Tuesday, June 2nd 2009

Corsair Launches Obsidian Series 800D High-Performance Chassis

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today at Computex 2009 announced its entry into the PC chassis category with the launch of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D.
Flexible, roomy and sturdy, the Obsidian Series 800D full tower chassis was designed exclusively by Corsair and incorporates features demanded by the enthusiast market.
“The Obsidian Series 800D is a true builder’s case,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance allows you to build your ultimate dream system.”


The steel structure of the Obsidian Series 800D has a matte black coating both inside and out, and is finished with a brushed aluminum faceplate for a professional, high-end look. It supports up to five 5.25 inch and six 3.5 inch drives in total, is compatible with ATX, Extended ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and incorporates advanced features that make it ideal for demanding system builders. These include four hot-swap SATA bays, a cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU cooler installation and a unique cable management system that decreases cable clutter to increase airflow. The tool-free design also allows for easy entry and simple installation of 5.25 inch drives.

Cooling performance is vital for any high-end chassis, which is why the Obsidian Series 800D has a total of seven fan positions and three isolated cooling zones for the power supply, hot-swap SATA bays and main compartment. A dust-filtered 140mm fan draws in cold air at the bottom of the chassis and exhausts it at the rear and top of the chassis, forcing fresh air over the graphics cards and CPU. The SATA hot-swap bays are cooled by a separate 140mm fan, which exhausts out of the rear of chassis via a sealed chamber, preventing the heat generated by the drives from entering the main compartment. The power supply also has a dedicated intake and exhaust, which is also isolated from the main compartment.

For those in need of even greater cooling performance, the Obsidian Series 800D features a pre-drilled section in the roof to support single, dual and triple radiators, or up to three additional 120mm fans.

The Corsair Obsidian Series 800D chassis will be available in stores in early July at an estimated price of US $299, and is backed by a two-year limited warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available. For more information on the Obsidian Series 800D, please visit http://www.corsair.com/products/800d/default.aspx.Source: Corsair
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63 Comments on Corsair Launches Obsidian Series 800D High-Performance Chassis

#1
NastyHabits
Nice! I love the motherboard tray. A bit expensive for me.
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#2
tkpenalty
wow that idea of having the rubber covers over the cable management holes like for the water cooling holes is awesome... Like their PSUs I can see these becoming very popular, though Corsair really needs to make a lower end version of this case (and still include these things). I'm sorta amazed how long its taken for that idea to surface.
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#3
Studabaker
by: tkpenalty
wow that idea of having the rubber covers over the cable management holes like for the water cooling holes is awesome.
Yeah I was thinking that too. It looks great and will look great after the cables pass through them.

The overall look of the case is very classy. Corsair really goes all out with their products. Always top notch quality stuff.
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#4
techie81
That looks like a cable routing dream! But yeah, a little too pricey.
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#5
Studabaker
I didn't even notice the price tag. I wager Lian Li makes these.
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#6
t77snapshot
I am a cable management freak:cool:! Look at all routing options in this case:rockout:...A+ for Corsair! I also like the fan on the side of hdd bay, most cases are more commonly on the front.
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#7
renozi
DAMMNN! This or the Coolermaster ATCS 840 in black will be my build at the end of the year. Oh, I'm going to have white hair from trying to figure out which one.:ohwell:
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#8
mrw1986
Found my new case. Finally going to replace my Rocketfish Lian-Li (Which has been a GREAT case but its HUGE and the cable management isn't the best...I know I can mod it, but I'm too lazy).

EDIT: This case is the same size as the Rocketfish...hmm what to do! I've already modded my Rocketfish a bit by adding a window, CNC'ing a custom top panel for my radiator and reversing the location of the door. Maybe more modding is needed.
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#9
Studabaker
by: mrw1986
EDIT: This case is the same size as the Rocketfish...hmm what to do! I've already modded my Rocketfish a bit by adding a window, CNC'ing a custom top panel for my radiator and reversing the location of the door. Maybe more modding is needed.
I say do it, if all that's left is cable management, why not!
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#10
tzitzibp
LOVE IT!:respect:

cable management, triple rad positioning feature on top, all black, hot-swap SATA bays and cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU cooler installation.... what more could you ask for!? :rockout:

btw, with all those features embedded and included.... $300 is not expensive!
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#11
BumbleBee
I like the chamber behind the motherboard tray and the cable management, my favorite compartmentalized cases are the NZXT Whisper and Lian Li TYR PCX-2000/ABS Canyon because they have proper air flow for the heat to escape or have a exhaust fan. the fan mounts on the hot swap and 3.5" drive bay look pretty restrictive it's like having a fan pass through a 5.25" punch out other than that all I can hope is the case comes down to $250 in 6 months because it looks fantastic.
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#12
tigger
I'm the only one
I dont really get this fan though


Plus there is a space under it for another one.Were is it supposed to draw air from as there is no vent in the sidepanel.
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#13
BumbleBee
by: tigger
I dont really get this fan though
http://img.techpowerup.org/090602/800dgallery2.jpg

Plus there is a space under it for another one.Were is it supposed to draw air from as there is no vent in the sidepanel.
you can mount 2 120mm fans that intake cool air from the bottom of the case? thats all I can think of.
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
Look how close that fan will be to the panel when its on though,surley theres not going to be much gap twixt fan and panel though.
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#15
BumbleBee
yeah by the way the cage underneath the 3.5" hot swap is a 3.5" drive bay that can hold 2 3.5" drives and 2 extra non swappable hard drives. this is even more puzzling the fan is actually encased.


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#16
tigger
I'm the only one
Its bizzare.Its a nice case but that is really puzzling.
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#17
Studabaker
Still, cases like these take the simplicity and beauty of system building to a whole new level.
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#18
BumbleBee
the sad thing is you probably can't even fix the restriction in the cages because if you took a hole saw to it you would lose the ability to mount the hard drives.
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#19
tkpenalty
by: BumbleBee
yeah by the way the cage underneath the 3.5" hot swap is a 3.5" drive bay that can hold 2 3.5" drives and 2 extra non swappable hard drives. this is even more puzzling the fan is actually encased.

http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/cebit2009/Day0/Corsair5-big.jpg
http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/cebit2009/Day0/Corsair3-big.jpg
DAMN that looks neat. Corsair really have outdone themselves.

Maybe that fan only acts to move air around (to prevent stagnantation of air) instead of the traditional "push pull" thing.
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#20
BumbleBee
it looks like the air goes through the sides of the cages and out to the rear motherboard chamber and exhaust out the back of the case but there is little to no fresh air for the fans to intake not that this is a big deal since all the air intaked comes from the bottom of the case but I don't want my hard drives to melt either.
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
If i had'nt bought the li li 201b i would probs be having one of these,i do like it but that fan is a puzzle.There dont seem to be anywere for it to draw any air from.Maybe theres something we dont see or understand about it:confused:

I found a video of it
http://www.viddler.com/explore/TweakTown/videos/13/

In the vid,the machine has the new corsair water cooler on it.
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#22
BumbleBee
actually I don't think that bottom bay supports 3.5" drives at all I think it just supports 2 extra 3.5" hard drives like it says because there is no drive bay cover for it which means there is no support for 3.5" drive unless it comes with an adapter for a 5.25" drive bay.
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#24
tkpenalty
by: Techpowerup
I want this case! Any one have an idea of a UK price? Looks worth the money as it will last you quite a while. Still using my thermal take xaser III for main rig best £160 I spent back in 2003
love your user name :)

about 200~250 Considering the taxes..
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#25
h3llb3nd4
Holy!?!?!:eek:
I really need to go and find a job during the holidays:P
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