Summary: The Corsair Obsidian 550D is advertised to be a silent case. To find out whether this new case is balanced well between silent operation and cooling or whether it is a tradeoff between either silent operation or cooling, read on!
Pros: Simple yet sophisticated design, Good build quality, Tons of features, Excellent noise dampening, Cable management can be done quite well, Push button to open side panels
Cons: Traps a lot of heat and gets hot from the inside, Expensive
Excerpt: Corsair’s Obsidian 550D comes packed with sound-dampening acoustical foam (nearly half an inch on its side panel), but it’s not just Corsair’s dedication to quiet that has us wowed. It’s the 550D’s interactivity: Gaining access to most of the steel case’s fan mounts (two 12cm mounts on the top, two preinstalled 12cm fans on the front, and two 12cm fan mounts on the case’s side) only requires you to push on a panel. Out it pops and in you go.
Pros: Quiet; great concealment of adjustable areas; recessed motherboard tray.
Excerpt: Corsair har i stor grad fokusert på kabinetter for dem som ønsker kraftige pc-er spesielt med tanke på spilling. Gode termiske egenskaper har stått i fokus - noe som tildels har gått på bekostning av støynivå.