Corsair is a manufacturer mainly known for their memory products, but on recent years they've also made extremely successful entries to the power supply- and cooler markets. Keeping the previous products in mind it's no surprise that when Corsair announced that they are about to launch a case, it got a number of people interested. It has been quite a while since the Obsidian 800D first appeared in press shots, but now the chassis finally made its way to our test lab. Now let's see if Corsair manages to keep up their reputation in great entries, or if the 800D will fall into the ever-growing markets of average cases.
The 800D comes delivered in a ginormous box. During the shipping the box had taken quite a bit of damage, but luckily it had served its purpose and the case had stayed in one piece.
|Dimension||24" (H) x 24" (L) x 9" (W) - (609mm X 609mm X 229 mm)|
|Material||Aluminum Faceplate, Steel Structure|
|Drive Bays||5 X 5.25"
4 X 3.5" SATA Hot Swappable
2 X 3.5" Internal
|Cooling|| 3 X140mm Fans
Up to 4x 120mm Fans (Optional)
|Expansion Slots||7 (+1 vent)|
|Motherboard||ATX, mATX, EATX|
|Front I/O|| 4 X USB 2.0
|Power Supply||ATX (not included)|
So then, the 800D is a full-tower steel case. Corsair hasn't specified a weight for the case, probably because they didn't have a scale that is accurate up to the metric tonne it weights. On a bit more serious note the shipping weight was 32 lbs, so the case alone weights at around 16 kilograms. Not really a lan case, then.
Other than that the specifications show that there's a total of five 5,25" bays, and six hard drive bays. Six isn't really a high number for a case this size, but the hot-swap bays always require more space. As for cooling the case comes with just three 140 mm fans, but there's space for another four 120 mm fans if you feel like the stock cooling just doesn't cut it.
The bundle includes all sorts of cables. Starting from the left there are the usual user's manual and four bags of screws, drive rails for two hard drives, a four-way splitter cable for S-ATA power, a silicon gasket for an optional fan, four short, black S-ATA-cables, a bunch of zip ties and a 8/4-pin extension cable for the motherboard power. Already from this set of special cables one can see that Corsair has put a lot of effort into the cable managing in the Obsidian.
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