Author: Bob Buskirk
Corsair just keeps on impressing me with their cases. This is the 4th Corsair case I have reviewed and I would recommend all of them. That really says a lot about Corsair and what they have set out to do when they announced they were going to be making other products besdies just memory.
When it comes to looks Corsair has gone with the sleek yet stylish look. The case has an all black design and the brushed aluminum front panel really sets the case off. Talking about the front door did I mention you can open it from each side? Also even if you have the door opened or closed you can access the front panel connections and power buttons. Little things like these separate the 550D from other cases.
If you notice everything is covered on this case. All of the fan placements have vent covers (top, side, front). These vent covers are lined with sound dampening material and can easily be removed if you decide you don’t want to use them. Both side panels of the case also have sound dampening material installed so your system is going to run very quiet.
When it comes to installation just like the Corsair C70 case I did not encounter any issues when installing my hardware. The standoffs line up perfectly with the motherboard, the tool-less systems on both the hard drives and optical drives work perfectly and there is more than enough room route all of your cables behind the motherboard tray.
Right now you can pick up the 550D at my favorite online retailer for $149.99, which puts it at a premium over other silent cases, but remember you get what you pay for. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Obsidian Series 550D a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
- Easy installation
- Sleek and silent design
- 3 included fans
- USB 3.0 support
- None that I found