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Hey everyone! This build log is of the amazing Corsair Obsidian 650D housing my Micro ATX LGA775 setup, I am transferring my hardware from my homemade techbench because I was tired off the dust, the unclean look, the non existent cable management and I was looking for a engineering masterpiece that would last me a long time, and would blow me away. And has it ever, this case is 100% perfect for me, the only issues came from my hardware and not it. So without anything more to say. Hey girls, Hey boys, Super star DJ's, HERE WE GO!

Delicious box sitting on the dinner table Thursday evening

Ready to open her up!

Absolutely amazing!

Remarkable

Front panel cables out, standoffs ready for the motherboard to be installed, also FEET

Ready for power down and transfer

Great success!

Front panel almost wired up, power supply in and ready to be grommeted!

Zap!

Front panel wiring done, installing my 9800GTX+ next, man that mATX mobo looks small in it...

GPU in, no sag and no snags, cool!

Looking good!

Time to wire this monster

All wired up! Unfortunately my 4+4 pin EPS power cable was just a centimetre too short and it has to be snaked across my GPU until I buy an extension, and that will be tomorrow!

Not to shabby for LGA755 and still using PATA and a 6 pin-molex adapter!

A nice out of focus shot of the back, need to be worked on but it's alright for still using a PATA drive.

Up and running and enjoying this masterpiece!

My conclusion will be short since after I finished the build at about 1pm I had some friends wanting to go out XC mountain bike riding on single track technical trails, then get some cold stone creamery ice cream, and I'm working early tomorrow.

Overall, it is a incredibly! well thought out case in every aspect of what everyone needs in a mid tower, the build quality and material quality is 200%. The airflow and cable management is like none other, even with a mATX motherboard I still managed a reasonably clean look from the sidepanel window. The window is a high quality plexi or acrylic that is screwed in with high quality machine screws and has a great molding on the outside that looks so seamless. The removable dust filter on the front 200mm intake fan is an amazing feature, along with the hidden front I/O port and I hope someday to be able to use the USB 3.0 on it. The refined and elegant look of the brushed aluminium smoothing into the powder coated steel is perfect, the strength and durability of steel and the elegance of the anodized and brushed aluminium is like none other. This case is worth every penny, and if you really dig the style you will be using for many years to come.

Thanks for reading this build log and review everyone!
Edited by Rixon - 8/22/11 at 8:38am
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post #2 of 9
Move the HDD cage to the middle next to the PSU. You'll get better airflow, as you're only using one anyway.

If you can and have time to, sleeve the cables. It'll look a lot better, even if you only single sleeve the cables.

Nice job overall, enjoy it bud!
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I am looking forward to seeing more of your build. Do you have a title/theme for your new PC?
    
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post #4 of 9
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Not really, I hardly have any time for it because of work and school. I would love to spend more time and money into it if I could, but so far I absolutely love it, it's also not all that new It was just a case swap.
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post #5 of 9
Rixon...you can still have a name for your PC even though the exterior may not look like anything specific. In my opinion, every PC we build is somewhat personal. Every build, no matter how basic or sophisticated, has something unique to offer that reflects the builder. Thus, naming your work is definitely appropriate.

Of course, that's just my opinion. I am really looking forward to more pics.
    
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I'll think about it, thanks for the inspiration! Next time I clean it/change it I'll be sure to post back with more photos.
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post #7 of 9
Rixon,

There is something about your new PC that is unique to *you*. We will see this uniqueness whenever you complete a buid. Sometimes you may not see this yourself. If that happens, ask your friends on this forum to help you identify what makes your PC a "Rixon PC" (for lack of a better term).
    
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post #8 of 9
lol, youre doing it wrong

IMO this is the worlds nicest looking case.
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@ Smoblikat .... excellent answer!
    
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