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Corsair Obsidian 650D Case Review

Even though the Obsidian 650D is essentially a smaller version of the top-end 800D case, we think it is a very impressive case in its own right.  It offers everything we look for in a case at this price point.

We can’t think of a case that we’ve reviewed that has a better internal design than the Obsidian 650D, except perhaps the Graphite 600T which is virtually identical inside.  All of the cable routing holes are exactly where they need to be and are filled with high quality rubber grommets that aren’t going to fall out after poking a cable through.

The cutout in the motherboard tray is big enough to accommodate any CPU cooler back-plate, no matter where the CPU socket is positioned on your motherboard.  There also seems to be a vast amount of room to work with inside the case which makes system installation a doddle.

There were only a couple of tiny things that we didn’t like about the 650D like the hard drive trays which felt a little flimsy and the loud fans when on full speed.  But the only reason we noticed these things is because the rest of the case is so impressive.

As is often the case with impressive products, the Corsair Obsidian 650D doesn’t come cheap.  At a price of around £125 at YOYOTech we think it still offers great value for money but won’t be affordable for a lot of users.  But for those who can find the cash, we would definitely recommend it, especially for those who want to use water cooling.


  • Attractive Design
  • Solid build quality
  • Side panel latches
  • Easy to work with
  • Well thought-through internal layout


  • Flimsy hard drive trays
  • not the quietest

KitGuru says: Another very impressive case design from Corsair.

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Rating: 9.5.

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