Monday, June 1st 2015

Corsair Announces Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Case

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition full-tower PC case. Based on the award-winning Obsidian Series 750D, the new Airflow Edition adds a perforated front grill, increasing airflow into the case for systems that require more cooling. Like all Obsidian Series cases, the 750D features an elegant black monolithic design, brushed aluminum and solid steel construction, and generous expansion flexibility.

The Obsidian Series 750D's rigid exterior surrounds a frame that has ample room for high-performance components, as well as sophisticated cooling for users who want to push their components to the limits. The increased ventilation offered by the new Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition opens up even more cooling options and performance, with three AF140L fans included to ensure great cooling right out of the box. The case is designed to make building a PC fast and simple with features such as tool-free side panels and drive bays, cable routing grommets and mount points, and motherboard rear CPU access and alignment pegs.
Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition Specifications

Expansion Room
  • Perforated front grille for improved cooling
  • Nine expansion slots for larger motherboards and running multiple graphics cards or expansion boards simultaneously
  • Six tool-free 3.5"/2.5" combo bays in two modular hard drive cages, with room for two more cages for up to 12 combo drive bays
  • Four tool-free 2.5" side-mounted drive cages for SSDs, out of the airflow path
  • Three tool-free 5.25" bays for expansion
  • Four front mounted USB ports for easy peripheral or external storage device connection
Cooling Flexibility
  • Three AF140L high-airflow 140mm fans (2 front, 1 rear) for excellent airflow and low noise levels
  • Room for up to 8 fans
  • Radiator compatibility:
    o Top - 360mm or 280mm
    o Front - 280mm or 240mm
    o Bottom - 240mm
    o Rear - 140mm or 120mm
Storage Layout Options
  • Modular hard drive cages can be configured in four separate mounting locations.
  • Side-mounted 2.5" cages allow quick, easy removal of the 3.5" drive cages for better airflow or room for radiators, while maintaining capacity for up to four 2.5" drives.
Builder-Friendly Features
  • Thumbscrew side panel removal and expansion slots
  • Tool-free 3.5", 2.5", and 5.25" drive bays
  • Center-post standoff holds motherboard in place while you secure the other screws.
  • Easily accessible (and removable) front, rear, and top dust filters.
  • Outstanding cable routing with rubber grommets for superior airflow and cleaner, neater builds
  • Four USB ports (two USB 3.0) and headphone/mic jacks in the front panel for easy access
Dimensions and Weight
  • Length x Width x Height
    o 21.5 x 9.25 x 22 inches
    o 546 x 235 x 560mm
  • Weight
    o 9.7 kg
    o 21.4 lbs
The Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition has a suggested retail price of $159.99 in the US and is available immediately from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. It is backed with a limited 2-year warranty.
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10 Comments on Corsair Announces Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Case

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Technically....

the only real difference is the Perforated front grille.

IMO that could have been sold as an accessory or addon rather than an entirely new case.


If the price is more or less the same as the original 750D then fair enough
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#2
EzioAs
If the reason they decided to release an airflow unit is because there were complaints about poor airflow (and high temps) on the original 750D, it's because the included fans are terrible.

I mean, if that is the reason....
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#3
Haytch
EzioAs
If the reason they decided to release an airflow unit is because there were complaints about poor airflow (and high temps) on the original 750D, it's because the included fans are terrible.

I mean, if that is the reason....
Agreed
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#4
hero1
And here I was thinking that they added another front fan but it turns out that all they did is make a perforated front grill. They needed to stretch this case by a couple inches in terms of height and depth resulting in 4x120 up top and 3x120 up front with push/pull on a 64mm rad being a possibility.
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#5
RevolvingPrawn
FreedomEclipse
Technically....

the only real difference is the Perforated front grille.

IMO that could have been sold as an accessory or addon rather than an entirely new case.


If the price is more or less the same as the original 750D then fair enough
You can buy the new vented front panel separately on Corsair's website for a really reasonable price. It was available to buy mid-April for people in the US and Canada, and became available in the UK last Friday when I put an order in for mine. Should be available in other places soon as stock gets rolled out to different Corsair hubs.
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#6
Hood
FreedomEclipse
Technically....

the only real difference is the Perforated front grille.

IMO that could have been sold as an accessory or addon rather than an entirely new case.


If the price is more or less the same as the original 750D then fair enough
Same $159.99 price, and the air flow kit is only $14.99 http://www.corsair.com/en-us/obsidian-series-750d-high-airflow-intake-kit
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#7
aubsxc
Or you can do like I did, and just take off the front cover on the old 750 to expose the fan filter.
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#8
Hood
EzioAs
If the reason they decided to release an airflow unit is because there were complaints about poor airflow (and high temps) on the original 750D, it's because the included fans are terrible.

I mean, if that is the reason....
All Corsair fans are terrible, I have 8 or 10 of them laying around, waiting to fill a hole in a budget build (where air flow is not so important). Even the stock H110 and H100 fans are garbage. Cheap sleeve bearing rattlers...I replace them with Noctua Redux 1500 rpm or Noctua Industrial series 2000 or 3000 rpm fans. Expensive, but worth it.
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#9
buggalugs
I got the original 750, the sheetmetal is so thin its almost tin foil!!! So flimsy, like those cheap generic 25$ cases. I was veeery disappoint. Luckily I still have my old case that's built like a tank.
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#10
Hood
buggalugs
I got the original 750, the sheetmetal is so thin its almost tin foil!!! So flimsy, like those cheap generic 25$ cases. I was veeery disappoint. Luckily I still have my old case that's built like a tank.
Yeah, I noticed that too...compared to my previous case (Corsair 400R), which had sheet metal that was twice as thick. 750D was more like a $30 Thermaltake case. So far it hasn't collapsed under it's own weight, but one more hard drive could crush it!
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