Legit Editorial Reviews
CES 2013: Corsair Unveils Obsidian 900D, Raptor Gaming Peripherals & More!
|Date:||Tue, Jan 08, 2013 - 08:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
Corsair Obsidian 900D
A little over three years ago, Corsair entered the PC Chassis market with a bang. They launched the Corsair Obsidian 800D. Since then many companies have tried to meet the level of quality that Corsair brought to the table with the 800D, and few have succeeded. Today, we are confident that one company has exceeded expectations and brought a bigger, better case to the playground. Once again though, it's Corsair! Last night at an invite only press event at CES 2013 Corsair unveiled the follow up to the 800D. The Corsair 900D is the improved and updated 800D. We were able to grab a few shots of this massive case that has been dubbed in the Corsair labs as Godzilla at the event, so lets take a look at Godzilla!
Our first shot of the Corsair 900D shows just how roomy this beast is inside. Up top Corsair has installed the H100i with fans on both sides and there is still room between it and the motherboard!
The front of the Corsair 900D features the I/O panel which does get hidden underneath a flip down panel. Below the I/O panel is four 5.25 drive bays for your optical drives. The panel below the drive bays pops off and will reveal three 120mm fans and enough room for a triple 120mm radiator!
The opposing side panel isn't horribly exciting, though like the other side the bottom looks like it will flip out.
The front panel I/O features two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports.
Along the bottom of the Corsair 900D we can mount up to nine hard drives or SSD's and an additional six below the 5.25" drives. One of the hard drive cages supports how swapping and has ports built into it. Currently there is only one of the Corsair AX 1200i power supplies installed, but the 900D can easily handle two power supplies side by side. There is also the option to install a 4x120mm radiator!
One of the complaints that Corsair has listened to and remedied between the 800D and now, is support for larger motherboards. The 800D has support for only seven expansion slots, this limited that chassis and prevented it from running some of the larger form factor motherboards like eATX, XL-ATX, and HPTX. Mainly due to the lack of expansion capailities. Enthusiasts spoke and Corsair listened, the Corsair 900D has an impressive 10 expansion slots! This allows for all of the larger motherboard form factors to fit without issue.
Here we can see just how much room is above the motherboard in the Corsair 900D. There is the radiator of the H100i, and fans on either side for an approximate thickness of 75mm. There is roughly 25mm more befor your begin to run into the motherboard, that means that there is 100mm between the board and the top of the 900D!
In front of the dual 120mm radiator of the H100i, there is an additional two 120mm fan locations. That means that we have enough room for another 4x120mm radiator up top!
Behind the front panel we can see the three 120mm fans mentioned above, as well as see that there is room for another radiator here.
Sadly I wasn't tall enough to catch the entirety of the top of the Corsair 900D. Corsair had it placed on a pedastal, and being 27 inches tall, I wasn't able to get high enough.
If I haven't mentioned it, the Corsair 900D chassis is gigantic! If you need lots of room Corsair has definitely given it to you with the new Corsair 900D
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