Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Mid Tower Case (Premium Tempered Glass and Aluminium, Three LL120 RGB Fans and Commander PRO Included)
|Price:||+ $177.03 Delivery|
- Sharp, Black, and Beautiful: Iconic Obsidian series styling with a beautiful smoked tempered glass front panel and clean exterior lines.
- Built Better: Solid aluminum top plate and door handles add a refined feel and premium look.
- Brilliant RGB Lighting: Three LL120 RGB fans create a symphony of stunning RGB color.
- Built-in Smart Lighting and Fan Control: An integrated CORSAIR Commander PRO fan and lighting controller grants superior control over almost every aspect of your system via CORSAIR iCUE software.
- Removable Fan and Radiator Trays: Installing fans and radiators is now easy with removable trays that can hold up to six 120mm fans or four 140mm fans.
- Future-Proof Front Panel: Featuring a super-speed USB 3.1 Type-C port and additional connections for all modern peripherals
Amazon Global Store
- International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.
- Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law.
- Limited Time Offer: Prime members get FREE Expedited delivery on all Prime eligible orders from Amazon US. T&Cs and Prime membership fee apply. Learn more
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
No customer reviews
|5 star (0%)||0%|
|4 star (0%)||0%|
|3 star (0%)||0%|
|2 star (0%)||0%|
|1 star (0%)||0%|
Review this product
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
5 stars for construction! This thing is a beast. Corners are all well made, no sharp edges. Everything lines up. Have to say, as cases go this is hands down the best case i have ever owned.
2 stars on value.
o) When you look at the picture, it gives the impression your getting a case with fans. And for $500, honestly i expected a few. Nope. Notta.
o) There is a single fan hub (6 connections) with the case to control 13 fans, there should have been 2 of these.
o) There is a reset switch on the front and read... with two different cables. Course the mother board only has one connector.... hummm...
o) dual motherboard support... Yep this case can support 2 power supplies and 2 mother boards. Cool. But you have to dig on the web to figure that out!
0 star for documentation. I would have given it a 1, but you have to actually HAVE documentation. managed to find a PDF on Corsairs website, but it was far far far form adequate to explain all the connections for the hubs
0 stars for lack of H150i support even though its listed as supported. To use it you need to by SKU CC-8900177 which cost $5. Seriously for a 500$ case Corsair should have tossed it in the box. Geezz. Oh, by the way its on back order from Corsair so forget finding it.
Anyways, the glass on the case is like a smoked black color and is beautiful. The glass panels on the left and right side are like doors that swing open and are held in place by magnets. There are hinges on the back side of the case for the doors and are held in place by a single screw, so the sides can be removed. These doors are easily the best feature of the case.
I am making good use of the included Commander Pro, fan hub, and the three LL-120 fans. I have a total of six fans running (4 LL-120's (three were included) and two LL-140's) all connected to the Commander Pro and fan hub so no issues there. Overall the airflow is amazing! There are also fan filters that are held in place on the bottom, front, and top of the case.
There is the ability to vertically mount your GPU to the case if you purchase a PCI Express extension cable. If you are running an air-cooled card I would recommend not doing this as there is not much room between the case and the video card in a vertical setup and you starve the fans of air. My graphics card easily saw an increase in temps of over 40 degrees C in the vertical setup.
Cable management is decent in this case, but my only gripe is that there is a removable channel to hide your cables in and it can be a real PITA to route all of your fan/power supply cables in it. This took lots of patience and zip ties to make all the cables fit in the channel. It was worth it in the end to do it though as it adds to the aesthetics to the case.
The fan hub and the commander pro can be positioned anywhere on the case, but tape is used to secure these items to the case. Magnets would have been a better choice in my opinion. Finding a spot for these items can be a challenge as well. I removed one of the hard drive mounts to adhere these items to the case.
Lastly, whoever decided to pack my case up decided that it would be a great idea to adhere the corsair commander to the inside of one of the glass doors before they shipped it. It was not fun trying to pull the commander off of the door. The tape was very well adhered to the glass panel and I thought I was going to break the door! Anyways, I also had to use Goo Gone to remove the residue from the glass so I was slightly annoyed. Fortunately, I was able to use the same tape to re-adhere the commander pro to the case, so the quality of the adhesive is really good.
I'm not taking a star off for this though. So between the value of the case, the good looks, air flow, doors that swing open and overall build quality it is not hard to say that this is easily the best case that I have owned thus far.
Last thing to note is that there are only two usb ports and one usb c port on the front of the case and there is no way to mount an internal DVD/Blue Ray drive with this case, so keep that in mind.
I decided to add more rads. This case allowed me to add two more 'slim' 480mm rads (30mm), but i could have gotten away with 45mm. Setup # 2: 2x 480 (60mm thick) rads with a d5 pump for CPU (front) and two 480mm (30mm thick) rads on top for VGA. Stress tests again fared better. CPU dropped about 4c and VGA dropped about 5c. Not as substantial as I was hoping for for the SLI cards.
Back to the drawing board (final round): decided to connect all 4 rads and 2 pumps in a serial configuration. CPU dropped an additional 4c and the VGA dropped an additional 10c. This pretty much summed up what I felt was a hindrance in this, or any tower, if you rely solely on top mounted rads- the ambient/heated air has an effect on cooling.
I say all this to help the next person who wants to spec out a watercool build. My recommendation if yo have a multi-rad setup, is use both front intakes first, and use the top rack as a last resort.
Still a 4 star case, though the Corsair Commander Pro loses a star. These things are finicky when you use PWM splitters or extenders. Use the wrong one, and the iCUE wont control them properly (I even used the INCLUDED Corsair extender and it would not control the fan speed on a Corsair mag-lev fan). Also be careful how many fans you use in total with one Commander unit. I got 12 no problem but 16 caused a malfunction, and it burned out two of the fan ports.
I've been building PCs for about 20 years. Mostly as a hobby, and sometimes for family and friends. I have tried many style cases from the minis to this behemoth.
- Beautiful and quality construction.
- Plenty of room (see cons)
- iCUE from Corsair is a GREAT addition and a welcome add-on in this build to control fans speed (even non-pwm fans) and RGB lighting of Corsair products, like RGB RAM)
- Customizable radiator trays (see cons)
- Custom LED USB 3 ports on the front
- The slide-out tempered glass doors are gorgeous
- The rear french doors make cabling a very simple task
- The SSD and HDD mounts are out of the way and in ideal locations.
- I needed a case that could support 2 480mm radiators. The box really shouldn't have to be this big to accommodate such a minor request (this case is VERY tall).
- Custom rad trays are awesome, but a single 480mm top-tray was out of stock from Corsair so I had to get another double 480mm tray which I wasn't happy about; I also feel that instead of including a 420mm triple 140mm tray on top they should have opted for the single-stack quadruple 120mm tray
- Getting a 480mm rad on top and bottom did not allow enough room with my rads (GTX 480 nemesis) if I wanted them on the same side of their respective trays. I ended up using a front slot for one and a rear slot for the other.
- The reservoir mount: Im not sure which brand pump/reservoir Corsair was aiming at, but I have two EKWB D5 pump/reservoir combo units, and I could not mount both units natively with EK's mount kit because there were not enough holes positioned in the back plate of the case in this area. I luckily bought the EK mounting rings just in case and ended up using them.
- This box is HEAVY !
- Did not include ANY case fans--at this price a couple of exhaust fans would seem fair
I know that several of the listed cons are "my" cons based on my build, so take them with a grain of salt. I included photos of the finished product, and I was extremely happy with the looks of my build. This was my first watercool build using rigid tubing and having a wide open area in the case made measuring and placing the tubes a breeze.