Corsair Carbide 270R Review
Up Close: Exterior
As you can see the Carbide 270R has simple understated lines. The left side of the case has a large acrylic window, while the right side of the case is a standard panel. The case measures 460x210x509mm (HxWxD), which about average for a Mid tower such as this.
The top of the case is heavily ventilated with slotted mounting holes for 120 and 140mm fans as well as rads up to 240mm. The mounts appear to be offset, which bodes well for internal clearances.
Although the front of the case is a solid sheet of plastic, curved at the top and bottom, it is slightly stood off from the chassis and has considerable ventilation by means of hex mesh panels.
The right hand side of the case is home to the front I/O which is nestled away in the mesh panel area so as not to spoil the sleek lines. Along with the usual power and reset buttons you also get a brace of USB 3.0s and a set of HD audio sockets.
The case stands on four rather cheap feeling plastic feet, which have a very thin layer of rubber on them to aid in the reduction of vibration. The feet are screwed in, however the screws seem to only just bite into the steel of the case as we found when we slid our case on the table and one of the feet came off. Fortunately we were able to re attach it and it has stayed but since. Perhaps another turn or two of the screwdriver at the factory is in order? Other than that, you get a good sized air inlet for the PSU which has a slide out mesh filter.
The rear of the case is a pretty standard ATX affair, of note however, is that the mounts for the 120mm fan are slotted enabling the fan, or perhaps a 120mm AIO to be adjusted to best suite the internal layout of the other components.