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    Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    The first new Obsidian Series chassis since 2014.
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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Page not found
    Unfortunately the link which you've followed has brought you to a page which doesn't exist on HEXUS.
    Hexus, this seems to have disappeared as I was reading it! Can I have it back please!

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Seems to be all back now.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Those three 2.5" drive bays on the reverse side of the motherboard tray are excellent. My case has a single one but I could definitely use a couple more! They do seem to be a tad too close to the lip around the "access hole" behind the CPU socket, however.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Seems to be all back now.
    Took a month though, did you guys go too early on publication of the review before the end of an NDA orginally?

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Took a month though, did you guys go too early on publication of the review before the end of an NDA orginally?
    Corsair changed the NDA date in order to ensure adequate stock was in the channel.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Still not good enough to replace my high airflow Obsidian 450D...

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    If they bring out a version with solid (preferably noise-cancelling) side panels, I'll be all over it.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    I like this design a lot but I have the 750D airflow edition, so this would be a step back unless they can make a full tower (with an airflow edition).

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Seems descent, shame on the price point but cheaper than the 700.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    i love the symmetry of the from view

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

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    Stiff competition indeed, yet Corsair gets off to a positive start as the 550D gives all the right impressions...
    Surely not! I thought this review was about the 500D.

    Other than that this case seems to be inferior to the 550D (on of which sits right next to me on my desk) in most ways. Tempered glass window version only (not everyone wants to have a sideshow on their desk), apparently no external drive bays (and no (switchable) door), no soundproofing. And what's with the those "wing tips" on the top panel? Seems like it'll be hell to clean.

    Oh, and I've never been a fan of topside I/O panels, especially with regard to the unprotected USB ports. Just begging for dust to settle there. But then again this is a sin many, if not most, case manufacturers are guilty of.

    Compared to the mentioned Define R6 this case is a non-starter ...at least for me. It does look somewhat stylish though.

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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    I love my 500R case, but am looking for more rad space now.
    Corsair have hopped on the bandwagon of deleting the 5.25" drive bays and using glass panels.

    And for that reason, I'm out.
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    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    The Fractal Design Define R6 is the best case I've seen for a long time. And I can pop my bluray drive in that too.
    No 5.25" bay, no sale.
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