A Detailed Look – From the Outside
From the outside the Obsidian 750D looks a lot like the 350D and 900D. The overall styling, especially the front panel/bezel area, looks nearly identical except for size. The 750D incorporates a steel chassis with a few plastic and brushed aluminum trim pieces. The case is painted matte black inside and out with black anodized, brushed aluminum trim plates on the front. The riveted SECC chassis is light weight but rigid and the black matte powder coat finish matches the black plastic and aluminum parts well.
The 750D front side includes three external 5.25” optical drive bays at the top and a removable panel at the bottom, which conceals the two front intake fans. Pressing the two top corners of the lower panel releases it and then it just lifts out, exposing the dust filter, which is also easily removed without tools.
An external I/O panel is located at the top of the 750D case and contains:
• Headphone Out
• Microphone In
• System Reset Button
• Main Power Button
• Power and HDD Activity light
• (2) USB 3.0 ports
• (2) USB 2.0 ports
All of the attached wires are nicely labeled.
The left side panel features a large acrylic window. Both side panels are removable and secured with two thumb screws at the back. In practice, both side panels are relatively easy to take off and re-install and fit securely once in place. However, they don’t feel as robust as the 650D side panels and the thumb screws are not as convenient as the 650D’s built-in latches.
The top of the Obsidian 750D case features a large grill area that has numerous fan mounting locations for both air and liquid cooling. The top grill is covered by a large, easy to remove filter, which is held in place with magnetic strips along all four edges.
Looking at the rear of the enclosure reveals a typical ATX-tower style layout with the power supply mounted at the bottom of the enclosure instead of the top. A 140mm exhaust fan comes pre-installed and there are two pop-out openings below the fan for routing external liquid-cooling hoses in and out of the chassis if desired. Be careful though, if you punch out the knock-out plugs to route water-cooling hoses, it will leave potentially sharp edges – a couple nice grommetted holes would have been nicer. The grill area at the top reveals an extra couple inches in height.
All of the expansion card brackets contain ventilation slots to allow warm air to exhaust out the rear of the case and are secured with thumb screws.
Flipping the 750D case upside down exposes four rubber feet, two more optional fan locations, and a large dust filter for the power supply air intake area. The filter slides in from the back and fits into guide rails so it can be easily removed and cleaned.
Now if only Corsair would
Now if only Corsair would manage to ship some of these to Finland… been waiting since the launch and still nothing.
Maybe im a bit dense, and its
Maybe im a bit dense, and its already written somewhere, but what brand is those red/black fans, looks pretty damn good.
To answer my own question i
To answer my own question i guess they are Corsair, sadly i can only find them with a blue design instead of the red.
The rings are swappable on
The rings are swappable on Corsair AF and SP series fans. The fans include blue, red, and white rings in the box.
Fuk. That side panel is ugly.
Fuk. That side panel is ugly. Last thing I want to see is the inside of my PC. I’m not a 14 year old living at my mom’s house.
All PC cases need to have full metal side panels. No one gives a shit at what the inside looks like.
Ready for this guy to scream,
Ready for this guy to scream, “Get off my lawn sonny!”
If you’ve got high end parts and have taken the time for great cable management, a side winow is a must.
Ignore the old codger above. I’m not 14, have a large disposable income and exactly the kind of customer who buys high end multi monitor/gpu’s and other parts. Exactly the customer enthusiast PC vendor wants.
You’re damn right I want a side window to enjoy my toys.
Sorry you feel that way, but
Sorry you feel that way, but the majority of sales are on the other side of this. We launched the 350D with a solid and a steel side panel window, and the window one outsells the solid one significantly. With the 750D we decided to avoid the headache and offer the windowed one only.
If you’d like, you can always buy a second solid side panel off our website and replace the windowed one. Not an ideal situation, and adds cost, but since such a small minority prefer cases without windows, we felt it was the best solution.
I’m a girl, I’m in my 30’s,
I’m a girl, I’m in my 30’s, and I love seeing inside cases. And no it’s not because it’s somehow new to me – built my own computers for over a decade now. The nondescript black boxes get awfully boring after a while.
Go back to your dead-end life with no imagination, and leave the rest of us alone.
That’s your opinion jerk-off!
That’s your opinion jerk-off! Everyone who has a PC with a see-thru side panel isn’t a child…some people like to show off their high-end hardware to their friends. You obviously don’t have any high-end hardware, nor do you have any friends for that matter…
As usual I am envious of your
As usual I am envious of your having all that high end gear lying around to stuff in the box.
Anyway, any chance you can include the build materials, i.e. steel or aluminum or plastic or some combination, in the key feature list?
I love your
I love your reviews. Please, please please don’t make them video only. I’m not so lazy that I can’t be bothered to read and I love reading your reviews.
Too many websites are getting lazy. I like this one !
Amazing full tower case..I
Amazing full tower case..I buy it the upcoming week…Only 1 question…I read tge case dont have rubber or foam strips for the psu…This mean the psu is most noisy because of vibrations?
Hmm…. I’m 46yo guy, haven’t
Hmm…. I’m 46yo guy, haven’t lived with my parents since I was 17yo and I like side panels and lights. Those dual GPUs look cool 🙂
Id love to meet that 46 year
Id love to meet that 46 year old guy
I’m over the hill and
I’m over the hill and surprised older people are into window panels and lights inside the computer case . I’m searching for a good case (like this one) but without windows or weird case shapes.
Yes, I read I can buy a solid panel for this one.
Very nice the case, but I
Very nice the case, but I dont see the dust filters on down side, only for PSU. I can recommend this the DustEND dust filter (sticker) http://www.dustend.com оr popular the DEMCifilter (magnetic). I dont have any association to them.