Corsair Obsidian 750D – Scaled-Down Godzilla Still Thrills
Posted on September 25, 2013 10:05 AM by J.D. Kane
When I first heard about the Corsair Obsidian 900D – nicknamed “Godzilla” – a while ago and saw the first teaser photos, I fell in love. You see, I’ve got a fetish for big, black, monolithic PC chassis. To this very day, it’s the one PC case that I wish I had. It’s got room for a 480mm radiator, it’s black, and it’s got a no-frills aesthetic. Perfection, in my opinion.
The thing about the Obsidian 900D, though, is that it’s really big. I mean, it’s really big. To me, that’s no problem at all, since I’ve been pining for a PC chassis that would fit my fat 480mm radiator sans modification, with enough room for another radiator (or two) more (I can fit my 360mm fat radiator in there as well).
Most people don’t really need all the interior volume that the Obsidian 900D has, however. Indeed, most water-cooling enthusiasts would be content to stuff their chassis with a radiator no bigger than 360mm.
So what does Corsair do? It introduced the more sensibly-sized Obsidian 750D.
Well, that’s not to say the 750D is puny. Quite rightly, Corsair still qualifies its newest Obsidian-series chassis as a full-tower. As the company’s Director of Product Marketing Xavier Lauwaert says, “not everyone needs so much room (as the 900D offers). Obsidian 750D is built for those users that demand full-on Obsidian quality in a standard full-tower form factor with plenty of innovative features and cooling options.”
The newest Obsidian chassis features:
Nine expansion slots (perfect for motherboards larger than ATX-spec and multiple graphics card configurations)
Six tool-free 3.5″/2.5″ combo bays in two modular hard drive cages, with the capability to add two more hard drive cages (available separately from Corsair
Four tool-free 2.5″ side-mounted drive cages for SSDs
Three tool-free 5.25″ optical drive bays
Four front-mounted USB ports (a pair apiece of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Front-mounted mic-in and headphone-out jacks
Room for up to 8 fans (three AF1140L high-airflow 140mm fans come pre-installed – two in front intake, one in rear exhaust)
Multiple radiator mounting options:
Top: 360mm or 280mm
Front: 280mm or 240mm
Rear: 140mm or 120mm
Cable management-friendly interior with strategically-positioned openings covered up by rubber grommets and good room behind the motherboard tray
The Corsair Obsidian 750D has an MSRP of $159.99 and is available immediately.