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Apr
14
2014

Corsair Obsidian 450D Review

Corsair Obsidian 450D Review

The 450D is Corsair’s latest mid-tower case that is designed to take the spot in between the Obsidian 350D and 750D. The case itself measures 19.5 inches high, 8.3 inches wide and 19.6 inches long.If it wasn’t for the front intake with perforated holes, one could easily mistake the 450D for a 350D.

Motherboard Form Factor     ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays     2 x 5.25"
Cooling
  • Front: 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm
  • Top: 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm
  • Rear: 120mm
  • I/O Port     2x USB 3.0, headphone and mic
    Dimensions
  • Height: 19.5 in
  • Lenght: 19.6 in
  • Width: 8.3 in
  • Corsair 450D

    The case is able to hold standard ATX size motherboards as well as Micro ATX and Mini ITX. Included are two 140mm fans in the front and a single 120mm in the rear.

    On the front interface you’ll find the standard headphone and microphone jacks as well as two USB 3.0 ports.

    The left side panel features a large tinted acrylic window which makes it easy to show off your internals.

    One thing we’ve come to love about the Corsair line is the fact that most of their cases come with a painted interior. In the 450D, a prominent feature is the adjustable drive cage which you can easily move to the top or bottom, add another cage or even remove it completely.

    For radiator support, you can install a 280 or 240mm in the front and a 360mm on top. There is also a 120mm mount on the bottom with a filter.

    The right side panel is bare and easily comes off with two thumb screws. For SSD mounting, Corsair has added two 2.5” enclosures that allow you to easily mount two SSDs. There is also ample room in the back for wiring to make a clean looking system.

    Summary

    We can see why Corsair created the 450D. There was a definite gap in between the 350D and 750D and this chassis helped bridge the gap. Although it is a mid-tower case, it is very easy to fit a proper water-cooling system and does it at a reasonable price. There is tons of versatility such as the removable drive cage and air-flow is not an issue.

    In short, the Corsair Obsidian 450D mid-tower offers a clean aesthetic and brings a much needed product to the market. Before, those who wanted a smaller version of the 750D had to pick the 350D which only supported Micro-ATX motherboards. With the 450D, users can now build almost anything they like and the options for enthusiasts make this case a serious contender.

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