Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Specs - M-ATX Gaming Chassis
|Model||Corsair Obsidian Series 350D
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX Mid-Tower|
|Color & Features||Black; Large acrylic side-panel|
|Materials||Aluminum (brushed), Steel, Plastic|
|Max VGA Length||380mm|
|Max CPU Cooler Height||160mm|
|Max ATX PSU Length||180mm|
|Expansion / Slots||5 rear expansion slots
2x2.5" drive bays (modular cage)
2x3.5" drive bays
2x5.25" external bays
|Cooling||1x120mm rear fan (included)
2x140mm front fan (1x included)
2x120mm top fans
Room for 2x240mm radiators (top/front)
|Dimensions||17.7" x 8.3" x 17.3"
Internally, it looks as if the case will offer a maximum of 5 fan slots in the top (2x120mm), front (2x140mm), and rear (1x) positions; I would anticipate that the front fan pulls air from the perimeter of the brushed front panel. The unit would seem to ship with 2 fans in its stock configuration (1x140mm front; 1x120mm rear) and can accommodate up to two 240mm radiators simultaneously (front, top).
Corsair's making the most of its smaller form factor by shifting drive bays around cleverly, aiming to allow room for larger VGAs (up to 380mm in length). It looks as if there are 2x3.5" drive bays toward the floor of the case and a modular pair of 2x2.5" drive bays (SSD) near the top. There are reportedly 5 expansion slots, according to the Newegg listing.
The case will support CPU coolers up to 160mm in height and ATX PSUs up to 180mm in length. As a unit, the case weighs 13 lbs. pre-build and is composed of aluminum, steel, and plastic materials, with a brushed aluminum finish on the front panel.
The Obsidian 350D surprisingly manages to offer basic cable management pass-throughs (grommeted), though we're not sure how much room is on the rear-side of the case; apparently it was enough to route the 24-pin connector for the demo build, though. There are two cut-outs near the PSU, one near the PCI-e position, and then one more near the SSD/24-pin position.
The I/O panel includes 2x3.5mm jacks, 2xUSB3.0 ports, and the obvious power button. We also see 2x5.25" external drive bays present and what looks like a dust filter on the bottom of the case (PSU). Perhaps most importantly, the 350D offers a large, acrylic panel for a great view to your internals -- just keep it tidy.
No price has been confirmed. We expect the Corsair Obsidian 350D's release date will be in the late-April to early-May timeframe.
Look for our review when the time comes! Until then.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.