Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Oct 31, 2013.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Obsidian_750D/
This is definitely what I'll be getting 1-2 months later. Much better than the 650D at a lower price. It's a shame Corsair didn't stick with the quick release side panel mechanism though.
And I just bought a 650D.
How would you rate this case compared to the Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 and Fractal Design Arc XL?
Weird that Corsair didn't use rubber padding/standoffs for the PSU btw.
I wish terms actually meant something. This case is called a "compact full-tower chassis" at 21.5" x 9.3" x 22". The Antec P280 is called a "Super Mid-Tower" at 20.7” x 9.1” x 22.1”. Sure looks like Corsair got it right though. The P280 can be had for half the price.
Darksaber, a suggestion. A case this large is hard to imagine. Would you pick out a case that most of us could relate to, and take comparison pictures, not only for this case but for all of your case reviews?
Page 5, "Even gleaning parts of installed drives doesn't diminish the view..." - should be "gleaming" I believe.
I like the look of this case and its features, only have 2 questions:
1. How secure are the 2.5" SSD trays when populated? I have read other reviews that say they are a bit loose.
2. Would there be room for a push+pull setup with a 240mm+ radiator in the roof?
Um, DarkSaber you might want to reconsider this statement.
Bumps instead of proper spacers for motherboard
No external 3.5" drive
Hard-drive cages cannot be hung off the optical-drive cage
Using a long radiator will block a 5.25" bay
A filled 5.25" bay disturbs the looks of the front
Im currently doing this with my 750D in the building im working on.
Nobody with the right state of mind would use an air cooler with this case. Darksaber really needs to get some rads for his reviews. Anybody who wants to spend so much money on a case like this doesn't need to be taught how to install a hdd/dvd/psu. Those things should be replaced by how rads of various size/thickness fit in different locations. The most important bit is the space between the top of the motherboard and the roof.
Case is fine for air. Now if you get a 900D and use air cooling, you need to re-evaluate your life.
900D is just an extravaganza. The 750D is particularly designed for wc in a practical form factor.
the case looks very appealing when empty, but when you put things in it, i think it looks rather ugly, and the bumpers, bleh, and the legs from the front panel must be susceptible to breaking. i think i need a thinner one so that the dvd mechanics doesnt look so small and disruptive in the front panel. too bad many of lian-li or nanoxia deep silence have usb ports heading up so its collecting dust and looking weird also.
About taste don't worth talking... This is without doubt best case for under 200$ with Obsidian 650D.
Advantage of Obsidian 650D is aluminum side panel, and easy opening doors.
Advantage of Obsidian 750D is supporting all kind of motherboards(XL-ATX, HPTX, E-ATX),
triple radiator on top, space for radiators on floor, nice cages for SSD and front space for radiators or two fans, better I/O front panel with Internal USB 3.0 support.
I think CORSAIR made 750D for more people not only who can pay over 220-250$.
They could use aluminum but that increase price on close to 300$ if you make full aluminium or little lover if you use steal construction.
Maybe is door mechanism to visible and big for CORSAIR taste and they want to avoid that this time, but they could make something on back and with only one button to open side panel.
The 750D is MUCH more expensive than the 650D here in India. It's not in stock yet, but the distributor gave me the price estimate.
When no other option than retailer do what they want.
I think it's about 40$ cheaper on CORSAIR site.
I agree completely with you; most cases barely have room for fans up top without interfering with motherboard components, much less radiators. It's always the first thing I check when considering a new case, and I've taken a pass on many otherwise great cases for this reason alone. Most of them also neglect to offset the rad mounting holes away from the board side, preferring aesthetic symmetry over function.
You don't need to use watercooling custom loop.
Enoghe is big motherboard as SR-2 or with 2xH100 because Dual CPU one on top and other on floor or
front panel and 2 graphic cards, sound card, 2-3 HDD and SSDx2 with fan controller and few fans and case is full.
Excellent review as always DS. Nice to see Corsair bringing their Obsidian cases down in price. I have loved the original 800D and the new 900D but like the Cosmos Cases they've been extremely expensive. Nice to see ample cable routing although I too am not a fan of the bumps.
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