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First review I found:
http://www.tweak.dk/review/Corsair_Carbide_330R_Case/1627/1/1

It's pretty much the 300R with less airflow , they've only changed:the front, different feet, padded the side panel with sound dampening, and a "better" top tongue.gif

Second review http://www.ginjfo.com/dossiers/tests-materiel/composants/boitiers/test-du-carbide-330r-de-corsair-du-silence-a-petit-budget-20130708?page=6

Third review
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/news/hardware/gehaeuse/26966-ausgepackt-a-angefasst-corsair-carbide-series-330r.html

Forth review http://www.4tech.be/nl/review/corsair-carbide-330r?page=4

Looks like the mesh top has been tweaked to allow 20mm AND 15mm rad spacing, but it's pointless unless they fixed clearances. (H x W x D : 495 x 210 x 484mm of 330R vs 450 x 210 x 485mm of the 300R suggests yes since 45mm > 1.75" and normal rad is 30mm thick)

The bottom filter also appears to be extended towards the middle and changed to a finer mesh.





Supposedly $100 on Newegg and $84 on Amazon

and 76GBP over at OC UK

edit: supposedly 87 Euro according to http://www.gamezoom.net/artikel/Corsair_Carbide_Series_330R_Test_Review-28637-1
Edited by AlphaC - 7/11/13 at 7:51pm
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Eh.

I'd rather someone mix up the traditional case layout to put intake fans closer to the heat generators (CPU and GPU). The more direct access to cooler intake air you can give these components, the slower you can run the fans and the quieter your machine will be. Generic "case airflow" fans, like most front intakes end up being, have not proven to be terribly useful at anything but generating more noise.
    
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With the temps in my country...those cases are a no go frown.gif
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Corsair 330R gets Gold award at Vortez

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Conclusion

Bringing our thoughts to a close we can whole heartedly say that we really like the new 330R. Corsair have brought to market a solid mid tower silent solution which has some key advantages over its sibling the 300R.

330R is equipped for silent usage and its styling brings a classy appearance which is minimalist and professional. We really like what Corsair have done with the top of the case and its detachable cover, this has a dual purpose in helping to keep noise to a minimum and also alleviates dust entering the system. We also really like the synthetic noise damping material Corsair have used throughout the case and that they have chosen to place it in so many different areas – this indeed results in low-noise.

We found the build quality to be very good, with the overall layout and execution of features again, very good. Inside, big CPU coolers, long graphics cards and even ALCs such as Hydro series H100i can all fit which will be music to enthusiast’s ears.


Pros
+ Professional styling
+ Well executed features
+ Good quality noise damping material + lots of it!
+ Whisper quiet
+ Good clearance options
+ Reasonably priced

Cons
- No cable management grommets
- No anti-vibration rubber padding for PSU

Corsair Carbide 330R Review @Vortez
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown View Post

My 400r cost $100 and it's build quality is exceptional.

Anyways, I hope we can get some close up pics on this case soon. I'm looking to go for a quiet build next time around.
"Exceptional"

It has plastic and steel, with rubber grommets to hide the sharp edges.. Someone hasn't owned a Lian-Li.
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"Exceptional"

It has plastic and steel, with rubber grommets to hide the sharp edges.. Someone hasn't owned a Lian-Li.

haha , there are no rubber grommets but the edges are pretty rounded off (fillet?) on pretty much all Carbide cases. I own a 300R that this is based off of.

Corsair cases seem to be marked up though, about 25-30% higher than they ought to be.

Problem with Lian Li is unlike Silverstone most of their cases haven't gotten updated to 2012 let alone 2013 hardware. Cable routing behind the mobo is still an issue for many of them and they aren't powdercoated inside. I guess the appeal of Lian Li is the ease of machining / modding aluminum.

If you want to use a benchmark case I'd say Fractal Design is the case manufacturer to beat. Cooler Master HAF has dust issues, CM Silencio cases have poor thermals, and their rad support is spotty.

edit: The Vortez review omits that the 140mm fan pushes very little air. If it's the same one on the 800D, 350D, and 300r: 140mm Corsair A1425L12S 1000 RPM +/- 20% 54.0 CFM 20dBA 0.30A 3 pin , Intake Static Pressure 0.67 H20

* 120mm exhaust fan is 120mm Corsair A1225M12S 1200 RPM +/- 10% 32.95 CFM 18dBA .11+/- .02A 3 pin , Exhaust Static pressure 0.69 H20
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