Summary: Originally, the Obsidian series cases were large full-towers, consistently developed as cases for extreme high-end hardware. The current culmination of this development was the Obsidian Series 900D: a double chamber case which could effortlessly accomodate HPTX motherboards, and even a powerful...
Pros: high cooling performance with three pre-assembled fans, four cooler spots, modular HDD/SSD cage, plus two 2.5" drive bays behind the mainboard, tool-free installation for expansion cards and all drive formats (2.5" only behind the tray), all three dust filters can be cleaned quickly, generously-s...
Cons: noise level, material thickness not meeting the premium standards of the series, not enough space for some high-end tower coolers
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Mid-Tower PC Case Review
16 July 2014
Summary: Remember when Volvo was "Boxy but safe?" While Corsair's new Obsidian 450D may not hit that point exactly, it does pretty darn well in the "Boxy but with a roomy interior that’s optimized for airflow.
Summary: Corsair introduced early this year at the CES fair another case to the strong Obsidian lineup: the Obsidian 450D. Being labeled as the smaller 750D variant it blends in perfectly between the existing range from the humongous full-tower 900D model to the cube shaped Obsidian 250D.
Summary: The Obsidian 450D completes the lineup really, it is not a chassis that is groundbreaking in new features. Contrary, it is more of the same yet in a different form-factor. From A to Z though the Obsidian 450D is a chassis within a well thought through concept.
Summary: Corsair has been releasing one case after the other, extending their range of products and flooding the market with their designs. The company already has four different case series and dozens of products populating them.
Conclusion: With the Obsidian 450D, Corsair attempted to fill the gap between the Micro-ATX 350D and the very large 750D of the same series with a mid-tower case of normal proportions. Yes, they already have half a dozen mid-tower cases available, such as the Graphite 230T and the Carbide 300R, but only the...
Summary: I have a tendency to be somewhat cynical, so I'll admit that my eyes rolled when I heard that Corsair was adding yet another case to its Obsidian Series lineup. However, the 450D does fill an important gap between the 350D and 750D.
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Performance Mid-Tower PC Case Review
26 March 2014
Excerpt: The highly anticipated 450D mid-tower case is Corsair’s latest addition to their top of the line Obsidian Series and is the first new Obsidian case to be released in 2014. The Obsidian 450D mid-tower enclosure is positioned between Corsair’s 750D full-tower and 350D Micro-ATX enclosures and shares...
Conclusion: For the past couple of years, Corsair has enjoyed success in the mid-tower chassis market with award-winning enclosures such as the Graphite Series 600T and Obsidian Series 650D. Both options continue to have plenty to offer, but the £140 price tag is overshadowing the company's earlier efforts.