Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass Chassis Review




/ 4 years ago

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A Closer Look – Exterior


The design of the chassis is very nice, nothing too crazy, but just enough details to stay interesting. The side panel is massive and provides a great view of the interior. The interior is completely blacked out though, so in a bright room and with no lights in the chassis, it’s pretty reflective when I use my camera flash.

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The top panel has a large ventilation section, with an easy to remove magnetic dust filter.

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Below the filter, you’ll find both 120mm and 140mm fan spacings. Corsair says that it’ll take a 240mm radiator here. However, you’ll need low-profile memory, or it may conflict as the chassis is relatively slim.

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The front I/O is pretty simple, but all the basics are here, and it looks neat and tidy too.

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Front Panel

I like the front panel design. It is plastic, but it has a slightly brushed texture to it that makes it look like brushed aluminium. It wraps around the edges, giving it a less box-like aesthetic too. However, don’t worry about airflow, there’s a large clearing on both the left and right side to allow for indirect airflow. Behind that, you’ll also find a large dust filter, which we’ll see shortly.

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The bottom section is tucked a little, which allows for more airflow, as well as an easy “handle” for pulling the panel off to clean the filter.

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It even hides some sneaker under-lighting.

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The right side panel is just that, a panel. It’s held in place with quick release thumbscrews though, so it’s easy to get access.

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Plenty is going on around the back too. Of course, they’re not reinventing the wheel here. You’ll find 120/140mm fan mount with height adjustment. There are seven expansion slots, plus two more vertical mounts to the right of those; all are fitted with reusable covers.

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The PSU gets some love with its slide-out dust filter at the rear. That’s three dust filters in total now, so airflow should be squeaky clean.

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