Corsair 300R Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅02-03-12
Exterior

The front of 300R features a plastic bezel with a large honeycomb mesh area in the lower region that spans of the front. This has a 140mm intake cooling fan with removable dust filter. Above this mesh area are 3x 5.25 drive bay covers and at the very top are the front panel controls.

At the rear of 300R there are lots of features to consider. At the bottom there is a place for mounting the PSU. Above this are 7x PCI expansion slot covers each come with ventilation holes for better airflow inside the chassis and there is more ventilation to the side. Further up there are 3x circular grommet holes marked out but to use these the metal must be popped out. Finally, the rear also features an exhaust fan that is 120mm.


The front and back of 300R


At the top of 300R, facing the front is the front panel connectivity. Here there is a power/reset button, activity LED, headphone and microphone jacks and dual USB 3.0 ports. The USB 3.0 ports are powered via the motherboard header. So to get access to USB at the front here you will need a motherboard that has a USB 3.0 header.


The front panel connectivity with USB 3.0 ports


Further back there is a large perforated mesh section. Though there is no cooling fan located at the top of 300R there are two spots for attaching either dual 120mm or 140mm cooling fans.


The top of 300R with optional 120/140mm fan mounts


Finally to the underside of 300R. Here there are 4x rubber strips that prevent the case from slipping. There is also a removable dust filter for the PSU. This can be pulled out without having the case on its side.


The underside of 300R with removable dust filter


On the next page we will look at the internal aspects of 300R.

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