Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case A New Concept

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Giving the User more Freedom

With Computex going on this week and the release of various new PC components, we saw this new concept that is the Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case. This cubicle case that separates the motherboard from the power supply, hard drives, and other peripherals such as a blu-ray or DVD drive.

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Front View

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Motherboard Side

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D PSU and Drive Side

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Case

Corsair Obsidian Air 540D Features

  •  Motherboard size supported: ATX and EATX
  • 8 Expansion slots
  • Space under motherboard tray for a 240×120 radiator or extra 2.5/3.5 bays
  • Rubber grommets for cable routing
  • Build to hold even the biggest PSUs
  • (2) 5.25″ drive bays
  • Detachable hard drive bays

As you can see from the picture above is that while this is not an entirely new concept when it comes to building a case it does have some innovative ideas about keeping the motherboard, CPU, GPU, and ram separate from the PSU, optical drives, hard drives, and cables. Now why Corsair decided the mount the optical drive bays sideways seems odds but it could be to save space since an optical drives aren’t the most frequently used drives. I do like the PSU mounted sideways with all the cables sitting behind the motherboard so when you do your cable management the only thing that should show will be the end plugged into the motherboard or GPUs for the most part with the exception of cables for fans. Corsair has said they plan on launching this case sometime in July at which time we should get some more hard facts about the case.

Overall looks to be a solid case for liquid or air cooling. I really do like the fact major components are separated to keep everything looking clean and maximize air flow in the case regardless of the cooling solution. I for one will be looking forward to getting my hands on this case to see what the performance of it will be even if it quite large in square footage.

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