Closer Look: Interior
The top panel and both side panels are all separate; each is secured with two thumbscrews. Looking down into the case with the panels removed, we see the motherboard tray (with a large hole you’d expect in a tower case for access to a CPU cooler backplate, but it seems odd here since the motherboard tray can’t be removed and there’s no access to the back of it), as well as the removable tray for a 5.25″ device.
The left side of the case is completely open except for part of the power supply housing.
The right side of the case is the interesting part: although Corsair includes a single 120mm exhaust fan here, with space for another, you’re not going to use fans here. What this is really designed for is a mount for a 240mm radiator.
If you were wondering about that odd little area to the left of the power supply at the rear of the case, the mystery is revealed: it’s where you insert your disk drives. Corsair includes two 3.5″ drive sleds and two 2.5″ drive sleds. Drives will snap into place without screws except if you use 2.5″ drives in the 3.5″ sleds, in which case you will need to use screws to attach the drive.
OK, it’s time to get down to business. Join me in the next section as I transplant my Hackintosh from its existing case into the Corsair Obsidian 250D