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Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011029-WW Black Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Case with Window
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: i just love the size and features of this case and the looks are striking yet subdued. I don't like edgy in your face cases nor boring looking cases. This is timeless looking case that was fairly easy to install an mATX dual card system. I installed an EVGA 680 (10.5" length) no issues as well as a Corsair H100i liquid cooler in the top. This was a tight fit and the direction I placed it had the hoses up front blocking the use of any optical drives (no biggie). I was also able to install the NZXT Hue RGB LED Case Lighting system which uses an 5.25 drive bay but had to install in the lower of the two bays.
Also upgraded all case fans and the radiator fans to Corsair Quiet Edition fans. Now I can't hear it until my ear is literally about 3 inches from a fan location.

Cons: The only real cons I can think of are that the front panels are that great looking brushed aluminum look and texture however they get dirty very easy and are hard to get and keep clean. Think of matte material and you'll get the idea. It's great to look at when its clean but boy do you have to be careful with it to keep it clean.
My other minor gripe is that when I put in a disc drive or the NZXT Hue lighting controller into the front they are recessed back and detracts from the clean lines that I loved about the case in the first place. This is worse with a disc drive (I have removed it as I don't use it and looks bad) it has a flat surface but it is just about 10 mm back from all of the rest of the front. With the lighting controller in however the knobs that would normally stick out are now flush so it is ok for me.

Other Thoughts: Over I am very happy with this case. During the build process there were a few things that made it a little difficult here and there but other than the tight fit of the H100i radiator they were small and forgettable once finish so not worth mentioning as most other cases this size are a sizable challenge in many regards.

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NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs That was easy! 05/06/2014

This review is from: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller

Pros: Easy to install, took about 15 min for each case (purchased 2). Looks great, both the actual lights and the front controls look great and don't detract from my cases (Corsair Graphite 600T and Obsidian 350D).

Cons: Still not too sure how to get all of the different functionality of the lights to work. The instructions are vague and I can't remember from the Youtube tutorial I watched but will watch again and then it will be a cinch to know how to switch it over to whatever effect you want when you want to.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is one of the best (especially for the money and easy of install) upgrades I've done to my computer. I don't know why I didn't do this ages ago! I spent about $70 and 30 min of time and transformed the visual style of two computers!

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Sean K.'s Profile

Display Name: Sean K.

Date Joined: 03/03/12

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 05/06/14
  • Last Review: 05/06/14
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