Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: Corsair
MANUFACTURER: Corsair
PRODUCT: Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case
PROD LINK: Obsidian 550D Product Page
PRICE: $139.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

A look at the back panel from inside. Nice to see thumbscrews holding in the expansion slot covers, but why not make these tool-less as well? I really liked that feature in the Dragon Rider. These, I end up having to use a screwdriver on anyway because my hands are the size of Jupiter and I can’t get my fingers around them where they are.

Nice to see that big open space in the mainboard tray – might could be you won’t have to remove the mainboard every time you want to change CPU coolers now.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

A closer look at where the power supply goes.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

Looking up at the top of the case from inside. That little hole way up top should help run the ATX or EPS cable to your mainboard. Provided, that is, the cable is long enough.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

Before we go on much further, here’s how you get to the front air filter. Press the braille letter G on the front panel inside the door, and the catch releases so you can pop the cover off. Neato. And the fan filter in there is also magnetic, just like those on the top and side panels so you can take it out for cleaning.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

Yeah, you can pop the whole front panel off too, but it ain’t easy. You have to undo four screws on the bottom first. This shouldn’t be necessary though for most people. You can access everything you need to without removing the whole panel.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

A look at the contents of the white box shows us the usual suspects. A USB adapter, some zip ties, a bunch of screws, and some other random odds and ends you’d expect to get with a new case. Including, I might add, some extra clips for the front door in case you break one.

Except… there are no three pin fan Molex adapters. Come on, Corsair… the Dragon Rider came with two and the BUC came with one. How hard is it to throw a couple of these in?

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

Here are the front panel cables. The USB is in the middle. Being a 3.0 compliant connector for the newest boards out there, it requires the provided adapter you just saw to plug into a standard 2.0 header.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Case

Like so.