Corsair 300R Case ReviewBluePanda - April 11, 2012
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We all know Corsair for the wide variety of products for just about any budget. Power supplies, cases, memory, cooling, and SSDs are just a few of the products I’ve personally owned. A recent gaming release was made with the Vengeance Series with the M60/K60 and M90/K90 which I also had the privilege of giving my two cents on, just arrived in the last month. We’ve seen a lot of chassis' from Corsair including our review build case the 600T or the 650D. The ability to find something affordable even on a tight budget has become a staple for Corsair, and today we take a look at another addition to the Carbide Series family, the 300R, a sub $100 mid-tower case.
The 300R might not really compare with some of the higher cases such as the 600T or even one of its other sisters in the series, the 400R. However, for the cost, the quality Corsair branding still comes intact. Despite it being a smaller mid-tower case Corsair claims it is “big where it counts”, perhaps a little heavy with the e-ego here, but we’ll have our own look soon enough. Nonetheless, it has tool-free bays and room for any typical build. Fully painted inside and out the 300R looks like an affordable option with intentions to impress. Let’s get looking at the actual case and make our own judgments.
The usual Corsair branded case box sat proudly on my porch when I arrived home from a long day of class. There are a few company names I cringe at when they arrive, but Corsair isn’t one of them; I can usually count on a fun review to be associated with most of the products. The box is exactly what it should be, not too flashy, conservative and not a blind attempt to sell the product. Well developed products sell themselves.
The front of the box shows an isometric sketch of the case. Gives you just enough to know what is inside. The back shows an exploded view of the case in an attempt to show off any features this little case might have. It does show some included fans, a PSU fan filter and some nice tool-less bays. These things are always a plus to see – nothing like putting hardware in so many cases just to have to go back to old school screw mounts. I love that most companies realize this. The two sides are identical in listing case specs and giving a couple more looks at the case. Box handles included, and it’s in the house ready to take out of the box.
Opening every review item is still like Christmas to me. You have no idea how hard it is to wait to open products, just so I can take some pretty pictures for you to see the box. It’s so taunting to have so many items sitting unopened. Opened up it is like any other case these days, wrapped in a nice fabric bag and mounted with two foam cap ends. Seems like the flawless way to arrive unharmed from one coast to the other. Let’s take a better look at what’s inside - enough of the box and packing!