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Corsair Obsidian 700D Full Tower Case Video Review

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Apr 11, 2008
Less than a year ago, if you would have told us that Corsair was thinking about launching a case, we would have had some serious questions about your sanity. Much like when this memory company launched their first two power supplies, Corsair did the unexpected and proved their skeptics wrong by introducing a full tower case that featured almost everything people had been asking for. The legend of the 800D was born literally overnight and it was received to a standing ovation here at Hardware Canucks.

Flush off the retail success that has made the 800D an extremely popular option for novices and enthusiasts alike, Corsair has now introduced a new case called the Obsidian 700D. To be honest with you, this isn’t a new product at all but is rather a slightly cut-down version of its bigger brother. The cuts Corsair has performed are all quite sensible and include the removal of the hot-swappable hard drive bays as well as the windowed side panel. The result isn’t a substantial cost saving –the 700D is a mere $30 less expensive that it’s bigger brother- but there are many people out there who are more than happy to do without these two items and any price reduction is welcome.

Other than those two small changes, the 700D is literally an 800D with a different name. It still carries the same affinity for water cooling setups, has an absolutely cavernous interior, uses high flow 140mm fans and comes in a single colour: imposing black. Naturally, almost everything we liked about the 800D is back again for an encore presentation but are the differences really enough to warrant a new product name? Let’s find out.

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