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Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super-Tower Chassis Review (Page 2)

By Chad Sebring on Jul 15, 2013 10:06 am CDT - 2 mins, 23 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Corsair

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


Externally you are given a chassis that is designated as a Super-Tower chassis. This is due to the 27.2" height, the 9.9" width and the 25.6" depth. There isn't a listed weight, but I would guess that the 900D is in the 30 pound range, empty. The design features square corners, flat panels, accents of black brushed aluminum panels - you know, all the things that made the 800D so popular - but there are some major changes. Where the 800D has one side panel for either side, since the 900D is much taller, you have two panels to access the inside of the chassis. The front of the chassis looks a lot like the 800D; it has been redesigned as well to allow for a much better flow of air through it this time around. It still comes in the same black suit, it still has a large side window, and still uses large chunky feet that give these large towers such good footing.

The inside is where the magic happens with this design, though. You can house up to four 5.25" bays worth of devices or reservoirs, and below is room for nine storage drives. Even here the cages are split apart, have many optional locations, and three of them come with back planes to make them hot-swappable bays. The motherboard tray can house a plethora of form factors from Mini-ITX on the smallest end to HPTX boards on the larger end of that spectrum. There is a very large access hole, and much improved wire management than the 800D offered. In the rear of the chassis you are given ten expansion slots for boards like the SR-2 or SR-X from EVGA, you are given dust filters everywhere you can think they are needed, there is room for redundant or multiple PSUs, and the 900D offers a total of 15 fan locations inside of this design.

Considering other cases "like" the 900D, places like CaseLabs, MountianMods, or basically any of the companies that will custom assemble a chassis designed specifically to your needs all want in the $400 to $500 range to just get started. As I looked around via Google, there are only three locations listing the 900D, but they are all at the same pricing of $349.99. Think about that a minute. Full water cooling support for any needs you could possible come up with, tons of space, a sleek and sexy design that rings true of its heritage, and you can have this enthusiast super-tower delivered for less than where any of the other comparable cases even start.

Now you have some idea of why I said it is going to be very easy for enthusiast chassis builder to empty their wallet, this chassis is just that good, and at a great price considering what you are buying with the Obsidian 900D from Corsair.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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