Corsair Obsidian 250D mITX Cube Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-01-21

Formerly known as a pure RAM manufacturing giant, Corsair has expanded their lineup big time over the past years; the product range is now ranging from RAM, PSU's, enclosures, gaming peripherals to even air/processor coolers. The cases covering from budget friendly till ultra high end versions. From basic mini towers till full blown full-tower models. Though the industry never stands still and formats tend to change. Corsair couldn't be left behind in the mITX race; hence why they released a mITX case version in the form of the Obsidian 250D on January the 8th. Today we are proud to introduce you to Corsair's latest sibling: The Obsidian 250D.

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No changes in the box art, the loyal cardboard box version, with on one side the highlights and specifications.The exploded view can be found on the other side.




A plastic bag and Styrofoam inserts provide ample protection for heavy duty transport:





The left and right side panels are identical twins. Both sporting a large cut-out with meshed grill and dust filter for maximum ventilation and dust protection. The top panel is foreseen with a small window to show off the installed hardware. The bottom part reveals the dust filter for the power supply and the four sturdy plastic feet. With our pre-release sample only the two rear ones were equipped with a rubber insert. The retail versions should include 4 rubber feet.




Alike the Obsidian 750D version, the brushed aluminum front panel is easily removable by pressing the upper two top edges. Thus allowing easy access to the 140mm front fan and dust filter. Corsair has opted to keep the optical drive, something we missed partly when reviewing the Fractal Node 403 mITX case.




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