Corsair Carbide 330R Review

Up Close: Front, Rear and Base

Corsair Carbide 330R Review

 

Up Close:  Front, Rear and Base

Having taken a bit of a glance at the exterior on the last page it's time to look at things a bit more in depth.  Aside from the subtle corsair name and triple sail logo the only other external feature on the front of the case is the front I/O.  Keeping it simple and keeping costs down Corsair have opted for just a pair of USB3s the usual audio sockets and a soft touch short travel power/reset switch.. 

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Opening the sound dampened door reveals the 3 heavily perforated 5.25" bays, which should serve to allow additional air into the interior.  Below these is the front air intake.

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The Intake is easily removed by means of clips on its upper edge allowing access to the single fitted 140mm fan.  Mounting points are in evidence allowing an additional 140mm to be fitted or 2x120mm.  A pin and clasp mechanism allows the door to be removed or the hinge side swapped.

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Round the back a single 120mm fan is on exhaust duty, below which lay a set of steel push outs for non grommeted tubing holes.  The metal fan grill is domed to protect the fan and presumably prevent the aperture being blocked off should someone push the rear of the case hard up against a wall.

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Corsair have opted for vented PCI covers, which although affording better airflow out of the case will invariably increase its sonic signature.  Odd choice for a silent case we think.

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Flipping the 330R over to look at the base we're pleased to see a huge mesh filter protecting the PSU intake area.  The filter itself is plastic and is held in place by magnets.  The case feet are sturdy, but are made from a hard plastic as opposed to a rubber which we guess would have lessened vibrations but would have added to the cost.

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18-09-2013, 04:38:37

tinytomlogan
Today we look at low noise, sleek looking aggressively priced case from Corsair the 330R

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...054202983l.JPG


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18-09-2013, 06:14:21

Watsyerproblem
A very handsome case, a full atx case with obsidian like style at a lower price point.

i can see this case doing well

18-09-2013, 10:44:36

Willock
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
A very handsome case, a full atx case with obsidian like style at a lower price point.

i can see this case doing well
Looks a bit plain to me... but then again I run an NZXT Phantom, so what do I know about what looks good xD

For a Corsair case though, the price is pretty good for the feature set.

18-09-2013, 12:25:15

Watsyerproblem
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Originally Posted by Willock View Post
Looks a bit plain to me... but then again I run an NZXT Phantom, so what do I know about what looks good xD

For a Corsair case though, the price is pretty good for the feature set.
a lot of people like plain, i do like plain cases myself but that being said i wouldn't change my Silverstone Raven RV03 for the world!

It's not exactly the most traditional case! Haha

24-09-2013, 09:41:07

chrismjurd
defo at that price would love it to occupy my desk, #plainjane
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