- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Installation Experience
This case is made of steel- including the front panel- even the 5.25″ bezel. I was pretty sure that Corsair would be sending a military green coloured case.
There are 2 clips on each side of the sidepanels- and it does secure the panel properly. These are more convenient compared to thumb screws. There are 2 handles on the top panel of the case, but judging by the smaller sized rivets, I wouldn’t be too confident to use them frequently with all the hardware installed. I will really like to see cases with handles (and for full towers? case wheels atleast as an aftermarket add-on)- provided they’re strong enough to be used even with all the components being mounted. I wouldn’t be surprised if they just put it more for the show rather than having a proper handle- like Coolermaster Storm did it with Trooper that I reviewed much earlier and gave a medal to acknowledge solid built quality.
The top panel have removable rubber grommets on the fan mounts, should you choose to remove and use them either for mounting 140 or 120mm fan. You shouldn’t have any issues installing water cooling units such as H100. I would have liked to see an air filter on the top incase a user decides not to have a 2x 120mm radiator closed loop cooler mounted on the top- and prefers to mount a fan on top to push the air in.
From Left: Power Button, Activity LED, 2x USB 3.0 ports and a Reset Button.
One part I can appreciate is that the front panel is made of metal, including the 5.25" bay covers. Its only the military green colour that makes the case look like military-ish theme design. There’s no grommets used for the water loop holes, but I really doubt a lot will prefer to go for full scaled water cooling. Closed looped units? Yeah but nothing more than that.
The rear part of the case has a lot of vents- one on top of the rear I/O section and towards the right of PCIe slots. A 120mm fan can be seen mounted on the rear, but Corsair could have gone the extra mile by providing mounts for 140mm fan.
The military-ish design does stand out- and if it weren’t for an ordinary square shaped transparent side panel on the left with 2x 140/120mm fan mounts- I would have said confidently they’re trying to make this look like an “oversize ammunition box” themed case. Some cases look great with a transparent/meshed sidepanel,and some just standard. Also, there are no air filters here.
Corsair has 2x sliding air filters on the case’s underbelly- one slides from the rear and another from the front. But this is all the more reason they should have air filters on the top and side panel. The air filters slides in nicely and clips in.
Corsair uses long and thick enough stripes of rubber Case feet.
Corsair provided the required screws, 8 rubber grommets for the fans and some usual cable ties. Just as a note, Corsair 400R didn’t come with the screws required to top the fans on the top panel. The newer batch of 400R doesn’t seem to be coming with those either.