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Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass Case Review

Corsair Carbide 275R

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A Closer Look at Corsair Carbide 275R

Construction of the Corsair Carbide 275R is based on the rolled Steel. In a combination of Steel and tempered glass, the case net weighs about 22 LB or 11Kg. This is not a light case however if you want to keep the weight down, 275R could also be purchased with an Acrylic window.

the Corsair Carbide 275R case dimensions are 460 x 215 x 455mm. This is an ATX Mid-Tower case which supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX type of motherboards along with 7 horizontal PCI slots and two vertical PCI slots for mounting GPU vertically. The front bezel is made from ABS plastic and could be removed to perform simple maintenance. The power supply in the 275R is designed to be on the bottom of the case and it does not have a mounting faceplate.

This case comes with two 120mm Corsair Fans that should provide adequate cooling from the get-go. To keep internal components clean of dust the Corsair Carbide 275R has a removable top mounting magnetic filter mesh, one meshed filter on the bottom of the case where power supply sits and one large front filter which sits behind the front bezel. The entire case is supported by non-removable feet that have rubber grip glued to the bottom of them.

In this case, there is only one window. My sample came with tempered glass and it had a plastic protective sticker on it. Tempered glass has a black outline of a square on the inside. The right side door of the case is made from rolled steel and it does not have any sound dampening foam at all. The quality of finish of the steel side is fair however with heavy scratches or bumps it would be hard not to see blemishes.

On top of the case, I found radiator/fan mounting slots. They are conveniently hidden from the naked eye by a magnetic filter. The I/O panel is located directly on the top of the bezel. Here I found power and reset buttons, headphones and microphone jacks and two USB 3.0 jacks which could be connected directly to the motherboard.

As I have mentioned earlier, the front bezel is removable and behind it, Corsair has included a removable mesh filter. To add accent to the case Carbide 275R has three micro LEDs in front of the case and that’s pretty much it. The LEDs are white only and non-addressable and do not support sync functions.

The skeleton construction of the case is single riveted on the bottom and double riveted on the top. I am impressed by how stable this case is without any sides attached. Cable management for the  Corsair Carbide 275R consists of three large rubber grommets and a lot of small indents for zip-tie support. In addition to good cable management capabilities, 275R has a large motherboard cut out window. The motherboard tray is non-removable so you would have to work inside of the case.

One of the included Corsair fans is mounted on the back of the case and another fan is mounting in the front of the case. These fans can be removed and replaced with either radiators or different fans depending on your preference.

Corsair included three simple 120mm brushless fans with this case. These fans have simple blade designs and do not support PWM or have any LEDs on them.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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