Obsidian Series 800D Overview
The 800D is a full tower case, which means it is quite large! This is one of the biggest cases we have taken a look at in some time. The case itself is made of steel with a black matte coating and the front of the case is made of aluminum for a very professional look. This case only comes in black. The front of the case has a whopping 5 external 5.25-inch bays!
The top bay of the case is actually not a real bay at all. You will see the power and LED there but when you push the bezel in it reveals all of your front connections. You have 4 USB connections, 1 firewire and audio connections. I like this unexposed look, makes the front of your case look clean.
Moving down the front of the case there is a larger door that opens up to reveal the 4 hot-swappable bays. We will go over these more later in the review.
The side panel of the case is pretty much plain except for the large window that shows just the right amount of space inside the case I think.
On the back of the case you have ventilation holes down the entire left side of the case. Towards the top there is a large open ventilation space and right below that are 2 holes for water-cooling tubing. It’s obvious if you are going to water-cool this case the radiator is going to be at the top. You will also notice 2 buttons on each side of the case. These unlock the 2 side panels easily.
There is a 140mm exhaust fan on the back of the case and you can see the power supply placement is at the bottom of the case.
On the top of the case you have room for 3 120mm fans. This placement is also perfect for a large radiator for water-cooling. The case itself is actually lifted off the ground by 3 large supports. These all have rubber feet on them. The case is lifted off the ground to allow air to flow freely under the case, especially for the power supply intake.
Jul 08, 2014 0