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Corsair Obsidian 350DW Review: Fully Featured on a Budget

By Julio Franco ยท 21 replies
Aug 13, 2013
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    Wow, leaving a case out in the rain? Err... interesting. Now I shall read the whole review.
  2. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +12

    Rain looks sideways. Windy day?
    Or is someone just watering it with a garden hose?
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    How else do you get a full size case? Gotta give it water so it will grow. It's only a micro-ATX case at the moment. lol
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    I am surprised don't you water your PC? Like cliffy said how will it grow? I expect to have a 900D in a few weeks time.

    Forrest Gump: We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath.
  5. Nah, it's just water cooling.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    Is there a limit to the daily 'likes' I can dispense? Because I may run out if this thread continues. :D

    The HDD limitation is probably okay, as one SSD and two platters will fit, which is generally enough for people.
    Julio Franco and project_Akira like this.
  7. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    Love the case, loved it because it's small. It's about time that I upgrade my pc, and surely this case will do well.
  8. I have the 550D? I think it was, the case is huge, but I love the thing, all acoustically insulated, very plain design (I hate windows and stuff in a case).
  9. Do you guys plan to do any performance tests for this case? I'd love to see some operating temperatures for this case, and comparisons with the Silverstone Sugo SG10
  10. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    I built a computer for my aunt in a corsair 350D and it was a real pleasure to work with; very easy to build and keep everything tidy inside.
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,454   +1,733

    If you want the best-looking + the quietest case in one - go for Obsidian 550D. I have been using it for 1 month now, and the case is amazing.

    If somebody has any concerns about its capacity - I got it with GTX 780 and biggest cooler I've seen - Noctua NH-D14 - all fit without problems.
  12. I don't know what were they thinking or how many people doesn't seem to mind how it look once you have the front optic drive install etc. The case seem to me incomplete.
  13. dexterkarthik

    dexterkarthik TS Member Posts: 21

    Wow still running 5870 like me :), but in cross-fire!
    I am badly looking for the default 5870 backplate. Please send it to me before discarding it or just ship those to me ;)
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    If only this was an ATX case! I hate the looks of the 300R-500R, and this would be perfect since it has the features of higher end cases, while still maintaining the 200Rs simple and functional look.
  15. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    The point of the 350D is to offer a smaller version of the 550D, hence the mATX. It's not meant to replace the 550D so if you want the 550D you can still buy that. But if you want a smaller mATX case then the 350D is obviously a better option.

    Whats wrong with the 550D that a few members in this thread have already mentioned they own?
  16. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Does the 550D have enough airflow to compete with a less "quiet-oriented" case?
  17. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,454   +1,733

    What is "enough airflow"? :) In mine I have GTX 780, i7-4770 @ 4.6GHz and the monstrous Noctua NH-D14, all three are happy, incredibly quiet and cool. Must be "enough airflow"? :)
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  18. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Oh ok. I didnt think these quiet cases cooled that well.
  19. Does anyone know if the Corsair HX 650W can fit into the Obsidian 350D? Based purely on specs, the height of the PSU is the maximum height allowed for the case. Anyone have any experience trying this?
  20. Never mind, ignore the last comment. Sites keep confusing me by switching the order of their dimensions... WxHxL v. WxLxH
  21. Jack Reacher

    Jack Reacher TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I still use 5870 x-Fire on one of my rigs. So far they can blow through any of the games to date.

    I liked that case a lot considering I like liquid cooling. Finding places to put a large radiator in a mini-ATX case can be daunting. Also, I checked and Newegg lists it as a "Aluminum - Steel Case". They might have saved $2.00 by using some steel instead of all aluminum. woo-hoo! (Dumb)

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