Today we have something very special in the office, while in many ways it is just another PC case I like to think that any part of the Corsair Obsidian series is somewhat of a special occasion. Obsidian has become a byword for high quality and some of the slickest and coolest styling in the PC market and it’s certainly one of Corsairs strongest product ranges, with system builders and modders around the world buzzing on forums each time a new Obsidian chassis is approaching its retail release.
The Obsidian 750D is on the high-end of the price scale, with an RRP of around £135 ($200 USD) it is clearly the plaything of the enthusiast, yet it is still far from the most expensive in the Corsair range. At this time of writing there are two chassis above the 750D, the ultra-tower 900D that costs $349, and the 800D which costs $299. Obviously they’re all very expensive, rare, premium and no doubt many other things, but that means one thing, either people are crazy enough to pay high amounts for a regular chassis, or this is no regular chassis.
When your spending this kind of money on a chassis you expect high quality and performance and that is just two of the things I will be looking for today. Design is one thing, but this chassis wants to be more than just any old case to justify its price tag and it will be fun to see just what Corsair have to offer to the market given its price and many of its specifications are in line with the equally popular NZXT Phantom 820. So let’s get right to it and see just what this beast has to offer.
The chassis comes in a fairly straight forward box with a nice high contrast image of the chassis and specifications listed down one side.
Around the back we have a break down image that shows all the major components of the case, including the fans and HDD bays.
The chassis came protected with polystyrene and a plastic bag covering, the side panel is covered with a protective film (exterior only). The front panel has protective plastic to help prevent scratching the aluminum panel in transit and some tape to hold shut the dust cover panel.
Inside the box we also found a simple user guide and a collection of high quality black screws and fittings, as well as some cable ties.