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Corsair Obsidian 250D Case Review

Overall we are very impressed with what the Corsair Obsidian 250D has to offer.  Even though Corsair are clearly targeting a similar market to that served by the Bitfenix Prodigy, the two cases are very different.  The Obsidian 250D is a much more subdued design than the Prodigy, which is likely to make it appeal to a different type of enthusiast user.

The functional design of the case is also very effective.  The internal layout has been very well thought out, meaning it is easy to build a formidable gaming system into this case. There is space for a long graphics card, as well as room for a large power supply and a Corsair H100i CPU cooler.  This gives you the potential to build a very powerful system inside.

The Corsair Obsidian 250D performed very well in our tests, achieving both impressive temperature and acoustic performance.  We expect that you would be able to achieve even more impressive temperatures and acoustics with a Corsair H100i installed in the system.

We only noted two significant negative points when testing the chassis.  Firstly, there is only room for two 3.5″ drives and two 2.5″ drives.  While this will be enough for many, some users may require more spaces.  Secondly, the dust filter on the side panel doesn’t lay flat, meaning it comes into contact with the fan blades.

At a price of £72 inc VAT from Overclockers UK, the Obsidian 250D is very similar in price to the Bitfenix Prodigy.  Both cases are very good value for money and offer something very different in appearance.  We would recommend the Obsidian 250D in particular if you are looking to install a long power supply in your system.

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Pros

  • Understated design.
  • Supports 240 mm radiator.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Well designed internal layout.

Cons

  • Limited storage configuration options.
  • Poorly designed dust filter.

KitGuru says: The Corsair Obsidian 250D is a very impressive, diminutive chassis, suited to house high end components.

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Rating: 9.0.

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