Summary: Corsair has become a constant in the cases segment. The first Corsair model, the Obsidian Series 800D, set the bar quite high back in 2009. All Corsair cases that came after that were meant for the price and quality segment below the 800D.
Pros: able to accomodate HPTX motherboards and dual power supplies, plenty of room for CPU coolers, expansion cards, cable management, room for five coolers and fifteen fans, modular HDD cages provide for great flexibility, tool-free installation of optical drives, 3.5-inch hard drives, expansion cards...
Cons: ex factory cooling performance and noise level, modification of the case can be time-consuming, no second recess for cooler mounting on dual-socket motherboards
Summary: There really is no stone unturned in the design of the Corsair Obsidian 900D chassis. From the moment I removed the plastic and foam and found all the edges taped, the window protected inside and out, and tape holding the front panels on so not to get lose and scratch things in transit, I had a good...
Video Perspective: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Case
3 July 2013
Excerpt: Corsair likes to make cases, I think we know that much for sure by now. I mean, they have designed something on the order of 13 different chassis , not including color variations. The very first case Corsair shipped was the Obsidian 800D and at the time it was massive, just down right big.
Corsair Obsidian 900D Case Review: Think Big, That's Only HALF as Large
10 June 2013
Conclusion: It should go without saying at this point that Joe Everybuilder isn't going to be interested in spending $349 to cool his single CPU, single GPU, air-cooled build. The Corsair 900D positively dwarfs our full fat testbed and really, it would take serious work to fill up this case anyhow.
Summary: We had to wait quite a while before the Corsair Obsidian 900D was released, but it's finally here and it was definitely worth the wait. From the get-go we say that this has been an intriguing experience.
Conclusion: Would-be buyers of the Obsidian Series 900D certainly won't be left wanting in terms of size, but the question isn't do you need all this room, it's what will you do with it? Today's CPUs and GPUs are efficient enough to work well in tight confines and the industry as a whole is transitioning to...
Excerpt: During CES in January of this year Corsair were happy to show reasonably final samples of the 900D case, a follow up to 2010’s 800D. The 800D was a hugely impressive case for its time and since reviewing that we can only think of a couple of models which come close to competing in the high end of...
Corsair Obsidian 900D ‘Godzilla’ Full Tower PC Case Review
16 April 2013
Summary: The Corsair Obsidian 900D is certainly a beast of a case. If you’re looking to install insane amounts of water cooling, massive motherboards, graphics cards, and to simply have the room to expand your system as needed without the concern if it will fit or not, there will be few if any that will meet...
Conclusion: Cases like the Obsidian 900D come along only a few times every decade. It’s not going to revolutionise the case industry and it certainly won’t sell nearly as well as Corsair’s mid-range cases such as the Carbide 500R .