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Corsair's Enormous Obsidian 1000D Case Hits The Market (Updated)

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Updated - 5/10/2018, 7:15PM CT: Corsair reached out to clarify that the Obsidian 1000D case accommodates two power supplies. We've amended our articles to reflect the new information.

Corsair has unleashed its largest PC case ever. The dual-system Obsidian 1000D chassis is coming to market, but we’re not sure if it will have a broad appeal.

The company accidentally revealed the massive 1000D on its website (along with Amazon) a few months ago, but now it seems like the launch is finally official. The Obsidian 1000D is constructed from steel and aluminum and features tempered glass on the front and side panels. It measures 27.3 x 12.1 x 27.4 inches and weighs around 65 lbs. without any components inside. It may weigh as much as a small adult human once it’s loaded with two motherboards (up to an E-ATX and a mini-ITX) and all the attached hardware, especially if you intend on filling the gigantic case as much as possible. (It almost seems as if Corsair is daring you to do it).

Both systems have their own front-panel I/O, which consists of their own Power, Reset, and Power LED leads, in addition to one USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C front panel connectors for each PC.

The chassis doesn’t come with any fans installed, but it has space for up to thirteen 120/140mm fans (eight front, three top, two rear). The front panel alone can support up to two 480mm radiators, the top panel supports up to one 360mm radiator, and the back panel can sport up to a 280mm cooler. Both the top and front radiator trays (fans mounts) are surprisingly accessible; they're attached to rails and glide out of the case for easy installation.

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The 1000D’s storage capacity is also impressive, with space for five 3.5” HDDs and six 2.5” SSD/HDDs, each with their own dedicated chamber. The HDDs are in a cage next to the PSU shroud, and the SSDs are on hinged doors behind the tempered glass. There’s also a built-in Commander Pro lighting controller that can connect with Corsair-branded RGB LED fans and light strips (you can chain enough of the fan controllers for all 13 fan slots) that you can adjust using Corsair’s iCUE software. The chassis accommodates two power supplies; a full-sized ATX (for the full-sized motherboard) and a SFX (for the mini-ITX system).

The Corsair Obsidian 1000D is massive and meant to pack as much hardware as possible into its monstrous-yet-elegant chassis. A modest budget-oriented build would belittle the 1000D’s intent, which is to be the biggest and baddest (in a good way) PC case you’ve ever seen. At $500, it’s clearly not priced for the masses. However, for a well-off DIY PC enthusiast that wants to make a mid-life crisis gaming rig with a few massive radiators, gratuitous fan and storage capacity, and a sleek tempered glass design, the Corsair Obsidian 1000D dual-system PC case could be a viable (albeit not practical) option.

The Corsair Obsidian 1000D super-tower dual-system PC case is priced at $500 on Amazon, but it’s currently out of stock.

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  • bgunner
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.
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  • USAFRet
    20958812 said:
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.

    Exactly. I was going to make the same comment.

    Large enough for two, but 'not quite''.
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  • jragonsoul
    20958838 said:
    20958812 said:
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.

    Exactly. I was going to make the same comment.

    Large enough for two, but 'not quite''.

    It has room for two, not sure if toms just missed it or not.
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  • USAFRet
    20958912 said:
    20958838 said:
    20958812 said:
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.

    Exactly. I was going to make the same comment.

    Large enough for two, but 'not quite''.

    It has room for two, not sure if toms just missed it or not.

    2 PSU's?
    I'm not seeing it.

    Where, exactly?
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  • CorsairGeorge
    Yeah, there's an SFX mount and an ATX mount for the PSU region.

    https://imgur.com/a/fp8UKHd

    A swappable plate that lets you choose.
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  • USAFRet
    20958922 said:
    Yeah, there's an SFX mount and an ATX mount for the PSU region.

    https://imgur.com/a/fp8UKHd

    A swappable plate that lets you choose.

    OK then.
    I stand corrected.
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  • kewlguy239
    20958812 said:
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.

    We saw it that way at first, too. But it turns out we goofed (sort of).

    Corsair reached out to us after seeing our article and clarified that the Obsidian 1000D does indeed fit two power supplies; an ATX and a SFX. The mistake came from the company's materials - the published tech specs only mentioned one ATX PSU up to 225mm in length. Corsair also expressed that it would likely be tweaking its spec page to reflect the fact the dual-system case supports two PSUs.

    So what do you think about it now that we know it can run two power supplies? ;-)



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  • jragonsoul
    20958935 said:
    20958812 said:
    Seems kind of silly to only have space for 1 PSU in a case meant to be a dual system setup. I was considering this case while reading the article until I saw this one simple fact. The cost didn't bother me but only 1 PSU is a deal breaker. I wish corsair the best of luck with this 1.5 system setup.

    We saw it that way at first, too. But it turns out we goofed (sort of).

    Corsair reached out to us after seeing our article and clarified that the Obsidian 1000D does indeed fit two power supplies; an ATX and a SFX. The mistake came from the company's materials - the published tech specs only mentioned one ATX PSU up to 225mm in length. Corsair also expressed that it would likely be tweaking its spec page to reflect the fact the dual-system case supports two PSUs.

    So what do you think about it now that we know it can run two power supplies? ;-)



    Oh I already bought it but that's because I knew it could fit two PSU's from following the development of the case. :D
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  • Zaporro
    Nice if someone wants to make a dual PC streaming setup, both rigs under same hood for less cable management.
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  • giovanni86
    This has to be my 2nd choice. Its modern and big enough for what i want in my next PC build. Leaning towards the hydra desk but i feel it doesnt have enough modern tech too it. I like the idea of a desk case but hydra leaves out too many modern touches that cases always have in todays age. Looks like a great case hopefully its still around by this time next year.
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