Corsair Obsidian 550D

  • Corsair Obsidian 550D
90
Based on 18 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

The Corsair Obsidian 550D features ten 120mm fan mounting points, six of which also support 140mm fans and a spot for a 240mm radiator for liquid cooling; eight rear expansions slots along with liquid cooling tube holes; two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel; six internal 3.5"/2.5" drive bays and four external 5.25" bays.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 100

Very quiet, plenty of room inside and it looks amazing, too...

By CNET Australia on 85

It's clear that a lot of thought went in to the Obsidian 550D. If your ultimate goal is quietness and you can get away with a mid-tower, definitely give this one a...

By ThinkComputers on 100

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...

By Maximum PC on 80

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...

By HardOCP on -

Corsair , a company famous for its memory products, has branched out in recent years with its cooling line , world class power supplies , SSDs , audio components , keyboards, mice and, of course, computer cases . The latter, specifically the Obsidian...

By Neoseeker on -

After spending a good amount of time with the Corsair 550D, I can easily say this is one of the best cases I have ever had the privilege to test. Not all its features are completely over the over the top, and it doesn't have a military inspired exterior....

By Hardware Canucks on -

With excellent build quality, enthusiast-focused features and plenty of expansion options, Corsair’s new 550D chassis personifies everything the Obsidian series is known for. But beneath its plain exterior lies one major departure from other products...

By uk.hardware.info on -

We tested two new silent chassis, one by Corsair and one by Cooler Master. We also compared them to six other chassis marketed as being quiet. If we look purely at the test results, then the Corsair 550D is slightly better. The Cooler Master Silencio...

By TechwareLabs on -

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...

By Legit Reviews on -

Arguably one of the best mid tower case on the market today with a price / feature ratio that sets the bar for the competition. ...

By Techgage on 95

It's no surprise that Corsair is in the business of making high quality gear. Enthusiasts have an almost rabid loyalty to the company, whether it's memory, coolers, cases or what have you, and I'd say it's well-founded. There's no denying that...

By Guru of 3D on -

Over the years, Corsair has released many products; from memory, to SSDs, to power supplies, towards gaming gear and of course PC cases. When Corsair for the first time introduced their Obsidian chassis series with the 800D, well it was simply a...

By PCPer on -

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...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

When we first saw Corsairs 800D case at CeBIT a few years back it was clear at that early stage they had a good hold on what makes a great case. A few minor tweaks later they launched a case which is still considered one of the best available on the...

By techPowerUp! on 91

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...

By Overclockers Club on -

Overall I’m pretty happy with the case. Not only did it surprise me with temperatures it was even quieter than I could have expected. It is simply a great case. It doesn’t scream, "look at my fancy case and my expensive or cheap hardware" – it’s...

By Vortez on -

Fans of the Obsidian Series will be pleased to know the 550D is a resounding success. In similar fashion to that of the Corsair 650D, the 550D brings elegance and charisma to the mid-tower platform. Unlike the 650D, Corsair have decided to go without...

By Bit-tech.net on 77

As Corsair’s first case to tackle noise rather than cooling, the Obsidian 550D achieves what it sets out to do. Even with our Core i7-860 CPU and HD 5870 2GB churning through Prime95 and the Unigine Heaven benchmark, noise levels were incredibly low....

By JonnyGuru on 90

As a case intended for those who crave silence above all else, the Obsidian 550D is pretty well perfect. Everything about it screams obsessive attention to detail, and by the time I got done building a silent rig for my sister out of it I found myself...

By SilentPC Review on -

The Obsidian 550D left us with a favorable impression of Corsair's ability to manufacture quality cases. The 550D design is well thought-out with good attention to detail. The overall build quality is appropriate for the price, with the exception of...