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Corsair Carbide Series 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Computer Case CC-9011024-WW - Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #173 in Computer Cases


Pros: Loads of room, good amount of fan mounts, good quality sound insulation, high build quality.

Cons: Tool-less 5.25 inch installation is a bit weird, not much room for cable management, no rubber on the PSU slot, too few mother board stand-offs.

I do have to say that this case is an absolutely brilliant case. There is plenty of internal room for a long graphics card in the top 3 slots, not so much for a second one, but the only cards really long enough are dual-gpu cards. The rear of the case doesn't have much room for cables due to the sound-insulating foam. Which I must say is very good at it's job. Instead of having normal foam, they have chosen very compact sound insulation, which does make the case a lot quieter.

There are a total of 5 fan mounts, with a 120mm fan in the back and a 140mm fan in the front to blow air over the graphics card. There is another fan mount in the front for the hard drive bay, to keep your hard drives cool and to blow some air over the power supply at the back. There are two 140mm or 120mm fan mounts on the top for extra cooling, but if you want maximum cooling, then you have to take the top cover off, or simply rest it on the top.

The door at the front of the case blocks the sound out quite well and can swap side with just the removal of 2 little clips. When the door is shut, there are slits at the side for air to get into and flow through. Just above the door are 2 USB 3.0 ports, a headphone and microphone jack and a rocker switch that acts as a reset button and power button. This also features the hdd activity led and power led.

Inside there are a total of 7 expansion slots at the back. There also seems to be a grill just above that for some reason, as it is positioned too far to the left to aid in graphics card cooling. The power supply is positioned at the very bottom with the fan facing out the bottom, with a removable dust filter held on with magnets on the very bottom to stop the power supply getting dusty. There seems to be a mystery piece of metal slightly t0o low for a power supply to fit in properly (a corsair one funnily enough), so I had to bend it up with a pair of pliers, which was annoying. Just below the rear exhaust fan are 3 metal grommets, that you will have to remove if you want to put anything through them. On the cpu fan side of things you have up to 160mm of headroom, which means most coolers will fit in there.

Both the 5.25 inch and 3.5/2.5 inch drive bays come with tool-less installation systems. The 5.25 inch installation mechanism involves simply sliding the drive in and waiting for the click, but to remove you have to push the lever labeled 'push' to lift the pins out of the screw holes. When I installed my drives after I first got the case, there was no clear instructions on how to operate these things, so I thought I had to push the lever in to install the bay, which I found out was wrong when the whole thing popped of. Fortunately, the hard drive bays are a whole lot easier to operate. You just slide the tray out and either end the tray to get the pins in either side of the hard drive, then wiggle the other set of pins into the other screw holes on the other side of the hard drive. Fortunately, as these are anti-vibration mounts, the pins move around quite a lot. It is slightly less simple to install a 2.5 inch hard drive, as you have to use either the screws that came with the hard drive, or find the screws that fit from the 4 different types included with the case. Once the hard drive is screwed in place, you just slot the tray back in from where you got it.

Overall, this is a good quality case made of high quality materials that Corsair clearly put some thought into and will serve my; and hopefully your, computer case needs for a long time. That is why I gave it 4/5 stars as the only minor problems were very minor gripes. Hope this review helped.
Corsair Carbide Series 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Computer Case CC-9011024-WW - Black

The Carbide Series 330R Quiet PC Case is designed for systems that will go into media rooms, bedrooms, dorm rooms, or any place where both silence and performance are essential. Sound dampened doors and panels and clever intake fan design are combined with generous expansion room and builder-friendly features to allow you to build a silent PC that can pack a lot of power for gaming and high-definition media streaming.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureExtensive noise damping material on front door, side panels, and top removable panel to quiet noisy internal components. Front door is reversible, with angled air intakes to reflect internal noise away from the user. Direct airflow to components - the front 140mm fan is unrestricted by hard drive cages and has a low-restriction dust filter in front for excellent cooling and low noise levels. Removable top panel, with top fan mounts pre-drilled for 240mm or 280mm radiator compatibility. Up to five separate fan mount locations Four 3.5"/2.5" hard drive bays with full SSD compatibility. USB 3.0 on front panel with internal motherboard connector Up to 450mm of space for long graphics cards.
TitleCorsair Carbide Series 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Computer Case CC-9011024-WW - Black
WarrantyTwo years
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementCC-9011024-WW
Item Height23.22 inches
Item Length22.04 inches
Item Width11.81 inches
Package Height16 inches
Package Length21 inches
Package Weight1 pounds
Package Width16 inches
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
UPCList - UPCListElement843591037105
Item Weight18.52 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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