Corsair Obsidian 750D Full Tower Case Review

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Hardware Installation Inside The Obsidian 750D

I’ve always been a huge fan of large cases like Corsair’s 750D, so I’m happy to see all of the room inside.  I’m going to take a look and see how easy installing a common basic setup is with this case.  The hardware used is pretty basic, so I’m going to see if there are any flaws that a common user may run into when installing inside this case.  Take it like someone just wanted a case upgrade for future build out and wanted to drop their current hardware inside.

So this is what the clean slate looks like.  There appears to be a ton of room to work with here, so let’s drop our ATX motherboard inside.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Interior

I was a huge fan of the guide pin and the molded in standoffs for the motherboard.  This made installation a breeze.  I was even very happy to see the enormous amounts of space inside to make component installation and cable routing extremely easy.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Motherboard Installed

Once I dropped my video card in, which measures approximately 275mm, which is right in the ballpark of current generation cards.  There was more than enough room to drop a much larger card in here, and even more if you were to ensure one of the HDD cages wasn’t in the way.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Video Card Installed

In the following picture, I was thinking about keeping the HDD cages in their default location, but in the end I ended up moving them.  I decided I’d rather keep the amount of power cables used to a minimum by keeping my single HDD close to the ODD.

Corsair Obsidian 750D MB Video HDD Installed

Installing my ODD was a snap with the tool-less option that Corsair has in place here.  The only thing that looked odd is how the ODD sits against the face.  The filler helps keep everything even and flush, but once removed, you end up having a gap here.  It looks funny, but it isn’t hurting anyone.

Corsair Obsidian 750D 5.25 Bay Akwardness

Dropping in the PSU and routing my cables was very easy with the amount of room inside, plus the wire pass-thru holes that were strategically placed.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Hardware Installed

On the back side of the HDD, I ended up having to remove one of the SSD cages to make my connections possible.  The power and SATA cables both stuck out too far to keep this cage in place.  A 90 degree SATA cable would have only helped a bit, but then you have the power cable to contend with.  It’s a minor flaw in my eyes.

Corsair Obsidian 750D HDD Installed Rear

Putting the side panels back in place is pretty easy.  They have a tongue and groove point that is at the front of the case and the rear screws on with thumb screws.  One thing that I noticed that’s strange here is the top and bottom don’t latch at all, rather they sit freely.  That’s kind of a cheap way to do it.

Showcasing your hardware inside was definitely made nice with the large side window.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Hardware Installed

Firing up the system the fans are fairly quiet.  The power button is lit up with a white LED, though I couldn’t get it to capture in my pictures.

Corsair Obsidian 750D

This wraps up the bulk of the Corsair Obsidian 750D review, so let’s get some final words in and conclude this review.

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  • PanzerIV

    Totaly agree with the flash, DO NOT use a flash when taking pictures of an aluminium case and even less when in front of an acrylic window sidepanel (-_-)

    I agree it looks weird with the 5.25 drive but I guess it’s better to have an odd look and nice front intake than no front fans at all like on the 800D. This case is so nice I’m gonna sell my 800D to get this 750D then add 2 extra 140mm fans on top and 2 120mm at the bottom :)

  • Daniel

    My STRONG advice. DO NOT USE FLASH when taking pics of aluminum cases. It just ruins the quality of the photo and the product. I know for a fact that this case looks much better than the photos you took. Please, this case deserves better.

  • EzioAs

    Great review. I always love reading case reviews here an and on Anandtech. I’ve been procrastinating on whether or not to get 650D since I really love it’s size and aesthetics but always thought it could be better. Thank God the 750D came and I ain’t hesitating anymore. I’m definitely picking this one up.