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Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Series Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Thursday , July 30, 2015

It's big. It's black. In fact it's "Obsidian!" Corsair's new 750D computer case is actually all steel and brushed aluminum, not volcanic rock. Corsair's take on the 750D Airflow Series is that it is easy to build in and has all the features you need rather than a plethora of bells and whistles that only look good on a spec sheet.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition full-tower PC case.

Corsair is famous for its memory products, but as you likely know, the company has branched out in recent years with its cooling line, world class power supplies, SSDs, audio components, keyboards and mice and, of course, computer cases. Put it this way, if you call yourself an enthusiast, not only have you heard of Corsair, you've owned one or more of their products.

Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.

Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.

The subject of today's evaluation is the newest case from Corsair's Obsidian Series. The company product page proudly states that the Obsidian Series cases are "designed by builders, for builders, with space for nearly any system configuration you can imagine" and, for the most part, we have found that statement to be true. This new chassis is essentially an alternate version of the Corsair 750D with improvements made to increase airflow, hence the "Airflow Series" moniker.

Product Packaging

The Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Series arrived in its bare product packaging with little sign of wear or damage. The overall package measurements are 25"H x 24"L x 13"W and is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard that is glued along the seams.

As is standard with most Corsair cases these days, the company forgoes the slick packaging and flashy graphics, instead opting for plain cardboard box with product information, name and company logo printed in black. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by thick Styrofoam inserts.