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Corsair Announces Obsidian 450D Enclosure

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Corsair has announced yet another Obsidian enclosure.

Corsair has announced yet another new enclosure in the Obsidian line of products. The Obsidian Series 450D mid-tower PC case is built to bring room for a lot of high-end hardware, including water cooling gear and a reasonably priced chassis, while maintaining the looks of the other chassis in the Obsidian series of enclosures.

Regarding hardware, the case offers room for up to E-ATX size motherboards, as well as graphics cards up to 430 mm long and CPU coolers up to 165 mm tall. Included is a modular hard drive cage, which can be removed, or more can be ordered for added storage. Inside this modular cage there is room for either three 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Up front there is also room for two 5.25" optical drives, and behind the motherboard tray there is room for up to two 2.5" SSDs. The case measures 494 x 210 x 497 mm, and weighs about 7 kg when empty.

"From day one, our Obsidian Series has made our case lineup a force to be reckoned with," said George Makris, Product Manager at Corsair. "With Obsidian 450D we've now added a mid-tower case that has outstanding air cooling capabilities, but can house lots of water cooling parts, too."

In th-ur radiators. Up front, users will be able to mount either a 240 or 280 mm radiator; up top there is room for either a 280 or 360 mm radiator, with room for a single 240 mm rad in the bottom of the case, and of course the usual support for a rear-mounted 120 mm radiator. Fan locations align with the room for radiators, with no room for fans where radiators aren't supported. Dust filters are also present on all the intakes of the case.

Front I/O connectivity is handled by a pair of USB 3.0 ports as well as the standard set of HD audio jacks.

The case should be available on shelves immediately with an MSRP price of $119.99.

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    airplanegeek , March 27, 2014 2:32 PM
    This is a tad late dont you think? Reviews came out 2 days ago. The NDA on the 760T just got lifted today also
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    Shneiky , March 27, 2014 2:47 PM
    Dear Corsair, it would have been really nice if you gave the option WITHOUT a d*mn window.
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    Devoteicon , March 27, 2014 2:59 PM
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    Dear Corsair, it would have been really nice if you gave the option WITHOUT a d*mn window.


    If the design of this case is anything like the 350D then both of the side panels are interchangeable. I got tired of the window on my old 350D and swapped it with the other side panel and it fit perfectly.
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    SR-71 Blackbird , March 27, 2014 3:34 PM
    SWEET Case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    xxthunder256xx , March 27, 2014 5:42 PM
    Yet again another great looking and well designed case from Corsair!
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    doomtomb , March 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    This company is so effing boring!!! IT'S NOTHING NEW.
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    ferooxidan , March 27, 2014 7:43 PM
    Yea, late article. Already saw this days ago. But still, those rig and matching color looks good.
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    kyee7k , March 27, 2014 8:07 PM
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    Dear Corsair, it would have been really nice if you gave the option WITHOUT a d*mn window.
    Corsair usually sell the plain solid doors on their website.
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    Shneiky , March 27, 2014 8:37 PM
    But why should you pay 50+shipping bucks for a case and the 15+shipping just to get rid of the ugly window? Just ordering without a window is a smarter thing to do...
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    monsta , March 27, 2014 9:09 PM
    Why are cases these days looking so dull?
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    JQB45 , March 28, 2014 1:27 AM
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    Why are cases these days looking so dull?
    Monsta - What would you like to see?
    I personally think this is a nice looking case and if nothing else it is certainly functional and useful design.

    Now as a matter of my personal preference I will not buy a case with vent openings on the top due to the dangers of liquids being spilled and damaging the system. I'm not saying its bad, just wish there was a better spot to put the radiator.
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    TheMentalist , March 28, 2014 4:33 AM
    Great case! I needed something bigger than the 350D and smaller than the 750D. Good price too!
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    WithoutWeakness , March 28, 2014 7:41 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Why are cases these days looking so dull?
    Monsta - What would you like to see? I personally think this is a nice looking case and if nothing else it is certainly functional and useful design.Now as a matter of my personal preference I will not buy a case with vent openings on the top due to the dangers of liquids being spilled and damaging the system. I'm not saying its bad, just wish there was a better spot to put the radiator.
    It supports 240mm radiators in the front and bottom intakes if you don't want the radiator at the top.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , March 28, 2014 7:46 AM
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    This company is so effing boring!!! IT'S NOTHING NEW.
    Yeah, just another great and clean-looking case, I mean, pffff, who wants THAT!
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    Why are cases these days looking so dull?
    Corsair cases are not "dull". They feature a strict and BS-free design, and not in the way ugly CM HAF series does. If you want something functional but fancier looking, look at NZXT, for instance.
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    Now as a matter of my personal preference I will not buy a case with vent openings on the top due to the dangers of liquids being spilled and damaging the system. I'm not saying its bad, just wish there was a better spot to put the radiator.
    I agree. I wish they'd include covers for that sort of thing. NZXT does with their H2 case, it just attaches on top via magnets.I also wish Corsair would make a cheap but nice office PC case. Doesn't need to have top fans. Just one front intake, one side intake and one rear exhaust, a bottom-mounted PSU with dust filter and simple 3.5'' SATA mounts (one included 2.5'' to 3.5'' bracket would be nice). One USB 3.0 in front. How hard can that be? I'm sick of resorting to Cooler Master cases for office builds, their interior is too cramped for my liking and they are overpriced for what they offer.
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    pills161 , March 28, 2014 9:42 AM
    To all those complaining about case windows and vents, you do realize Corsair and their cases are aimed at enthusiast's who want to show off their hardware/cabling and install rads everywhere right? If you want a case with no windows and no vents go buy a $40 value case from any random manufacturer. As far as the case being boring, they are only putting out what people want to buy, I find this case (and the series it belongs to) elegant and sleek, not abstract and ugly like other cases *cough* Thermaltake level 10 gt *cough*. Personally I have a silver 600T and have been very happy with it.
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    Shneiky , March 28, 2014 1:38 PM
    amk-aka-Phantom,
    Haf 912+, HAF Stacker 915R, K280. Cosmos II (no LED on front fan on any of those who have, and certainly no window) are the most beautiful cases in their category. They are by no means ugly. NZXT is ugly, Corsair is just a box. Also Cooler Master outperforms them for the same price 99% of the time. The interior of any of the top Cooler Master cases I mentioned above is not by any means "cramped up". I have build in those and never had any problems whatsoever. Also aesthetics is purely personal.

