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Corsair Obsidian 800D Chassis  (Source: Corsair)
Corsair 800D is Corsair's first entry into the PC chassis market

Corsair is a big name in the computer enthusiast industry and offers a wide variety of products from cooling to SSDs, RAM and flash drives. The company is among the most popular around for RAM that is used in gaming PCs and other computers.

Corsair announced its entry into the PC chassis market at Computex today with the unveiling of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D chassis. The 800D is a full tower chassis made form steel and coated with a matte black finish inside and out.

The faceplate of the chassis is brushed aluminum and the case supports up to five 5.25-inch drives and six 3.5-inch drives total. The case is large enough to support ATX, Extended ATX, and micro ATX mainboards and has advanced features that Corsair says will make the 800D a PC builders dream.

Among the builder centric features of the case are four hot swap SATA bays and a cut out section in the mainboard tray that keeps users from having to remove the mainboard to change CPU cooling products. The case also has a cable management system to decrease cable clutter and allow for improved airflow. The entire chassis uses a tool-free design including the 5.25-inch drive bays.

The chassis has seven fan positions and three isolated cooling zones for the power supply, SATA hot swap bays and the main compartment. The SATA hot swap bay area is cooled by its own 140mm fan that exhausts hot air out of the rear of the chassis. The PSU gets its own dedicated intake and exhaust fan as well. The roof of the chassis is pre-drilled to support single, dual, and triple radiators or three more 120mm fans.

The chassis will be in stores in early July at an MSRP of $299.

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I like it so far
By ApfDaMan on 6/2/2009 10:46:38 AM , Rating: 2
From the looks of it it looks like a less fancy version of the Thermaltake armour, hopefully a lighter version but i wouldent count on it considering they are both steel.

for comparisons sake, the pus sits vertically at the top in the thermaltake, and it has 2 120mm blue fans at the front, one at the back, 2 92mm fans at the top and back... its a beast. looks like corsair wasnt going for style... im suprised to be honest.

the thermaltake doesnt have a motherboard tray which would have been nice...

looks promising!

RE: I like it so far
By AntiM on 6/2/2009 12:23:52 PM , Rating: 2
I like it too. I was wondering where the audio and usb ports were, so I looked at the images on Corsair's site, and they are at the top of the case (top front hidden panel) like they should be.

But $299... ouch! They should include an 850 watt PSU for that price.

RE: I like it so far
By invidious on 6/2/2009 2:40:31 PM , Rating: 2
Yep. This is alluminum box, probably costs a tenth of the retail price to build.

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