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Pros: Looks sleek and even with the fans at max speed it's very quiet. Having doors on both sides has so far been very convenient. The fan speed control button has three speeds with LEDd indicators and looks sweet. The case is actually more spacious than I expected it to be.
Cons: They made the white case more expensive than the black one and when I bought this case the yellow one wasn't even an option. The mic and headphone front ports are almost directly above the usb ports and if you were to sit in front of your case rather than above it I could see it being quite likely that your headphone cable would put sideways pressure on a pen drive, which may cause issues for the front usb ports over time. Also when I installed my video card I noticed that the hold down clip in the back of the case would not line up with the threaded hole without putting a fair amount of bending pressure on the video card. Lastly if you want to keep this thing looking clean with your wire management you're most likely going to have to take it all the way down to the frame to do it. I suppose this is both a pro and a con in that it's all put together with screws instead of rivets which makes this possible, but the factory routing isn't optimal.
Overall Review: All in all this case is great and I highly recommend it to anyone looking at ITX builds. I have yet to find a Corsair product that I wouldn't be willing to stand behind, and the 380T is no exception.
Pros: Looks great. A little bigger than I thought it was going to be but after building it an very satisfied with something this size, this powerful. Building is a breeze being able to task off both sides and it else VERY STURDY.
Cons: The only thing that bummed me out was the PSU length. My PSU is 169 mm in length and although it does fit, I had to remove the HDD harness because with the extra length of the cables coming out of the back. It was just a bit to tight of a squeeze so I secured my HDD with some zip ties in the space above. Other than that I have nothing else critical to say.
Pros: This is a fine looking case. I expect it to transform into some kind of autobot, but it hasn't (yet).
Some good thought went into the case design. It is quite large for my ITX board, lots of airflow (all with dust filters), and I love the handle. Tool-less 2.5 and 3.5 bays (two of each) and room for large video cards. Easy to assemble in here, especially since there is a small light on the interior of the case that can be turned on for clarity. Front USB 3.0 headers, a fan controller, plus audio means easy access. Comes with two case fans. Plenty of room for water cooling and cable runs. I really like this case.
Cons: This was shipped with no manual at all, which is crazy since there are (no joke here) fifteen different wires coming out of the front of the case. A few of these are your typical mobo headers (power, hdd light, etc). But there is no explanation of how to setup the fan controller or what the sata power is for (for the fans?). I have built a lot of computers and am familiar with this sort of thing usually, but I was a bit surprised by the plethora of cables with no manual. So I went online, but little help there. I'm going to have to dig deeper to make sure I build this correctly and don't short something.
I don't like LED lights, so too bad that it is default installed. Looks ok, but not my thing. Not knocking an egg, of course, since I knew this going in.
Overall Review: For a mini ITX, this is a heavy mother. Handle is rugged, though, and it still weighs less than my old desktop, so I'm pleased.
Be patient and you can get this on sale.
Pros: I used this case as my first gaming PC build and I have to say I'm totally in love. The design is very easy on the eye, the steel frame keeps all the components in place, and the handle allows maximum portability. Just grab and go!
Some of the highlights include:
-Specifically designed for the h100i cooler (took me 10 min to install)
-Lots of room to work in
-Mesh removable doors
-Great front panel design
-Holds up to 4 storage devices! 2 HDD bays and 2 SSDs
-Motherboard sits horizontally, meaning the GPU sits in the motherboard vertically
-Can easily interchange front intake fan
Cons: Now this is just me being nit picky...I couldn't justify lowering the rating even an Egg because these cons are so minuscule.
-Cable Management is pretty poor
-Somewhat difficult to correctly close and set the doors just right
-No blu-ray/DVD drive
-Jeff, the reviewer below me, is correct. The front intake fan looks like a swastika when lit up. Once you see it, you cannot un-see it.
-Cannot connect to GlaDOS :(
Overall Review: All in all, if you're looking for a unique looking case, that doesn't suffer upgrade-ability and room, you've come to the right case. I've gotten a lot of compliments from friends and family. I feel like my build wouldn't have been the same without this case, and I'd like to thank corsair for that.
10/10 would buy again.
Pros: Having built computers since I was a teen (some 15 years ago) I've gone through a fair number of custom enthusiast cases. This is the best one.
I love that it is small form factor, but expands outward in all the right places for installation and hardware housing. In fact, my wife can vouch for how many times I said "oh wow! that's awesome they did that!" while putting this thing together. It finally feels like all those years of grumbling about pros and cons of previous cases someone figured everything out that worked, and threw out everything that didn't.
Everything is easy to get to. When there are obstructions, things clip off easily, or unscrew easily, to the point where you can bring it down to a bare skeleton. Despite all this, the thing is SOLID. There's holes for wire routing, locking compartments, and I've never seen a set of doors that are so easy to remove quickly while not sacrificing structural integrity.
