Corsair Obsidian 650D review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/24/2011 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Internals then, since the photos are reeeeally dark I'm enabling flash. First impression, that's just a lot of room to work in for a mid sized tower alright. The second thought would be the all black design, including cables and connectors. Even the grommet holes have black rubber inlays to hide cabling, yes, cable management is a primary feature of the chassis. You can make it all really clean and tidy.
You'll get 8 PCI slots to play around with so in theory you can house up-to three graphics cards in here, four if you are lucky. You secure the graphics cards or other cards with a thumbscrew. Above it, two round holes with rubber inlays. These could be used for LCS tubing, but are intended to route the front panel USB 3.0 connector cables towards the rear IO (where USB 3.0 connectors are located).
At the top side we can see the 120mm and 200mm fans, these are included and installed for you already. In the upper mesh you'll notice that mounting holes for other fan and radiator solutions have already been prepped.
A good and popular trend these days is to make a big gaping hole in the motherboard tray. This actually is a CPU backplate cutout which allows you to remove and install a new CPU cooler much easier.
Typically you'd need to take out the motherboard to install a new cooler, now you can access it from both sides without that unpleasant experience of removing a motherboard from the chassis. We can also see the gaps in the tray with the rubber inlays here a tad better (grommet holes), here you can route your cabling through, and the rubber inlays keep things clean and tidy looking.
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