Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review
" The Obsidian 800D was Corsair's inaugural case product but unlike other companies who tend to have teething issues on their first outing in a new market, the 800D was and continues to be one of the best cases around. Corsair has since introduced other cases into the market and just a few short years after the launch of the 800D, they now have cases in virtually every price segment, all which adhere to the same quality standard set by the 800D. The latest case in the Obsidian series is the 550D which has all the family traits, but is carefully engineered for noise reduction and sound isolation. Corsair achieves this by including sound dampening pads on the sides and front panel of the chassis to actively absorb the noise being produced by the internal fans. The 550D also has a robust feature set, plenty of room for expansion and all the flexibility of the other cases in the Obsidian series. The 550D sits between Corsair's 500R and 600T in the manufacturer's case hierarchy. This means it might not have quite the same features as the 800D, but it certainly benefits from a more palatable MSRP of just $159. "