Corsair Obsidian 800D Case Review

 
 
 
Corsair Obsidian 800D Case rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

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The Corsair Obsidian 800D Case is one massive full tower case. It comes with a front aluminum bezel, hot swappable drive bays, 3 140mm fans, large interior, cable management, hole of motherboard tray for cooler retention plate, fits a large radiator and much more. This is a water cooling enthusiast's wet dream!


 

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Anonymous

You did not give this product the right review !!
fast fast fast all the review !!
100% kickass product
thanks Rodney :)

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I love this case. Nice, clean and sleek. My only gripe is that the fan spaces at the top really shoould be able to support 140mm fans too seeing as all the included fans are already 140mm.

 

Otherwise I'll strongly be considering this one for my next build. :)

Anonymous

Thank you Rodney for another great review!

Anonymous

Overpriced case :S But nice!

Anonymous

100% kickass product!

Anonymous

sorry m8... i have to unsubscribe from you YouTube channel..

cya until u will do it old fashion.

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Another person crying and demanding. Please Unsubscribe and save your words.

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LOL... I was doing video reviews long before YouTube or social networking sites bud ;) Some of you recall, most probably don't.

So the old fashioned way was not to stream a video, but rather download it and then play it locally. I'm sure you don't want it that way ;)

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Anonymous

I don't like the door based fronts on cases, especially the ones that have the cover for USB ports and headphone jack,

they may brake easily and then you're fucked.

But I like the case in general, good cable management...

Anonymous

Well, I do disagree with this video. Now i've had this case for a while now and its one of the best:

• Tons of Space to Work in - No need for a removable mobo tray, just something extra that you don't need.
• All black, huge plus.
• Hot swappable hard drive bay.
• Weight - just means its built strong.

Now this case isn't really for someone using it for aircooling. This case was designed for watercooling. The way it is setup is perfect for watercooling, and when he said "If your going with a water cooling system it might be fine..." This is one of the best cases for watercooling, the design and space makes it that way, perfect for putting a 360 or even a 480 Radiator at the top if you cut out more room. Thats another plus of this case, if your into watercooling theres tons of places to cut into the case to make more room for a radiator!

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I also agree, Theres no need for a removable motherboard tray if theres a dang hole in the back anyway!      I don't understand Rod's addiction/obsession with them...

 

& 40lbs isn't a con if you get a SOLID case that will last forever.

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Maybe I just have a "thing" for removable motherboard trays, because I love them. Why?

No matter how large the case is you can install most everyone on the motherboard tray far away from where you are installing the remaining components in the case.

So if you case is going next to your desk, you can take the mobo tray to your work shop/space and install most of the components. Otherwise, you will be either installing everything where you want the case, which might not work, depending on space or and lugging a heavy case around is no fun.

Also, if you need to upgrade/replace hardware (if on the mobo tray), just slip it out and work on it away from the case where you have tons of room to work. It's just much more convenient when you separate everything that's on the motherboard from the other components, at least I think it is.

Some people love removable motherboard trays (even on large cases) and others couldn't care less. Once you go 'removable motherboard tray' there's no going back ;) Like for example the Cooler Master 840 Case and many of the Lian Li cases.

Anonymous

Most of the components being a cpu and ram? This case has so much room its like your working on the board outside of the case. I could park my Prius in this case.

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"Once you go removable, you don't go back!"          :-D

Anonymous

thanks 4 the honesty in the review!

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1 more con.  The price.

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Anonymous

very good review thank you rodny

Anonymous

great review! i guess this case would be suited for a water cooling build. thanks for the review.

Anonymous

rod u said wetdream im ofended

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He dreams of hardware parts, for a man that's perfectly natural. lol

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Great case, but only for the water cooling crowd. I've got a Lian Li A70 F for my next build. I had given serious consideration to this case, then I found the airflow was lacking.

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It's For Water Cooling Only. If You Want Air Cooling Go With Another Case.

Anonymous

True

Anonymous

It's a heavy case OK. No need for removable tray(it's easy to work inside) I have nothing but stock cooling running in my case and there is no problems whatsoever(lga1366, i7920, msi5970, noctua 14" cpu cooler.....) cpu 28c chipset 34c(idle with room temp 22c). How could You manage to not show the cable management room on the back side of the motherboard tray?

This is a great case.

PS: Why not HD Like on Youtube?

Anonymous

wow, a 20Kg case... not THATS heavy.

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couldn't agree more

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i love the styling and everything.

