Back in the Roman Empire, if a person discovered some sort of mineral they would call him Obsius, it nearly forms the name of today's tested product. So when the Obsius found a, usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass that displays shiny, curved surfaces when fractured and is formed by rapid cooling of lava -- it was called... Obsidian.
Yes Sir, Corsair did their homework to give their first ever chassis some mystic flair. After being very active in the memory market, the storage market, a little cooling here and there, and now... they're building chassis'.
Their first ever released chassis is called the Obsidian 800D, and it is without any shame I dare to state that this is among the best ever PC cases I personally have ever tested. Yes, this chassis is marvellous.
See, Corsair has a reputation of delivering products in the somewhat more high-end region, they set the bar really high when it comes to enthusiast hardware and tend to really think things through. As such, when the first ideas started to float in the coffee room in a building about a Corsair Chassis, the R&D team put together some great minds and did not at all look at building a chassis, no, they very likely reversed roles; what would you guys like to see or need when building your dream chassis?
As such, Corsair went on a quest to fight off other ships -- they went through rough waters and then came back with an extreme design, near perfect full tower chassis.
That chassis, my friends, is so versatile that for now I'll just stick to common adjectives and keywords for the design features. The chassis is a completely black design -- actually into the tiniest detail (even the screws and cables), you'll spot proper cable management, grommeted holes, ease of use design, liquid cooling ready with radiator mounts, hot-swappable HDD/SDD trays, removable CPU backplate panel, good airflow and the list goes on and on.
So today we'll build us a nice PC based on that Obsidian series 800D chassis. And you know what? I really haven't had this much fun in a long time building a PC, so let's head on over to the next page and start up the review.
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