Overall, we are very pleased with the latest Corsair Obsidian 750D. The build quality is on par with what we have come to expect from Corsair and the Obsidian 750D certainly does not disappoint in terms of size and user friendliness.
In fact, the Obsidian 750D is well-suited to those who are new to building systems whilst offering a plethora of options for more experienced builders.
Although we did not have any water cooling kits available for our build, we are confident the modular drive cages and large space in the roof of the case will sit well with the enthusiast crowd. Having seen many mods that start off with the removal of drive cages we would also hazard a guess and say the modding community will welcome another case with fully modular drive cages.
Finding faults with the Obsidian 750D’s design is difficult, though we do have some concerns about the window. Handling the side panel caused it to consistently produce a squeaking noise that detracted from the feeling of working with a premium case. Luckily, after a build is completed there is not often a need for the panel to be removed and it does not produce any noise after the case is closed.
The use of actual glass would drive the price up too far, narrowing the target audience. However, we do hope Corsair finds a solution for this if they release a revision of the Obsidian 750D.
Our only other complaint is about the 2.5″ drive caddies. Although they hold the drives firmly in place, it can be a finicky process to line them up with the cut-outs near the front of the case. Using clips on both sides of the caddies would have made the process easier in our opinion.
Staying true to the Obsidian series design, the somewhat understated design of the case helps it blend in with most interiors without impacting the Obsidian 750D’s performance. An added benefit of Corsair’s design choices is the lack of unnecessary gimmicks, giving builders precisely what they need.
Many manufacturers have adopted the trend of using built-in fan controllers for case fans, though we do not consider the lack of one to be a downside for the Obsidian 750D as its target audience is likely to opt for fan controllers with advanced features.
Although official pricing has not yet been confirmed, we expect the Corsair Obsidian 750D to hit UK shelves around the £130 inc vat. mark, based on current pricing for the Obsidian 650D and Obsidian 800D.
- Excellent build quality.
- Plenty of space for high-end set-ups and custom water cooling.
- Fully modular drive cages.
- Dust filters are easily accessible and easy to clean.
- Cable management is a breeze.
- Clean design.
- SSD caddies can be finicky to put in place.
- Window can be noisy when handling the side panel.