By Dustin Sklavos
Obsidian Series 900D is for serious builders with big projects. Do you want to design your ultimate dream PC? Add state-of-the-art liquid cooling or air cooling? Build a quadruple GPU, dual CPU graphics powerhouse? Or, just create a monster file server?
If these are the kinds of questions you’re asking yourself, you need a 900D.
We don’t need to tell you that there’s no such thing as too much room. We’ll just let the numbers speak for themselves:
And if nine hard drives or SSDs aren’t enough, you can expand to 15 drives by adding additional drive cages (available separately).
A cooling-optimized case design requires three things: good passive ventilation, flexible fan mounting options for good airflow, and the room to add sophisticated active cooling systems. The Obsidian Series 900D starts with a clear airflow path from the intake fans to the case interior, with no drives in the way. But, that’s just the start.
System builds should be straightforward and easy, without your PC case getting in the way. And, reconfigurations and upgrades should be just as simple. An enjoyable build process with great-looking results is a huge part of the pride of ownership that comes with building high-performance PCs.
The 900D can help make it all happen with tool-free side panel access, hard drive installation, and optical drive installation. Inside, you’ll find a CPU backplate cutout and rubber grommets on the cable routing holes. There’s generous cable routing space behind the motherboard tray, and snap-down cable latches help you create clean, easy-to-modify cabling that doesn’t rely on dozens of zip ties.
You also get modular hard drive cages, and the dust filters and fan covers are easily removable for cleaning and maintenance.
Let the beginners use cases that look like they’re going to turn into a giant robot. Obsidian Series 900D is built on a steel and cast aluminum frame, with solid steel panels and a fully painted interior. The brushed aluminum fascia resists scratches and fingerprints, and it’s just plain fun to put your hands on it.
|1||CC-8930101||900D 1x Bottom side door|
|2||CC-8930102||900D 1x Front I/O Panel Door Cover|
|3||CC-8930103||900D 1x HDD Drive Tray|
|4||CC-8930104||900D 1x ODD Drive Bay Cover|
|5||CC-8930105||900D 1x Front Panel Aluminum Door|
|6||CC-8930106||900D 1x Front Panel Dust Filter|
|8||CC-8930108||900D 1x HDD drive cage|
|9||CC-8930109||900D 1x Left Windowed Side panel|
|10||CC-8930110||900D 2x Replacement Bottom Door Lock Mechanism|
|11||CC-8930111||900D 2x ODD Drive Bay Retention Clips|
|12||CC-8930112||900D 1x Right solid side Panel|
|13||CC-8930113||900D 1x Top Dust Panel Filter.|
|14||CC-8930116||900D 2x Bottom Side Door Magnetic Dust Filter|
|CC-8930114||900D Accessory kit|
|CC-8930118||900D HDD Sata Hot Swap Cable.|
|CC-8930175||Cable Management Clips (3)|
|CC-8930189||900D Door Latch Rail Clip 4x|
|CC-8930190||"Removable Fan(s) Brackets (both) 900D Left & Right Radiator Mounting Bracket & Left & Right Fan mounting Bracket"|
|CC-8930262||Case Thumb Screws x16|
"This is very much a no-holds-barred approach to liquid cooling. It doesn't matter if the chassis won't fit beneath your desk; it doesn't matter that there's little in the way of soundproofing; what matters is that the 900D looks fantastic, it's built like a tank and it can house more radiators and fans than any rival we can think of."Full Review!
“Corsair is now delivering the Obsidian Series 900D that really just kicks ass and takes names. I have a feeling it will be quite some time until there is another mainstream company that can come up with a similarly designed chassis with these sort of offerings, and at a price that any enthusiast will have no issues paying to get the best of the best.”Full Review!