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Do not go off the photos!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2020
I like the look of this case, I really do, but unless your going for a basic build, this case is pointless. Corsair managed to create a great looking case for a great price until you open it up and see that two essential extras need to be purchased separately (and they are not even available yet!). Both the PSU Shroud Plate that sits near the fans and the additional Motherboard Accessory add on need to be purchased separately,.
Granted, it says nothing in the description about the Motherboard Accessory being included, but the fact is, I have sent several questions to them asking about this, its even on their website as a product, but their is no way to order it? Now if you wanted to have more then 2 SSDs, you can use the Hard Drive tray included, but you have very, very little cable clearance if your using a 180mm PSU such as the RM850. You can move the hard drive tray over 1cm to create some more room, but not if you have a RAD mounted in the front.
Also, the fact they did not include the plate that covers that part of the shroud is beyond me. If you are using the front as an intake only with Fans, you will have a gaping hole in the shroud unless you buy the plate from corsair (its not even available to purchase yet!).
The front filter is extremely flimsy, if you are using fans with high static pressure, I can assure you the constant flapping of the filter will annoy you. You also only get two fans included. Strange that an airflow case only has two fans, but can house 6? Also the fans they come with? You cant purchase those separately either. You only have 1 USB slot at the front, granted it clearly shows that, but really? Just 1? you couldn't even add a USB 2.0 slot?
Corsair has made a nice looking case with decent airflow at a fairly low cost, however, competitors cases at the same price point offer far, far more value for your money (Fractals Meshify C). Corsair really skimped on some of the basics to make this case as cheap as it is. Whilst these are all small things in hindsight, combining them together gives this case more issues then it is worth.
After you purchase the PSU Shroud Plate, the Accessory Board for the back (when either are available!) and possibly even a front USB Hub, you would be better off just buying the more expensive case that has all of these included anyway!
I have returned my case.
1 star for the looks, 1 star for airflow.