Corsair Announces Obsidian 900D Flagship Chassis at CES 2013

Corsair launched their first ever chassis, the Obsidian 800D, back in 2009. They made a lot of chassis after that but 800D  was their flagship. However, the flagship tag is finally being shifted from 800D to the all new Obsidian 900D (internally codenamed “Godzilla”). Rumors about the 900D have been revolving for quite some time but Corsair officially unveiled it this week at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.

The Obsidian 800D was launched as an enthusiast grade product and it still holds that position but the new 900D is in a whole new league.   Its around 10-20% larger in size as compared to its younger brother. It is made up on steel and cast aluminum frame to provide enough rigidity to the case while keeping the overall weight in a reasonable limit. It terms of hardware support, it can house up  to HPTX dual socket motherboard along with dual PSUs. It has ten PCI expansion slots and nine 2.5-inch/3.5-inch hard drive bays (three of which are hot-swapable). Corsair will also offer more spare hard drive cages which can increase the number of bays up to 15. In terms of front panel I/O, it comes with four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and audio connectors.

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In terms of cooling, the Obsidian 900D comes with 15 fan mounts. It will come pre-installed with three 120mm fans at front and one 140mm at back. In terms of watercooling options, one can put up to five radiators in it. It has space for a 360mm radiator at front, 480/420mm at top, a 480mm and a 240mm at bottom (with one PSU installed) along with a 120/140mm at back. Furthermore, all the intake holes are equipped with dust filters.

Hardware installation in Obsidian 900D should be breeze due to the largely tool-free design and great cable routing options. There is up to 1.75-inches of space behind the motherboard try to tuck in the cables. All the holes in the motherboard tray are covered with rubber grommets.

The Corsair Obsidian 900D is expected to hit retail channel in late February or early march with a price tag of $350. The company will not discontinue the old Obsidian 800D until “people stop buying it.”

For more information, visit the official product page.


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