Corsair Introduces Carbide Series 270R Mid-Tower Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2016 - 11:17 AM |
Tagged: windowed, mid-tower, enclosure, corsair, chassis, case, carbide, 270R

Corsair introduced three new enclosures yesterday, with the Crystal 570X (our review for this case is already live), Crystal 460X (review coming soon!), and this new Carbide Series 270R mid-tower.

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From Corsair:

"Solid, sleek and understated, the CORSAIR Carbide Series 270R offers all the essentials of a high-end PC case, while retaining a spacious internal layout and versatile cooling options. Available with either a huge transparent window or solid side panel, the 270R’s minimalist exterior hides an expansive interior that’s designed to make building a PC as easy as possible. Deep cable routing channels, numerous tie-down points and convieniently located drive bays combine with a dedicated cable routing compartment that surrounds the PSU, making clean and professional builds simple.

The 270R windowed comes equipped with a red-LED lit AF120 120mm intake fan and black AF120 120mm exhaust fan, while the 270R non-windowed ships with a single black AF120 120mm exhaust . Whichever you choose, the 270R offers great out-of-box cooling while also supporting a wealth of liquid cooling radiators and cooling upgrades. Able to mount upto a 360mm radiator in the front and a 240mm radiator in the roof, the 270R can accommodate almost anything your next PC might require, both now and in the future. It’s everything PC builders need for the essential PC build."

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While the other two announced cases feature tempered glass designs, the Carbide 270R is a practical alternative for shoppers on a budget. It combines an understated exterior with an internal layout that Corsair is calling "builder-friendly", and offers a compelling solution with an MSRP of only $69.99.

Corsair lists these features:

  • Builder-friendly with simple and intuitive internal layout.
  • Versatile cooling options with space for multiple radiator configurations.
  • Clean and minimalist exterior design.
  • 270R Windowed includes 1x red-LED lit AF120 120mm intake fan and 1x black AF120 120mm exhaust fan.
  • 270R Non-Windowed includes 1x black AF120 120mm exhaust fan.
  • Built-in cable routing compartments enables clean builds.
  • Direct Airflow Path™ provides airflow to the hottest components.

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Our review of the Carbide Series 270R will be completed soon, so stay tuned!!

Source: Corsair

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November 22, 2016 | 02:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

So I had a quick look on r/battlestations to see where people put their tower in a setup, ~90% or so put them against a wall (me included) or have the PC faced in a way that they can see into the window.

Who's idea was it to put the I/O on the opposite side? Did they sacrifice ease of access for looks or was it just incompetence?

November 22, 2016 | 06:39 PM - Posted by Lance Ripplinger (not verified)

I think putting the I/O on the side was a very dumb move. I/O should always be on the top of the case, or mounted on the front bezel. This case looks pretty decent for the price tag otherwise though. Still can't beat my Phanteks Enthoo Pro. :)

November 22, 2016 | 09:55 PM - Posted by applemaggot (not verified)

I agree, stupid front I/O placement. If a Corsair rep says "Well it's very left handed friendly" I'd slap them and tell them "That's what the Carbide 600C is for idiot!"

November 22, 2016 | 10:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Wow, this thing is a dud.
I/O placement is shite, are these even USB 3.0 on the front header? Doesn't look like it.
You could get a much better case for way less price.

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