The new Obsidian series is doing well, it is a stylish product series and definitely comes with everything you need and might expect from a chassis. The 900D as far as I am concerned was fantastic, the 750D however is a bit more regular. Still it is a style icon embedded with some great options. The chassis itself is well built and sturdy. The 750D as such is an advancement of the 2011 based 650D and it does manage to advance in a couple of options. In fact it has become a completely different chassis.
The looks then; well that's always subjective as heck of course. Being a Guru3D reader you probably like if not love the design. I must admit that I like the design, it is stylish and the big windows kicks azz. It's a clean cut matte black finish looking chassis. It is black from the inside out. It's perfect for dark-colored high-end gear like motherboards and graphics cards and the side panel window will definitely show you all the goods you install combined with the lower compartment doors that can be removed and transformed into fan intakes. The design is very tasteful, not screaming with logos and flickering LEDs, subtle is the word I was looking for.
Then there's the sheer amount of details and features that Corsair put into this chassis. The removable HDD/SDD trays, the many grommet holes with rubber inlays for managing your wiring, then spacious wire management options on the backside of the PC you can tuck your SSDs away. Then there are three 5.25" drive bays, a whopping six 3.5" bays, four 2.5" inserts and ten PCI expansion slots. Cooling capacity of this case is just not an issue and a nice detail is the dust filters with a magnetic mounting system. For the liquid cooling fanatics, they can fit multiple radiators in the chassis including a 360 mm radiator inside, without the need for any modifications. This you don't see that often with mid-tower chassis.
Alright, let's wrap things up. We think the Corsair Obsidian 750D is a lovely product. It's not exactly in the same league of the 900D, I must admit that. But still the 750D is a perfect example of how a chassis should be, everything makes sense and it oozes style. We expect the product to retail just over 175 USD / 135 pounds (UK) or 160 EUR. Once you start unboxing, it all of a sudden becomes this weird surreal experience and once you've removed all the plastic protection you'll stare at the chassis with a smile on your face. It is one of the more cool looking chassis' to date. Whether you want to install a small form factor motherboard or go large with up-to EATX it is all simply possible. The fans aren't silent, but not noisy either yet offer a nice steady airflow inside the chassis, cooling down your high-end gear, and that's a very important aspect alright. You can make the chassis silent by connecting them to a fan controller or simply PWM control them at 35% through your motherboard BIOS. Wiring? You tuck it away with the convenient cable routing options. HDDs you simply slide in and then once you've gone through the basics.. And once you start with your LCS kits you'll notice there are mounts everywhere making this chassis very flexible to use whilst you do not have to mod stuff, it won't get any handier than this. Summed up, the Obsidian 750D really is all job well done.
Again the 900D is more versatile and beefy with the multi-compartiment design and sheer looks. But the 750D is definitely a worthy successor to the 350D and 650D, and as such the 750D comes very much recommended.
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