Summary: Don't get me wrong, I think the 450D is still one of the better cases on the market. It's a showcase of straight forward thinking meaning that without making something too extravagant or over engineered, this case brings some great features to the table. But I will concur with some of the other reviews. One of the first things that stands out is the metal feels somewhat thin and without the structural bends in the side panels for instance, they would be very flimsy.
Pros: Design is simple yet aesthetically pleasing. Some really nice features are included to make this a very versatile case.
Cons: A couple small things... see Summary for full details.
Summary: Nice case. I was not sure which one I wanted to get. At first I was sold on the C70 vengeance in olive drab but decided it was really not the look i was going for. Ended up with this one. I have never liked pc cases with windows in them but this one is actually pretty tasteful. The fans run very quiet. I am really surprised how cool everything stays compared to my old Dell.
Summary: I absolutely adore this case. Plenty of room for cable management, over-sized cpu coolers, long video graphic cards and lots of cooling fan positions. The tool less hard disk drive bays are lovely. Not in love with the behind the motherboard SDD mounting brackets that makes you run an extra power cable, but most people won't mind. My new system build went together really painlessly. Roomy on the inside, means large on the outside, so make sure you take that into account.
Summary: The case have a great look. I wish have more space behind the mb tray for cables routing. Panels are very thin, i have scare to broke them.. I love the magnetic dust filter on the top and under the case, but missing one dust filter at the front (????) strange no ?
Summary: Love, hate this case. Good, but not great, case that has issues you should know about before you buy. I bought this case because I wanted a huge airflow gaming case that would fit into an existing computer desk with CPU cubbyhole. This one barely works because the narrowness of the case makes cabling behind mobo very difficult. I used modular power supply and wanted to put unused power supply connectors behind mobo but there's no space back there.
Pros: Clean, attractive appearance, Massive airflow for a midsize case suitable for max cooling, Some tool-less fasteners work great, others not so much, Narrow case may fit where other cases don't, Very flexible for water cooling, Installs up to 8 case fans (Corsair says 7 but they're wrong), Magnetic dust filters at top and bottom work well, Clever dual SSD mount behind mobo, Side window if that matters
Cons: Steel sheet metal gauge is way too thin and flimsy. Feels cheap., Not enough cable routing space behind motherboard. This space is not large enough to store unused power supply connectors. Cabling must be painfully, slowly thought out, Both side panels are flimsy (did I mention the paper thin sheet metal) and rear panel may require two people to install if pressing against cables and bulging out, Tool-less fasteners on 5 1/4" drives don't work, The catch for the front...
Summary: Case looks great...that's about it. Had a hard time fitting my power supply. Cable management sucks, bad. There are not enough tie downs, get a power supply with flat cables if you want this case. The front air filter is not that great. It's not fine enough, dust gets through. The worst feature of all are the side panels. Why so flimsy and cheap? They are overly difficult to reinstall. Especially with the poor cable management in behind the motherboard.
Summary: This case, for it being a midsized case, has trememdous airflow. I was able to piece together a marvelous build using the standard variety of parts, i.e an ATX board, gtx 770, etc... all of which fit without issue. The one shortcoming though is that this case has no fan power splitters, which mean that if you want to run a radiator up top, you would either have to buy a splitter separately or buy a motherboard that supports the extra fan headers.
Summary: The Corsair 450d Obsidian Case is an elegant looking case with plenty of room for cable management. Its easy to work with if you plan to build an open water loop or closed water loop build. The drive bays are removeable wich is a plus and the case is made to house 140mm and or 120 mm cooling fans to your liking. The predrilled holes are set that provides you with no needed modifications. This case can house dual and tripple rads depending on your needs.