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The Obsidian 650D is a high quality case in all respects. Its subtle styling is very attractive, its installation and thermal performance are commendable and it has all the trappings your average enthusiast might demand in a chassis.
Tool free optical bays.
SATA3 hard drive dock.
Built-in fan controller.
Lots of grommets and holes for cable management.
Easy to access fan filters.
Excellent engineering quality.
Great external looks.
Excellent paint job.
Functional hot-swap bay.
Large clips to hold the side panels in place.
New and unique locking mechanism for ODDs.
Quality design and construction.
Latches make taking side panels off simple.
Easy to work in.
Able to support complicated water cooling setups.
Space for any GFXcard.
Hard drive header is not marked for positive and negative.
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.
USB 3.0 connectors are external not internal
Large for a "Midtower" case.
Unique fan size may be hard to replace.
Expensive enthusiast product.
Could be a bit quieter.
By TechSpot on July 07, 2011
Having inspected every nook and cranny of the Corsair Obsidian 650D, we have no doubt it's a high-quality product that shines in virtually every category. Perhaps the only true weakness of Corsair's new arrival is its price. At $190, we're inc
By JonnyGuru on May 21, 2012
There are some little things wrong with the Obsidian 650D case, as there are with most every case. But, there are a lot of big things right with this case. It's easy to get into. It has four USB ports on the front. It has a hot swap bay for hard...
By AnandTech on July 29, 2011
Corsair pretty much stormed out of the gate when they entered the enclosure market, starting at the top with the Obsidian 800D and gradually working their way down, and each case has been well-received. Their first "budget" offering was still...
By TechReaction.net on July 13, 2011
The Corsair 650D was a pleasure to work with while reviewing it. The 650D oozes class with the brushed black exterior, which helps show the quality and pride Corsair takes in making their cases. The stealth I/O ports were a nice touch to help keep...
By techPowerUp! on July 12, 2011
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...
By Kitguru.net on July 11, 2011
Another very impressive case design from...
By ThinkComputers on July 05, 2011
When we 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...
By OverClock Intelligence Agency on June 09, 2011
As I mentioned in the introduction to this review, the original Obsidian 800D is my all time favorite case. The only real issues with that chassis are its full size stature and the price tag. Not everyone has a use for a full size ATX case nor do...
By Overclockers Club on June 08, 2011
I'll start off by saying that, although the results from the testing aren't astonishing on the graphs themselves, this is only because of the small spreads of only a few degrees in each test. Even having one or two degrees difference, which...
By Pureoverclock on June 02, 2011
The Corsair Obsidian 650D is a very classy case, some people would even call it sexy, and even though it's a mid-tower, the interior is spacious enough to hold today's largest graphics cards and power supplies without having to remove one of the...
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