Corsair 550D Overview
We wanted to give you a full overview of the case we have made an overview video! Check it out below!
The theme of the Obsidian Series is “rugged steel meets the subtle elegance of brushed aluminum” and you can see the 550D follows that theme very well. It is a very sleek and elegant case that is simple but stands out at the same time. Currently the case is only available in black. It is a mid tower case with the dimensions of 20.9” x 8.7” x 19.5”.
Starting at the front of the case you have a large brushed aluminum door. One thing that is cool about the door is that if you have it opened or closed you can access your front panel buttons and connections. They include two USB 3.0 ports, power and reset buttons and headphone and microphone jacks.
The door opens up to reveal four 5.25-inch drive bays. The door has another surprise, it can be opened from either side. So no matter where you case is you can get the door open. Below the drive bays there is a large section that when pushed in comes off the reveal two 120mm intake fans. Both this section and the door have sound dampening material on them.
At the top of the case you will see another section or vent cover that when pressed in can be removed. Once removed it reveals space for two 120 or 140mm fans.
Just like the top the side panel has the same vent cover, but it is a bit larger. Again when you remove the vent cover you have room for more fans. Here you can install a single 200mm fan or two 120/140mm fans. All of the vent covers have sound dampening material on them as well.
On the back of the case there is a 120mm exhaust fan, which brings us to a total of three included 120mm fans. You can install a 140mm exhaust fan if you like. Moving down there are 4 watercooling holes and they do have the rubber inserts in them. Finally at the bottom is where you power supply will be installed. There is a removable fan filter on the bottom of the case. You may notice there are no screws on the side panels. This is because you use the two buttons at the top of the case to remove the side panels.