Corsair Obsidian Series 700D Full Tower PC Case Review

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Inside the Corsair 700D

 space available insideCorsair Obsidian 700D

With the side panel off the 700D we can start to get a feel for the space available inside. There is enough room in the 700D for quad SLI and a full water cooling loop with a triple radiator. The motherboard tray has a massive cutout for the CPU area; this area has a cover to allow access yet keep the thermal zones separate. The tray also has many wire routing holes with grommets to help achieve a clean look.

Corsair Obsidian 700D 5.25 bays

There are five 5.25” bays and they are all tool-less. You have the option to use screws to secure devices on the other side of the drive cage.

Corsair Obsidian 700D main hard drive cage

Just below the 5.25” bays is the main hard drive cage. This cage has 4 drive caddies that support both 3.5” and 2.5” drives. The caddies are tool-less for 3.5” drives, the 2.5” drives has to be attached with screws.

Corsair Obsidian 700D drive caddies

The trays have pins that fit into the 3.5” hard drive mounting holes; there is also a foam rubber pad for vibration and noise reduction.

Corsair Obsidian 700D drive cage fan

Just below the main drive cage is a 140mm fan. The fan pulls air down across the upper hard drives onto the lower cage and then out of the case.

Corsair Obsidian 700D secondary drive cage

And at the very bottom is the secondary drive cage. This cage has room for two more hard drives. To help cool these drives Corsair provides mounting points for an optional 120mm fan to attach to the cage itself. Corsair also provides long screws and a rubber isolator for the fan. The screws are long enough that you can bolt through the fan into the drive cage. This will make it easy to remove the fan if you need to gain access to the drives.

Corsair Obsidian 700D PSU area

Just in behind the lower drive cages is the PSU area. There are more wire routing holes with grommets; we can also see a second 140mm fan that pulls air down out of the main chamber and towards the lower vent. There is plenty of space between the lower drive cage and the PSU for things like a water pump for a cooling loop.

Corsair Obsidian 700D expansion slots

Looking at the back of the case we can see the expansion slots and the rear 140mm exhaust fan.

Corsair Obsidian 700D right side of the case

Moving around to the right side of the case we can get a good look at the space available for routing and hiding wires.

Corsair Obsidian 700D CPU cutout

Opening the we can really see just how big the CPU cutout is. Should not be any issues in gaining access to the backing plate of any of today’s popular sockets.

Corsair Obsidian 700D front panel wiring

The front panel wiring comes tied and tucked up in the corner of the case.

Corsair Obsidian 700D front panel wiring

Corsair made sure that the end user had more than enough to route the wiring however they choose. There should not be any issues reaching a motherboard connection regardless of the board you are using.

Corsair Obsidian 700D Behind the front panel

Behind the front panel there isn’t much to see.

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