Corsair Obsidian 500D Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 22.02.18
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  Cooling Features Layout Build Quality Value for Money
Pros + Good compatibility for watercooling + Water cooling
+ Dust filters
+ Aluminum plates + USB 3.1 Type-C
+ Tempered glass
+ Interior space
+ Velcro straps
+ Good build quality
+ Price
Cons   - 3-pin fans



Finally Corsair has succeeded in updating the well-known Obisidian series. With the Obsidian 500D, the company has released a new and fresh looking case, which is capable of convincing us. We really like the overall looks and especially the clean interior and exceptional cable management. Furthermore we want to mention that the steel, the aluminum as well as the tempered glass, that's been used for this case is of very good quality. The aluminum panels are very strong and nice to see; the steel is mainly used inside and it feels very solid. The finish is just perfect and we simply can't find anything to criticize.

The looks of a case are always a matter of individual taste but when checking out the interior, we believe this layout is as close to perfection as it gets. Everything is tool-free and therefore removing the dust filters for instance is as simple as it can be. Even the cable management is perfect, since there are plenty of grommets and the delivery even includes a number of velcro straps.

One of the key aspects of this case it's the great compatibility with custom liquid cooled setups since it allows the installation of one 280/360mm, one 280mm and one 120mm radiator. Looking at the ventilation concept Corsair did a good job with the 500D. Included in the delivery there are two 120mm fans. If we could wish for something then we would love to find a 4-pin PWM fans or a small fan controller.

The Corsair Obsidian 500D is available on Geizhals at a price of 149 euro excluding shipping costs. In our opinion the price matches the quality offered, the well-thought layout and the excellent build quality. We award the Corsair Obsidian 500D with 5 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Features Page 7 - Temperatures
Page 4 - Product overview Page 8 - Conclusion

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