Introduction to the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower
People saw a new breath of life given to the world of PC cases when Corsair released the Obsidian 800D. When released the 800D became the new standard in PC cases, being the benchmark in which everyone would compare other cases to. Even we used the 800D when reviewing other cases to see how their interior's functionality stacked up.
As a review site we had our first taste of Corsair cases only recently, when we reviewed the Graphite series 600T at the beginning of 2011. While it was not of the famed Obsidian line, it did still provide us all a glimpse of just what Corsair is capable of. The features were definitely there, but aesthetically speaking it seems to not be quite that of everyone’s tastes.
The Obsidian series sports a style where the features seem to have a simple, or rather a subtle, appearance and makes it hard not to like. Currently, the series consist of three models: 800D, 700D and the 650D, the latter of which we get to bring to all of you today. The 650D is physically smaller than the others but still possesses all of the same styling characteristics. Constructed of a rigid steel structure, with a brushed aluminum faceplate, the 650D looks to be an easy choice for this looking for a new mid-size tower. As that is our mission today, lets find out if it's on par with other mid-sized cases, or raises the bar like it's predecessor!
Corsair’s take on the 650D
The Obsidian Series 650D is manufactured with strong, stamped steel parts for increased rigidity, and coated in a black textured paint. The front panel features a beautiful black brushed aluminum faceplate to bring a subtle elegance to your next build.