Legit Case Reviews
Corsair Obsidian Series 700D Full Tower PC Case Review
|Date:||Fri, May 07, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Installing Parts Into the Corsair 700D
The 700D comes with all the hardware you would need to mount your components. They also provide a baggy of wire ties to help with the wire management.
Since the 700D is so tall some PSU’s may not have a long enough 4 or 8 pin connector for the CPU, so Corsair provides one for you.
First I started to see how various water cooling parts I have would fit in the 700D. First I mounted my Swiftech Quiet Power MRC320-QP triple radiator to the top. There is a nice amount of room around the radiator, and the top wire routing holes were not blocked. If one were to use the top 1 or 2 5.25 bays for fan controllers a quad radiator could easily fit.
Next I checked to see how two of the most popular pumps fit in. I started with a bone stock MCP655 (D5) pump from Swiftech. As you can see it’s a little big to mount in the lower bay. So if you are looking to mount here you will need a different top for the pump.
Next I set a MCP355 DDC3.2 from Swiftech in the lower bay. It’s so small it looks lost in all the space.
So I put second DDC pump in and had them both mounted to a XSPC dual top. Since not everyone will water cool let's see how an air cooler looks.
I grabbed the biggest cooler I had, the Noctua NH-D14 and mounted it along with an Intel DX58SO motherboard and an EVGA GTX480. As big as these parts are, they look small in the 700D. One thing this case isn’t lacking on is space; if you look closely enough you can still see I have the radiator still mounted to the top of the case.
The only thing to look at on the outside is on the front panel. If you have a pair of fat USB keys they are not going to sit side by side. Not a big thing, but worth mentioning.
Installing parts into the 700D was not only extremely easy, but it was enjoyable. Didn’t cut my hands nor have an issue where something didn’t fit where it was supposed to; it was everything that an enthusiast case should be.
Routing cables was very easy and the space available made it easy to stash wires I wasn’t using and run the ones I needed. Granted, I was using the XFX 850W Black Edition PSU and it's modular. If your PSU is not modular and has a ton of cable to it you may have a time hiding all the wires.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Page 1 - Corsair Obsidian Series 700D Full Tower
Page 2 - The Packing
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Inside the Corsair 700D
Page 5 - Installing Parts Into the Corsair 700D
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions