It's not often that a well-known company that specializes in a single product category branches off and tries their hand at an entirely foreign market. Sure it has been done before but more often than not, said company usually releases a vanilla product with the sole goal of keeping the competition honest. When I first heard that Corsair was going to be releasing a computer chassis, I admittingly didn't expect more than a rebranded OEM case. But little did I know, Corsair's plans for their new chassis were vastly different than my assumptions. I've often thought that if companies would simply listen to their customer's wants and needs rather than trying to decide on their own what an end user wants, they would be vastly successful. Corsair has done just that with their debut chassis, the Obsidian 800D. By listening to end user and reviewer feedback, Corsair steps up to the plate with a chassis that has the potential to be an all-time great. Keep reading as we take a detailed look at the Obsidian 800D to see if it can live up to the hype.
The Obsidian 800D arrived in the very large black retail box that you see above. There is a large photo of the chassis on the front with the company and product name as well as a list of features in multiple languages. On the reverse is a more detailed photo breakdown of the chassis' features. Below is list of features and specifications borrowed from Corsair's website.
Continue ahead as we unbox the Obsidian and get down to business.