    Corsair is getting dull. They re-recycle every design numerous times. Their 250D is nice, but nothing spectacular, Lian Li has better alternatives. The 450D comes only with a window. The only thing in their Graphite series that is not a disaster is the CC600T. Their Vengeance series is utter apocalypse and the Carbide ranges from "nothing impressive" to "damn ugly". Also Corsair has the habit of only allowing smaller fans to be mounted (I mean, even on my 912+ I have front 20 cm and Top 20 cm. I am not aware of any Corsair case that goes over 14 cm fan).

    NZXT is the same deal. NZXT Phantom series is just - plain ridiculous. H series is just stupid boxes, but at least the Source 220 is nice. And none of the NZXT products particularly stand out performance wise.

    Cooler Master, Rosewill, Lian Li and few additions from Enermax pretty much got it covered (Praises to Nonoxia Deep Silence as well). Neither NZXT nor Corsair are particularly spectacular (as you describe them to) compared to those.

    Now you might start flaming that I am a Cooler Master fanboy - yes I am. But I have to confess - Cooler Master is utterly bad at making PSUs, Mice, semi descent a Keyboards, semi descent with CPU coolers (some of them are fantastic, some suck), but cases - Cooler Master does know how to make good cases.

    pills161,
    You do realize that not every enthusiast want a freaking window over there, and that is the majority. I am one and so are my friends. I wanted to get a Corsair case twice - but it was always with a window and window is a no-no. Corsair is selling more, but not because of superb performance or super quality (*cough* CX *cough* Builder *cough* overpriced Value RAM *cough*) but because of brand name. I do respect Corsair for what they do and I have to confess that from time to time, they do awesome work, but Corsair has been getting boring, expensive and under performing. You guys like Corsair, fine by me. I like some of their stuff as well. But don't praise them like they are the 2nd coming of Jesus.

    Cheers

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    TheMentalist , March 29, 2014 4:23 AM
    Quote:
    amk-aka-Phantom,
    Haf 912+, HAF Stacker 915R, K280. Cosmos II (no LED on front fan on any of those who have, and certainly no window) are the most beautiful cases in their category. They are by no means ugly. NZXT is ugly, Corsair is just a box. Also Cooler Master outperforms them for the same price 99% of the time. The interior of any of the top Cooler Master cases I mentioned above is not by any means "cramped up". I have build in those and never had any problems whatsoever. Also aesthetics is purely personal.

    Corsair is getting dull. They re-recycle every design numerous times. Their 250D is nice, but nothing spectacular, Lian Li has better alternatives. The 450D comes only with a window. The only thing in their Graphite series that is not a disaster is the CC600T. Their Vengeance series is utter apocalypse and the Carbide ranges from "nothing impressive" to "damn ugly". Also Corsair has the habit of only allowing smaller fans to be mounted (I mean, even on my 912+ I have front 20 cm and Top 20 cm. I am not aware of any Corsair case that goes over 14 cm fan).

    NZXT is the same deal. NZXT Phantom series is just - plain ridiculous. H series is just stupid boxes, but at least the Source 220 is nice. And none of the NZXT products particularly stand out performance wise.

    Cooler Master, Rosewill, Lian Li and few additions from Enermax pretty much got it covered (Praises to Nonoxia Deep Silence as well). Neither NZXT nor Corsair are particularly spectacular (as you describe them to) compared to those.

    Now you might start flaming that I am a Cooler Master fanboy - yes I am. But I have to confess - Cooler Master is utterly bad at making PSUs, Mice, semi descent a Keyboards, semi descent with CPU coolers (some of them are fantastic, some suck), but cases - Cooler Master does know how to make good cases.

    pills161,
    You do realize that not every enthusiast want a freaking window over there, and that is the majority. I am one and so are my friends. I wanted to get a Corsair case twice - but it was always with a window and window is a no-no. Corsair is selling more, but not because of superb performance or super quality (*cough* CX *cough* Builder *cough* overpriced Value RAM *cough*) but because of brand name. I do respect Corsair for what they do and I have to confess that from time to time, they do awesome work, but Corsair has been getting boring, expensive and under performing. You guys like Corsair, fine by me. I like some of their stuff as well. But don't praise them like they are the 2nd coming of Jesus.

    Cheers



    I pretty much agree with you mate, cooler master does know how to make cases. But I always see cases as a personal taste. There are persons who love the style of corsair others like the nzxt's. I personally like cooler master and corsair(actually vengeance only). But if you're talking about value for money then it's cooler master for sure.