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[Vortez] Corsair Unveil The Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — January 10th, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the builder-friendly Obsidian Series® 550D ultra-quiet premium case and the compact Carbide Series™ 300R gaming case.

The Obsidian Series 550D offers a revolutionary combination of noise reduction and a wide array of choices for customizing cooling. The rugged steel and brushed aluminum chassis comes with two 120mm intake fans and one 120mm exhaust fan. Additional fan mounting points are provided for up to ten fans total, including locations for dual side-mounted fans for drawing air directly onto GPUs, and top fan mounts spaced for radiator compatibility. Unused hard drive cages can be removed to improve airflow, and Corsair's cable routing system allows wires and cables to be tucked behind the motherboard and out of the airflow path.

Great gaming systems begin with a great case, and the Carbide Series 300R provides a remarkable number of in-demand features in an attractive, compact chassis. Builder-friendly features include three tool-free optical drive bays and four tool-free hard drive bays with integrated 2.5" SSD compatibility. There's room for high-end GPUs of up to 450mm in length, and the matte black interior incorporates Corsair's innovative cable routing system that helps keep wires and cables out of sight for a clean look and improved airflow. The 300R comes with intake and exhaust fans, with room for five additional fans including dual side-mounted fans for direct GPU cooling.

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post #2 of 138
Oh man these look gorgeous.
post #3 of 138
That second case looks sexy
post #4 of 138
I don't like the first one but the second one looks pretty goodilxcept for the silver on the front panel.
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I can't wait for some reviews of the Obsidian. It looks beautiful and I love the specs on it.
    
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Finally Corsair. Now they just need to make the top/front of the 300R look better. Oh, is that a door on the 550D? And the silver has to go. I don't like cases with doors on front (except phantom 410). Now they just need to launch these cases at $49.99 and $99.99 respectively.
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Nice. I like the 300R. Really good if I can't get the Arc Midi. I'd be happy with one or the other (okay, maybe I'll be happier with the Fractal). biggrin.gif
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The obsidian is one of the ugliest cases I've seen.. The carbide one is pretty cool though.
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They both look great.

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It looks like there's room for another block of 4 hard drive bays in the 300R. Maybe they could sell a slot in hard drive rack for users that require more hard drive space.
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post #10 of 138
Do want 550D

but another set of steel cases that are to heavy for me to buy.

http://www.corsair.com/obsidian-series-550d-mid-tower-quiet-case.html?utm_source=Corsair&utm_medium=FacebookTwitter&utm_content=550DLink&utm_campaign=CES2012Cases
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