Corsair Obsidian 900D ‘Godzilla’ Full Tower PC Case ReviewTue, Apr 16, 2013 - 10:00 AM
Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower
It’s been a long time coming, the successor to the infamous Corsair Obsidian 800D is finally upon us! Today Corsair is lifting the lid on their latest secret and letting us show you everything that we’ve been hiding. A little over three and a half years ago Corsair threw their name into the ring with other case manufacturers with the 800D. The Obsidian 800D was a hit for Corsair, and they had successfully entered the case market. Since the launch of the 800D they have successfully brought several chassis series out, including the Graphite Series, Vengeance series, and the Carbide series. Each series with different features and significantly different styles. The Obsidian series has always been my personal favorite, probably because I like the simplistic and functional styling. That and I think they’re just cool as hell! The 800D and now the 900D are built for the computer enthusiast. Being built for the enthusiast means a couple of things. First off it has to be functional, as we go through the Obsidian 900D today I’m sure it will prove that it meets that requirement. Second, it has to be built to last. Again I doubt that will be an issue. The caveat to meeting these requirements is that the quality has to be up there with the best of them. This can and does drive the price up, but for something that’s going to last for years and do everything you need it to, it can certainly be worth it! The Corsair Obsidian 900D will hit the streets with a MSRP of $349.99. It’s certainly not a budget case, but for those who know the quality of Corsair products… You tend to get what you pay for!
Cooling and airflow shouldn’t be an issue when using the Corsair Obsidian 900D. Out of the box the Obsidian 900D has four fans installed, one 140mm exhaust fan (AF140L) and three 120mm intake fans (AF120L) in the front of the chassis. Though it’s easy enough to add up to eleven (11) more fans! All eleven fans can be 120mm fans, or you can mount 140mm fans up top. Each of the hard drive cages will support a 120mm fan and six fans can be mounted along the bottom of the chassis with the removal or relocation of the hard drive cages down there.
The Corsair Obsidian 900D is designed for those looking to do some serious after market water cooling, and not for the guy looking to run the stock cooler, or any air cooler for that matter. There is no shortage of mounting points for radiators. On the top of the Corsair Obsidian 900D we can mount anything from a 1x120mm Radiator up to a 480mm radiator, down at the bottom we can do the same. The front of the chassis can support up to a 360mm long radiator. The Exhaust fan can be replaced with a single 140mm radiator, and the rear panel side can support a 240mm radiator.
I know some people don’t like this feature as much as I do, but I think the magnetic air filters are one of the coolest innovations that I have seen on a case in a long time. I’ve noticed that some of the slide in filters have a habit of rattling, typically it’s only a slight rattle but in a quiet room it can be noticeable. The magnetic filters like the one that’s on the door above won’t be able to rattle since it’s literally stuck to the chassis.
If you’re looking for massive amounts of storage, you’re in luck! The Corsair Obsidian 900D was built with you in mind. The 900D comes with three hard drive cages that support three 3.5″ hard drives or three 2.5″ hard drives or SSD’s. With the addition of two more hard drive cages, the 900D will support up to 15 hard drives without modding.
Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Key Features
- Support for up to 15 fans
- 3 120mm AF120L intake fans
- 1 140mm AF140L exhaust fan
- Support for up to 5 radiators
- Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommets
- CPU backplate cut out for easy CPU cooler upgrades
- 4 tool-free 5.25 inch drive bays
- 4 removable filters (front, lower side panels, top)
- 3 HDD cages with five total mounting locations for maximum configurability
- 9 tool-free 3.5/2.5 inch hard drive trays with integral SSD support (+6 sold separately)
- Front panel has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks, power and reset
- One-button side panel removal for quick access
- Quick release lower panels for easy access to storage drives, PSU(s), radiators
- 10 expansion slots for maximum multi-GPU compatibility
- Support for 2 ATX standard PSUs (up to 220mm in length)
- Motherboard compatibility with Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, Extended ATX, HPTX
- Matte black interior
- 2 year warranty