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Corsair Enters Case Market, Launches Obsidian

The company yesterday launched the Obsidian Series 800D which supports up to five 5.25-inch and six 3.5-inch drives in total and is compatible with ATX, Extended ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards. The 800D also boasts four hot-swap SATA bays, a cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU cooler installation and for all you cable management freaks: a unique cable management system that promises to decrease cable clutter and increase airflow.

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With a total of seven positions for fans, this case uses a 140 mm fan with dust filter to bring in fresh air from the bottom, while hot air is pushed out at the back, near the top of the chassis. It also features a pre-drilled section in the roof to support single, dual and triple radiators, or up to three additional 120mm fans.

Expected availability is early July with a price tag a buck shy of $300. Who's tempted?

  • dman3k
    $300? You got to be kidding for an entry case to the market!
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  • icepick314
    if it's all aluminum casing, then it's worth $300...

    the case looks clean and full of features...

    it's definitely for enthusiasts looking for style and performance out of full tower case....
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  • Kill@dor
    No motherboard tray?
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  • Nice case. I wouldn't pay $300 for it. But again, its an ENTHUSIAST case, not a budget case.
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  • vh1atomicpunk
    At $300 this is not compelling when you can snag a CoolerMaster RC-690 with all the same features minus E-ATX support for $80 or less. You can get good 4U rackmount cases from Codegen or a good full-tower case from Chieftech for $80 to $100 as well. $300 cases are a waste of money.
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  • oggy
    For the "Rich and Famous" lotsa luck


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  • starryman
    Seems like a lot of premium cases these days to put the power supply at the bottom of the case BUT it's clear and evident that it's better to have it mounted at the top. They can can say all they want but heat rises. I've heard BS about optimum placement and convention air flow... naahhh... just keep it at the top. Keep it simple folks.
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  • B-Unit
    Riight, push all the rest of your hot air thru the PSU, great plan starryman...
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  • grieve
    starrymanSeems like a lot of premium cases these days to put the power supply at the bottom of the case BUT it's clear and evident that it's better to have it mounted at the top.
    This is an enthusiast case... The top is reserved for a radiator.

    If I were in the market for a water cooled case this one looks great, has everything thats required... but @ $300 it is a little expensive.
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  • grieve
    The more I look at the pictures the more I like this case... It looks pretty damn solid and the hot swap drive bays are pretty cool.

    Some reviews will be handy
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