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Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Performance Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: Corsair

Specifications and Packaging


The Obsidian Series 450D case is designed to bring Obsidian-class features and air-cooling performance to the mid-tower market. It is available with a large window on the left side panel and comes with two Corsair 140mm intake fans (AF140L) and one 120mm exhaust fan (AF120L) mounted inside. These fans provide very good baseline cooling that results in positive air pressure inside the case, which along with the three included filters helps keep dust out. And the 450D provides very good support for mounting various size water-cooling radiators (top, front, rear, and/or bottom).

Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Mid-Tower Case Specifications (Courtesy of Corsair):

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Packaging and Includes

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The 450D case arrived securely packed inside a standard Corsair retail box illustrating the enclosure’s main features and specifications.  The case comes wrapped in plastic and protected by two large Styrofoam inserts.

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Located inside the case in one of the HDD drive bays is a small box that contains some wire ties, a motherboard standoff and five bags of mounting hardware. A brief Installation Guide and warranty card are also included. You should be able to find a full User’s Guide on the Corsair website.

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(Courtesy of Corsair)

March 27, 2014 | 01:04 PM - Posted by Disappointed! (not verified)

I see that your case reviews are still lacking the PcPer touch as most of the imagery is from Corsair!?

Do you really not think as a reviewer you should be testing things yourself!? Like installing a full system and testing the thermals, instead of filling your review with promo material from Corsair. The reader might as well just go to the Corsair page and read that.

Still disappointed, might have to look elsewhere for better reviews in the future...


April 3, 2014 | 01:27 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Should you maybe look past the first page...?

April 18, 2014 | 04:10 AM - Posted by Questtt3 (not verified)

Great review with great real world applicable detail--thank you!!

Recognizing the 450D is an ATX case, and the 350D is M-ATX, in terms of quality of build, do you have a preference?

Also, with an eye on heat and sound (quieter), if running 2 GPUs in SLI or even a single GPU (ex. GTX 780)--which case would you choose--350D or 450D?

Thank you very much!!

April 18, 2014 | 04:13 AM - Posted by Questtt3 (not verified)

"Also, with an eye on heat and sound (quieter), if running 2 GPUs in SLI or even a single GPU (ex. GTX 780)--which case would you choose--350D or 450D?"

(Should have included . . . ) . . . case/system to be on desk and used as workstation, flight simulator and HD video editing computer.

Thanks again!

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