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    Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Is Corsair's budget chassis worthy of consideration for a low-cost build?
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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    You are paying for the brand here most definitely - I have a cheap cit g Force case that cost £30 at the time of purchase, other than the fact the front panel and top panel are plastic (the rest isn't) I can't see any real difference to that and this one, it even has a fully shrouded bottom for the psu/hdds and DOES have front and top dust filters.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Oh look. Another case with a solid panel in front of the primary air intake.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Oh look. Another case with a solid panel in front of the primary air intake.
    I think case makers like Corsair now just assume (wrongly) that you'll build a PC with an AIO water cooler these days, preferably one of their own,making a front air intake somewhat redundant to cooling.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    I think it looks good, but what kills this for me is the poor noise & cooling performance, weak airflow design, lack of dust management and the poor IO port positioning. There is no shortage of decent competition, so without any design or feature innovation there is nothing compelling here.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Looks alright, I like the aesthetic.

    But it also looks like something I'd normally pay about £35 for.

    Front ports are in a strange location, but I do like that they're attached to the chassis and not the front panel.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    does nothing for me like all of the corsair cases, only thing they ever got right was the rubber grommits

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Whilst the cooling looks awful, it's the lack of 5.25" drives that kills this for me. But I understand that not everybody wants optical drives, bay converters various fan controllers and other expansion bits.

    I guess I'm an old breed of enthusiast.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    What genius thought it a good idea to put the io on the wrong side of the case.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series 270R

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Whilst the cooling looks awful, it's the lack of 5.25" drives that kills this for me. But I understand that not everybody wants optical drives, bay converters various fan controllers and other expansion bits.

    I guess I'm an old breed of enthusiast.
    I'm exactly the same , don't think I'd ever buy a case with room for an optical drive.

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