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Corsair Obsidian 350D review: 900D Mini

A fraction of the price of the 900D, so how much quality is left?

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Introduction

Earlier this year, Corsair released their latest flagship chassis, the Obsidian 900D. A bit later a mini version came out, the 350D. Almost like the mini versions from smartphone brands such as Samsung and HTC, there are many similarities with the bigger sibling, but the features are less extensive and less advanced. It's smaller, more affordable and it will only fit micro-ATX motherboards. 


Compared to the Corsair 900D, one of the largest chassis we've tested, the 350D has less internal space and less room for liquid cooling. There are also fewer frontal connectors and internal fan connectors. 

What remains the same is the sleek exterior, clever internal lay-out with many ways of creating a good airflow, along with space for one radiator for water cooling. There are two versions, one with large side window that costs an average of £90, and one without. That one has a slightly lower average price of £ 83. It's actually a bit high considering it's a micro-ATX chassis.

Corsair Obsidian 350D Window

Comparing

When we put the Corsair Obsidian 350D next to other micro-ATX chassis we've tested, it's clear it's one of the largest ones. The volume, based on the external measurements, is actually higher than that of several ATX chassis. Part of the height comes from the feet.

To illustrate the fact that the 350D isn't exactly cheap, out of all the chassis below only the aluminium Xigmatek Gigas and Silverstone Fortress FT03 and Antec NSK2480 are more expensive. Let's see whether it's worth it.


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