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Hardware Corsair Carbide Series Air 740 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 2 Sep 2016.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Member

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    Please note tongue firmly in my cheek.

    Ok so after reading the "Games journalism isn't corrupt, but Youtube has a problem" I found it quite funny that when opening this page a 20 % score marker flickered on my screen.

    Delving into the code it wasnt cached data it was there and it has just been hidden.

    So how is a 20% rated bit of equipment regarded as "Recommended"

    CONSPIRACY I tells ya!!!!!
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Must admit I think it's beyond hideous, up there with some of the least appealing cases I've seen in the last year or two. Looks like somebody took an early 2000s server cabinet and shrunk it down, then tried to make it more "exciting". Yeah, not for me.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    here is your hat... some self-assembly required...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Impressed by the cooling performance but, my eyesight is not bad enough, yet, for me to be able to overlook the looks.:sigh:
     
  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    You must be new :p

    The 20% score appears in all reviews. Bit-Tech used to have a percentage based score system, but it was recently replaced with the Recommended etc monikers. However, it can't be totally removed or it breaks the internet, so it's there but it is hidden. Nothing untoward and it'll be sorted when Bit's new website is done.
     
  7. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Good God, that is one hideous case. Absolutely rank.
     
  8. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I've tried so hard to like this but I just can't.
     
  9. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    I love cases with a well ventilated front.
    I love cases with a cube design.

    The cable management and cooling advantages are just too big to ignore.

    But something that looks like that? Maybe if I was eight...
     
  10. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    Having recently built my PC in a Carbide Air 240, I'm now a big fan of partitioned cases. Having the PSU in a separate compartment makes things so much easier.

    Styling wise, I think it looks OK. It's a bit too big for my needs but I do quite like the "old server" look.
     
  11. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Agreed, and I'm 50 not 15...
     
  12. Guest-16

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    I must admit I'm no fan of Corsair's styling but it's certainly better than the 540. You can't just have a plain, featureless 'wall' like the Node 804 (?) though. It needs something characteristic (not ports), even if minimal.

    Still waiting for that 21st century update to the YY Cube :(
     
  13. E1TSY

    E1TSY A cog in the bit-tech machine

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    Just to shed some light on this, we are working on (nearly there) w a new bit-tech back end. Sadly when we dropped scores we found that removing them did it site wide and affected past reviews that had scores. The only way was to hide the old score method and overlaying with the new award system.
    These will stop appearing during loading time soon.
    Safe to say that you can put your tinfoil hat back in the drawer :D
     
  14. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    I'm going to be controversial and say I really like this case.
     
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