Monday, April 15th 2013

Corsair Obsidian 350D M-ATX Chassis Pictured

In addition to its latest flagship Obsidian 900D chassis, Corsair plans to launch a new premium micro-ATX gaming PC case this season, the Obsidian 350D (model: CC-9011029-WW). It posed for pictures at various retailers, and some of its press-shots were leaked to the web. Reportedly measuring 450 x 210 x 440 mm, the case will retain the solid matte steel construction with a brushed aluminium front, and a large side acrylic window. Its front-panel features two 5.25-inch drive bays, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and HD audio jacks.

Internally, the Obsidian 350D doesn't feature any drive cages that can go on to obstruct long graphics cards. Instead, it features two 3.5-inch bays towards its bottom, and what appear to be three 2.5-inch bays towards the top portion, with a gap in between. Ventilation includes two 140 mm fan vents on the top, to which radiators can be latched on to (one 140 mm spinner included), and a rear 120 mm fan (included). The Obsidian 350D should be released some time towards late-April or early-May.
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32 Comments on Corsair Obsidian 350D M-ATX Chassis Pictured

#1
Casecutter
I've been saying for some time Corsair should release a Micro-ATX case... and while a Premium gaming case might appeal to some, I think the bigger market is for a small quiet case. This isn't in my mind any Micro-ATX; at 17" x 17", that's not what I deem a Micro-ATX case. I'd consider something more like 15" x 15" or less Micro, at this size it’s more like a standard mid-tower, but can’t take an ATX size mobo. Don’t get me wrong it's a great case for condensing in some awesome hardware, like OC CPU, dual graphic cards and a H100i cooling system, but I think you're going to need to limit your graphics cards to the rear exhaust type as they have in the picture.

I've said, Corsair is the perfect company to build a Micro-ATX case for a mainstream system that could use a H55 mounted off the back, no vents on top to save on the overall size and curtail on the noise emission. Something that could be befitting as a sleek business box or home APU build, that doesn’t need maintenance or that little extra height that such bottom PSU like this really requires. There nothing wrong nice top mount PSU for a mainstream build, using say the modular CX430M, while a sleek front intake grill that opens/remove simply so the filter can be cleaned. Just one 5.25 and a 3.5 front bay for an optional card reader, and some sound damping on the side panels.
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THE_EGG
Great looking case. I'd definately consider this if I was after a small tower.
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#3
terrastrife
About the same size as a generic mid tower, but at least it fits a dual rad internally without fouling the top of a motherboard.

by: Casecutter
I've been saying for some time Corsair should release a Micro-ATX case... and while a Premium gaming case might appeal to some, I think the bigger market is for a small quiet case. This isn't in my mind any Micro-ATX; at 17" x 17", that's not what I deem a Micro-ATX case. I'd consider something more like 15" x 15" or less Micro, at this size it’s more like a standard mid-tower, but can’t take an ATX size mobo. Don’t get me wrong it's a great case for condensing in some awesome hardware, like OC CPU, dual graphic cards and a H100i cooling system, but I think you're going to need to limit your graphics cards to the rear exhaust type as they have in the picture.

I've said, Corsair is the perfect company to build a Micro-ATX case for a mainstream system that could use a H55 mounted off the back, no vents on top to save on the overall size and curtail on the noise emission. Something that could be befitting as a sleek business box or home APU build, that doesn’t need maintenance or that little extra height that such bottom PSU like this really requires. There nothing wrong nice top mount PSU for a mainstream build, using say the modular CX430M, while a sleek front intake grill that opens/remove simply so the filter can be cleaned. Just one 5.25 and a 3.5 front bay for an optional card reader, and some sound damping on the side panels.
It sounds like you want a $30 cheapo case (or Antec NSK). plenty of options there.

I would argue this is about as small as you can get away with to build a power house multi gpu matx build without having a radiator external, because, well it's not a power house if it's running air or a 120mm rad which air will beat anyway.

The case looks like a 5 slot design, allowing you to run multi gpu on boards like the M3 which their second PEG slot is the lowest slot on the board... or just run waterblocks. The only realistic way to cool non blower type video cards would be side panel fans.

wish the top fan locations was more offset, to allow thicker rads though :
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#4
t77snapshot
I like it! Now just waiting for some details reviews... :)
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#5
iKhan
Lookin' good. Hopefully there's a larger 650D size case with the aesthetics of this later on.
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Casecutter
by: terrastrife
It sounds like you want a $30 cheapo case (or Antec NSK). plenty of options there.

I would argue this is about as small as you can get away with to build a power house multi gpu matx build without having a radiator external, because, well it's not a power house if it's running air or a 120mm rad which air will beat anyway.
Well, that's just it I don't want an "el cheapo" case. I think they're plenty of folks who what a upmarket Micro-ATX tower enclosure that's designed from the start for low noise and simple upkeep. And, not every builder cares anymore that it needs to be able to support 260mm graphics cards.

Why argue… I'm actually saying the same thing! Yes this is about as condensed you'd get away with for a power house gaming build, although I said it's still more a Mid-tower size. (please re-read)

I’d love to drop $50-60 for really sophisticated looking chassis for moderate builds that's avant-garde in business atmosphere. Yes it had been the Antec NSK 3480 which is now dated, no longer available and if found expensive. Only others that's in that realm today is a SilverStone SST-PS07B at $70, while then it’s $100 for Fractal or LIAN LI. That leaves the new Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower for $55 and reason it $55 is it's the only viable although expensive choice. Got another choice? :cool:
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MxPhenom 216
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by: iKhan
Lookin' good. Hopefully there's a larger 650D size case with the aesthetics of this later on.
Exactly what I want. 650D with updated internals for better water cooling abilities, and the shell of the 350/900D
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