window that offers a somewhat secretive view inside of the chassis. Out back the chassis offer nine expansion slots and a couple of water cooling knock-outs to take things external. The right side of the chassis is a plain steel panel, but at the top, there is a large magnetic dust filter and room for all sorts of fan configurations. The bottom of the chassis also offers a dust filter for the power supply, but I will wait to explain what else goes on in front of the PSU.

 

Inside there is a lot going on. There are three 5.25" bays at the top with tool-free clips on one side. Below that, just behind the fans, there is a pair of HDD racks that are sitting side by side. Each of these racks will house three 3.5" drives via the slide in trays inside of them. There racks can also be stacked or completely removed. There are also four plastic trays that will house 2.5" drives, these are on the back wall and turned on their sides, but utilizes what is usually dead space in a chassis. Then the motherboard tray is fully loaded with options as well. It offers compatibility for motherboards from Mini-ITX on through Extended and XL-ATX motherboards. Along with that potential it also offers a large CPU cooler access holes, five large holes with grommets and three at the top without them, 13 wire tie points, and raised steel bums for standoffs with a helper standoff in the center to help support the board while you fasten the screws.

 

There are many options for cooling inside of this chassis. I already made mention of the AF 140L fans that are in the front, but there is also a third placed in the rear of the chassis as an exhaust. This should keep things very quiet while the 750D is in operation. What the chart then addresses is the fact that you can house up to eight fans - okay, fair enough, but what about water cooling? From what I can see, the top of the chassis will allow for a 360mm radiator at the expense of part of the 5.25" bays. It also appears to be able to house a 280mm radiator here if you choose to go that route. The front of the chassis will also hold a dual radiator, as well the floor of the chassis if you completely remove the HDD racks and pedestals. Of course you can also use a single radiator on the back of the chassis, too.

 

As I look around for the pricing and availability, I see that this chassis is widely available as I write this, but you need to be on your toes when purchasing the Obsidian 750D. While at the low-end of the pricing, there is the listing at Amazon for this chassis at $159.99 and includes free shipping. Newegg has the same price listed, but is currently requiring an additional $16 or so for shipping. I am also seeing that the listings will go up to the $250 range to acquire this chassis, so you can see why I said to pay attention when looking to buy this. Considering what I have already seen, and just about to show you, I strongly think that Corsair is right on the mark with the $159.99 pricing. Corsair should have no issues selling the Obsidian 750D. For the elegance that is Obsidian, and a much more user friendly layout has definitely put me in their corner with this design.

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