By George Makris posted Aug 30th 2010
Five years ago when I started at Corsair, cases were either super-cheap plastic, or thin unpainted steel or aluminum. Innovation was pretty much at a standstill—fans were all 80mm or smaller, and cases were smaller because we hadn't yet reached the days of huge video cards, motherboards, and heat pipe based aircoolers.
A lot has changed since then. In the labs we used to talk about all the different cases we'd use for trade shows. "This would be great if..." and "Why didn't they just do this?" comments were bandied about by me and the other guys in the lab, as we tried to figure out how to make a case perfect. Isaac Newton said that "If I've seen further... it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." The Corsair Obsidian Series 800D is the result of this same sort of logic.