Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Corsair Unveils Carbide 175R RGB Mid-tower Case

Corsair updated its entry-level case lineup with the new Carbide 175R RGB (model: CC-9011171-WW). Positioned between its popular 100R and 275R cases and priced at USD $60, the 175R brings many of the features found on a higher priced segment to this one, such as RGB LED embellishments, a faux brushed-metal facade, and a fully enclosed bottom compartment. The front features an RGB LED illuminated company logo with intakes positioned along the top and bottom edges. One of the case's three 120 mm front intakes has a factory-fitted 120 mm fan with RGB LED illumination. Two 140/120 mm top exhausts, and a rear 120 mm exhaust make for the rest of the ventilation.

The left side panel is tempered glass with a dark tint. Inside, the Corsair Carbide 175R RGB features a conventional horizontally partitioned layout with a complete enclosure of the bottom compartment. Storage areas include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and a HDA audio combi-jack. Corsair includes dust filters for the top vents and PSU intake. The front panel logo and included fan support 3-pin addressable-RGB input letting you plug them directly to your motherboard for software control.
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11 Comments on Corsair Unveils Carbide 175R RGB Mid-tower Case

#1
FinlandApollo
Yay, another case with front intake choked to death...
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#2
Tsukiyomi91
nice design but there's little to no side intake ports for fresh air to keep the inside temps cool. Sorry Corsair, but I rather take the 275R over this one any day.
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#3
Caring1
They're doing it all wrong (still).
If they want a fancy closed front façade, then make the intake underneath and exhaust on top, filters will solve any dust issues.
It may require lateral thinking and a redesign of the internal component placement, probably why they don't do it, thinking isn't their strong point.
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#5
s3thra
This case reminds me very much of the Cougar MX330-G minus the good airflow and 5.25" drive bay support.
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#6
kastriot
Well i got lost in myriad of mini/midi/mega/giga towers.
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#7
Caring1
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Looking in that front grill it looks like a bar heater I have in the bathroom
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TheLostSwede
Caring1, post: 4040426, member: 153156"
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Looking in that front grill it looks like a bar heater I have in the bathroom
Maybe it can serve multiple purposes...
Although I doubt it'll be convenient to game while sitting on the bog...
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#9
John Naylor
I still don't understand how "not enough" air space determinations can be made from a picture, especially ones that don't show the openings. Saw the same comments when the 600S came out and testing certainly didn't bear out this assumption



Start at the 5:25 mark

Front Panel in Place = 271 fpm
Front Panel Opened = 281 fpm
Front Panel Removed = 281 fpm .... Front panel reduces flow 3.5%
Dust Filter removed = 300 fpm ... biggest impact
Grille Removed = 313 fpm
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#10
drade
John Naylor, post: 4040621, member: 156078"
I still don't understand how "not enough" air space determinations can be made from a picture, especially ones that don't show the openings. Saw the same comments when the 600S came out and testing certainly didn't bear out this assumption



Start at the 5:25 mark

Front Panel in Place = 271 fpm
Front Panel Opened = 281 fpm
Front Panel Removed = 281 fpm .... Front panel reduces flow 3.5%
Dust Filter removed = 300 fpm ... biggest impact
Grille Removed = 313 fpm
So you buy a case, have to open the front panel, potentially remove it, remove dust filters, and the grill to get suitable fpm? It's a simplistic fault that manufacturers continue to make... Go back to the basics, its that simple.
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#11
bonehead123
drade, post: 4041015, member: 22667"
So you buy a case, have to open the front panel, potentially remove it, remove dust filters, and the grill to get suitable fpm? It's a simplistic fault that manufacturers continue to make... Go back to the basics, its that simple.
Yea, like, thats the ticket, like, for sure for sure man.....

Buy a new case, then have disassemble 1/3 of it just to get the airflow that should have been engineered in by default, wow what a concept :(

wait for it..
wait for it.....

f. A. i. L....
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