Nice Case

I needed a new case to ease my mind on a recent PC build that didn't feel quite right. I browsed a sweet selection of cases at a local shop ( and came away with the Corsair 550D Obsidian series:

Not a drop of blood was shed during construction - that may be a first...I've grown accustomed to a blood sacrifice with my hand-built PCs.

There is a lot that I like about the 550D's design...sound-proofed, good dust management, and awesome side-doors that open with the press of a button...and close perfectly flush with a reassuring "click".

The HDD drive trays don't require the use of fasteners to hold the drives in place yet they gripped the drives firmly with shock-absorbing pins.

This system is an i5 2500K machine used as a 32-channel CCTV DVR. The use of on-chip graphics is to enable Intel Quick Sync to enhance performance with the DVR software.

Other specs:
Intel DZ68DB mobo
8 GB of system RAM
Win7 64 OS
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
2TB WD Green HDD
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