Thursday, July 12th 2012

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Available in Windowed Version

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced that the Carbide Series 300R Compact PC Gaming Case is now available in a windowed version.

First released in January, the Carbide 300R PC case has won accolades for its compact, streamlined, builder-friendly design. The new Carbide Series 300R windowed version of the case of features a side window that gives PC builders the ability to demonstrate their modding skills while also showcasing internal PC components, such as Corsair's PC performance tuned Vengeance DDR3 memory, GS Series power supplies, Hydro Series CPU coolers, and Air Series cooling fans.

The Corsair Carbide Series 300R: a compact expression of Corsair's gaming PC philosophy
Great gaming systems begin with a great case, and the Carbide Series 300R provides a remarkable number of in-demand features in an attractive, compact chassis. Builder-friendly features include three tool-free optical drive bays and four tool-free hard drive bays with integrated 2.5" SSD compatibility. There's room for high-end GPUs of up to 450mm in length, and the matte black interior incorporates Corsair's innovative cable routing system that helps keep wires and cables out of sight for a clean look and improved airflow. The 300R comes with intake and exhaust fans, with room for five additional fans including dual side-mounted fans for direct GPU cooling.

For more information, visit the product page.
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11 Comments on Corsair Carbide Series 300R Available in Windowed Version

#1
Sp33d Junki3
How dumb is Corsair designers. They just ruined the look with stupid side vents for fans.
They do this all the time, and make it look terrible.
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#2
PopcornMachine
Should read "Window ruined by a bunch of holes Version".
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#3
Max Mojo
Messed up

Can't believe how bad designed these cases are. A non-windowed case is a no-go. A perforated window is a quiet resentment against the customer.
My theory is that there are no real female beings in these companies. That means these guys are simply unable to emotionally grasp what a case modder wishes.
And there are more Corsair sins like this windowed tragedy with a shower of shots. Like Graphite with this baby window. I mean does cost so much to make broader windows for us guys willing to show off our precious objects?

I never ever use side panel fans. What should be the benefit? The air stream goes crazy inside the rig.
On the other hand some cases a quite appealing. And I think about buying one for modding. Maybe Graphite with this ugly button on the top? No. Or Obsidian looking like a gravestone? Will still have to wait...

Would be nice if:
- they were made of aluminium for less weight
- a bit under 60cm high like 55cm to fit into my desktop
- with a big window covering nearly the whole side panel
- deep cable routes and 3 cm for cablemanagement
- had no preinstalled fans, as Corsair fans are garbage anyway
- preinstalled Corsair Link and Led controller with undercover cables

And: Is this the reason nearly all case companies show only pics of their cases out of an angle that hides the side panel, so no full side panel view? This makes me upset everytime they announce a new case. And the reviewers only show pics with zoom segments so you have to check heaps of fotos until you see the case as it is.
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#4
Fairlady-z
I dunno about this case, but I just recently re-built a system in a 550D and I love that case. I can see my self using it on future builds for sure.
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Max Mojo
by: Fairlady-z
I dunno about this case, but I just recently re-built a system in a 550D and I love that case. I can see my self using it on future builds for sure.
This case is somehow nice in my view, but what is this rectangle hole in the sidepanel for? :rolleyes:
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#6
Liquid Cool
Corsair started out strong in the pc case sector with their 800 series...then went cheap-er. A repeat of their venture in power supplies...and as of late their memory.

The window edges look clean...but the buckshot holes do it in.

I'm still waiting for that mini-itx pc case from Corsair...:).

Best Regards,

Liquid Cool
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#7
cedrac18
by: Liquid Cool
Corsair started out strong in the pc case sector with their 800 series...then went cheap-er. A repeat of their venture in power supplies...and as of late their memory.

The window edges look clean...but the buckshot holes do it in.

I'm still waiting for that mini-itx pc case from Corsair...:).

Best Regards,

Liquid Cool
Their 800D is still for sale and they have the 650D as well and graphite, are you saying they shouldn't have made cheaper cases and stayed premium only like apple? Myself will never spend more then $100 on a case so they have a product for the > $150 customer and the < $100 customer. I fail to see the problem
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#8
james888
by: Fairlady-z
I dunno about this case, but I just recently re-built a system in a 550D and I love that case. I can see my self using it on future builds for sure.
I really like my 550d.

by: Max Mojo
This case is somehow nice in my view, but what is this rectangle hole in the sidepanel for? :rolleyes:
If you are talking about the 550d, there is space for two 140mm fans in the side panel. Or you can put the plastic/soundproofing foam cover on to have a quieter system. The 550d is built to be a silent case but can also be a performance case.
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#9
Widjaja
Not digging the holes in the side panel.
Would think the fan placements at the top of the case would be enough.
None the less I suppose if someone really wants this case and the holes in the side panel irks them, they can replace it.
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Max Mojo
If you are talking about the 550d, there is space for two 140mm fans in the side panel. Or you can put the plastic/soundproofing foam cover on to have a quieter system. The 550d is built to be a silent case but can also be a performance case.
Ahmmm, didn't recognized the sacarstic smile?

Besides: the offered windowed Side Panels are not worth to buy. What they call a window I would call a peephole.
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