Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Cases CC-9011015-WW

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Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Cases CC-9011015-WW

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  • Six tool-free hard drive trays with integral SSD support and soft silicon sound dampening
  • Four tool-free optical drive bays
  • Front panel USB 3.0 connectors and audio connectors
  • Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommets
  • Removable, reversible front panel
  • Eight expansion slots for multi-GPU compatibility
  • Three 120mm fans
  • Top panel is compatible with 240mm radiators for dual-radiator Hydro Series CPU coolers and liquid cooling systems

The Obsidian Series 550D has been carefully engineered for noise reduction. The front and side panels are insulated with sound dampening material, and the hard drive trays and fans have soft silicon mounts to absorb vibration. The top and side panel vents are covered for noise reduction if you’re not using them to install your own fans, and even the intakes are angled to reduce air noise. The rigid, stamped steel and brushed aluminum case holds some remarkable technology that makes it easy to build great systems. There’s built-in USB 3.0 support, and the drive trays work with 2.5″ SSDs. The removable hard drive bays allow customization for extra-long graphics cards and maximizing airflow. And, the easy-access side panels come off at the touch of a button for easy upgrades or simply admiring your work.
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Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Cases CC-9011015-WW

Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Cases CC-9011015-WW

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3 thoughts on “Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Cases CC-9011015-WW

  1. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Case, Lots of attention to detail, March 25, 2012
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    Matt

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    I bought this case to replace a Coolermaster Cosmos 1000. I moved all the old components into this new case.

    I was looking for case that was quiet, looked good, and would last. I live near the ocean so exposed steel rusts very quickly. Every inch of this case is painted black, even down to the provided motherboard and hard drive screws. All of the components fit perfectly, I had problems with other cases and PCI-E cards not lining up with the rear panel. While not absolutely silent, the noise is comparable to the Coolermaster 1000 which also has sound dampening material. The stock case fans are fairly quiet, and push lots of air. The bottom sides of the case have a slick protective plastic covering so you don’t scratch up the paint while putting the side panels back on.

    Other Notes:
    I have an older EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard which seems to have the processor a bit higher on the mobo, so the back processor window on this case didn’t line up and was not very useful. If you can, try to pick up a motherboard with a black back face plate. A silver one on an entirely black case looks a bit awkward.

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  2. 3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    very good case, but a few issues, April 1, 2012
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    Overall this is a very nice case.

    It is also a large case so take that into account as it is not just higher then most cases but much deeper as well, but the extra room is well utilized with nice features such as hidden cable management so you can hide your wires for a cool look and excellent airflow. the drive bays are perpendicular to the depth of the case allowing them to be swapped with no worries of motherboard interference and allows you to hide the connections. Case also looks nice with the cover that hides all the drive bays giving it a very simple clean look. removeable dust filters are also a very nice feature.

    What I dislike: the top panel is plastic and feels kinda cheap for a case of this calibur, also the sides are finished in this rough texture that gets dirty and shows marks super easy. also the hinges that hold the front door are seem very cheap, would have preferred a more durable true hinge system than plastic clips that are prone to failure.

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  3. 3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Case – Little Tight, March 21, 2012
    By 
    Mike (Knoxville, TN USA) –

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    This was my first system build. Therefore I don’t have any reference point to compare this case against other cases. Only what I read. I selected this case because I wanted USB-3 connectors on the front panel that could be connected directly to a USB-3 header on the MOBO. I also needed the case to hold an ASUS P9X79 Deluxe ATX MOBO with a Corsair H100 CPU cooler and a Corsair AX850 PSU. Another very important criterion was that the system be very quiet.

    If you are one who needs written instructions to assemble the system components into a case, don’t’ get this case because there are none. Evidently, Corsair assumes that if you need instructions, you most likely should not be building a system.

    The MOBO attached perfectly to the case. The case came with all the MOBO support connectors preinstalled. The PSU slid in and fit like a glove. All the cables from the front panel devices were clearly labeled. This made finding the correct location on the MOBO to attach them a breeze. The hard drive, SSD drive and the optical drive all installed almost too easily. Being my first build I feared the worst.

    I love how the front door swings both left and right. Nice touch. It is also removable for those who don’t want a door.

    With all the good design features, there is one issue with the build that the Corsair engineers should have addressed – they should have added another 0.5 inches to the height of the case so that there would be a little clearance between the MOBO and the H100 fans. Yes everything fits, however the fit is so tight that one of the H100 fans touches a heat sink on the ASUS P9X79 MOBO. Perhaps a different MOBO would not have this problem but why not add the extra 0.5 inch and be able to handle this MOBO as well.

    For those who are wondering about noise. I am using the three stock fans that came with the case (2 front and one rear mounted fans) and the two fans that came with the H100 CPU cooler. I was planning to replace the stock fans with ones that were quieter but why, I can’t hear the ones that are in there now. My system is whisper quiet. Well done Corsair on the noise issue.

    One last suggestion to Corsair – when the top cover is removed to allow a CPU cooler (like the H100) to be attached to the top of the case, the case looks to unfinished. It would be nice to have a louvered cover to place on top of the case in order to dress up the case where the CPU cooler is mounted. A piece of molded plastic the size of the original cover plate could not cost more than $0.50 to make, a small price to add to an excellent case.

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