Conclusion: The performance of a case is all about its cooling prowess and the noise it makes while doing so. The 650D is setup to keep every system but the most extreme overclockers cool using two 200mm fans and one 120mm fan. These together provide a total of over 250CFM of air through this case. At the same time it does this while being one of the quietest systems I have worked with. I love the steel, and brushed aluminum exterior of 650D.
Pros: Well built, Easy to work in, Great cable managment, Quiet, Gourgeous Exterior, Able to support complicated water cooling setups
Summary: So how would you go about creating a smaller case of an already excellent one and diversify your case line-up at the same time? Ask Corsair. They have not only managed to impress with the Graphite 600T (which is also available in white!), but have ported the great feature set found within that case and infused it into a new chassis worthy of the Obsidian name tag.
Pros: Excellent engineering quality, Great external looks, Excellent paint job, Functional hot-swap bay, Large clips to hold the side panels in place, Very well thought out internals, New and unique locking mechanism for ODDs, Excellent cable management possibilities, Plenty of space for water cooling, Spacious interior, USB 3.0 connectivity, Large opening in the mainboard tray, Can hold large graphics cards and CPU coolers without losing HDD bays, Eight mainboard expansion...
Cons: No real dust filter in front, You will loose LED feature if you replace the fans, No adapter for USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 header included
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid Tower Case Review
5 July 2011
Summary: Final Thoughts
visited Corsair at CES back in January
their big thing is that they wanted to be in the top tier of each type of product they produce. Many companies claim that they want to do that, but Corsair has really done it, especially with their cases. This is the third case we have reviewed from Corsair and just like the previous cases I am very impressed.
Pros: – Quality design and construction, – Latches make taking side panels off simple, – Toolless installation, – A lot of room inside, – Great cooling
Cons: – USB 3.0 connectors are external not internal
Excerpt: We don’t like to make recommendations right off the bat—part of the fun of reading these reviews (we’d imagine) comes from the buildup (ha!). But the Corsair 650D blew us away in pretty much every category. For the 650D, Corsair took the guts of its 600T mid-tower chassis and married them with the looks of its Obsidian-series full-towers, a move customers (and we) have been requesting for years.
Pros: She's a beaut; nice stock cooling; entertains lots of cooling options
Cons: PCI slots aren't toolless; could use side fans
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Computer Case
30 May 2011
Excerpt: Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass and it is produced when the felsic lava from a volcano cools rapidly. So something so hot can be really cool looking, can we say that about the Obsidian 650D from Corsair? You should be able to make that judgement call after this review.
Pros: Two 200mm cooling fans, Multiple Function top panel for cooling hardware, Easy to install hard drives and bay devices, Top mounted SATA Hot Swap, Front USB 3.0 ports, Solid construction
Cons: Side panel latches look out of place for Obsidian Series case
Excerpt: From the onset of the Obsidian series Corsair has had a trend setting chassis with the release of the 800D. This chassis is outright huge and offers room for everything you need and some. Wire management is top notch and the case is loaded with features. Flat out, there hasn't yet been a chassis I have seen that has made me want to give up my 800D.
Summary: Bloody brilliant -- and I know, I know... with each and every chassis we test I say it, taste is personal. But the design that the Obsidian series upholds speaks to me so very much.
There's extremely little negative to report here really as the chassis (for a mid-tower) nears perfection.
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Corsair is a relatively new player in the case market as they’ve only been selling cases for about two years. But every case they’ve produced to date has been very well received by enthusiasts and most have won a number of prestigious awards. In fact, their Graphite 600T case won our sought after ‘Must Have’ award when we reviewed it last year.
Pros: -ruim, -grote fan's (2 x 200mil 1X 120mil) (zeer goede airflow) + filter bij voeding en front 200mil, -front panel (mèt deurtje), -Schroefloze drive bays (+aanpasbaar), -mooie finish, -dubbele wand voor kabelmanagement, Dit is de beste case ooit :D !