Corsair Vengeance C70 ReviewWaco - July 1, 2012
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Today we'll take a look at another of Corsair's unique cases, the Corsair Vengeance C70. This is a case that I had mixed feelings about when hearing about it. I've seen case mods done before with old ammo boxes that had been cut up and shaped to fit hardware. They were either all beat up from use or painted to look such a way; I really liked them. The Corsair Vengeance C70 comes in army green, black, and white. You'll see why I'm talking about ammo boxes when we move on to pictures.
The Vengeance C70 has lots of external features that both serve a functional purpose as well as add to the character of the case. The majority of the build is made of steel, except for a few plastic/rubber additions, and has every inch completely painted inside and out. There are two spring loaded fold down handles on the top of the case that actually can support the weight of a build to carry it around. The front I/O panel is the part that really made me like the initial look: a flip up cover on the reset button and an industrial-look power button. Overall it has a rugged look – and whether or not you thought you wanted to have an ammo style case – Corsair has left it for you to decide what to do with it: you can prepare it for stealth mode or prepare it for war.
Corsair sort of takes away my lingering wish to convert an old ammo case by placing an army green C70 in my hands for review this week. It definitely isn't your ordinary case, it has the right approach, but I'm curious as to how it all holds up. Why don't we take a closer look at what the C70 is really made of – let's hope it doesn't get a dishonorable discharge in the end.
The C70 arrived in a box that isn't atypical at all for Corsair. Simple cardboard with black print announces that you've just gotten a nice new replacement for your tired old chassis. The front side of the box clearly shows the Vengeance branding and model with very large text. A few lines of features are listed in both English and French (I think). There is a line drawing of the case as well so if you're browsing Microcenter or Fry's you can be sure you know what you're getting. The back side of the box shows an exploded view of the case with a list of features at the bottom in many languages. The left and right sides of the box are essentially identical, listing the specifications of the case (which are listed in full on page three).
Opening up the box was uneventful as always when opening packaging from Corsair. The case arrived with nary a dent or scratch, which is a testament to the shipping protection that Corsair puts into its packaging. I can't count the number of times products, especially cases, get destroyed by UPS or FedEx long before I ever see them at my doorstep. Perhaps my local delivery people are a bit more rough than others, but either way, this case will get to you in one piece thanks to its excellent packaging. Let's get this thing unwrapped and take a look at it!