Corsair 350D Reviewred454 - June 23, 2013
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Corsair Obsidian 350D Closer Look:
The fist thing I noticed when I pulled the case out of the box was the brushed aluminum front. The Obsidian series has a sleek, subdued look. Very calm and conservative, and I like it. The case measures 8.26" wide x 17.32" tall x 17.71" deep (210mm x 440mm x 450mm). The feet space the case about an inch (25mm) off of the floor for air flow. The side panels are painted steel and are flat - no bump out for cables, so I am a little concerned, but I suspect Corsair will not leave me without any cable space. The side window is huge so you can really show off your hardware.
The front follows though with the look of the stately Obsidian series. That brushed aluminum finish really stands out. The rear has three knock outs for exteranal water cooling (no grommets) and there are five expansion slots. And of course, the included rear 120mm cooling fan. There is also a little vent panel to the right of the expansion slots for some additional air flow.
You can see the top mounting provisions for up to a 240mm radiator. There are holes for two 120mm or 140mm fans (not included). And on the bottom there is the removable filter for the PSU.
Along the top we have a two bays for optical drives. And from left to right, we have a headphone jack, a microphone jack, and the reset button. Then at the center top, there is the power light (white LED), the power on button, and then the HDD activity light (white LED). And finally, two USB 3.0 ports complete the front I/O. The intensity of the LEDs is just right.
You can remove the PSU filter without turning the case over, and it is easy to slide back in.