Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,900
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,865 times in 638 posts

    Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    The first new Obsidian Series chassis since 2014.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    <Insert witty one liner> Kanoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked
    74 times in 51 posts
    • Kanoe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
      • CPU:
      • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 @ Stock
      • Memory:
      • Samsung ECC RDIMM DDR3 PC-14900 128GB (8 x 16GB) @ Stock
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD, 960GB ADATA 8200 M.2, 960GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD, 1TB Samsung F3 HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Sea Hawk X 1080Ti (@2050/1501)
      • PSU:
      • Superflower 1200W
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Primo v2
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 28" ASUS PB287Q 4k + 24" Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • VM @ 500/30

    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!

  3. #3
    Team HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,327
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    343 times in 188 posts

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Seems to be all back now.

  4. #4
    Hooning about Hoonigan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,039
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked
    372 times in 262 posts
    • Hoonigan's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB @ 3766MHz - CAS 15
      • Storage:
      • 2TB Gigabyte NVMe 4.0 + 1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe + 1TB Corsair MP510 NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti VENTUS OC
      • PSU:
      • be quiet! Straight Power 11 650W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator Z35P + ASUS ROG PG279Q
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Vivid 350

    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.

  5. #5
    <Insert witty one liner> Kanoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked
    74 times in 51 posts
    • Kanoe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
      • CPU:
      • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 @ Stock
      • Memory:
      • Samsung ECC RDIMM DDR3 PC-14900 128GB (8 x 16GB) @ Stock
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD, 960GB ADATA 8200 M.2, 960GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD, 1TB Samsung F3 HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Sea Hawk X 1080Ti (@2050/1501)
      • PSU:
      • Superflower 1200W
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Primo v2
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 28" ASUS PB287Q 4k + 24" Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • VM @ 500/30

    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?

  6. #6
    Team HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,327
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    343 times in 188 posts

    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.

  7. Received thanks from:

    Kanoe (22-02-2018),Xlucine (22-02-2018)

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    366
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    23 times in 17 posts
    • Bagpuss's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9-9900K
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3400
      • Storage:
      • Gigabyte 512GB NVMe SSD, Crucial 1Tb NVMe SSD, 6Tb Seagate 7200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 2080 Black Edition
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850 RMx 850 Gold
      • Case:
      • Fractal Meshify C Copper Front Panel
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG UK850 27in 4K HDR Freesync/Gsync
      • Internet:
      • Three Mobile 4G Unlimited Data (35-45Mbit)

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

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

  9. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

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

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Merseyside
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    33 times in 27 posts
    • EvilCycle's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO
      • CPU:
      • Intel I7 7700K (OC to 4.8GHz on Corsair H100i V2)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 @ 3000MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 evo 120GB SSD + 3 x 500GB 72000rpm HDD's
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 XTREME
      • PSU:
      • DEEPCOOL DQ 750st
      • Case:
      • Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 380Mb (Fibre Optic)

    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).

  11. #10
    Show Jumper ! Word..
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    395
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    14 times in 12 posts
    • Andi-C's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus GENE V
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k under a H110i (4.6)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4gb) Corsair 1800 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 Pro 256gb - Sandisk ultra 1T
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Gaming 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet Dark power Pro 850W
      • Case:
      • Corsair D350
      • Operating System:
      • Window 10 pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • SG2716 (2560 x 1440) 144hz
      • Internet:
      • Zen ADSL2+

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

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

  12. #11
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,344
    Thanks
    2,628
    Thanked
    2,703 times in 1,700 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    i love the symmetry of the from view

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  13. #12
    I'm special azrael-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    96 times in 84 posts
    • azrael-'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8C-WS
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon E3-1245v2 3.4 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB ECC DDR3 1333 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256 GB Samsung 830, 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO, 12 TB WD HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • eVGA GTX 1080 SC Gaming, 8 GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-Series 560W
      • Case:
      • Corsair Obsidian 550D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB271HU
      • Internet:
      • VDSL 55/12 Mbit/s

    Re: Corsair Obsidian Series 500D

    Quote Originally Posted by Review
    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.

  14. #13
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    5,294
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    558 times in 468 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    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.
    [/DuncanBannatyne]

  15. #14
    Hellsteeth! Lord Midas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Amazingstoke
    Posts
    842
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    16 times in 15 posts
    • Lord Midas's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 9700k w/ Corsair H100i Hydro PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 8GB x 2
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 + 2TB Intel 660p NVMe M.2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus RTX 2080 TURBO 8GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair RM750x
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R6
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 34UM88 Ultrawide 34" - 3440x1440
      • Internet:
      • Virgin - Speakers: Pair of Adam T5V

    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.
    Kickstarters Pledged:
    Godus Stonehearth Rain World Satellite Reign


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •