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Corsair Carbide 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction and Features

Corsair’s Carbide Series currently includes eight models in different sizes, shapes, and colors (mostly black but the 500R is available in white) which includes the 200R, 300R, 330R, 400R, 500R, and the Air-540 High Airflow Cube case.

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In this review we are going to take a detailed look at Corsair’s Carbide Series 330R quiet mid-tower case. The 330R incorporates superior sound absorption material for quiet operation, numerous cooling options, and support for multiple, extended length VGA cards.  The 330R enclosure features a full length, hinged front door and comes with one 140mm intake fan in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan on the back with five optional fan mounting locations along with support for liquid cooling radiators.

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Here is what Corsair has to say about their Carbide Series enclosures: “Corsair Carbide Series® mid-tower PC cases have the high-end features you need, and nothing you don’t. Designed to be the foundation of awesome yet approachable gaming PCs, they combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations with lots of room to build and expand, and amazing cooling potential!

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Carbide 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Case Key Features:
• Supports E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX and Mini ATX motherboards
• Extensive noise dampening material on the front door, side panels, and top panel to quiet noisy internal components
• Hinged front door is reversible, with angled air intakes to reflect internal noise away from the user
• Direct airflow to components – the front 140mm fan is unrestricted by hard drive cages and protected by a low-restriction dust filter
• Removable top panel, with top fan mounts pre-drilled for 240mm or 280mm fans and/or liquid cooling radiators
• Excellent cooling and low noise levels with up to five separate fan mounting locations
  o   Front: 140mm fan included (upgradable to dual 120mm or 140mm)
  o   Top: Dual 120mm or 140mm
  o   Rear: 120mm fan included
• USB 3.0 on front panel with internal motherboard connectors
• Four 3.5” / 2.5” hard drive bays with full SSD compatibility
• Three 5.25” front exposed drive bays
• Tool-free installation of 5.25” and 3.5” drives
• Up to 450mm (17.6”) of space for long graphics cards
• Up to 160mm (6.3”) of space for CPU coolers
• Cable routing cutouts to keep cables out of the airflow path

Please continue reading the Corsair 330R Quiet case review!!!

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The Carbide Series 330R mid-tower case features sound absorption material on the inside of the front door panel, removable top panel, and both removable side panels for quiet operation.
 

September 13, 2013 | 10:28 PM - Posted by mdwarner

Got one of these a few weeks ago. Bit tight but able to hit H110 and runs very cool and quiet with it. Only complaint is with H110 the top fan grill will occasionally vibrate and bounce of of the fans/rad.

September 15, 2013 | 04:08 AM - Posted by lobstershaver

Three hings I 'd like to see revised on this case.
1: Grommeted cable routing holes. (no real excuse as to why this isn't included)
2: More rear motherboard cable notches. (there are very few)
3: Less restricted front frame for better airflow.

I like the idea of this case, but it seems to cut corners.

September 15, 2013 | 09:06 PM - Posted by Panta

most Corsair cases HDD Cage at this level
are VERY restricted, that's something they got to fix.

September 15, 2013 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Panta

300R was a nightmare build for me, compare to the 200R delight
hope they fix it in the 330R.

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