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Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis Review

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OK here’s what we’re talking about. The front of the case is dominated by a ventilated front panel that clearly shows the two Corsair AFL140L intake fans. These fans are based on the AF140, however there are no coloured lights or rubber mounts at the corners.
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At first glance the front panel has three 5.25-inch drive bays but the top unit actually carries the headset jacks, two USB 3.0 ports and the power and reset buttons. Those USB 3.0 ports require the correct header on your motherboard and have no option of connecting to USB 2.0 instead.

The power button is a curious rectangular item that sits flush in the front panel and is tricky to locate by feel alone. The power button lights once it is pressed.
Next to the headphone jacks you can see the tiny restart button which is set flush and feels more like the sort of reset button you get on a domestic appliance.
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One side panel is plain steel, the other has a large window and at the back we find seven expansion slots and the power supply located at the bottom of the case. You’ll also find a great deal of perforation and an ALF120L exhaust fan. The perforations are so extensive that it is quite easy to look straight through the case from front to rear.

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