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Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX Case Costs $89.99

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

It's under $100 and it's already available.

A lot of products at CES are unveiled sans release date. It's also not very common for a product to be available immediately. Still, there are exceptions, and this year, Corsair's Obsidian 250D Mini-ITX case is among them.

  

The Obsidian Series 250D performance Mini-ITX PC case is available immediately and is Corsair's first chassis built for the Mini-ITX form factor. The 250D supports all modern ATX PSUs (200 mm of PSU clearance) and boasts two expansion slots, (290 mm of internal clearance), two tool-free 3.5-inch/2.5-inch combo bays, two tool-free 2.5-inch only bays, one full-size 5.250-inch drive bay, and two front-mounted USB 3.0 ports.

As far as cooling is concerned, you're looking at two high-airflow fans with room for up to five fans. Radiator compatibility is 120 mm or 140 mm up front or 120 mm or 240 mm for the side. 

 

The side panel and expansion slots utilize thumbscrews, and the case features easily accessible and removable front, side, and PSU dust filters. There's also cable routing with multiple tie-down points to keep everything neat and tidy.

The whole thing weighs 9.7 lbs and is priced at $89.99.

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    TwistedDruid , January 7, 2014 10:39 AM
    What kind of cooler is in that image? It looks different from the H100i
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    Yuka , January 7, 2014 10:52 AM
    I want more widened cases... And it would be so nice if they manage to make one that its a 2 part case.Like having a full sized enclosure for the PSU outside linked with a cable to the main case and having the rest in a compact enclosure that's really small. I'd love to see something like that.Cheers!
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    Jynxin , January 7, 2014 10:55 AM
    Looks nice cant wait for some unboxings.
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    jojesa , January 7, 2014 11:22 AM
    Quote:
    What kind of cooler is in that image? It looks different from the H100i


    It appears to be CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i liquid CPU cooler with Corsair Air Series fans.
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    PepitoTV , January 7, 2014 11:25 AM
    I really want to see this thing reviewed
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    Devoteicon , January 7, 2014 11:25 AM
    Looks like a fat guy sat a 350D and squashed it.
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    edmoncu , January 7, 2014 12:25 PM
    I hope they can build a mini itx case where the pcie 16x has a riser card that has the gpu card sitting on top of the cpu, freeing up more space. There's still 'wasted' space at the area above the cpu.Either that or place the psu at that (on top of cpu) area.
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    cramved , January 7, 2014 1:46 PM
    Coming from a 350D owner I am not a fan of the squished look of this case.
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    lostandwandering , January 7, 2014 1:55 PM
    Just built a system in a 350D. This looks pretty nice, kinda wish it had been available a month ago...
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    jimmysmitty , January 7, 2014 3:10 PM
    Quote:
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    What kind of cooler is in that image? It looks different from the H100i


    It appears to be CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i liquid CPU cooler with Corsair Air Series fans.


    It is a H100i. Looks just like mine. And they are AF120 with the blue rings installed. Why they used those instead of the provided SP120s, which are designed to push air through the radiator while the AFs were designed to give superior air flow, I plan to replace the two remaining 120mm I have in my 500R with them.

    It's a nice mITX case. Could make for a decent HTPC.
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    dragonfang18 , January 7, 2014 4:46 PM
    Im confused with the pic. There's a long radiator at the top of the case, but in the other pic the vents on top are only on the back half. So does that mean the case is blocking the other half causing an airflow problem? Why didnt they vent the whole top?
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    10tacle , January 7, 2014 6:14 PM
    Just found the case for my first HTPC build. Thank you Corsair. Again.
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    Rammy , January 7, 2014 6:31 PM
    Quote:
    Im confused with the pic. There's a long radiator at the top of the case, but in the other pic the vents on top are only on the back half. So does that mean the case is blocking the other half causing an airflow problem? Why didnt they vent the whole top?


    The view you are looking at is top-down, not side on. There are vents down both sides, but none on the roof (it has a window for some reason). The radiator in the pics sits on one side of the case, the graphics card on the other.
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    vertexx , January 8, 2014 4:45 AM
    I love the look of all the Corsair Obsidian series cases. Let's hope this one performs better than the others. It looks like a promising, innovative design. Looking forward to the thermal & noise tests.
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    TwistedDruid , January 8, 2014 10:22 AM
    Yes I understand the fans being switched out but I was talking about the CPU block looking a different shape and color config. Thanks replying

    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    What kind of cooler is in that image? It looks different from the H100i


    It appears to be CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i liquid CPU cooler with Corsair Air Series fans.


    It is a H100i. Looks just like mine. And they are AF120 with the blue rings installed. Why they used those instead of the provided SP120s, which are designed to push air through the radiator while the AFs were designed to give superior air flow, I plan to replace the two remaining 120mm I have in my 500R with them.

    It's a nice mITX case. Could make for a decent HTPC.


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    jimmysmitty , January 10, 2014 8:06 AM
    Quote:
    Yes I understand the fans being switched out but I was talking about the CPU block looking a different shape and color config. Thanks replying

    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    What kind of cooler is in that image? It looks different from the H100i


    It appears to be CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i liquid CPU cooler with Corsair Air Series fans.


    It is a H100i. Looks just like mine. And they are AF120 with the blue rings installed. Why they used those instead of the provided SP120s, which are designed to push air through the radiator while the AFs were designed to give superior air flow, I plan to replace the two remaining 120mm I have in my 500R with them.

    It's a nice mITX case. Could make for a decent HTPC.




    The shape is correct for the H100i. The H60, 80, 100 and 110 all have the older round block but the H100i and H80i have the new square block with the corners like that.

    As for the color of the Corsair log, with the LINK software you can customize the color of the logo LED. Default is white but I have mine at red right now to match my motherboard color. I can make it blue, green, orange or any color I want.