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Corsair Carbide Series 330R (CC-9011024-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Quiet Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone, (x1) Mic Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Jeff E.
  • 12/8/2014 5:49:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLooks Good, Marginal Noise Control

Pros: 1. Supports EATX without being a huge box;
2. Includes some noise damping material;
3. Has a front mounted power/USB header panel and a solid top (almost) so you can set things on the top and not worry about FOD getting down into the case. The side doors are un-ported and helps keep noise in, to some degree..
4. Descent thermal control if you set up the airflow correctly.
5. Looks good.

Cons: When I pulled the case out of the box it was so light I thought it was an aluminum case. Except for the front door, the case is steel but it is much thinner than the cases I have used in the recent past. The material appears to be annealed for easy forming and can be bent quite easily. The motherboard has a higher stiffness EI value than the mounting tray- install the major MB components if you can before you install the MB. Otherwise the tray will allow the MB to bend significantly when pushing on connectors and parts. Use care if you move a loaded case around, it will not tolerate much abuse and can allow load transfer to the components inside.
The drive trays were designed to have the connector side of the drives on the back side of the case. If you use the drive trays as intended you will have to open both doors; one to disconnect the cables and the other to pull out the drives. You can easily pull out the tray pins to mount the hard drive traditionally, but for SSDs you will have to drill a few holes.
With the light sheet material and hard drive tray design, I can hear the hard drive clunking around loud and clear now. Sounds like a car door opening and closing. Didn't hear it at all in my other case, but this one allows the vibrations to shake the case and broadcast the noise.
Southbridge fan on this new MB is noisy and despite the damping materials (plus some add on material) it cannot keep the noise from working its way out the fan holes. The front door is damped and it helps but it still is not as quiet as it could be.

Other Thoughts: I deducted 1.5 eggs for build durability, and 1.5 for noise control A better choice of damping material and thicker metal could greatly improve the noise characteristics.
Of the thousands of case options out there, I really had a hard time fitting the 5 pros together. This is one of the few simple cases out there that meets some of each requirement and does not look like an arcade game or a vending machine.

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  • Helen R.
  • 12/1/2014 9:06:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe Case is Quiet

Pros: Quiet with stock fans, looks good, easy to install and route wiring. Easily enough room for tall Heat sink like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Could easily add more cooling but not necessary with said cpu cooler and basic stock speeds. Includes nice black screws for all devices.

Cons: Really not much just minor stuff like no real documentation on how to install optical drive and other components. Not really a problem once you look at it for a minute. The door is made of plastic and has a weak feel, but not big deal as mostly keep it closed for silence. Besides you uses disc that much these days.

Other Thoughts: I would certainly buy these case again for another build. I have always been a fan of Antec and still like their products. But, Corsair is pushing out some nice stuff these days.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 11/13/2014 11:32:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOkay, but not great

Pros: + The case looks nice. It has a nice matte black finish and the front panel door has a brushed aluminum look. It's not too heavy.
+ Toolless mounting of 5.25" and 3.5" inch drives is fast and easy.
+ Pre-installed motherboard standoffs are a really nice touch.

Cons: - The front door feels pretty flimsy.
- Only 4 mounting spots for 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Not enough for some people.
- 2.5" drive mounting is kind of silly. You have to remove one of the pegs used for toolless mounting of 3.5" drives to get a 2.5" drive into the tray.
- Cable management holes have no rubber grommets.
- Not enough space for cable management, it could use an extra half an inch or so.
- There really aren't any anchors for tying your cables on the back of the motherboard tray, which makes cable management tougher.
- I found the cables on the included fans to be a bit short. I had to use the CPU OPT fan header instead of a SYS fan header because the cable was too short to reach any of them. A minor thing but still worth noting.

Other Thoughts: The case in and of itself isn't terrible, it's functional and looks nice. But for the price, even the sale price, there are much better cases available. The noise cancelling foam on the side and top panels is mostly ineffective and I would honestly rather see that cost go into better cable management options. The case screams "half-arsed Define R4 clone" to me.

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  • Ivan C.
  • 11/13/2014 1:31:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWonderful case

Pros: The case is nice and sleek. it's black which is a nice. has good ample space for your parts

Cons: Would be nice to have 1 extra fan not really needed but it doesn't hurt. the case covers are quite annoying to get on need a second person to make it fit correctly but it isn't a good enough reason to not buy this case.

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  • Bhavesh P.
  • 10/16/2014 4:19:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe pictures do not do this case justice

Pros: 1) Midtower form factor, but large enough to accept an eatx motherboard.
2) Sturdy construction. Chassis is mostly made of steel.
3) Sleek, minimalist design. Excellent for modding.
4) Quality is up to par with higher-end Corsair chassis.
5) Can accept up to 8 hdds with the purchase of an optional hdd upgrade kit from Corsair. Although the kit is hard to find. Corsair doesn't list it on its website. I had to call Corsair costumer service to get a hold of one.

Cons: 1) No cable grommets, but its not a big deal. Corsair sells a kit for 3.99 on its website.
2) The from panel is plastic and flexes a little. But it is thick plastic and not bad considering this price point.
3) The psu intake filter on the bottom is only secured with magnets. It easily falls off when moving the case. This can get annoying.
4) The screws Corsair includes to mount the front fans are too short for aftermarket fans with vibration dampeners on them. You may have to make a trip down to your local Lowes or Home Depot.
5) Not very silent with stock fans. Not a big deal since I always use better quality quieter fans anyways.