On top of that, it has an amazingly useful handle, and a strong set of legs. And it's glorious to behold. I love it all.
Cons: The only thing I wish was different is that there is no external drive bay for dvd/bluray. I don't blame the case for not fitting it in, but it is something I miss.
Overall Review: This was me:
I've always gotten massive enthusiast cases in the past, but wanted something more reasonable in size without sacrificing power. Structural integrity, quality of feels, and usefulness are my top concerns. I want to be able to easily move it around, and access inside without a 15 minute endeavor. Lastly, I would like it to look sharp.
If this is you, BUY THIS CASE. You won't have the dissapoints.
Pros: - Great airflow. Sapphire Tri-X 390x caps out at around 65 degrees while gaming.
- Portable... ish. I love the handle.
- White LEDs look sharp.
- The radiator mount -- very easy to install my H100i.
- Got it on sale. $59 after rebate.
Cons: - Large for an ITX case. This is okay for me since I was using such a massive GPU and AIO cooler. Others may not like the size.
- The power button LED colours are more of an off-white compared to the bright white LEDs on the rest of the IO panel.
- I would prefer a power icon instead of the "START | STOP" words on the power button.
- Cable management is tricky. Make sure you pull all of the yellow panels and pre-route your cables for a cleaner look!
- Side doors aren't as secure as I would like.
- The SSD tray. I just don't like it.
Overall Review: I took a gamble when I bought this. I wasn't sure my graphics card was going to fit -- the massively long 308mm long Sapphire Tri-X 390x. I got a little worried as I was assembling the system, but to my surprise: it fit. Barely, but it fit. There is a tiny gap (about 1mm) between the front panel and the top portion of the case, but I personally don't notice it.
Overall, I enjoyed building in this case. Everything worked out better than I had hoped. Yellow is suddenly my new favorite colour.
Pros: -Great build and design.
-Functionality is intuitive.
-Handle is a great add-on. (Traveled with this case already with ease.)
-Removable dust filters are a life saver.
-Great to use as a STEAM BOX type rig.
-Able to fit large hardware. (I fit a Corsair H100i CPU cooler and an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 with little issues [more on that later])
-fans keep everything VERY COOL.
Cons: There is one con that makes me give this -1 egg.
The right side (looking out) where you are able to connect the water cooler didn't align with my Corsair H100i. Only 3 of the 8 screws were able to screw in and at awkward angles...
I do not know if it was the case or the H100i. So I give both a -1 egg. I followed a video BY CORSAIR installing the H100i into this case. The directions didn't help much either. A "clip" from the front face piece that clicked into the main body seemed to be my problem. The tubes from the fans to the CPU were hitting up against that "clip" making it impossible to align the screw holes exactly.
Overall Review: This is basically a perfect case in my book. Great for LAN parties and casual gaming hangouts at your friends house. Beside the one issue I ran into I would recommend this to my mama. Great if you are looking to build that STEAM BOX alternative.
Also, WATCH what POWER SUPPLY YOU BUY. I used my old PS from my last rig and it almost had WAY TOO MANY cables to fit in the case properly. You might want to look into the PS from corsairs (or anyone) made for MINI-ITX's.
Pros: -Plenty of room to make a powerful gaming PC.
-The handle is nice and rigid, and I don't feel like it will come apart when carrying it.
-The built in radiator bracket is easy to use.
Cons: -While there is room for a radiator, you'll need to be careful about what size you get. I have an H100GTX in the case, but its a little big. One of the ends pushes on the front plastic shield, and creates a very small gap in the seam. It's not noticeable at first glance, but it will bug you if you're the type to really care about the details.
-Also on the radiator, I could only mount one fan on it. The second fan wouldn't clear the 8-pin CPU connecter. The temps are still great on an i5 4690k. If you're going to run a Fury-X, or a card with an AIO liquid cooler, I would suggest using an air cooler for the CPU, leaving the bracket open for the GPU rad.
-There is a light on ceiling of the case that can be controlled with a switch. It's a good idea, but a little poorly executed. It's such a weak light, it doesn't really lend much help.
-The front fan has a white light, and there is a white light above the fan, which shines through an opaque plastic. I took the front shielding completely off to tape up that light, since I wanted to put purple LED fans in the case. Not sure why they even have that single light at all.
-If you're look for a small case, this is on the large end for a Mini-ITX case
Overall Review: Overall it was a fun build, and wasn't too difficult to work in, especially seeing as it was my first mini-ITX build. I love the look of the case, and the fact that you can fit a high end graphics card in it, along with a radiator, is great.
If you can afford the case, and don't mind have a larger Mini-ITX case, then I highly recommend it.