Corsair Obsidian 900D ‘Godzilla’ Full Tower PC Case ReviewTue, Apr 16, 2013 - 10:00 AM
The Corsair Obsidian 900D is flat out massive! There’s a reason that it was nicknamed Godzilla in the Corsair offices! Even the UPS driver didn’t want to carry this all the way to my door, and left it on the side of the house for me. Oh well, guess I don’t need to hit the gym after carrying this beast to the office!
While the retail packaging may be important, it’s mostly important for protection. The shipping weight for the Corsair Obsidian 900D is 50 pounds (22.7Kgs)! Not only is the case heavy, it’s huge! The packaging alone measures 30″x14″x31″! Corsair doesn’t use fancy packaging for the cases, there’s really no point to it, the product speaks for itself while the packaging get’s recycled in the end. So why waste money on something that’s going to disappear shortly after receiving the case. While it isn’t flashy, the front of the packaging for the 900D boasts a simplistic drawing (doesn’t do any justice to the real thing), the question; What will you do with all this space?, and a few suggestoins.
The back of the retail packaging for the Corsair Obsidian 900D gives us another drawing of the chassis, though this time around it’s a breakdown of the 900D. To the left we also have a dimensional drawing that shows that the Corsair Obsidian 900D measures 252×649.6×691.6mm (9.92×25.57×27.23 inches)
Along the side of the retail packaging, Corsair has placed a list of the specifications in three different languages; English, French, and German.
The same side features the same dimensional drawing that we saw on the back of the Corsair Obsidian 900D packaging.
The top of the Corsair Obsidian 900D is pretty simplistic, though there is a QR Code that takes us here when we scan it with our smartphone.
Once we open up the retail packaging, the chassis looks to be securely packed with Styrofoam to prevent and damage during shipping.
Removing the Styrofoam from the of the box, we find a rather obscured first glimpse of the Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower.
Flipping the packaging over turned out to be the easiest way to remove the Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower from within. Once it was removed from the cardboard shell, we could remove the Styrofoam end pieces and the plastic bag to get a good look at the Super Tower Chassis in all it’s glory.
The front bezel pieces of the Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower were each protected with an additional layer of plastic film. This was probably put on at the manufacturing level to protect them during and after assembly. The top one was also taped into place to prevent it from coming loose, as this one is also the door to the front panel ports.
Within the 900D chassis we found a little brown box that contained all of the screws and other little parts needed for assembling the system.
Now that we have the Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower chassis out of the box, uncovered and ready to rock, join us on the next page as we go over the general features on the outside of the chassis!