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CES 2013: Corsair Goes Bigger than Big with Obsidian 900D Chassis

Posted on January 9, 2013 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
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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!

Corsair_900D

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.

Corsair_900D_2

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.


  • http://twitter.com/TheFocusElf The Focus Elf

    Top notch reporting sir. =] I’ll have to something in there.

  • JD Kane

    I.Want.One.

    Water cooling with a 480mm rad internally sans bodywork mods? Oh, yes, please.

    • http://twitter.com/TheFocusElf The Focus Elf

      Yes having sold my 800D much to my own chagrin, the build quality was fantastic. This Super Tower harkens me back to a GW2K system I ordered in 2001, a few years before I started my own builds. The tower however that the system came in was huge, if unremarkable. Fooled around in some other cases (CoolerMaster and Antec) before Corsair made their Obsidian 800 announcement — I was frothing. I think I will acquire one of these. I can use it on the landing in place of the Pelicans.

      • Guest

        There we go. That looks nice if albeit a little nerdular. Meh.

        • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

          LOL. Took a minute for my head to make sense of the scene in the first pic, second one is oriented properly :P

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