This is a great case - it's well built, and extremely versitle.

A Review On: Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Case

Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Case

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Pros: lots of room, lots of fan options, great cable management, large window, looks great

Cons: stock airflow a little weak, stock window is annoying, no upper filter.

After countless hours of weeding through the ocean of mid sized cases I wound up with this C70 and nearly two years later I still love this case and I'm glad I got it instead of anything else. I wanted a case with cable management, a large window on the side, multiple fan options, good looks and for it to be of good quality. The C70 has all those things and more.

Nearly the entire case is made of metal. The only plastic is the filters, front panel trim, window and trim around the window, the handle grips and latch contacts. The handles are of more than sufficient strength, and one will support the weight of the rig if you need your other hand to turn a door knob or open the car door or something like that. The case is very easy to work with in terms of component installation / removal and cable management. There are holes with grommets as well as brackets for zip-ties. The I/O panel wires are long enough to route completely hidden from view. The I/O panel is well thought out with a white LED illuminated power button, headphone / mic jacks, 2 USB 3.0 ports and a reset button. The window is easily replaced with a sheet of clear acrylic from the hardware store.

The two HDD cages are modular and you can easily remove one or both of them. I chose to remove both for the sake of air-flow and mounted my HDDs in the 5.25" bays with 3.5" to 5.25" adapter brackets.

The included filters work well at keeping the dust level down inside the case. The bottom PSU / fan filters are split in the middle and slide out the front and rear of the case. The front panel filter requires removing the front panel, which requires removing both the left and right side covers and popping loose the front panel. This sounds like a chore at first, but it's quite simple and takes 20 seconds. Someone once mentioned they thought the tabs were too flimsy (they're metal) but I find the thickness sufficient and so long as you don't press them further than you needed to release, they spring back where they belong every time.

So far as cooling goes, there is one 120mm fan mount at the rear (stock fan included) You can have two 120mm fans or one 140mm fan (center) in the front behind the front panel. The HDD cages fit one 120mm fan on the backside of each (stock fans included) Depending on your power supply length and if you have the HDD cages installed, you can fit two 120mm or two 140mm fans on the bottom of the case. You can also fit two 120mm or two 140mm fans on the top of the case. The included window has mounts for two 120mm fans. You can fit a 240 radiator (15mm fan spacing) or 280 radiator (20mm fan spacing!) in the top of the case and a 240 in the front if you remove the HDD cages. You could install a 240mm or 280mm radiator on the bottom depending on your PSU length and HDD cage installation choice, though if you use a 280 plus fans you might run into clearance issue with the wiring from the PSU and the routing for those wires. There is also space for most CPU coolers.

In summary:

Rugged good looks- form follows function
Excellent cable management
Plenty of space for most water cooled & multiple GPU builds
Functional air filtration
Lots of options for additional fans - both size and placement
Space for large CPU coolers - (check your specifications!)

2 Comments:

I'm thinking of buying this, is it ALL metal or does it have a plastic shroud?
it's all metal including the front panel, grill and bay covers - so far as I can tell the only plastic is the fan filters, HDD trays, window, window trim, handle "grips" and the sections on the latches that contact the top of the case. Even the i/o panel metal.