Corsair Carbide 330R Review
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof
As you might expect from a silent case the exterior of the 330R is pretty clean and uninterrupted by fan grills and windows. Where the 300R was open to the elements at the front, having as it did exposed fan grills and 5.25" bays, the front of the 330R is covered by a full length plastic door, finished so convincingly to look like anodised brushed aluminium, that it's not until you place your hand on it, feeling the warmth of the plastic as opposed to the cold touch of Aluminium that you realise things are not as they seem. Remembering that this is a £70 case though it's nice to have the look without the cost premium.
Air intake comes from vertical recesses down the edge of each door side, with the exception of these rebates the external appearance of the case is pretty featureless
Up on the roof we see the second external difference to the 300R. Here Corsair have provided the option of closing off the the roof fan grill by means of a clip on soundproofed plastic panel. Tantalisingly there are also mounts for 120 and 240mm fans and perhaps radiators. Will the H100i fit up here? you'll have to read on to find out.