CORSAIR Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition Review

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CORSAIR is known for making high-quality cases, memory, power supplies and more. The company is actively pushing into the peripheral scene and it’s products while pricier than some of the competition are really well refined.

However, a trend in the PC Builders market is showing almost all cases to effectively be surrounded with glass panels and to have as much RGB as possible. The CORSAIR Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition is an example of a great full-tower PC that isn’t obnoxious in its design.

What Are The Specs?

First and foremost let’s get a basic overview of what the specs are in this case.

  • Case Dimensions: 560mm x 235mm x 546mm
  • Max GPU Length: 450mm
  • Max PSU Length: 220mm
  • Max CPU Cooler Height: 170mm
  • Case Expansion Slots: 9 (amazing)
  • Case Drive Bays: 3 (5.25 inch) 4 (2.5 inch) 6 Combo 3.5 inch/2.5inch
  • Radiator Compatability: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm
  • Case Window: Acrylic
  • Case Drive Bays 3.5 inch: 6
  • Case Drive Bays 2.5 inch: 10
  • Case Compatability: XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

What About Fans?

Well, the fans are a bit of a tricky measurement but generally, it’s as follows.

For the top mounting area, you can use any of the following.

  • 3 120mm fans
  • 2 140mm fans
  • 240mm radiator
  • 280mm radiator
  • 360mm radiator

For the rear, you can use any of the following.

  • 1 120mm fan
  • 1 140mm fan
  • Compatible with 120/140mm radiators

Finally, for the front, you can use any of the following.

  • 2 120mm fans
  • 2 140mm fans
  • Compatible with 240mm radiator
  • Compatible with 280mm radiator

Smart & Sleek Industrial Design

Corsair Announcement Video

For those who want a large case that doesn’t look like a glass box that is from a more “simple” time. The case is an aluminum body construction thats painted in a dark grey style and unlike the standard 750D the front panel slab was removed and instead contains a nice mesh area with a dust filter built into the case. This allows you to have better airflow (reducing system temps) but also prevents too much dust from getting into the system.

It also looks really sleek (especially if you have some internal lighting in your case). This case visually looks like a giant sleek metal slab with a side panel made out of acrylic instead of a glass slab. The advantage here is that acrylic while looking cheap is less likely to break, easier to keep clean and is cheaper to make.

The top of the case has a removal magnetic dust filter which is sweet I personally leave the filter on but you’re free to remove it during your installation process of the fans or a radiator.

The bottom of the case also comes with a removable filter (for your PSU fan) I recommend cleaning this out when you clean out the internals of the PC it’s really simple to remove and its quite effective.

Front Panel I/O

By default, the system comes with the following buttons and ports on the front panel.

  • Audio input jack
  • Audio output jack
  • Reset Button
  • Power button
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports (Type A)
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports (Type A)

However, Corsair does sell an upgrade kit on its website which exchanges one of those USB 2.0 Type-A ports with a USB C port. I personally recommend getting this kit (especially if your motherboard supports type-c) you can then swap out the remaining USB 2.0 port with a USB 3.0 port from the default I/O kit allowing you to have a full USB 3.0 front panel configuration which is certainly much more modern.

Personal Thoughts

One of the main appeals of this is it’s more industrial design. It isn’t made to impress your friends with your RGB setup which you could use it for. It’s meant to be a large workstation/gaming station PC that is meant to blend into the background instead of being a distraction. The airflow in the case is great it’s high quality and the included air filters are great.

I do hope Corsair continues the support of the Obsidian line with more classic tower looks that makes the PC look shall I say normal. What are your thoughts on the case do you use it in your build? Also, feel free to @ us on social media with pictures of your gaming stations using the Corsair 750D Airflow Edition.

SUMMARY

The Corsair 750D is an amazing case, its styling is sleek and industrial and it's large enough for almost any PC you would like to build. It's well made and durable and it was built for air cooling PCs in mind. If I could change one thing it would be the inclusion of a hinge style door as opposed to needing to remove the screws from the back. Otherwise, I am very impressed with the case and would highly recommend it.
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