Subject: General Tech | May 8, 2013 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Star Wars, obsidian, gaming, ea
Disney may have passed exclusive rights to EA for the Star Wars franchise but that might not mean the end of the world if Obsidian Entertainment's CEO has anything to say about it. Just as BioWare worked with Obsidian the idea of an EA and Obsidian partnership is not completely off the table. This might not full reassure those who still miss the old days of Black Isle and BioWare games but it seems that there is hope for the future of Star Wars games. Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN has a quick interview with Feargus Urquhart discussing his efforts to partner up with EA.
"We now live in a world where The Sims: Star Wars or Need for Speed: Tosche Station could become things. I’m not saying it’s likely (though the former would not shock me in the slightest), but Star Wars is under new management, so who knows? For now, all we can say for sure is that BioWare, DICE, and Visceral are actively adding their own chapters to the space opera, but we won’t see results from those initial efforts until at least mid-2014 – and much later, in all likelihood."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Time to Ante Up Again: Poker Night 2 Review @ Techgage
- Bone Hordes: Hellraid Teaser Trailer @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Old, Faithful: OpenXcom Is Near-Complete @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Xciting Stuff: X: Rebirth Pathfinding Dev Diary @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Wolfenstein Videogame Announcement Bingo @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2013 - 02:59 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: podcast, video, Indiegogo, corair, obsidian, 350d, mATX, frame rating, 4k, titan, 7990, 690, Oculus, rift, VR, 3d, amd, amd fx, vishera, hUMA, hsa
PC Perspective Podcast #249 - 05/02/2013
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Obsidian Series for under $100
If you need a case for your next PC build, the chances are good that Corsair has a model that you'll like. Ranging from the obscenely large Obsidian 900D to the $69 Carbide 200R and just about everything in between, Corsair has a ton of options Today we are reviewing the brand new entrant to the Obsidian series, the 350D, that brings Corsair to the Micro-ATX form factor.
The Obsidian series is the flagship chassis line from Corsair and typically means you are getting the best of the best from the expanding components company. With an MSRP of just $99 you are definitely making some sacrifices on features and on size, limiting us to Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards and systems.
The front panel has an attractive brushed finish to it with removable front panel (and fan filter).
Connections up top include headphones, microphone as well as a pair of USB 3.0 ports. There power button is right in the center with dual LEDs on each side. The reset button is just to the right of the mic port and is recessed enough to prevent accidental presses.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2013 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: SFF, Obsidian Series 350D, obsidian, corsair
Fremont, California — April 25, 2013 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components, today announced the Obsidian Series 350D High Performance Micro ATX PC case. Available with a solid or windowed side panel, the Obsidian Series 350D brings unprecedented expansion and cooling options to smaller, more portable, high-performance PCs.
Like larger cases in the premium Obsidian Series line, the Obsidian Series 350D sports a clean, black, brushed-aluminum styling. The case is also designed for fast and neat builds with tool-free access and drive installation as well as an innovative cable routing system.
The Obsidian Series 350D case supports both Micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards and has plenty of interior space for liquid CPU cooling, dual 3.5” hard drives, dual 2.5” SSDs, dual 5.25” drives, and dual full-length graphics cards. It also has five expansion slots and five fan mounting points with room for two 240mm radiators. The front panel provides convenient access to USB 3.0 and audio connectors.
“The Obsidian 350D’s versatile expansion options give builders the ability to pack a lot of performance into a smaller form factor,” said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “Its stylish, compact design makes it a perfect high-performance PC case for smaller living spaces or for gaming LAN parties.”
The MSRP is $109.99.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 23, 2013 - 08:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: corsair, obsidian, Obsidian 990D, super tower
If you are looking for a housing for a super system, Corsair's monumental new Obsidian 900D, aka Super Tower, might be for you. The midget in the picture below is the 200R mid-tower, cowering in front of the 40lb, 27.3"H x 10"W x 25.6"L 900D. Triple TITANS and terabytes of storage are nothing to this case, it will swallow them and leave plenty of elbow room for you to tweak a fully installed system. You really have to read [H]ard|OCP's full review to understand just how many features have been added to this case; certainly enough to win it a Gold Award.
"Corsair is finally pulling back the review embargo sheets on its new "Super Tower" 900D PC case. Details and pictures have been leaking out for months, but now we finally get to see if all the hype is justified. If you are wondering what a "super tower" is, well let's just say there will be a lot of desks that the 900D will not fit under."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Enermax Ostrog Giant Mid-Tower @ Tweaktown
- Thermaltake Chaser A31 @ FunkyKit
- Fractal Design ARC Midi R2 Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Lian Li PC-7HX @ eTeknix
- Corsair Obsidian 900D 'Godzilla' Full Tower PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
- Iron Man Helment Case Mod @ Modders-Inc
- Thermaltake A31 Chassis @ eTeknix
- InWin GT1 Mid-Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- NZXT Phantom 630 @ Modders-Inc
- Cooler Master Storm Power-RX @ LanOC Reviews
- Thermaltake A 41 Chaser Chassis @ eTeknix
- Case Smithing: Personalized Acrylic Etching and Engraving @ Tweaktown
- Fractal Design Define Mini Case Review @ AnandTech
- Affordable Gaming Cases: Corsair Carbide 200R and Thermaltake Chaser A41 @ X-Bit Labs
- SilverStone AP123 120mm Case Fan @ eTeknix
- Antec Kuhler H2O 1220 Liquid CPU Cooler @ eTeknix
- Antec Kuhler 1220 H20 Watercooling kit @ Rbmods
- Swiftech H220 Liquid CPU Cooler @ eTeknix
- Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L @ Kitguru
- Noctua NH-U12S CPU cooler @ Hardwareoverclock
- Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler @ eTeknix
- Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable Cool CPU Cooler @ Tweaktown
- Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
- Scythe ASHURA CPU Cooler Review @ Madshrimps
- GELID Solutions The Black Edition @ techPowerUp
Subject: General Tech | April 10, 2013 - 01:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, project eternity, obsidian
Obsidian's new RPG Project Eternity has some gorgeous backgrounds as you can see from the YouTube trailer below. It was on Kickstarter and garnered three times the amount of money that they required to get the project going so we will be seeing this game sooner or later, you can still toss some coins at them by visiting their main page which is accessible from Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN's preview. The design team describes the game as a mix of the dungeon crawling of Icewind Dale, the depth of NPC personality of Baldur's Gate and a story as gripping as Planescape. Currently the Slacker Backer is worth $29 and will get you a copy of the game from Steam or GOG.
