When Size Matters: Corsair Launches Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower Case

@ 2018/05/16
A few days ago, Corsair announced the launch of its most ambitious and largest case yet with the new Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower PC Case. Just as its name implies the case is quite large. So large in fact, it is able to house a complete E-ATX and Mini-ITX system concurrently - two motherboards, two power supplies, two full PCs in one case. It's not all about what can fit on the inside however that makes the case. The exterior styling uses brushed aluminum and includes four smoke tempered glass panels which help give the Super-Tower a premium appearance that can be a focal point of an enthusiast build. The inside is designed to house some of the most ambitious and powerful PCs imaginable inside its dual-system, three-chambered layout.

The chassis measures in at a real estate-heavy 27.3” x 12.1” x 27.3” (LxWxH) which easily eclipses the 900D from years ago. The entire case, empty, weighs in at a hefty 65lbs making this thing a bit cumbersome to move around I'd image. The exterior of the case is adorned by the smoke tinted tempered glass panels. Where there isn’t glass, on top (the two flanking panels), there are brushed aluminum details adding to the overall high-end vibe it exudes.

The louvered top is raised from the chassis allowing for air to exhaust, though perhaps not free-flowing. There is ample room in front for intake through its large dust filter (dust filters are also found on the rear, top, and bottom) so airflow shouldn’t be an issue. The chassis supports eight fans up front (13 in total) to get cool air in the chassis. The back panel has a total of seven expansion slots for PCIe, nine including the vertical GPU mounting space (video card can be mounted either way). Towards the bottom is space for the two power supplies as well as a Mini-ITX sized motherboard. Both glass side panels use hinges at the back and open up for easier access.

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