2 down sides: 1 - price! way to expensive! 2 - bad cooling... it wouldn't match the CM690II with stock fans and with all fan spots occupied... BAD COOLING! 

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Anonymous

its made for water cooling ONLY if your going for air cooling BAD IDEA for this case the black is awesome and it looks good with blue or red watercooling tubes

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Maybe that's because the case is not made out of aluminum, so it's heavy.

Anonymous

this is a kickass show rly !!! keep doing it !

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That is one expensive case.

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That HDD side fan looks almost pointless. Looks like it would only draw air in from the bottom of the housing. And they wanted to route all the air behind the MOBO tray, well if you run cables back there, wouldn't that restrict the airflow? The only thing I like about it, is the large hole for the CPU cooler, the grommets on the MOBO tray. The hot swap part is nice, but I tend to keep my HDDs in my case and not remove them. I think I would rather have a front intake fan and not the side fan. I like it, but I think it's overpriced for it's lack of function. It's a water cooling case and I'm not a water cooler person. Change out the side window for a fan, add vents for the HDD fan, add some front intake fans and I might consider this case.

 

What are those cutouts at the top between the front and the fan vents?
 

Anonymous

I just bought a new pc and chose the Lian-Li A71 case over the Corsair case because i saw another review that complained about the cooling issue, it's just ok if you use a H50 cpu cooler by Corsair.
Am i glad i chose the Lian Li :p

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i dont know why ppl are going crazy about this case - its ok, but its definitely not the best full tower case

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the back panel with its latch at the back is to stop air re-entering the case, this is because the fan for the harddisks push air back behind everything exiting the back.

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I Love Corsair Products!! :)

However this cases is HUGE, too big to fit under my desk!

Great Review Rod!

5*

Anonymous

It has some nice features, but its not the best looking case.

Vimeo takes longer to load than youtube :(

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when i finally decided on buying a new case the "obsidian" was up there, but finally bought the "Lian Li PC-B71B" due to its all aluminum construction,  this is where I think, and hasn't been mentioned before, the obsidian is very badly let down by using steel. seems like a step back in case design to me, as most of the competetors all use alu construction............

Anonymous

Not to mention the price of the 800D, the Cooler Master 840 is every bit as good as this case; and it's about half as much. The 840 might not be all black in side like the 800D, but the 840 has a removable motherboard tray, and much better cooling. If i am paying $300 for a case, then I better be getting great cooling.

Anonymous

so nice with a link :)

Anonymous

What I've seen the MB tray is actually removable, but it requires removing numerous screws. Not sure though. Also the hot swap door can open both directions. No heat issues either, if you add all those optional fans and replace the original ones. One flaw is that the dust filter comes out from the back, making it harder to remove.

Review was great!

Anonymous

not a 100% kickass :(
it think it should be that

Anonymous

Is there a way to watch this video in HD on Veoh?

Anonymous

I think this cabinet is the one of the best. Great build quality.

Anonymous

Thats absolutly a case for highend systems, with highend hardware.
So thats okey, that there aren't that much fans, cause who buys that
case has the money to buy fans or a watercooling set.
Without watercooling, it won't do its thing.

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Like the clean design

Anonymous

This case is an enormous case! I think that if it would be a little bit smaller it would be fine as well for the simple fact there is a lot of wasted space.
There are also some thing I don't get. Why do they have that little door on the 'backside' of the motherboard? You don't see it anyway and I don't think that you need it. Even the two 3.5' drive bays at the bottom don't need to be hot swappable I don't get why they made them so difficult to install. I don't think that it should be an issue for a 300$ case to get an opportunity for esay installing the HDDs. The hot swappable HDD connections at the back on the inside of the case also don't look really solid. It looks as if you could easily rip them of with your SATA cable if you aren't careful. I also don't understand why the have two chambers. Some cases may do have an advantage of this design but it looks to me as if it wouldn't be the case for this case.
PS: 20 kg? What the hack did the Corsair guys do?

Anonymous

The weight of the Obsidian 800D is not 20Kg.
It weights at around 15/16 kilograms.

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so is there any way of locking the side panels???

Anonymous

This is my problem with this case, its already expensive enough and it still forces you to buy better fans to improve its poor thermal performance, if you're just gonna use air cooling there are cases out there with better performance/price like antec 1200 and some of the cooler masters and silverstones but if you need water cooling this is the case to buy, the swiftech ultima xt kit will stand godly next to this case.