Corsair Obsidian 650D Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 17-05-11   24 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Corsair
Street Price: £131.72 inc. VAT (at time of review)


Since its inception, the Obsidian Series has been highly regarded amongst hardware enthusiasts. High quality construction and plentiful array of features mark it as a firm favourite for those who demand the best. The 800D in particular has been a case that many water-cooling devotees have favoured.

Having two full tower cases within the range has certainly satisfied the high-end market but what about mid-range? Well today we will be looking at the new 650D. This is a mid-tower case, offering all the features of the 800D but in a smaller shell. Not everyone favours a full tower case, many have been waiting for this 650D – the smaller brother to the 800D.

Some of its key benefits include – dual 200mm fans, 8 PCI expansion slots, support for dual 120mm liquid cooling radiators and an external SATA 6G docking station to allow access to 2.5”/3.5” drives. With many more features to take advantage of let’s begin our analysis of this exciting new release from Corsair.


Corsair’s take on the Obsidian 650D:
The Obsidian Series 650D mid-tower case is manufactured with strong, stamped steel parts for increased rigidity, and coated in a black textured paint. The front panel features a beautiful black brushed aluminum faceplate to bring a subtle elegance to your next build.

Technical Specifications
Warranty
- Two years
Dimensions
- 21.5” (L) x 9” (W) x 20.5” (H) 546mm (L) x 229mm (W) x 521mm (H)
MB Support
- ATX, mATX
Expansion Slots
- 8
Form Factor
- Mid-tower
Material
- Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate
Drive Bays
- (x4) 5.25” (x6) 3.5”/2.5” Drive Caddies
Cooling
- (x2) 200mm Fans (x1) 120mm Fans
Front I/O
- (x4) USB 2.0 (x1) USB 3.0 (x1) IEEE 1394 (x1) Headphone, (x1) Mic 4-channel Fan Controller
Power Supply
- ATX (not included)

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