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Corsair Obsidian 350D - Internals

Returning to the issue of the size of this case, all that extra space has a similar effect to what we saw with BitFenix's Prodigy (it was a large mini-ITX case), namely it does wonders for its modding and water-cooling potential.

The Obsidian 350D has a total of five fan mounts, with the two front and two rear mounts able to take 120mm and 140mm fans and the top fan mounts are far enough away from the motherboard to support dual 120/140mm-fan radiators, with slimline radiators completely clearing the motherboard. The same should be true for full-height radiators, thanks to the ample width and height of the case, unless your motherboard has mountainous VRM heatsinks.

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The Obsidian 350D is one of the first cases we've seen with dedicated 2.5in tool-free drive mounts. In fact it has more of these than 3.5in mounts and given the record-low price of SSDs, we have no complaints here. The 2.5in drive cage is removable too and with a little more modding you could fit a radiator in the front two fan mounts, especially if you prise out the bottom 3.5in cage too.

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The Obsidian 350D is awash with fan filters, with two hefty sections of removable mesh covering the PSU mount and front two fan mounts. The CPU area cut-out is huge and should mean any motherboard is well-catered for when it comes to removing the cooler without dismantling your entire system. The gap between the motherboard tray and side panel is extremely generous, meaning taking advantage of the extensive cable routing holes is easy, as is making a tidy system.

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Again, like the Obsidian 900D, the 350D lacks fan control - something many cases of this type, such as NZXT's Vulcan, have in abundance. The likelihood you'll buy this case with water-cooling it in mind is far less than its bigger brother. We can see Corsair's point of view though; it's clearly gone out of its way to offer great water-cooling support, be it with a custom kit or one of its own all-in-one liquid coolers, most of which offer fan control. However, at this price range, having this feature included is still expected and useful for the majority of users.