Corsair Introduces First Mini-ITX Case

Obsidian Series 250D Mini-ITX PC case offers support for large liquid coolers, full-length graphics cards, and full-size modular power supplies. By ChannelPro

Bringing the sophisticated and minimalist design of the Obsidian series to a new smaller size, Corsair has unveiled its new Obsidian Series 250D performance Mini-ITX PC case. The 250D, with its brushed aluminum and solid steel construction, is Corsair's first chassis built for the increasingly popular Mini-ITX form factor. Despite its size, 250D supports not only popular performance Mini ITX motherboards, but also a wide range of full-size high-performance components, including many of Corsair's Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers.

"Thanks to the increasingly high performance of Mini-ITX boards, it is now possible to build an extremely powerful yet compact system," says Xavier Lauwaert, director of product marketing at Corsair. "The Obsidian 250D is made for users who want a smaller PC, but don't want to limit their hardware choices. With support for large liquid coolers, full-length graphics cards, and full-size modular power supplies, 250D is Mini-ITX without compromise."

Obsidian Series 250D specifications include:

Expansion Room

  • Two expansion slots and 290mm of internal clearance allow the use of any current stock graphics card
  • Supports all modern ATX power supplies, with 200mm of PSU clearance
  • Two tool-free 3.5-inch/2.5-inch combo bays
  • Two tool-free 2.5-inch only bays
  • Full-size 5.25-inch drive bay
  • Two front mounted USB 3.0 ports for easy peripheral or external storage device connection

  • Cooling Flexibility

  • Two high-airflow fans are included (1x AF140L and one 1x AF120L)
  • Room for up to 5 fans
  • Radiator Compatibility: Front - 120mm or 140mm; Side -- 120mm/240mm
  • Storage Layout Options

  • Modular tool less drive caddies can be accessed from the rear of the case
  • A pair of 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drives and two 2.5-inch only drives can be simultaneously mounted
  • Full-size 5.25-inch optical drive bay
  • Builder Friendly Features

  • Thumbscrew side panel removal and expansion slots
  • Tool-free 3.5-inch, 2.5-inch, and 5.25-inch drive bays
  • Easily accessible (and removable) front, side, and PSU dust filters
  • Cable routing with multiple tie-down points
  • Two USB 3.0 ports and headphone/Mic jacks in the front panel for easy access
  • Dimensions and Weight

  • Height x Width x Depth: 11.4 x 10.9 x 13.81 inches
  • Weight : 9.7 lbs
  • The Obsidian Series 250D has a suggested retail price of $89.99 in the US and will be available in late January from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. It is backed with a limited 2-year warranty and Corsair's customer service and technical support.