Thursday, April 25th 2013

Corsair Obsidian 350D Premium Micro-ATX Chassis Launched

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components, today announced the Obsidian Series 350D High Performance Micro ATX PC case. Available with a solid or windowed side panel, the Obsidian Series 350D brings unprecedented expansion and cooling options to smaller, more portable, high-performance PCs.

Like larger cases in the premium Obsidian Series line, the Obsidian Series 350D sports a clean, black, brushed-aluminum styling. The case is also designed for fast and neat builds with tool-free access and drive installation as well as an innovative cable routing system. The Obsidian Series 350D case supports both Micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards and has plenty of interior space for liquid CPU cooling, dual 3.5" hard drives, dual 2.5" SSDs, dual 5.25" drives, and dual full-length graphics cards. It also has five expansion slots and five fan mounting points with room for two 240mm radiators. The front panel provides convenient access to USB 3.0 and audio connectors.

"The Obsidian 350D's versatile expansion options give builders the ability to pack a lot of performance into a smaller form factor," said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "Its stylish, compact design makes it a perfect high-performance PC case for smaller living spaces or for gaming LAN parties."

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Obsidian Series 350D will be available in May from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The suggested retail price in the US is $99.99 USD for the solid side panel version and $109.99 for the windowed version. The cases are backed by a 2-year warranty.



For more information, visit the product page.
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30 Comments on Corsair Obsidian 350D Premium Micro-ATX Chassis Launched

#1
silapakorn
by: dwade
Big ass tower that makes no different than building an ATX system.
I agree. 44cm height is not an M-ATX case.
Lian Li A05FN does a better job with 38.5cm height, and it can house two graphic cards WITH space between them.



The only advantage of 350D is that it can accommodate 240mm radiator on top.
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#2
Max Mojo
by: silapakorn
I agree. 44cm height is not an M-ATX case.
Lian Li A05FN does a better job with 38.5cm height, and it can house two graphic cards WITH space between them.
After first excitement I doubt now that this case offers more than my Lian Li.
And I really want to move to a new one because the cable management is a nuisance in my case.

The space between the video cards is scary. It will heat up the cards.
But maybe a single GTX780 will suffice. So this case is not made for SLI.

negative:
* no optional top cover to shut the mesh - maybe corsair can offer that later?
* only 2 5,25 -bays, I need a third for a fancontroller
* need more 3,5 Hdd bays - are they optional available?
* Corsair Obsidian 350D Review - YouTube
Might be the illumination in the video but at a closer look I find the appearance of the 350D a bit cheap.
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#3
silapakorn
by: Max Mojo
After first excitement I doubt now that this case offers more than my Lian Li.
And I really want to move to a new one because the cable management is a nuisance in my case.

The space between the video cards is scary. It will heat up the cards.
But maybe a single GTX780 will suffice. So this case is not made for SLI.

negative:
* no optional top cover to shut the mesh - maybe corsair can offer that later?
* only 2 5,25 -bays, I need a third for a fancontroller
* need more 3,5 Hdd bays - are they optional available?
* Corsair Obsidian 350D Review - YouTube
Might be the illumination in the video but at a closer look I find the appearance of the 350D a bit cheap.
As a current user of Corsair 600t, a giant case with plenty space for cable management, I would say cable management is somehow overrated. You don't really need it unless you are planning to show off the inside of your case to the public.

In real world application, just tidy your cable to keep the airway clear and you'll be fine. No need to overly 'manage' it.
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#4
NeoXF
Nothing "micro" about it IMHO... but it does look pretty sweet nonetheless...
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#5
Max Mojo
by: silapakorn
As a current user of Corsair 600t, a giant case with plenty space for cable management, I would say cable management is somehow overrated. You don't really need it unless you are planning to show off the inside of your case to the public.

In real world application, just tidy your cable to keep the airway clear and you'll be fine. No need to overly 'manage' it.
Sorry, but if you don't like and practise case modding, how can you know this?
Whatfor do I have a big windowed case if not to show what I have? Maybe these cases full of cable clutter reflect the personality of their owners.
Cablemanagement is a conditio sine qua non. All my cables are either hidden as far as possible in my case or made for showing off, like the braided from NZXT and Corsair.
My case is a constantly developing piece of art. Full of illumination and with nice cables and new hardware.
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