Corsair Enters the Chassis Market with the Obsidian Series 800D
Corsair has announced its entry to the chassis market at Computex 2009 with the launch of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D case. The new chassis is designed to last many years of upgrades and will satisfy demanding PC builders, according to Corsair. The Obisidian Series 800D is built with black brushed steel and an aluminum faceplate. Features include four hot-swap drive bays, a removable CPU backplate, separate heat chambers to reduce heat build-up, cable routing holes and tool-free drive installation. The 800D supports ATX, Extended ATX and Micro ATX motherboards along with up to five 5.25" and six 3.5" drives. Space for seven expansion slots and one vent allow plenty of space for expansion cards. To keep the case cool four 140mm fans are included and the ability to mount three extra 120mm fans is available. The front I/O panel includes four USB ports, one Firewire port and one headphone and microphone port respectively. For maximum cooling a pre-drilled area at the top of the case can support a single, dual or triple radiator (or three 120mm fans). The Obsidian 800D measures 24"x 24"x 9" or 609mm X 609mm X 229mm (HxLxW). The Obsidian Series 800D will be available for purchase in early July for around US$299, backed by a two year warranty. Corsair is well known for its PSU, memory and cooling products so I think it'll be interesting to see how it fares in a new market.