Carbide Series 270R is compact and engineered for building high-performance systems while featuring an open, simplified internal layout designed for ease of assembly. With room for up to a 360mm radiator in front, 280mm radiator in the top, and 120mm radiator in the rear, the 270R provides enormous cooling potential. The rugged steel drive trays provide ample room for additional storage. Unobstructed exterior panels provide an understated look for an overall clean and minimalist design. The built-in cable routing compartment enables effortlessly clean builds and the Direct Airflow Path provides airflow to the hottest components without any interference from drive cages.
- Builder-friendly internal layout: Simple and intuitive internal layout enables quick and easy building.
- Versatile cooling options: Room for up to 360mm radiator in front, 240mm radiator in the top, and 120mm radiator in the rear.
- Expansive storage space: Rugged steel drive trays provide ample room for multiple drives.
- Clean and minimalist exterior design: Unobstructed panels deliver an understated look.
- Built-in cable routing: Cable routing compartments enable effortlessly clean builds.
- Direct Airflow Path: Provides airflow to the hottest components without any interference from drive cages.
We used a substantial radiator on the CPU and did not extend the loop to the graphics card with the result that our Core i7-5820K remained icy cold. The Asus Strix R9 390 ran at 84 degrees under load, just as we would expect.
There is no noise deadening material in the Corsair Carbide 270R however our choice of cooling hardware resulted in a PC that was very quiet indeed. If you use a noisy graphics card or run your fans at high speed you will surely be able to hear the results.
The Carbide Air 270R measures 460mm x 210mm x 509mm and weighs 9 pounds before you chuck it full with hardware. So yeah, the chassis will give you a lot of room inside to build a pretty awesome LAN box. You have 370mm of graphics card space and 225mm of power supply space so you can fit in standard ATX power supplies. On the front right side of the case are two USB 3.0 ports.
Lots of ventilation, if you look at the extended bezel then at the left and right side you'll notice a massive mesh that functions as your air intake. And yeah, that top side speaks for itself really. The 270R AIR can house up-to and including ATX motherboards, you'll need to be on the lookout for ATX, Micro or Mini ITX. Micro ATX however is becoming a very popular format, and support even the most high-end processors and graphics cards. We'll install a Micro ATX motherboard today.
- Stealth drive bays on the rear of the motherboard tray.
- Excellent cooling.
- Low price.
- Roomy interior. An All In One would slip in easily.
- Front 120mm fan has LED lighting.
- Top panel is unfiltered.
- Cable management above the power supply cover is poor.
- Window is prone to getting damaged.
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