Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance Chassis

Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance Chassis

Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance Chassis

New chassis builds on success of the award-winning Obsidian Series 800D

FREMONT, California, February 17, 2010 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance computer chassis, based on the award-winning Obsidian Series 800D chassis.
 
The new Obsidian Series 700D has been designed by Corsair to offer enthusiasts with a high-performance chassis that retains many of the key features and dimensions of the hugely popular Obsidian 800D. The Obsidian Series 700D replaces the four hot-swap SATA disk drive bays of the 800D with four fixed SATA bays. The total number of drives bays remains the same at six 3.5 inch (2.5 inch compatible) bays, and five 5.25 inch bays. The windowed side-panel of the 800D is also replaced by a solid side panel for the 700D.

 

“From the moment we announced the Obsidian Series 800D chassis, enthusiasts were captivated by its unique combination of features, looks and performance, and the fact that it is a true builders’ chassis,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “Our goal with the Obsidian Series 700D is to offer a chassis that retains the essence of what made the 800D so popular, but at a lower price point, allowing a wider range of consumers to build their own Corsair Dream PC.”

 

With the exception of the elimination of the hot-swap SATA bays and associated front panel changes, and the change to the windowed side-panel, the Obsidian Series 700D is identical to the 800D, boasting the same innovative multi-zone cooling system, removable CPU backplate for easy heatsink installation, tool-free 5.25 inch drive installation, and sophisticated cable-management system. Like the 800D, the 700D also features the capability to add a triple 120mm radiator, making it ideal for high-end, liquid-cooled Dream PCs. The 700D is built using the same high-quality, durable materials and retains 800D’s sleek, sophisticated looks.
           
The Obsidian Series 700D is supplied with a two year limited warranty and is backed up by Corsair’s legendary customer service and technical support. It will be available in April through Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized resellers.

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I wonder if this is the case on the computer gibbersome won. They look a lot alike to me. Maybe his was an 800D case, either way nice looking one by Corsair for sure, I like many of the features. That heatsink drop out is nice, and this thing can hold some hard drives to as well as just looking Solid.

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thats a nice case! cable management in that thing would be a breeze, though not a ton of intake points O well I guess just WC the thing

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It does look like it's optimized for water cooling. I definitely like the hinged panel on the motherboard tray for processor heatsink upgrades-- seals it off when you aren't upgrading, but allows easier access to the necessary area.

Couldn't see any front-panel jacks, though; I hope they put the USB ports et. al. on the front top, which is where they belong. I'm guessing that the uppermost plate covers them?

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It's a great looking case, but will still be quite expensive. It's supposed to be $50.00 less than it's big brother, the 800 series and that goes for $289.00.

My latest CoolerMaster Case was $69.00 and has most of what this case has in a smaller form factor.

ClemSnide: It's front panel jacks are covered by a little pneumatic door that will surely break with everyday use.

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I like some of the adaptations like the CPU heatsink drop out, sp you don't have to remove the MB to change either a CPU or Tower/water heatsink change.

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I'll probably jump on this if they made it $50 cheaper.

 

Can't wait to see what innovations they come up with if they ever make a LAN box.

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Corsair makes some impressive cases.  They definitely have the look and style points.  As well as all of those most needed openings, as everyone has mentioned.  My hat goes off to them.  They are also not trying to compete with the lesser lines, this is Lian-Li territory.

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I was thinking the same thing Mental. This will give Lian Li a little run for their money. Seems to be very similar to their offerings with actually s slightly lesser price tag. I could seriously see myself using 1 of these in a build.

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This is a very nice looking case. The cable management is very easy like said before and its roomy for what ever u need it for.

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Not sure if you guys read the hardware roundup, but here's a link to a site who got the case already.  Definitely looks good and clean.

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mentaldisorder:

Not sure if you guys read the hardware roundup, but here's a link to a site who got the case already.  Definitely looks good and clean.

 

That is linked to the first case, the 800D, which has the side window. As for a review, I don't think one is needed. It should be the same minus just a few features. So layout, quality, cooling performance should be identical.

 

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