Corsair Vengeance C70 ReviewWaco - July 1, 2012
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My first impression after lifting the case out of the box was…did I just get a huge ammo box? The look is military-inspired, to say the least. There isn't anything on the case that isn't functional. The front panel sports a very large opening for cooling fans highlighted by a large rigid hexagonal frame hidden behind the smaller mesh of the removable fan filter. The power and reset buttons also have a decidedly military theme to them – the reset button even has a safety cover! I know it's a small touch, but it really makes the whole look for the front of the case.
Moving on to the back side of the case the industrial military theme continues. The entire rear panel is vented by slanted openings top to bottom. If you like to load up your case with fans to produce positive pressure to keep dust out – this case is going to work well. All that extra pressure should vent heat right out the back without compromising your cooling performance.
The sides of the case are quite simple…but you can see that these side panels have a pretty unique feature near the top of each panel. I'll go into detail about these interesting looking latches on the next page when detailing the working components of the case. Each side panel has its center section bumped out to create more clearance although the left side panel has a fairly large window with mounting holes precut for 120 mm and 140 mm cooling fans. The window is actually smoked slightly as well, which gives the case a more industrial look.
This angle shows the venting near the top of the case as well – it's identical to the mesh on the front of the case. Cooling doesn't seem like it'll be much of an issue in this case. The overall look is still very reminiscent of an oversized ammunition case, which I have to say I really do like. Move on to the next page to see what lies in store for you on the interior!