Corsair 350D M-ATX Chassis Review



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If you’ve had even a passing interest in computers, there is a good chance that you’ve heard of Corsair. Corsair has a solid history of producing some of the best computer products on the market that range from SSD hard drives, RAM modules, power supplies and chassis to name but a few. With such a wide product range Corsair have built up an extensive knowledge of what PC users need in their systems and how best to integrate the required hardware, something that has always reflected well in their previous chassis designs, including the ones we’ve previously reviewed here at eTeknix, such as the 200R, 300R and C70 Vengeance, all of which won eTeknix awards for their design and feature set.

As part of the Obsidian series of Corsair chassis, the 350D is set to take the entry level spot of the range, where it will sit along side the 550D, 650D, 700D, 800D and the gargantuan 900D chassis, but the 350D is the baby of the Obsidian family and it’s Micro ATX form factor reflects that nicely. Given the pedigree of the rest of the Obsidian series, Corsairs 350D has a big reputation to uphold and nothing short of a high-performance, feature packed product will cut it today.

  • Form Factor: Micro-ATX Mid-Tower
  • Color & Features: Black; Large acrylic side-panel
  • Materials: Aluminum (brushed), Steel, Plastic
  • Max VGA Length: 380mm
  • Max CPU Cooler Height: 160mm
  • Max ATX PSU Length: 180mm
  • Expansion: 5 rear expansion slots
  • 3 x 2.5″ drive bays (modular cage)
  • 2 x 3.5″ drive bays
  • 2 x 5.25″ external bays
  • Cooling 1 x 120mm rear fan (included)
  • 2x140mm front fan (1x included)
  • 2x120mm top fans
  • Room for 2x240mm radiators (top/front)
  • Dimensions 17.7″ x 8.3″ x 17.3″
  • Weight: 13.3 lbs.

As you can see from the spec sheet, the chassis doesn’t have an over abundance of features, but that’s still impressive for a chassis of this size, with room for 2 x 240mm radiators, 5 hard drives, long graphics cards, large CPU coolers and M-ATX motherboards, so there should even be room for SLI.
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The 350D comes in a fairly standard box, but it keeps with the styling of other Corsair chassis and features plenty of information on the chassis capabilities as well as a nice high contrast mock-up of the chassis its self.

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Around the box of the box we have a nice break down illustration that shows all the major features of the chassis.

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There wasn’t much in the way of extras within the box, but I did find a simple user guide and a collection of screws, bolts and cable ties that you will require to install your hard drives, motherboard and cooling solutions.

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  • d6bmg

    This tiny new obsidian looks good!!!

    And, good review. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lystfiskern John-Ivar Rubach

    It stands out like a really nice enclosure, but I would like to see Obsidian quality all the way through the chassis and componets. I dont think Corsair needs to use this type of deceptive marketing to promote good products like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/art.zasadny.9 Art Zasadny

    These Corsair cases are excellent and a good value for the $ spent! I’ve built using the 300R, 400R and 650D and I’m looking forward to building a system using this case!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostya.finchuk Kostya Finchuk

    Liked & shared !

  • http://www.facebook.com/maya.iip Ivan Pamintuan

    this really looks amazing… perfect minimalist design with a simple clear side panel…