Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Case Review


Corsair has recently released their first case, a USD 300 beast that is targeted to be the most complete case on the market. Let’s check it out.

800D impresses by its size and weight. At 35 lbs (15.8 kg) you will probably need to rent a forklift to move it around after you have all your parts installed inside. It could definitely be manufactured in aluminum, but if it is already expensive using steel, we don’t even dare to imagine how much it would cost if Corsair decided to go with an all-aluminum solution. The front panel and feet, however, are manufactured in aluminum.

Corsair 800D caseFigure 1: Corsair 800D case.

Corsair 800D caseFigure 2: Corsair 800D case.

The reviewed case comes with five 5.25” drive bays and four hot-swap drawers for hard disk drives that are accessible from the front panel.

Corsair 800D caseFigure 3: Front panel.

Buttons and connectors are available on the top part of the front panel and hidden behind a door that mimics a disk drive bay, as you can see in Figure 4. This case comes with four USB connectors (separated in two sets of two) and one FireWire port. No eSATA port is available, which is unbelievable for a case from this price range.

Corsair 800D caseFigure 4: Buttons and connectors.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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