We have not seen a “big boy” case from Corsair since their Obsidian 900D was released back in 2013. While the 900D is still a great case it does seem a little bit dated as many new cases are offering RGB lighting, tempered glass panels, USB 3.0 connectors and more. Well it looks like we will see a new “big boy” case from Corsair very soon as the Obsidian 1000D (model: CC-9011115-WW) was leaked to Amazon over the weekend with a price tag of $500.
The 1000D takes notes from the smaller Obsidian 500D cases with its three tempered glass panels and two main side panels that easily open with their hinge design. At the top of the front of the case you’ll find four USB 3.1 Type-A ports and two Type-C ports. All of the connections on the top of the case will feature RGB lighting around them. Being that this is a full tower case you can support motherboards up to E-ATX and you do have eight expansion slots.
Taking a look inside there is a ton of room for components. You shouldn’t have any problem installing large graphics cards, tall CPU coolers, and long power supplies. There are also plenty of cable routing holes to keep your build nice and clean. As far as cooling support goes this case is loaded, you can actually mount up to eight 120 mm fans along the front panel of the case, three 140 mm fans at the top and two 120 mm fans at the rear. This means as far as radiator support goes in the front you can go up to 480 mm, at the top 420 mm, and a 240 mm at the rear. There are six 2.5-inch drive mounts as well as five drive trays that support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. Corsair also includes their Commander Pro fan and lighting controller with the case.