|Corsair Obsidian 650D Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 01 June 2011|
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Closer Look: Exterior
The exterior of a case is the first thing many people notice and the Obsidian 650D does not disappoint in that aspect. The sleek black exterior of the 650D helps it fit into a gamers den, or a nice home office.
The sleek black brushed aluminum exterior 650D is a simple elegant design. It is a nice departure from the flashy exteriors that have become popular for gamers in recent years. At the same time this mid-tower case leaves room for up to four external 5.25" drives and a full complement of connections from the front panel.
The top of the 650D shows one of the two 200mm fans used for cooling. The 200mm fan can be replaced with either 2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm radiator or fan depending on what user would like to use for cooling. At the same time Corsair has also included an external docking mount for both 3.5" and 2.5" drives allowing users quick hot swap access to their data.
Both sides of the 650D utilize the locking mechanism that was introduced on the Graphite 600T. This allows for users to quickly remove the sides of the 650D to work on the components inside. One thing that should be considered with the Obsidian 650D is that although classified as a mid-tower case, in reality fits in between a traditional full-tower and mid-tower.
Continuing the excellence that has been seen so far on Obsidian 650D, Corsair has amazingly included eight expansion slots on the back of the case! This means in this mid-tower case users can easily run a quad-SLI/CrossFireX setup. This is an amazing feat, possible mostly because of the size of the 650D. None-the-less, some reviewers here wouldn't be caught using a case with less than eight expansions slots and so we may finally have a mid-tower case for them.
From the bottom you can see the removeable filter under the PSU that has been included on the 650D. Also apparent are the feet that Corsair uses keep users PSU's off the ground and supplied with fresh air.