Corsair Carbide Series 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Chassis Review




/ 6 years ago

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The chassis looks fairly plain at first and the general appearance is fairly stealthy and minimalist. The left side panel is plain and while there is a window edition of the chassis available we’ve gone for the much sleeker solid panel.

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Front the right side the chassis looks the same, another plain panel with no major standout features. The left and right sides of the front panel feature a full height cut-out, this allows for airflow to the front panel fans without the need for a front mesh, keeping the front panel door looking clean and tidy.

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The front panel door features an effect that is similar in appearance to brush aluminum with only the Corsair logo at the bottom breaking its clean appearance.

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Behind the panel is a different story, the door is lined with some tough sound proofing material, there are three ventilated 5.25″ bay covers at the top and a large removable and washable dust filter at the bottom.

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There is a pre-installed 140m air-intake fan and room for one more below that.

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The front I/O panel is pretty basic but all the important items are here with 2 x USB 2.0, HD Audio connections and a reset/power switch.

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The top panel is just as plain as the rest, albeit thanks to a clip-on cover.

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The cover is lined with the same sound proofing material as the front panel and this should help keep things nice and quiet.

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The panel hides an array of cooling mounts, here you could install 2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm or a water cooler such as the Corsair H100i.

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The underside of the chassis features four large rubber feet which provide plenty of ground clearance for the PSU air intake.

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There is a magnetic dust cover here, which is strangely long given that the ventilation holes don’t extend as far across the bottom as the filter does.

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Around the back we have a pre-installed 120mm fan, 7 expansion slot covers with some extra ventilation to the side of those and a bottom mounted PSU area.

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