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Corsair Obsidian 650D

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, May 21, 2011.

  1. Darksaber

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    Sick, sick case. Would have loved to review it.

    Really nice addition to the Obsidian series.
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    Great case! Has a better exterior imo than my graphite 600T and has the same extra awesome interior :D.
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    Great looking case and very nice build overall. The cutout behind the CPU is huge!

    Wish I could find something like this with room for a 3x120 radiator, stuck with my HAF, but that's not really a bad thing.
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    Just ordered this case for 157$! Can't wait to get it.
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    Also an MIR that should bring it down to $149.99 :toast:

    I'm really considering this case at that price, but still on the fence.
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    its rarely seeing cases that had very good cable management like this. corsair FTW!

    but, did i missed something? where's the rear fan? ooo... i forgot, corsair did not include it..
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    The window actually kinda destroys it for me. I don't like windows. Otherwise it looks awesome, even at €150.
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    There is a rear fan in the 650D and it is pictured many times in the review. Its removed later in the review since it doesnt clear the heatsink used.
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    I don't mind windows if they're simple, but I'm really not liking the over-sized grommet around this one. If I get the case, I may remove it since there are still rivets anyways?

    edit: One of the main things deterring me from this case is the lack of a front dust filter. I think I could find a 200mm fan filter, but I'd prefer an easily removable filter in the front panel. If I can find a nice sheet of black filter material that could be cut to fit that removable mesh, then that would be a viable option.
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    Great review, I just ordered this case from ncix just off this review alone :toast:
    $159 and hope to have it tomorrow or by Friday at the latest :D
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    Hey, DS, can you do me a favor and measure that front removable panel? I'd like to know it's height, width, and diagonal.
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    i kinda missed it... so large or long heatsink probably not suitable this case.
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    looks to me that the fan was removed as not to cause any problems with the cpu coolers air flow. But I think by looking the stock fan fits even with that cooler
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    The front grill has a screen sandwiched between the mesh and the plastic frame that locks it into the case.

    Initially I thought it wouldn't do a great job filtering dust, but it actually keeps out the vast majority of it. Here is what mine looks like after a month of 24/7 running since its last cleaning- its definitely filtering something :laugh:

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    Interesting. I'm not sure why DS said there wasn't much of a filter.

    Well, that settles it then. Now I just need to convince my girlfriend to let me buy it :laugh:
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    But wait, you're Jesus! Don't you just wave your hand like a Jedi, and she ends up getting it for you? :roll:


    I liked the case when I had it, just reminded me way too much of the 600T, and with the Obsidian naming, I expected a bit more than a Graphite in Obsidian clothing;)
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    That is not a bad idea. I'll give it a try :D
    Personally, I love the styling of the other Obsidians and thought the 600T seemed like a great case, except I hated the styling. Also, I really don't want to replace my large and heavy case with another large and heavy case like the 700D or 800D, so this 650D seems absolutely perfect for me. Still a little heavier and a little pricier than I'd like, even at $150 MIR, but I think those are small sacrifices for quality.
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    If i was buying a new case and had it down to the 600T in White or the 650D would it be down to just styling? Im pretty sure they use the same layout and the price is about the same in the UK. I think £120 is the price.

    Great review of the 650D btw. They are brining out the cheaper Carbide series but styling isnt my thing though.
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    Corsair has recently released a solid case side for those who don't like the window; i do. :)
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    I haven't taken the risk and went and got some DEMCi Flex filters.
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    I really do want one of these, damn my being poor.
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