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Corsair Obsidian 800D


by Stuart Davidson - 14th October 2009
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Internal

The inside of the 800D is split into three areas. The first is the PSU/intake section, the second is the drive locations and the third is the main chamber. Throughout the main chamber we can see pre-cut holes which are filled with rubber grommets; these are used for cable routing. In terms of motherboard support, this case is fully compatible with ATX, E-ATX and mATX models.

Over at the left of the main chamber we find the add-in card covers which use a screw design rather than tool-less. In the lowest of the chambers where the PSU is located is a fan which draws air into the main chamber and alongside this are two further holes for tubing or wiring.

The default shipping configuration of the 800D has three fans. The first was shown earlier and the second is located in the exhaust area. Like the other two fans this is a 14cm model however the location is 12cm compatible. This chassis also features a cut-out section on the motherboard tray which allows easy access to the back of the CPU socket for coolers which use backplates, allowing us the ability to change coolers without removing the motherboard.

Over at the right of the case we find the internal section which contains the four hot-swappable drive bays. These sit above two internal 3.5” bays and attached to the side of the unit is the cases third 14cm fan. This fan blows air through the hard drive area and into the chamber at the back of the motherboard. As mentioned earlier in the article, there is a vent on the back of the chassis which allows air to pass out of the back chamber. In the above picture it is also possible to see the circuitry for the SATA drives which is essentially a pass-through and uses standard drive connectors.

Finally we have the front panel wiring; all of these wires are sealed until the last inch or so to ensure a neat and tidy build.

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