Corsair Carbide 270R Mid-Tower Chassis Review
The Corsair Carbide 270R is a builder-friendly case designed for high performance and it features a simple and open internal design for easier assembling. It is a compact system with the best value for your money.
The Carbide Series 270R has a room for up to a 360mm radiator in front, 240mm radiator in the top, and 120mm radiator in the rear, the 270R provides incredible cooling potential. The uneven steel drive trays provide room for additional storage. The fitted cable routing compartment enables easily clean builds and the Direct Airflow Path provides airflow to the hottest machinery without any interference from drive cages. It has room for two 3.54” HDDS and two 2.5” SSDs. This is a generous amount of room for a mid-tower PC, allowing for both air and liquid cooling solutions.
Key Benefits Overview
- Builder-friendly internal layout: Simple and intuitive internal layout enables quick and easy assembly.
- Versatile cooling options: Room for up to a 360mm radiator in front, 240mm radiator in the top, and 120mm radiator in the rear.
- Expansive storage space: Rugged construction steel drive trays provide ample room for drives.
- Clean and minimalist exterior design: Unobstructed panels deliver an understated look.
- Built-in cable routing: Cable routing compartment enables effortlessly clean builds.
- Direct Airflow Path: Provides airflow to the hottest components without any interference from drive cages.
- MSRP $69 (Window version)
A few things to note down with the 270R is that the IO is on the side, so if you mount the computer with the wall, you won’t be able to reach the buttons. It’s still right at the front of the side, though, so it shouldn’t be an issue unless the computer is completely flush against the wall. The IO includes two USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and a power and reset button. Also, the PSU has a groove it had to slide through, which limits its length to 220mm.
Another thing is that the acrylic is slightly on the cheap side, so you’ll want to be careful when removing the panels to ensure you don’t scratch it.
In conclusion, the Corsair Carbide 270R PC Case is a well-designed, builder-friendly case with a clean, minimalist design. The windowed version maintains this design, while also adding a red LED fan and allowing you to show off all your high-end components, without making your PC look like it absorbed a rainbow. It has plenty of space for both air and liquid cooling solutions, along with built-in cable routing and a PSU cover to make your build look more tidy. After getting to see it in-person and looking at the price, it’s definitely been added to my list of potential purchases.