at Computex 2009 announced its entry into the PC chassis category with the
launch of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D.Flexible, roomy and
sturdy, the Obsidian Series 800D full tower chassis was designed exclusively by
Corsair and incorporates features demanded by the enthusiast market.
The steel structure of
the Obsidian Series 800D has a matte black coating both inside and out, and is
finished with a brushed aluminum faceplate for a professional, high-end look. It
supports up to five 5.25 inch and six 3.5 inch drives in total, is compatible
with ATX, Extended ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and incorporates advanced
features that make it ideal for demanding system builders. These include four
hot-swap SATA bays, a cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU
cooler installation and a unique cable management system that decreases cable
clutter to increase airflow. The tool-free design also allows for easy entry and
simple installation of 5.25 inch drives.
Cooling performance is
vital for any high-end chassis, which is why the Obsidian Series 800D has a
total of seven fan positions and three isolated cooling zones for the power
supply, hot-swap SATA bays and main compartment. A dust-filtered 140mm fan draws
in cold air at the bottom of the chassis and exhausts it at the rear and top of
the chassis, forcing fresh air over the graphics cards and CPU. The SATA
hot-swap bays are cooled by a separate 140mm fan, which exhausts out of the rear
of chassis via a sealed chamber, preventing the heat generated by the drives
from entering the main compartment. The power supply also has a dedicated intake
and exhaust, which is also isolated from the main compartment.
For those in need of even
greater cooling performance, the Obsidian Series 800D features a pre-drilled
section in the roof to support single, dual and triple radiators, or up to three
additional 120mm fans. The Corsair
Obsidian Series 800D chassis will be available in stores in early July at an
estimated price of US $299, and is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express
is also available. For more information on
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