Other Thoughts: I've been through 6 pc cases in the last year and half, including Lian Li, NZXT, other Corsair cases, Antec, etc. I just could find one that i really liked. This is the last case I bought and I'm glad I did. The pictures do not do this case justice. It looks much better in person, specially with the Corsair 300R side window panel that I have on it. Also, its not much smaller than a Corsair Obsidian 550D or a Corsair Vengeance C70.

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  • Jeffrey B.
  • 9/13/2014 2:38:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNot so silent

Pros: There is a ton of space inside this thing. This should work out great for a serious gaming rig or media work station. You get a solid case at a great price. Overall, this is a good case, but I have some gripes below.

Cons: This is not nearly as silent as everyone leads you to believe. I have a Corsair H50 mounted in the rear fan location with a push/pull fan setup. It was extremely noisy with the fan included with the H50, but lower fan speeds provided by a 4 pin fan reduced it some. Perhaps there is more noise due to my setup, but this is not a silent case.
It also occurs to me that the front fan filter is pointless, as air will be coming in from areas other than the filter. It is also very difficult to run a second fan with the drive cage in the way.
The 5.25" bays can only accept drives with the front case on, and the front case must be removed for some occasional work. This seems awkward to me and more work than necessary.

Other Thoughts: For the price, you get what you pay for. However, there are some obvious design flaws that could easily be resolved. I hope Corsair fixes these on their next design.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/13/2014 1:58:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdated review **

Pros: This is an updated review for the side panels issue (the previous review should be below this one). From this point on when installing the side panel, I will make sure to lay the case on its sides to slide and lock each panel; I noticed this is the most effective way to be able close the panels without any issues.

Cons: I still love this case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2014 12:37:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This case looks awesome..

Cons: However, the side panels are unbelievably designed poorly. Trying to align the hedges on a side panel to slide and lock it is so frustrating due to bad design. And even when you align it the correct way there are still issues; for example, the screw hole placement on the side panel would not center/sync with the case screw hole placement.

This was not an issue with my prior case (Antec Gaming series One), and the process of closing the side panel was very easy and quick to do.

Other Thoughts: I love this case, but the design on the side panels destroys this beauty.

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  • Josh A.
  • 7/11/2014 12:13:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice design

Pros: Great price, nice design, black and well constructed!

Cons: None- other than it was larger than I expected, but that's not really a con...

Other Thoughts: First time using a case from Corsair, but I am a fan of their memory products. Nice to know they make cases too. I am impressed with the design and construction. I would recommend it to others.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/22/2014 3:06:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat value

Pros: 1) the case is well built, steel, so it doesn't rattle and can take a slight beating.
2) has noise dampeners and steel seems to absorb sound better than my aluminum cases.
3) usb3 ports on top front, easy to get to.
4) magnetic fan filters on front and bottom (for psu) the front one is very easy to clean.
5) rubber feet, stays planted
6) the front door can be made to open the other way. there are tiny clips on it, just take them off and put them on the other side
7) cable routing is very easy but wish there were more places to tie down my cables, but again would probably increase cost.

Cons: 1) only comes with 1 front case fan.
2) installing a 2nd front case fan requires you take off the front face requiring 6 screws to be removed. though the case does come with the required LONG fan screws, don't lose them if you plan on installing more fans.
3) the psu fan filter is rather flimsy and when it is in the correct place, you always wonder if it is on right. maybe create a slot for it just like the front fan filter, but that would add to cost...
4) the HDD clips require you to put the HDDs in a certain orientation, with the sata plugs pointed in the direction of insertion. This means you have to take the back panel off also to wire up your drives. not a big issue if that's how you want to run your cables.
4) 1 front intake fan (in the middle) doesn't provide enough air flow for GPU AND CPU. should probably just orient the mb lower, and put the PSU on top then there would be a better flow of colder air to the cpu. therefore the cpu and gpu both run hot.
-) I hate doors, but it blocks some of the fan noises, rather have a fake front panel or maybe the back panel that encloses the front and the side.

Other Thoughts: for the price the 330R is a good buy if you only want to run a system with 1 vid card, 1 HDD and a slightly overclock cpu. it is not a bad choice.
I don't use internal Rom-disk drives anymore. I just use a external slim drive when i need and put it away. That way I don't need one for every system that i build so the 5.25" bays have become useless for me. Or I use USB thumb drives for installations. I don't remember the last time i listened to a CD from a CD player, usually just stream or use my phone.

Door should be mounted on the other side by default. eg: Obsidian 550D

Though the trend is to put the power supply at the bottom for more stability, making a completed build bottom heavy, there is less air flow for the cpu hsf and gpu. Since there is only 1 fan, it is not oriented high enough in the case to provide good air flow for the cpu. but at the same time, it isn't low enough to provide good air flow for gpus near the bottom. maybe inverted is the answer? well not my job to decide that.

I'm using this as a file server case, modified it to hold 13 3.5" HDDs would hold 4-6 more but that's all i need atm. cpu isn't OC'd and fan filters work great
overall a great balance of cost vs utility.
This was my first Corsair case, and wanted to see how they do the lower end. If they can balance cost and utility at the bottom end, I would imagine they do a great job at the higher end. Knowing what i do know, I would have rather bought the Corsair Obsidian 550D. A more expensive case, but i'm sure it's the better buy.

Final thoughts: I can't wait for my next build to try out a high end Corsair case.

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