Corsair Obsidian 450D mid-tower chassis announced

Corsair Obsidian 450D

Corsair’s Obsidian series might be one of the most well regarded chassis series in the market and it is known for its industrial design combined with high quality and robust features among PC gaming enthusiasts. Well, Corsair has just announced another addition to their Obsidian series. The new Obsidian 450D is a mid-tower chassis is based on the same industrial brushed aluminum design that the series is known for and combines it with the focus on high-airflow so keep the components at the coolest possible levels.

Corsair Obsidian 450D

Corsair has made large perforations at the front of the Obsidian 450D which give it ample room to breathe. Behind this perforated aluminium panel, there are dual 140mm AF140L fans sucking in cold air from outside and throwing it directly into the area where GPUs are usually located. In addition to these fans, there is space for up to eight 120mm fans around the case. The 450D’s fan mounts can also accommodate a 360mm watercooling radiator at top, a 240mm one at front and a 240mm at bottom. So all in all, the Obsidian 450D has enough space no matter you want air cooling or water cooling.

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From day one, our Obsidian Series has made our case lineup a force to be reckoned with.” said George Makris, Product Manager at Corsair. “With Obsidian 450D we’ve now added a mid-tower case that has outstanding air cooling capabilities, but can house lots of water cooling parts, too.

Corsair Obsidian 450D

Other features of the Obsidian 450D include two 5.25-inch bays at front, space for three 2.5/3.5-inch HDD bays in a modular cage in addition to space for two 2.5-inch drives at the back of motherboard tray. Apart from that, it has all the usual features like dust filters, cable management holes that are fitted with rubber grommets and thumbscrews for side panel or expansion slots removal.

Corsair Obsidian 450D

Obsidian 450D Specifications

  • Expansion Room
    • Three tool-free 3.5”/2.5” combo bays in a modular hard drive cage, with two tool-free 2.5” drive bays behind the motherboard
    • Two tool-free 5.25” bays for expansion
    • Two front mounted USB 3.0 ports for easy peripheral or external storage connection
    • 7 expansion slots
  • Cooling Flexibility
    • Three included high-airflow fans for excellent airflow at low noise levels
      • 2 front 140mm
      • 1 rear 120mm
    • Perforated front brushed aluminum fascia for improved airflow
    • Room for up to 8 fans
    • Radiator compatibility:
      • Top – 360mm/280mm
      • Front – 280mm/240mm
      • Bottom – 240mm
      • Rear – 120mm
  • Builder Friendly Features
    • Thumbscrew side panel removal and expansion slots
    • Tool-free drive bays
    • Center-post standoff  to hold motherboard in place during installation
    • Easily accessible and removable front, rear, and top dust filters
    • Cable routing with rubber grommets for superior airflow and neater builds
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Length x Width x Height
      • 19.5” x 8.3” x 19.6” inches
      • 494 x 210 x 497mm
    • Weight
      • 7 kg
      • 15.4 lbs

Obsidian 450D Pricing and Availability:

Corsair Obsidian 450D will hit shelves in US and around the world in April for a price tag of $120. It will come with Corsair’s standard 2 year warranty.

Obsidian 450D watercooling build:

Corsair revealed some pictures of a watercooling build that they did with the Obsidian 450D in their labs. This build basically shows that this mid-tower case is to be taken seriously about its watercooling abilities. Corsair team fitted a 360mm radiator at top, a 240mm radiator at front along with Swiftech MCP35X PWM pump and reservoir attachment. This fairly high-end loop cools down the Core i7-4770K, ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard and two EVGA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. Apart from that, we have all the usual stuff putting the total cost of the system at about $2500.

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