Great systems start with a great case, and Carbide Series 300R provides a remarkable number of features in a compact chassis. Easy access, lots of room for expansion, and superior cooling make the 300R a great choice for building powerful PCs that don't take up a lot of room.
The Corsair Carbide 300R is relatively compact as far as midi tower cases go, but there's plenty of room to work inside it and we had no trouble fitting our 275mm AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card. There's up to 450mm of depth inside the case, which is enough to fit any graphics card we can think of.
The case’s exposed Allen bolts and mesh grilles give it a slightly industrial look, but the grilles are a bit of a problem when it comes to dust and sound proofing, particularly if you use the pair of 120mm fan mounts on the left side panel. While the case is not too loud with just a CPU cooler and the standard front and rear fans, you'd be well advised to stick to silent models if you plan on populating the other five fan mounts the case has to offer.
The 300R is a mid-tower chassis that is part of Corsair’s Carbide line. If you are unaware, the Carbide line is meant to be your more budget friendly line in Corsair’s PC case lineup. This chassis is designed with the gamer in mind, keeping everything tight, to the point, and also offering the ability to install some large components.
- 4 3.5-inches hard drive bays with 2.5-inches compatibility
- 7 Expansion slots
- Supports graphics cards up to 450 mm in length
- 2 120 mm/140 mm top fan mount locations
- Compatible with ATX and Micro ATX motherboards
Serious cooling potential:
The 300R is equipped with two fans for intake and exhaust, and the integrated dust filters on the front and bottom intakes are easy removable. There's room for you to install five more fans, including mounting points for two side panel 120mm fans for drawing cool air directly over your GPUs. If you're building a multi-GPU gaming rig, proper graphics ventilation is essential.
The black painted interior has a CPU cutout for quick installing or upgrading of CPU heatsinks, and Corsair's innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look.
Even small things like the cables that root from the front panel – these are black and help towards making the inside look tidy upon completing a system install. It would have been nice to see cable management grommets on the cut-outs around the motherboard tray but I appreciate Corsair are trying to keep the costs down with the 300R and in some areas, such as this, there is no other option.
Cooling is good even though only 2 fans are used. The front intake fan has been positioned to direct airflow into the path of the graphics card, meaning those temperatures are sure to drop where you need them to the most.
Since Corsair has the gamer in mind for this case, they also offer super cooling potential over the competition. With this case, you will have the ability to install up to 7 fans, with 2 of those fans being included. There is also support for water cooling inside this case!
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