Corsair 300R Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅02-03-12

The side panels on 300R are secured in place via 2x thumbscrews on each side. Once removed, the internal layout of this case is revealed. The prominent side has a clean design with various tool-less mechanisms for getting devices in and out of 300R. Around the motherboard tray (which supports mATX and ATX) are cable management cut-outs these are without the rubber grommets. There is no need to use motherboard stand-offs to get the motherboard installed since the screw holes have been raised up.

A well designed internal layout

Behind the motherboard tray various cut-outs for an efficient installation

Moving in for a closer look at the inside of 300R we first come to the PSU area. This area has a mesh underlay and a dust filter is removable from the rear of the case. Unfortunately the mounts that the PSU sits on have no anti-vibration rubber so the unit could as a consequence cause scratching due to the metal-on-metal. Id have liked to see some sort of rubber here, however small. There is support for longer PSUs within 300R.

PSU region has a dust filter

There are 7 PCI expansion slot covers each come with the ventilation holes and thumbscrews for easy removal. To the side is more ventilation via a honeycomb mesh panel.

7 PCI expansion slot covers with thumbscrews

On the next page we will continue our look at the interior of 300R.

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