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Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX

If you want to build a Mini ITX system without sacrificing expansion, flexibility, or performance, the Obsidian Series 250D is your answer. Though it’s small on the outside, the 250D has room for standard components like a full-size 5.25” optical drive, a full-length GPU, a 240mm radiator, and even a full-size ATX power supply.

The sleek aluminum front fascia provides the striking yet subtle design that Obsidian Series cases are known for, and a top window gives you a close-up view of your high-performance components. The 250D is a great choice if you want full size performance in a small space.

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  • Aluminum front fascia and thick steel construction
  • Overall dimensions: 290mm (H) x 277mm (W) x 351mm (D)
  • Top window for component visibility
  • Thumbscrew backplate removal for PSU and hard drive access
  • Easily removed dust filters on all intakes
  • Simultaneously fit two 3.5”/2.5” drives, two 2.5” drives, one 5.25” drive, a full sized PSU, a 290mm long GPU, and a 240mm radiator
  • Front panel USB 3.0, headphone and mic ports, and power and reset buttons
  • Innovative three panel removal for sides and top panel, with thumbscrews
  • Front fan 200mm, 140mm, or 120mm compatible (AF140L 140mm included)
  • Side fans dual 120mm compatible (AF120L 120mm included)
  • Rear fans dual 80mm compatible
  • Tons of cable routing tie downs for easy cable maintenance
  • Tool free installation of all drives

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Tips & Tricks

  • Put some of your cables to go under your motherboard, the space between PSU and mobo is enough for routing some of misc cables
  • For Corsair H100i users. You can route your USB 3.0 front panel cables between heatsink and frame which will make it much better space efficient.
  • If you decide to buy corsair h100i GTX cpu cooler be wary as it wont fit with standard fans, you will need to order slim ones as the clearance is veeery thin with standard fans
  • You can remove one of HDD trays if it's not being used and shove some of PSU cables in there.

Hall of Mods Devastator 250d by omrheadshoto (Click to show)

  • Asus Impact Motherboard
  • Intel i7-4770K
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400mhz
  • EVGA GTX 780ti Superclocked
  • Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
  • 750GB WD Black HDD
  • Fully Watercooled

nwkrep82 watercooled powerhouse (Click to show)


  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Impact
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2400
  • Storage: Samsung Evo 120GB ssd
  • GPU: Sapphire Reference R9-290x

  • CPU: Corsair H100i w/ 2 Corsair PWM SP120 Performance Edition fans for cpu cooling
  • CASE: 2 Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PC-P 80mm x 15mm Ultra Silent PWM fans for case exaust
  • GPU: NZXT G10 bracket; Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PE-P 92mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM fan for VRM cooling and NZXT X40 w/ 1 Corsair AF140 and 1 AF140 LED fans PP on rad; Heatkiller backplate

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amd wraith prism cpu cooler
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gtx 1660ti gigabyte gaming oc 2070-2100mhz core 6651mhz memory 68c max temp in 3dmark
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Not mine but one of the first builds I've seen:


ITX Beast
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Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
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Samsung - 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
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Corsair - SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
ID-COOLING - FROSTFLOW 240L-W 84.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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Not mine but one of the first builds I've seen:

Nice! His build looks very similar to mine. I'm going to play around with mine and swap in an air cooler and install some rear fans.

Also, if anyone has suggestions on how to run this club or adding info, tips, etc just PM me or post in this thread.
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Way to take the initiative thumb.gif I should have a build up this week to join you.

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Thanks for starting this. I'll join/post once I complete my build (hopefully this weekend) biggrin.gif
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Yeah thanks for the thread! Hope to have my 250D by this time next week biggrin.gif

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Case is going to arrive tomorrow! biggrin.gif but no word when my motherboard will show up though :/
This is my first major change. So what do you guys do when changing motherboards?

Anyways. I currently have a Corsair TX650 (V2) PSU and that's a lot of unnecessary cables. So I was thinking of going down to a semi-modular, if not fully modular, PSU. I really do want one of the RM series PSUs from Corsair but Newegg has a $20 rebate offer going on right now with the CX M PSU line. So according to PC Partpicker my proposed build has an estimated wattage of 339W.
Would the CX430M be enough or should I go up to the CX500M?

Forgot to mention that I've never overclocked my i5-2500K but feel like I've been missing on its full potential and have been thinking about OC'ing it finally.
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I've ordered a 250D, but my online hardware pusher still hasnt gotten them in stock.
Hopefully next week I'll be able to build and post some pics.

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I just installed my air cooler, Noctua NH-U9B SE. Temps are still about the same since I'm only OC'd to 4.2 with undervolting.

and for reference, here is a picture of my Caselabs S3 right by the 250D. If anyone wants I could get my brothers Prodigy in the picture as well.

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