"My old-school RPG gland’s been engorged with excitement for many reasons lately, but the past few weeks have seen Torment race to the front of the pack – and not just because it’s chock full of twisted sights and sounds not of this world. In something of a revolution, it also moves. Like, its pictures just sort of do things, without the assistance of a flip book, finger puppets, or any of the other traditional methods. So imagine my elation when I discovered that Project Eternity will, in fact, employ similar motion gremlins to sow the glorious song of movement into its lush mountains, valleys, and plains."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Today's mid-range graphics cards in BioShock Infinite @ The Tech Report
- See Space Hulk See Space Hulk See Space Hulk See @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- That Looks Painful: A Thief Teaser "Trailer" @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Bioshock Infinite Tested, Benchmarked @ Techspot
- Gaming's favourite platters get another stir of the pot @ The Register
- Tomb Raider @ LanOC Reviews
- Hands On: Divinity – Original Sin @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- BioShock Infinite Benchmarked with AMD EyeFinity at 5760x1080 @ Tweaktown
- Tomb Raider PC @ eTeknix
- First Impressions of Trion Worlds’ Defiance @ Techgage
- Modern shooters and the atrophy of fun @ The Tech Report
- Valve Publishes Packages For Their Linux Distribution @ Phoronix
- Sleeping Dogs Benchmarked with AMD EyeFinity at 5760x1080 @ Tweaktown
- Disney shuts down Lucasarts games company @ The Inquirer
- BioShock Infinite Review – Leaving the World Awestruck @ Techgage
- Activision, Raven Release 2 Star Wars Games Under GPL @ Slashdot
- BioShock Infinite @ Kitguru
- Strike Vector Has Transforming Cowboy Space Planes @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Decor Never Changes: Metro – Last Light’s World @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- LEGO City Undercover Wii U @ Tweaktown
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 8, 2013 - 11:37 AM | Josh Walrath
Tagged: corsair, 900D, obsidian, big case, kraken, swallows 650D, CES, ces 2013
Corsair had quite a few announcements this CES 2013, but none were as big as this one. The rumors had been swirling about a massive case in the bowels of the Corsair headquarters, and today we get to see the reality of the situation.
It truly is a monster.
The Obsidian 900D is so large a previous gen 650D can fit inside it. It supports up to two power supplies, 15 fan mounts, 15 potential drives (when buying an optional, extra cage), four removable dust filters, and five watercooling point mounts.
Have I mentioned this is a big case?
It is built entirely out of a steel and cast aluminum frame, which is good considering how big this case is. Hopefully there will be enough lateral stiffness so the case does not warp or bend once it is fully loaded.
Availabilty and price are still a bit up in the air, but expect it the first half of this year. Expect it to be pricey. Overkill at any price? Sign me up.
PC Perspective's CES 2013 coverage is sponsored by AMD.
Follow all of our coverage of the show at http://pcper.com/ces!
A case for quiet and for performance
In recent years, some of my favorite cases have come from Corsair - a statement that not too long ago I would have never thought I'd be making. Since the company's rapid expansion into nearly all things enthusiast computing, the Corsair Obsidian line of chassis have helped move along a pretty stagnant industry and foster innovation and change.
Today we are going to be looking at the new Corsair Obsidian 550D, a case that claims to master both noise reduction and sound isolation as well as offering flexibility for some intense cooling capability.
Check out our video review below!
Overall we found the 550D to be a great case for the money and the ability to run it in both a quiet and a cooling mode will allow users to swap components and PC designs without having to buy another case at the same time.
Subject: Cases and Cooling, Shows and Expos | January 10, 2012 - 08:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: video, obsidian, corsair, CES, 550d
Corsair had a handful of new items on display at CES 2012, the most interesting of which to me was the new Obsidian 550D case that will be available in the next 3-4 weeks with a $149 price tag. It offers the same cable routing system we are used to seeing on Corsair designs but adds an interesting twist with a dual-hinged front panel door and magnetic air intake filters.
PC Perspective's CES 2012 coverage is sponsored by MSI Computer.
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The Obsidian Series gets a little brother
Corsair has had a good run as of late with a host of new products that fall WELL outside the original memory vendor stereotype. I mean, seriously? We have had cases like the Obsidian 800D, power supplies like the HX1000W, headphones and speakers like the HS1A and the SP2500 and of course the water coolers in the vein of the H50. The list goes on but Corsair has obviously done a tremendous job of expanding a roadmap to stay relevant and among the most cutting edge enthusiast companies on the map.
Images from Newegg.com
Today we are going to take a look at the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D chassis, a case that follows in the footsteps of the popular (but expensive) 800D and 700D options but lowers the price, and the height, quite a bit.
Read on for the full video review...