Corsair Obsidian 350D review -
Features & specifications
HARRRR matey, these Corsair folks lifted the covers off the Obsidian 350D chassis, and thus it has been released, marketed as a microATX PC Case this is a small form factor chassis intended for two motherboard formats only, Mini-ITX, microATX. The small and cute chassis however is oozing with enthusiast features... even including room for liquid cooling!
The Obsidian Series 350D is the first microATX chassis from Corsair. Sharing many of the same design elements present on the Obsidian 900D super tower, the 350D offers an great look in a compact package, while still maintaining the builder friendly feature set that Corsair cases are known for. Corsair cases have always had a major focus on ease of use for the end user, and the Obsidian Series 350D is no exception.
Key Benefits Overview
- Support for up to 5 fans
- Support for a radiator up to 280mm in length
- Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommets
- CPU backplate cut out for easy CPU cooler upgrades
- 2 tool-free 5.25 inch drive bays
- 2 tool-free 3.5 inch hard drive trays with integral SSD support
- 3 tool-free 2.5 inch SSD drive bays
- 2 removable filters (front intake and under PSU)
- Front panel has 2 USB 3.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks, power and reset
- Thumbscrew side panel removal for quick access
- 5 expansion slots for dual-GPU compatibility
- Motherboard compatibility with Mini-ITX, microATX
- Matte black interior
- 2 year warranty
The Obsidian 900D comes factory stocked with 2 fans as standard – one 140mm intake fans located at the front (HDD bay area) and then there is a 120mm exhaust fan located in the rear. The chassis however supports no less than 5 fans. For the guys that like to go for liquid cooling, the Obsidian Series 350D offers enough space to include up to a 280mm radiator on the roof of the case, and a 120mm radiator in the rear exhaust fan mounting area. All-in-one-coolers such as the Hydro Series H55, H60, H80i, H100i, H90 and H110 are fully supported. When mounting a full length radiator on the roof of the case, the upper 5.25 inch optical drive bay will be partially blocked by the radiator though.
On the photo slash schematic above you can see the maximum length of radiator supported in each radiator mounting area, along with the maximum clearance for each position. If clearance is unlisted, it will depend on the other hardware which you have installed, such as fans and radiators. But let's just start off with unpacking the product and work our way up from thereon. We have lots to show you today.
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