Excerpt: Another month, another Corsair gaming cabinet . Corsair is seriously trying to bombard the component market with its new and frequent case launches every once in awhile. This time around, we have the Corsair Obsidian 550D, their first ever case aimed at silent PC builders.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Corsair just keeps on impressing me with their cases. This is the 4th Corsair case I have reviewed and I would recommend all of them. That really says a lot about Corsair and what they have set out to do when they announced they were going to be making other products besdies just...
Pros: – Easy installation, – Sleek and silent design, – 3 included fans, – USB 3.0 support
Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Mid-Tower Case Review
8 August 2012
Summary: Corsair was once synonymous with only quality RAM. Today we find Corsair’s diversification of its product line tremendously successful. Its focus and execution with the desktop PC enthusiast has lead to a great PSUs, SSDs, and cases to house all your high end equipment.
Conclusion: Despite being the first case tested under our new methodology, there's still a lot to process with the Corsair Obsidian 550D, both in terms of its design and in the data that results from it.
Summary: In operation, this case was incredibly quiet—so much so, I had to double-check that the computer was even on. The only notable noises from this case are the optical drive spinning up and the video card fan when the system is under load, and even those are dampened by the case’s excellent acoustic...
Video Perspective: Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review
11 June 2012
Excerpt: In recent years, some of my favorite cases have come from Corsair - a statement that not too long ago I would have never thought I'd be making. Since the company's rapid expansion into nearly all things enthusiast computing, the Corsair Obsidian line of chassis have helped move along a pretty...
Summary: With many companies offering cases geared toward a silent computing experience, Corsair is going all out, offering the most expensive option in the fray. Clocking in at a price premium when compared to offerings from NZXT, Fractal Design or Cooler Master, the Obsidian 550R still manages to stand out...
Pros: Excellent engineering quality, Solid Aluminium front door, Very good sound dampening materials used, Covers on side and top air vents to maximize silence, Door may swing open to either side, Great external looks, Very well thought out internals, Parted HDD cages, so that you may remove one for lo...
Cons: More expensive than other silent cases on the market, which clock in at 100 - 110 US Dollars, Simple I/O, Silent approach makes for restrictive air flow - especially in the front