SUPPLIED BY: Corsair
PRODUCT: Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case
PROD LINK: Obsidian 550D Product Page
PRICE: $139.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
A look at the back of the case. Power supply goes on the bottom, of course. I like the four grommeted holes that allow for water tubes.
Here’s the bottom of the case, showing you the removable fan filter where the power supply goes. Nice that you can get at it without having to pull the PSU out to get at it, like the Dragon Rider. Those four thumbscrews near the front are there for the bottom hard drive bay. More on that later.
A look at the side from straight on. Let’s pop that cover off now and see what the fan grilles behind look like. You do this by pressing the braille letter G near the top of the panel until it clicks and releases.
Like so. Ah, look – the removable panel even has insulation on it. Nice.
The air filter is a fine mesh that is magnetically attached, like so. Good, I see silicon isolators in there for fannage screwage.
A look under the removable top panels shows us the same sort of deal there.
Let’s take the side panel off, now. Both come off in the same way. You do this by pressing the button at the top rear of the case, and here I have a nit to pick. While these are not that easy to press, I can see myself pushing one of these by accident while I’m carrying the case. That could get annoying fast, and there’s no way to lock out the buttons so it doesn’t happen. Minor complaint, though. As opposed to a minor complaint like, “I can’t find any gold in this dadgum mine, consarn it.”
Before we go on, here’s a look at the interior side of the panel. Good – the insulation covers just about the whole thing.