Page 1:The Quiet Gaming Quest Continues
Page 2:Corsair Obsidian 550D
Page 3:Inside The Obsidian 550D
Page 4:Building With The Obsidian 550D
Page 5:Fractal Design Define R4
Page 6:Inside The Define R4
Page 7:Building With The Define R4
Page 8:Gigabyte Luxo M10
Page 9:Inside The Luxo M10
Page 10:Building With The Luxo M10
Page 11:Test Settings
Page 12:Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
Page 13:Three Cases Compete; Only One Can Win
Inside The Obsidian 550D
The Obsidian 550D opens to reveal a pair of three-tray 3.5” drive cages and 13” of card space. Unfortunately, part of that space isn’t usable by the motherboard, and we’ll discuss the reason why on the next page.
Both drive cages are removable, extending card space from 13” to 17.9”.
Rubber-mounted pins on the side of each tray support 3.5” drives, while two sets of holes support the 2.5” form factor favored by SSDs.
There is more than enough room behind the 550D's motherboard tray for a 24-pin main power cable, enough to allow builders to cross smaller cables over each other. Four large grommets help to hide cables where they pass through the tray.
A small hole towards the top-rear corner of the motherboard tray eases routing of CPU power cables. An even larger hole towards the middle of the tray provides additional space for CPU cooler support plates.
An extra-long dust filter on the bottom of the case covers both the power supply intake and optional bottom-mounted fan. The filter slides out from the 550D’s bottom-rear edge for easy cleaning.
The acoustic foam on each side panel overlaps the edge of the main chassis, in effect, acting as a gasket to reduce rattling between the main chassis and panels.
- The Quiet Gaming Quest Continues
- Corsair Obsidian 550D
- Inside The Obsidian 550D
- Building With The Obsidian 550D
- Fractal Design Define R4
- Inside The Define R4
- Building With The Define R4
- Gigabyte Luxo M10
- Inside The Luxo M10
- Building With The Luxo M10
- Test Settings
- Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
- Three Cases Compete; Only One Can Win