Well, here's the chassis, anyway.
Corsair has now officially launched the chassis and given it a name. Dubbed Obsidian Series 800D and currently the only model in the range, we like the overall look and feel, judging by the pre-production version we saw at CeBIT.
Decent cable management; hot-swap SATA; tool-free design; high-quality finish, roomy interior, and good looks are some of the positive points, but the all-important price would determine if, prima facie, it offered decent value.
According to the PR bumf, the "Corsair Obsidian Series 800D chassis will be available in stores in early July at an estimated price of US $299, and is backed by a two-year limited warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available." That, folks, would equate to around £230, including VAT, if the exchange rate remains at roughly $1.6.
The Obsidian 800D will need to beat the very best chassis from the likes of Cooler Master, Lian Li, Antec, and SilverStone, then. We'll be putting a full-production model through its paces shortly, so stay tuned for that.
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