Author: Bob Buskirk
Obsidian Series 650D Overview
Once you get a good look at the 650D you can see it looks very similar to the 800D. The sleek, but simple styling gives it a very clean look. The case only comes in black and is make of mostly steel with a brushed aluminum front bezel.
Looking at the front of the case, the design here is very sleek as well. Towards the bottom there is a large honeycomb section to intake air. If you press on it, it easily comes off for easy cleaning and reveals the 200mm intake fan.
Moving up there are four 5.25-inch drive bays. The top fifth bay has the power button, activity LED and compartment with your front panel connections. These include 2 USB 3.0, audio, 2 USB 2.0 and firewire. You will also find the small reset button in the compartment. I like that Corsair has decided to hide these connections. This way the front of the case look clean.
Right at the top front of the case there is another compartment. The door to it slides back to reveal a SATA hard drive dock. This dock can support not only 2.5-inch but 3.5-inch drives as well. A hard drive dock is something I use on a weekly basis so having one in my case is a plus! The back part of the top of the case is a large open honeycomb section for the other 200mm fan. There are also many other mounting holes for other sized fans or even a radiator.
The side panel of the case has a nice window on it that show most of the inside of your case. Around the window is a rubber molding. Like the Graphite Series 600T the 650D uses the same latch system for the side panels. There are 2 button latches that when pushed down release the side panel. This has to be one of the easiest ways to take off a side panel that I have seen.
Moving around to the back of the case you can see there is a 120mm exhaust fan on the back, 2 watercooling holes and that the power supply will be positioned at the bottom of the case.
Looking at the bottom of the case there are 2 large sections that act as feet. These feet have 2 pieces of rubber on the ends that will keep your case in place whether it is on the ground or on your desk. The feet of the case also lift it off the ground for proper ventilation. Below where the power supply will sit is a honeycomb section with a removable fan filter.