Corsair's Massive Obsidian 1000D Case Leaks With 480MM Rad Support, Integrated Commander Pro Fan And Light Control
Corsair is getting ready to announce a super tower computer that is capable of swallowing two system configurations. Called the Obsidian Series 1000D, Corsair is appropriately billing the new chassis as a "super tower" enclosure, a befitting description given the case's monstrous size—it measures 693mm x 307mm x 697mm (27.28 x 12.08 x 27.44 inches) and weighs 29.5kg (65 pounds).
Utilizing the dual-system layout, builders can install up to an extended ATX (E-ATX) and mini-ITX configuration at the same time. One reason to do is this to have a main setup for playing games and a secondary configuration dedicated to streaming, especially with the growth in popularity of services like Twitch. A user might also decided to have a secondary build strictly for cryptocurrency mining.
Whatever the reason, there appears to be plenty of room inside the 1000D. A user on Reddit managed to snap a screenshot of the case's product page on Corsair's website before it was yanked offline, and according to the listed tech specs, the case supports up to two 480mm liquid cooling radiators in the front, along with up to a 420mm radiator in the top and up to a 240mm radiator in the rear.
It's not clear how man fans come with the case. However, there is room for a baker's dozen, including up to eight 120mm fans in the front, three 140mm fans up top, and two more 120mm or 140mm fans in the rear.
There are plenty of storage options, too. The 1000D provides six 2.5-inch drive mounts and five 3.5-inch drive bays. On top of that, most modern motherboards have at least one M.2 slot to accommodate newer solid state drives that are shaped like a stick of gum.
Finally, the case comes with an integrated Corsair Commander Pro lighting and fan controller to use in conjunction with Corsair's Link software. That's a $70 accessory if going by MSRP, or $65 based on street pricing. Factoring that in helps some of the sting away from the case's $500 MSRP.