CORSAIR Launches the Carbide Series 678C Low-Noise ATX Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2019 - 09:05 AM |
Tagged: SP140, quiet, mid-tower, enclosure, corsair, chassis, case, Carbide Series 678C, atx

Launching today alongside the Crystal Series 680X (see our review here), CORSAIR's Carbide Series 678C is designated a low-noise ATX case thanks to what CORSAIR says is extensive sound damping within the enclosure.

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We have the Carbide Series 678C in for review right now (the black version), and will have that available soon as we explore just how quiet this new enclosure is, and of course how effective the airflow is from the trio of included SP140 PWM fans as we measure temps from our test platform.

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Features of the Carbide Series 678C from CORSAIR:

  • Sophisticated Style: Defined by clean lines and smooth steel construction, with a crystal-clear
  • tempered glass side panel to show off your system’s components.
  • Extensive Sound Damping: Sound damping material on the side, front and roof panels ensure quiet operation – or swap in the included dust filter on the roof when performance is your top priority.
  • A Multitude of Cooling Options: Includes space for 360mm push/pull radiators in the front and roof, 280/240mm radiators on the floor, and 140/120mm radiators in the rear.
  • Massive Cooling Potential: Powerful and efficient airflow, with room to install up to 9x 120mm or 7x 140mm fans for massive cooling potential.
  • Take Command of Your Cooling: A PWM fan controller regulates three included SP140 PWM fans and up to three more. Reduce fan speed when you want keep your system quiet, or
  • increase when you want to push its performance.
  • High-Speed USB 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C Port: Front panel connector puts future-proof connectivity within easy reach.
  • Expand Your Storage Options: Install up to 6x 3.5in and 3x 2.5in drives. A versatile HDD/ODD design includes six modular trays that can be moved to eight mounting locations to give you the exact layout you want.
  • Easy Accessibility: Both the front panel and tempered glass side panel are hinged for tool-free easy access.

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One of my favorite aspects of both new cases launched by CORSAIR today are the hinged door panels, which make accessing the components a breeze.

The case is available with either a black or white finish, and as to pricing the new Carbide Series 678C case is squarely in the premium category, launching at $199.99.

Source: CORSAIR

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March 12, 2019 | 11:27 AM - Posted by WayneJetSki

"High-Speed USB 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C Port: Front panel connector puts future-proof connectivity within easy reach."

For $200 bucks I would want it to be at-least USB 3.2

March 12, 2019 | 01:36 PM - Posted by Command_Prompt_Gamer (not verified)

USB 3.2 gen 2 is the same as USB 3.1 gen 2 USB-if --the folks who make the USB specification, just renamed it.
To simpy put,
USB 3.0, USB 3.1 gen 1, USB 3.2 gen 1: they are all the same, 5gbps
USB 3.1, USB 3.1 gen 2 USB 3.2 gen 2: they are all the same 10gbps
USB 3.2 gen 2x2 newest standard, 20gbps, some people may call it just USB 3.2 like some people call USB 3.2 gen 1 (5gbps) USB 3.0 and the gen 2 (10gbps) USB 3.1.
Hope it helps :)

March 12, 2019 | 01:59 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Indeed. USB “3.2” is a rebrand. And despite the USB-IF’s efforts companies are going to continue to be out of compliance for some time with the idiotic new branding/messaging guidelines.

March 12, 2019 | 04:37 PM - Posted by WayneJetSki

Thanks for the info. But I am finding that hella confusing trying to remember all that.

March 12, 2019 | 01:59 PM - Posted by Rolfathan (not verified)

As I read this I got super excited, as it looked in many ways like their version of the Define R6. I'm used to Corsair doing some cases that seemed clearly similar to others done by competitors, but seeking it for less.

Here we have something similar to the R6 (which define has always been known for some pretty stellar build quality) and Corsair is charging... MORE... for it... Hard pass. Would much rather do the original for less.

March 12, 2019 | 02:04 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

The Define R6 is a great case, and of course Fractal wins price/performance there. It’s largely a matter of preference in the very high-end segment. I don’t say this new case is a great value, and I think it’s safe to say that most people will spend less than $100 on the case for their build anyhow.

March 12, 2019 | 04:48 PM - Posted by WayneJetSki

Yeah I used the Define R6 for the Sept. 2017 build and that case was great. Just wish i had a USB-C front port.

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