Corsair Obsidian 500D Review

Introduction and Specifications

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review


For the longest time, the Obsidian series has been a major part of Corsair's premium case lineup, delivering a striking monolithic design with a well thought out internal layout. If two words can describe the Obsidian series, they are premium and professional, with an aesthetic that is just a suitable for a workplace as it is for a gaming-oriented PCs, offering a plain design aesthetic had has all of the right shapes in all of the right places. 

Corsair's Obsidian series has long been associated with high-end water cooling, a clean external aesthetic and premium features, which is a legacy that the company's new 500D chassis plans to live up to. Will the 500D be as well received as its predecessors? 

 Corsair Obsidian 500D Review


Specifications & Water Cooling

Upon our initial inspection, the Obsidian 500D screams water cooling potential, delivering enough room for a full 360mm radiator at the front of the chassis and a 280mm radiator at the top of the enclosure. The 500D offers enough radiator space to cool even the most powerful of water-cooled PCs, while also providing some design features that will make water cooling components extremely easy to install. 

One of the key features of the 500D is its use to two removable fan/radiator mounts, allowing system builders to install water cooling radiators and fans with greater ease, making this chassis a joy to build with. 

When looking inside the chassis, we can also see that Corsair has included a front mounted USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C port, allowing users to easily connect their high-speed USB 3.1 devices to your PC with ease, something that is rare in most modern cases. 

Corsair has also designed hinged tempered glass windows for this chassis, allowing them to be easily opened or removed without the need for tools or an excessive number of thumb screws. 

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review  


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Most Recent Comments

22-02-2018, 14:29:20

I think this looks slightly better than the 570X, which is a bold thing to say because that's a sexy case. This looks more industrial and robotic and less like a museum centre piece; more up my alley. I also love the layout and features.

Thanks a lot for the competition. I've entered. All the best to everyone!Quote

22-02-2018, 14:34:06

I'm excited for another awesome competition so soon after the last one. Thanks for the chance to win another great looking system!Quote

22-02-2018, 14:50:47

The Tiny One knocks it out of the park yet again ! this is an incredible system and to think i stand an honest and fair chance at winning this beast fills me with absolute joy and excitement ! what a marvellous and magnificent machine it truly is ! this mounts up to one MONUMENTAL GIVEAWAY ! win or lose i thank you for the chance ! GLORIOUS !!! AND SO SOON AFTER THE LAST FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY ! respect goes out to you Tom for doing this generous giveaway , and my thanks also goes out to any sponsors that also helped make this possibleQuote

22-02-2018, 14:53:04

My new favorite case. Quote

22-02-2018, 14:56:54

I just finished watching the review video and it seems like a great case. It's been many many years since I've been able to afford to build a new system so I haven't paid much attention to newer cases. I'm happy to see such simple quality of life improvements like dust filters, built in cable management, and easy open doors. That's probably standard these days but they are changes I would have greatly welcomed when I did my last build. I really enjoyed the looks of the case and I absolutely agree that the smokey glass looks sharp on a dark obsidian case like this one. Thanks for the comprehensive review, I will definitely consider this case as a possibility once I finish saving up for a new system in the next few months. Now all I need is for GPU prices to drop closer to normal again. Quote

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