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Hardware Corsair Carbide Series 330R Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 17 Jul 2013.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. David

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    Another example of Corsair attempting to exclude all forms of watercooling apart from the AIOs.

    How hard is it to have the option to mount a drive cage mid-floor, leaving room to mount a decent rad at the front? Nanoxia's DS1 makes the 330 and the 350 look pretty underwhelming.

    Corsair are all but dead to me now.
     
  3. Saivert

    Saivert New Member

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    Too many mid-tower cases have poor provision for watercooling gear. Instead they throw in lots of HDD slots, optical bays and whatnot. If you want to build a storage server there are better cases suited for just that. For a gaming PC you don't need a bunch of HDDs. I have a NAS for that. So the only alternative is a full-tower case and IMO those are just way too big (leaving lots of empty space even with watercooling gear installed). I want smaller case, not bigger but still with room for watercooling.
     
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    I like the looks a lot, very humble and clean looking.

    And since there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the design, it's down to retail price whether we'll see this case around a lot, or not.

    Thanks for the rewiew :)
     
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    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Buy a Parvum S1.0 then. I did, and while it's a bit wasted on my rig at the moment, I will watercool it and it'll be awesome!
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    That does look like a cracking little case, at a fair price, although I'd prefer more than two photos on the website - some showing the internals, including the drive bays, would be nice; and I'm a bit bemused that the USB ports are an extra £15. It also seems strange that it doesn't support 60mm rads in the front - although, I'm hoping this is just a recommendation to accommodate full length graphics cards - otherwise that would be a deal breaker for me.

    That aside, I love the look and the general layout I can discern from some mod logs, and I'll seriously consider it if and when I decide to buy a new case.
     
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    For the same money (or slightly less) I'd take the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2... or for substantially less the Fractal Design Core 3000!
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Funny, that noone has made a comparison with the Corsair Obsidian 550D. I actually find that the 330R *looks* like the 550D should have looked (all black front, no fan openings at the side). People seem to forget that both cases are geared toward the "silent" crowd.
     
  9. Charlbotha

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    I bought this one about a month ago and so far I am very happy with it
     
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