Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2012-09-10

Once in a while a case manufacturer dares to innovate and therefore its new breed's design deviates from the masses. Stepping away from the milked out transformer lookalikes is in fact a great idea. Though a new design must be enhanced by utilizing a non daily color range, a palette different from the ordinary grey, alu or black colors, which we are so accustomed too. Corsair is taking a different direction with their latest Vengeance C70 case series. Our review sample sporting a military look, mainly thanks to it's olive drab greenish color, the design of the front panel buttons, the sidepanel lock mechanism and the C70's carrying handles. Let's open the box and explore the Corsair Vengeance C70.

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Even for their brand new Vengeance series Corsair still utilises their classic brown box. Listing all the features on one side, while an exploded view is highlighted on the back side. I'm not a PR marketeer but isn't it possible that packaging can mean a world of difference if a case is bought or not ? What's inside the box is of course more important then the box design, but a more flashy approach alike eg. Cooler Master or Xigmatek could increase sales.




Once the case is unpacked the military theme becomes crystal clear. The matte olive drab case colour leaves really no options open. The other two colours to choose from, are arctic white alike the Carbide 500R and gunmetal black. Corsair means serious bussines with the gamer/LAN party orientated Vengeance series. A smoked windowed side panel version, with optional dual fan possibility, allows to show off your precious installed hardware.





The inside gets the same rigid military look treatment. A massive cut-out for the CPU cooler is foreseen, as numerous rubber protected holes for easy cable management. On the backside it becomes obvious that Corsair took some time to enhance the build in of hardware. A spacious cut-out in the top of the motherboard panel, to route the 8 pin CPU power cable. Note cable guidance and decent hiding space ( +/- 2CM clearance between the motherboard tray and the sidepanel). Can we mention this case can be certified for builders from age 7 to 77 ?




The closer look starts off with the front panel. We can clearly distinguish the military roots of this C70 Vengeance case. The Power on button, a Reset button, two USB 3.0 ports, which are connected to the motherboard via an internal connector and the in and out audio jacks. Too bad no two extra USB 2.0 ports are integrated into the sleek design.



On a note: all front bezels are out of metal, not the usual plastic versions.

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