CES 2013: Corsair Goes Bigger than Big with Obsidian 900D Chassis
Posted on January 9, 2013 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
Leading up to the start of any CES, there are always a handful of products that have their announcements leaked. Corsair is a company that usually doesn’t find itself a victim of such things, but this CES was different. Over the weekend, images of its Obsidian 900D chassis leaked out, and due to its overall size, it quickly earned the name “Godzilla”. Cute name, I thought. But then I looked at the images. “Cute” is not something Corsair’s aiming for here. The 900D is an absolute monster.
Just look at it!
Holy mother of all hot-swap bays this thing is intense. It’s what Corsair calls a “Super Tower”, and it’s hard to disagree with that classification. Out-of-the-box, the 900D supports fifteen fans, nine hard drives, four ODDs, dual power supplies and the largest enthusiast motherboard you can throw at it. Is that not enough for you? If you want, you can purchase extra drive bays and increase the hard drive support to fifteen.
It goes without saying that this chassis basically pleads with you to install water-cooling, and for that purpose, you’ll find yourself with a choice of five different mounting-points. In the image below, you can see an interesting setup where a radiator connects to the graphics cards towards the right of the motherboard. Then, you could install a second rad up top for the CPU. The possibilities are huge, and definitely giggle-worthy.
With a tagline like “Understated Overkill”, you know that Corsair means business here. Not convinced? How about this line from its marketing material:
“Let the beginners use cases that look like they’re going to turn into a giant robot. Obsidian Series 900D is built on a steel and cast aluminum frame, with solid steel panels and a fully painted interior. The brushed aluminum fascia resists scratches and fingerprints, and it’s just plain fun to put your hands on it.“
Want one? That’ll be $350 (by comparison, the 800D launched at $400). Now if you’ll excuse me, I think my 800D is crying.