Squeeze two gaming PCs into one with Corsair’s monolithic Obsidian 1000D monster

Corsair Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower

Here at PCGamesN we understand the guilt you might feel at leaving your PC alone when you go out to work or to study. Leaving it alone for long periods can be distressing for you and your rig, but don’t worry, by packing it into Corsair’s new Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower it need never be alone again… because you can stick a second PC inside it for company.

You’ll need to pick the best mini-ITX motherboard for such a mission…

At Computex almost a year ago Corsair showed off a slew of new chassis concept designs, such as the Concept Slate and Concept Curve. The Curve has yet to see the light of day in retail, possibly because the thought of a PC case sporting over $10,000 worth of carbon fibre was deemed too showy, but now the Concept Slate has found its final form.

And its considerable form has landed in the shape of the Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower, and it’s still just as monstrous a case as the prototype chassis was 12 months ago.

The big selling point of the Obsidian 1000D is that you can jam a secondary mini-ITX PC inside the Super-Tower, alongside a full extended-ATX system, in a kind of foetus-in-foetu setup. Except both machines can be functional at the same time…

Aside from keeping your big PC company, why would you possibly want a second system built into your rig? Well, Corsair are selling it as “providing an optional fully-equipped system to run as a file server, streaming capture system, or second gaming PC for player two.”

Corsair Obsidian 1000D monster

Realistically it’s that streaming capture device that makes the most sense. Even with a high-performance, many-core CPU, and your game and capture running off separate SSDs, you can still run into issues when gaming and streaming at the same time. Them serious ‘tubers often get around that by using a laptop to do all the streaming and second screen stuff, but having a single dual-PC system would get around that.

For a price. You’re looking at somewhere between $400 and $500 for the privilege. However, if you’re considering dropping a second rig into your case then money probably has a lot less meaning to you than the rest of us…

But it is a glorious chassis, with expansive smoked, tempered glass doors built on robust hinges. And the fan mounting plates can extend out to make it easier to fit hefty liquid chillers when you’re liquid chilling the whole dual-PC system.