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Dear Corsair Case Production Managers.


I’m a former computer technician educated in mechanical engineering and AutoCAD, as well as a handyman in general. I am also a fortunate owner of a the wonderful Corsair Obsidian 800D chassis which I installed my new computer parts in and as I used for some time now. During that time I have closely looked into its design and construction, which has led me to the ensuing suggestions that might be useful for future versions of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D.


  • Pre-drilled support for top-mounted 4 x 120mm liquid cooling radiator since there are space for it.
  • Some kind of loops as it’s easier to fixate the cables back of the motherboard plate.
  • Pre-drilled support for a 120 x 120 x 12mm Fan on the motherboard backplate hatch (I have done that on my case since it help to cool down the CPU as well as the motherboard it self).
  • In the bottom of the main compartment there are 2 horizontal holes with grommets, one big to the left and one smaller to the right. The right one should be in the same size as the left ones since it then become better located for I/O front plate contacts on the motherboards (ref formfactors.org: ATX Form Factor Specification V.2.2 - 3.3.4 Front Panel I/O recommendation).
  • Pre-drilled support for a bottom-mounted flat-lying 2 x 120mm liquid cooling radiator and in connection to that a underlying filter that extends right up to the front of the case.
  • Removable 3.5 inch HDD bay in the lower compartment for easy installation of a flat-lying radiator for 2 x 120mm fans. Recommended is to have the lower HDD bay cooling fan attached to the front of the bay or on the front of the case behind the front panel.
  • An open 125mm exhaust fan hole and 2 vertical grooves with open grommets above in the back of the case. In that way you give your customer the opportunity to have a external pre-filed liquid CPU cooling system radiator attached in the back of the case.
  • The Hard Disc Locker for 5.25 HDD Bay is NOT in the level of quality as the case it self. The alternative screw hole beneath is inaccessible course of the HDD locker casing block the screw head. The same goes for the hot-swap I/O panel and the hot-swap HDD fan casing that are little tricky to get in the fixed position.



One thing for your accessories department - 3 X 5.25" Fan Module with Black Anodized Aluminium Mesh Front and Filter (see pictures below) as an additional cooling for the top segment of the main compartment.






I have to say that I'm very delighted with my Corsair Obsidian 800D chassis. http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/thank_you2.gif



Well that all for this time.


Sincerely, Bengt "WOLF" Johansson.

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Dear Corsair Case Production Managers.




Two comments, no three.


This excellent list should be directed at product management and engineering.

What if we all use this list as the starting point for a "unified customer needs list" that we, the community, want to submit to Corsair in the spirit of cooperation :D: and product improvement.


Lastly, if Corsair does all this, it will take all the fun out of modding their cases! :p:

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi George.


Thank you for your reply to my suggestions.


You are more then welcome my friend.http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/thank_you2.gif


Please let me know if there's anything else I can provide you with in the evolution of better Corsair products (chassis).



PS. Heres some pictures of my computer as it is today, but there will be some further progress in the details (please forgive me for the low quality of the pictures).





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