External Impressions of the Obsidian 650D
Here we have the front of the Obsidian Series 650D following almost the exact same look as the Corsair 700D & 800D Full Tower cases. The only difference is this time, Corsair chose to use a front to back airflow design like they did in the Graphite Series 600T. This panel is the aluminum part of the case, but the fan grill with the Corsair logo on it is actually steel. The 5.25″ Bay covers are plastic inserts with aluminum pieces attached to them to keep the uniform look.
Not as stylized as the front, the back of the Corsair 650D gives you the handle to pull out the PSU Air filter and some water cooling holes. All of the PCI slot covers are ventilated as well, which is both a pro and a con. It allows for additional airflow, but also dust. Personally, I prefer solid PCI slot covers so I don’t have to worry about dust as much.
The very top of the case also has a hole to the back left; that is to allow you to route the USB 3 cables out the back of the case.
Here we can see the back side panel of the Corsair 650D, which uses the same latching mechanism as the Corsair 600T from the Graphite Series. It is a solid matte black finish.
Opting for a bit of style and flare to the case, Corsair chose to include a windowed side panel. Personally, I would have liked to have seen the window shrunk so the PSU was not shown. That is just me, though. All in all it looks pretty good and will show off the component that most gamers love to flash, their video card.