Corsair Obsidian 650D Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅17-05-11
Packaging & First Look

Corsair have taken the eco-friendly packaging approach to most of their products and the 650D follows in similar fashion. A simple illustration of the 650D can be seen on the front of the box and specific technical details can be seen on the sides and around the back with an even more detailed break-down of 650D. Inside, the case is covered in a black fabric sheet and secured in place via polystyrene pillars to ensure its safe arrival in transit.

The Obsidian 650D packaging – eco-friendly

With the 650D finally out of the box we can admire its rather elegant exterior and get our first glimpse of this inconspicuous chassis. It’s outer shell is very simplistic yet it still has the windowed side panel to allow you the option of viewing the hardware inside. Each side panel is fixed in place via a pair of very handy quick-release latches. These latches are pressed down to allow the side panel to slip out. This makes getting into the case very easy and is a far greater method than the customary thumbscrew.

The front fascia is brushed aluminium. The rest of the case is steel construction though. I like Corsair’s approach to styling the 650D, rather than going down one route they have bridged the gap between gamer and professional to offer something to satisfy both camps.

Corsair Obsidian 650D features a Perspex window

Brushed steel fascia gives Obsidian 650D a professional touch

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