Corsair Obsidian 800D

Internals

Internals
 
Removing the side panels and we get our first look inside, the first item that caught my attention was the motherboard tray cut out, as its much bigger than any other case on the market. With a cut out this big it means no matter what motherboard have you will be able to add and remove heat sinks and water blocks easily with out having to remove the motherboard.
 
Internals    Internals
 
The case is plastered with cable management holes so it should help keep even the messiest of rigs tidy. With the PSU in the lower level plus cable management holes already in the back panel this will please many of you reading, there is also plenty of room behind the motherboard tray to hide all your cables. The 5.25" Bays have tool-less mounts which helps make building faster.
 
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There is only a single 140mm intake fan for the main chamber, which is mounted in the dividing panel, its designed to suck air up from the PSU section of the case where the dust filter and vents are. This seems to be a very minimal approach to intake airflow so I am very eager to get this side of things tested. There is also a fan for the hot swap hard drives, this in a complicated fashion also pulls its air from the lower section with help of a shroud, but to make things even more complicated the airflow passes behind the motherboard tray and out the back of the case where there are even more vents. This seems amazingly complicated to me and before I do any testing I will say that I am sceptical to how efficient this will be. There is an additional mount for a 120mm fan for the lower 2 hard drives, this also has the same airflow pattern as the hot swap bay.
 
 Rear Look     Rear panel vents
 
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18-09-2009, 14:05:02

I Hunta x
well ive got to say... that does look nice.... but why was the hdd loading from the front not a +? just have the cables ready and stick a new one in without having to fiddle with anything else.

the price is a huge let down tho imoQuote

18-09-2009, 14:10:47

PeterStoba
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Originally Posted by name='I Hunta x'
well ive got to say... that does look nice.... but why was the hdd loading from the front not a +? just have the cables ready and stick a new one in without having to fiddle with anything else.
I'd consider it both, it's faster, but for the lower ones you need to remove the front panel and stuff.

I am dissapointed in the temperatures though, I expected better.Quote

18-09-2009, 14:27:29

tinytomlogan
The hard drives get hot hunta, and tbh taking a side panel off is nothing for the few times they need to come out. Id prefer cooler drives tbh matey.

The price is what we expected aswell, its a top end case so £200 is the right money, it just needs a few refinements and its worth it tbh.Quote

18-09-2009, 14:48:00

zak4994
This looks really similar to another case I saw.

Great review none the less.Quote

18-09-2009, 15:20:25

bentleya
Great work on the review Tom, Great read, and Vid Quote
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