Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super Tower Case Review

Corsair is finally pulling back the review embargo sheets on its new "Super Tower" 900D PC case. Details and pictures have been leaking out for months, but now we finally get to see if all the hype is justified. If you are wondering what a "super tower" is, well let's just say there will be a lot of desks that the 900D will not fit under.


Corsair is famous for its memory products, but as you likely know, it has branched out in recent years with its cooling line, world class power supplies, SSDs, audio components, keyboards and mice and, of course, computer cases. If you call yourself an enthusiast, not only have you heard of Corsair, you've owned one or more of its products.

Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.

Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.

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The subject of today's evaluation is the massive Corsair Obsidian Series 900D full size "Super Tower" case. The logo on the box asks "What will you do with all this room?" Well folks, that is exactly what we are here to find out. So, let's get down to business and bust this bad boy out of the box, shall we?

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Product Packaging

The Obsidian Series 900D was shipped in its bare product packaging. Although the box was shipped to us strapped to a pallet, the box did suffer visible impact damage on the top left corner. The box itself is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with a single row of staples along the seam. The overall measurements are 31.5"H x 30"L x 14"W.

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As with other cases we've seen from Corsair, the company decided against the standard flashy package and slick graphics, opting instead for plain cardboard packaging with product information, name, and company logo printed in black. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by thick foam inserts.

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One of the dangers of shipping a case in its product packaging is the risk of damage in the event of an accident while in transit. Thankfully the thick foam insert did its job and protected the case from what was apparently a big impact to the upper portion of the packaging during shipping.