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Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:27 am

Last year, Corsair gave us a sneak peak at their latest Obsidian case, the Obsidian 500D; originally slated to be released in October, was delayed as they wanted to perfect it. Recently, at CES 2018, they showed off two versions of the 500D. One with a Tempered Glass front panel, and one with a brushed aluminum panel. They sent us an early engineering sample to take a close look at the newly designed Premium Mid-Tower Obsidian 500D. The Obsidian 500D features dual Tempered Glass side panels that swing open, brushed aluminum front and top panels, vertical graphics card compatibility and other features. Corsair is finally lifting the embargo and launching the Obsidian 500D today, February 22nd, 2018 for $149.99 shipped. This is the first new Obsidian series card in four years!

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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:08 pm

I copied and pasted this from the last Corsair Case Review....
I Love my Corsair 600T! I wish they would do an updated 600T with Tempered Glass Panels!
I do not want this to come off as negativity against the 500D,
It is a.....
Nice case, but no 5.25 drive bays?
I use my PC's for everything so a DVD/BD optical drive is a must!
Sad to see them go the way of the Dinosaur. :(

I'd like to see a tempered glass case with 2x 5.25 bays!
Hide them just like they hide PSU's!

Hint hint... Corsair and every other PC case manufacturer! [-o<
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:22 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:I copied and pasted this from the last Corsair Case Review....
I Love my Corsair 600T! I wish they would do an updated 600T with Tempered Glass Panels!
I do not want this to come off as negativity against the 500D,
It is a.....
Nice case, but no 5.25 drive bays?
I use my PC's for everything so a DVD/BD optical drive is a must!
Sad to see them go the way of the Dinosaur. :(

I'd like to see a tempered glass case with 2x 5.25 bays!
Hide them just like they hide PSU's!

Hint hint... Corsair and every other PC case manufacturer! [-o<


I use external USB now for ripping movies :(
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
I use external USB now for ripping movies :(


You say this with a Sad Face, why is that?
Is ripping and storage a bad thing(to you) or a good thing?
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby KnightRid » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:25 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:
I use external USB now for ripping movies :(


You say this with a Sad Face, why is that?
Is ripping and storage a bad thing(to you) or a good thing?


I think he said it because more and more cases are not including the bays so you have to use external. Like laptops. I have my old Dell 1645 that I got with a bluray drive. I cant find hardly any laptops that have bluray anymore so if it goes belly up I would need to get an external one. Companies are stupid. Streaming is not as good as a physical disc, it is just easy.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:42 am

KnightRid wrote:I think he said it because more and more cases are not including the bays so you have to use external. Like laptops. I have my old Dell 1645 that I got with a bluray drive. I cant find hardly any laptops that have bluray anymore so if it goes belly up I would need to get an external one. Companies are stupid. Streaming is not as good as a physical disc, it is just easy.


I'm agreeing with you like KnightRid said. I enjoy backing up movies and being able to play them on other devices that I own. You can also backup UHD discs now, so that is mighty nice. You just need a UHD 'friendly' drive as official UHD drives don't work.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:54 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
KnightRid wrote:I think he said it because more and more cases are not including the bays so you have to use external. Like laptops. I have my old Dell 1645 that I got with a bluray drive. I cant find hardly any laptops that have bluray anymore so if it goes belly up I would need to get an external one. Companies are stupid. Streaming is not as good as a physical disc, it is just easy.


I'm agreeing with you like KnightRid said. I enjoy backing up movies and being able to play them on other devices that I own. You can also backup UHD discs now, so that is mighty nice. You just need a UHD 'friendly' drive as official UHD drives don't work.


:) Ok! I wasnt exactly sure where you were on ripping/backup from USB or any other media!
I went all in years ago on DVDs and somewhat on BDs! I'm old school, I want to see that cover art! :)
I have 4 PCs setup throughout the house along with a tablet and laptop. I'm not much on the tablet, but I like to be able to grab a disc and watch it wherever I want!
For a couple reasons I never did join the ripping/media server trend. Still not sure if that was a wise choice or not!
With that said my DVD collection probably will never make it to a server. I've been picking them up since the late '90s and
It would take way too much time to rip them all! :lol:

I guess I'm a DVD Lifer!

To get back to the original post, I enjoyed your review!
Keep 'em coming!
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review

Postby KnightRid » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:30 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:
KnightRid wrote:I think he said it because more and more cases are not including the bays so you have to use external. Like laptops. I have my old Dell 1645 that I got with a bluray drive. I cant find hardly any laptops that have bluray anymore so if it goes belly up I would need to get an external one. Companies are stupid. Streaming is not as good as a physical disc, it is just easy.


I'm agreeing with you like KnightRid said. I enjoy backing up movies and being able to play them on other devices that I own. You can also backup UHD discs now, so that is mighty nice. You just need a UHD 'friendly' drive as official UHD drives don't work.


:) Ok! I wasnt exactly sure where you were on ripping/backup from USB or any other media!
I went all in years ago on DVDs and somewhat on BDs! I'm old school, I want to see that cover art! :)
I have 4 PCs setup throughout the house along with a tablet and laptop. I'm not much on the tablet, but I like to be able to grab a disc and watch it wherever I want!
For a couple reasons I never did join the ripping/media server trend. Still not sure if that was a wise choice or not!
With that said my DVD collection probably will never make it to a server. I've been picking them up since the late '90s and
It would take way too much time to rip them all! :lol:

I guess I'm a DVD Lifer!

To get back to the original post, I enjoyed your review!
Keep 'em coming!


I am like you, I have around 800 dvd/bluray sets in my collection that I bought a Synology 1512+ years ago to rip everything to. I had to upgrade to 8TB drives so I would not have to compress anything. Those tv show sets like MASH have a lot of discs with them ;) I am still working on mine as it is a bit tedious and time consuming. MakeMKV is a great program to rip them to a mkv container at no compression and you can just take the movie itself. Worth it to rip just so I can have access to everything as long as a computer/PS3/PS4/ETC is on the network.
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