Code named “Goliath”, Corsair’s upcoming Obsidian 900D will be massive and filled with unique features for enthusiasts. Could this be the perfect case?
Corsair isn’t holding anything back this time around. Their original Obsidian 800D set the bar for high end case design and introduced the market to features which competitors have been copying ever since. Now Corsair is coming out with a brand new chassis called the 900D. But don’t mistake this mammoth case as the 800D’s successor because it isn’t. The 900D is an all new design which incorporates feedback Corsair has gathered throughout the Obsidian series’ lifetime.
“Understated Overkill” is how Corsair describes the 900D and it’s nearly impossible to argue with that point. This will be one of the largest cases on the market but its actual visual footprint certainly doesn’t scream “look at me!” from the rooftops. The front panel is devoid of tacky lights, a brittle door or other pointless adornment. Rather, it uses a straightforward slab-like approach which is surrounded with an air intake strip for the fan mounts.
Speaking of fan mounts, get prepared for an abundance of options. The 900D may come with three front mounted AF120L intake fans and a single 140mm AF140L rear exhaust fan, there’s actually a total of 15 fan mount locations. These are backed up by five removable dust filters. If this isn’t enough cooling potential for you, Corsair offers enough space to mount up to five (!!) water cooling radiators. Understated overkill indeed…..
The 900D’s interior offers loads of space with mounting points for ten expansion cards, dual power supplies, four 5.25″ optical drives and nine hard drives or SSDs within the modular hard drive cages. Three hot swap connectors are also included. For anyone needing even more storage capacity, additional drive cages can be bought separately, allowing for a total of 15 drives to be installed within this case.
The massive amount of interior space should make installation a breeze but Corsair’s designers have been hard at work improving things here as well. There are wiring grommets for ATX and E-ATX motherboards and additional space behind the motherboard tray for cable routing. You’ll even find snap-down cable latches scattered throughout the 900D’s interior so a clean build should be easily attainable.
At this point, we don’t have a firm release date or final pricing for the 900D but expect it relatively soon for a price that will surely be eye-watering.