Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 19:20
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As far back as i can remember myself i always liked to have my systems installed inside full tower PC cases not only because i really wanted the extra space so i could mount hardware with ease but also because they offered the largest number of 5.25" drive bays possible something which made it very easy for me to install a CD/DVD-ROM and a fan controller and still have room left to fit other 5.25" sized devices as they came through the door. Unfortunately since everything tends to get smaller in size i can't say that PC case manufacturers have focused enough in producing high quality and feature rich full towers so when Corsair announced their plans to release the successor to the already great Obsidian 800D which has been amongst my favorite PC cases of all time i was very intrigued. Then again so were countless others out there and so although Corsair launched the 900D roughly 4 months ago due to the record sales numbers they had not a single one to spare and so we had to wait until almost three weeks ago to receive our very own sample which has been on our test bench ever since.
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, mobile storage drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, laser gaming mice, system monitoring and control devices, PC cooling products, and computer cases.
Although the Obsidian 800D was a beast of a tower (for its time) it had 1 huge drawback and that was the mainboard size limitation since it was only able of holding up to E-ATX sized ones and so people with XL-ATX models such as myself had to turn towards other newer solutions even if that ment getting something inferior in quality. Well i think that this was naturally amongst the very first things they had in their agenda to resolve but still i was happy to see that their new Goliath that listens to the name Obsidian 900D can hold up to the massive HPTX sized mainboards. Of course compared to the Obsidian 800D the new Obsidian 900D may share the same excellent build quality and finish but it also has an assortment of new features including a completely tool-less design, room for up to 15 fans, swing-out doors, dual PSU area, 5 radiator mounting points and much more. So is this the perfect HPTX tower we've all been waiting for? Seems that way doesn't it? Well let’s find out.