Thursday, January 6th 2011

Corsair Announces Obsidian 650D Mid-Tower Case

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D case, the latest addition to its highly-acclaimed Obsidian Series. With a number of innovative features, the first Obsidian Series case—the 800D—garnered worldwide recognition as one of the most builder-friendly cases available, and quickly became a favorite among water-cooling enthusiasts and case modders alike.

The new Obsidian Series 650D brings many of the favorite features of the Obsidian Series—simple, clean design; an innovative cable routing system; room for water cooling; and ample space for even the most complex systems—to a mid-tower case. The 650D also incorporates the same high-quality construction and materials the Obsidian Series is known for, including a rugged steel skeleton and stylish brushed aluminum faceplate.
“As soon as the original Obsidian Series 800D full-tower case was launched, we began to receive an unbelievable number of requests for a smaller, mid-tower version. The rich feature set of the 650D is the result of the direct communication we have with our customers,” said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. “We are pleased to be able to work with such passionate customers, and equally enthusiastic engineers, to bring high-quality products like the 650D to market.”

In addition to the features already described, the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D includes a windowed side panel, 200mm front-mounted intake and top-mounted exhaust fans with external fan speed control, eight PCI expansions slots, room for both 1x120 and 2x120mm radiators, as well as an external SATA 6Gbps (SATA Revision 3.0) hot-swap dock. The 650D also features a generous CPU cutout to make installing a CPU cooler simpler, easy-to-open side panels, and tool-free 5.25” and 3.5” drive bays, making the 650D just as builder-friendly as its full-tower predecessor. It has ample room to fit even the longest graphics cards, and the SSD-ready 3.5” drive bays can be reconfigured easily for even more room or improved airflow. And finally, with plenty of space behind the motherboard tray, your cable routing will always be neat and tidy with minimal effort.

The Corsair Obsidian Series 650D is expected to be available in April, 2011, from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $199.99 and is supplied with a 2-year warranty. Like all Corsair products, the Obsidian Series 650D is backed by Corsair’s highly regarded customer service and technical support.
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12 Comments on Corsair Announces Obsidian 650D Mid-Tower Case

habe fidem
Kind of like the look of this one, although the 600T is pretty nice still. Both are a little expensive, in my opinion. I think Corsair should release this side panel for the 600T already.
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i like but want a 2 or 4 14omm fan fitting side panel i hate windows. i wonder if the 200 can be swapped out for other size
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Damn you corsair! Come to Argentina!
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Dammit, I would of bought this had I not just bought a CM Sniper, the 800D is too big for my liking aswell as too expensive and the 700D same as above but has no window, a mid tower 800D should be win :wtf:
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Those plastic side-panel openers just ruin the looks in my opinion, I prefer just a clean side-panel and thumbscrews to open it. The price is a little steep too, considering that a 600T costs 50$ less.
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Nice case, wonder if TPU will have an opportunity to review it.
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CharlO said:
Damn you corsair! Come to Argentina!
Podés comprarlo en Argentina si querés, cuando salga te lo traen a pedido (yo compré un par de Silverstone así) H3 Hardware.
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I'm not sure what to make of this one, I mean it seems old and rehashed, yet stil has decent looks, but the price is insane. To me without seeing the insides, this product makes no sense at all.
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Soylent Joe
Interior design, style, and window of the 800D mixed with the size and side panel latches of the 600T. Do want.
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heeeeyyyyy! how did I miss this????

It's like Corsair mashed the 800D and 600T together:) I have been waiting for them to release an 800d style case at a more reasonable price....can't wait for some reviews!

more pics here!
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