Corsair Obsidian 1000D Spotted, Weighs In At Almost 30KG Support For 480MM Radiator And Dual 420MM Rads, $499 US Price
It's been a LONG time coming, Corsair has not released a update to the upper tier Obsidian lineup since the 900D back almost 5 years ago which was considered by many to be the best case on the market, with its understated and mature styling it looked like it belonged in a design studio and not some college kids dorm. This is a big deal since the Obsidian 900D doesn't have any of the current features and is a bit dated. It is lacking in things like Tempered Glass side panels, USB 3.1 and front HDMI ports as well as the unavoidable RGB lighting.
Corsair Obsidian 1000D The Return Of The King, Tempered Glass, RGB And USB 3.1
The case was spotted by redditor clar1ty1488 On Corsair's website as well as by Techpowerup on Amazon. It is priced at a whopping $500, although the ultra premium case market is one that is growing and Corsair wants a piece of that action.
The front, sides, and top panels are made of curved tempered glass with aluminium inserts, and enough discrete air inlets for the countless fan mounts inside, keeping the signature understated styling without comprising on functionality and airflow. The front panel features four USB 3.1 type-A, and two type-C ports as well as your standard 3.5mm audio jacks. Connectors are framed by RGB lighting diffusers allowing less harsh lighting.
The case is highly modular, and you can either choose between storage-heavy configurations like I would personally use, or cooling-heavy configuration that frees up room for multiple liquid cooling loops. The rear I/O can be configured to be perpendicular to the plane of the motherboard with 8+2 slots, or parallel to its plane, with 5+2 slots. You can install E-ATX and everything smaller, but longer 10-slot form-factors such as HPTX and XL-ATX are a notable exclusion.
This case is so large sitting at 27 x 27 x 12, that it can mount up to eight 120 mm fans along the front panel (four on each side of an inner grill), three 140 mm top exhausts, and two 120 mm rear exhausts. Its radiator support will hence be 480 mm x 120 mm front, 420 mm x 140 mm top, and 240 mm x 120 mm rear. Drive mounts include six 2.5-inch and three 3.5-inch. A Corsair Commander Pro fan- and lighting-controller comes integrated.