Video Perspective: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Chassis Review

Manufacturer: Corsair

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.

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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.  

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Priced at $199 on Newegg as of this publication, it is hard to not see the 650D from Corsair as a bit overpriced, but the design quality, build quality and unique features seem to counter our initial impressions in that regard.

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May 13, 2011 | 09:40 AM - Posted by Vitiris (not verified)

You didn't mention noise, are the fans quiet?

May 14, 2011 | 07:52 AM - Posted by Cows go moo. (not verified)

@Vitiris: The fan's are pretty quiet, but the wooshing air noise is somewhat noticeable :\

May 15, 2011 | 04:11 AM - Posted by Phill360 (not verified)

So you would recommend it for someone wanting to build a quiet PC?

November 24, 2011 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If you want a PC with quiet fans you should take a look at buying Noctua fans for a case.

May 16, 2011 | 02:34 PM - Posted by dxh

I'm curious as to how much space there is on the backside, as my current case I have to smash the crap out of the door to get it closed.

@Phil360 - The Raven RVO2 is quite quiet from what I've read/heard thus far. It's price tag is about the same as the 650 as well.

May 20, 2011 | 11:39 AM - Posted by dagamer34 (not verified)

I just got this case about 2 weeks ago. There's enough space to close the side closely.

July 6, 2011 | 01:04 AM - Posted by Philip (not verified)

Can the 650D take a full size PSU? I have a 1000w Silverstone Zeus that's rectangular, not square, and i'm wondering if it will be able to fit in the case, especially if I want to put one of the hard drive bays on the bottom of the case.


August 1, 2011 | 10:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

For what it's worth, I just finished a build in this case. The PSU mounting area in the bottom of the case has an adjustable bracket that secures the inside-facing side of the PSU (opposite the side of the PSU with the power cord connector.) Based on this alone, I am certain that your PSU would fit just fine assuming there's not some other feature besides the Zeus' shape.

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