Test Setup and Temp. Results
Due to the large and numerous cutouts, cable management is a breeze. This C70 can handle graphics cards up to 320mm length. Pretty good, even with the top HDD bay installed. Up to triple GPU setups are supported. No surprise to see perfect support for our Hydro 80 all in one liquid cooling solution.
Like mentioned before, cable management is easy with almost 2cm of space between the motherboard tray and the sidepanel. To secure the numerous PSU, USB and audio cables, Corsair has designed 3 handy plastic clips to do so. As long you don't try to bundle too many cables they clip down pretty easy.
Time for the temperature results. Since this C70 is equipped with dual front fans we had high expectations. The front fans are mounted at the rear of the HDD drive bays resulting in a bit more direct airflow onto the GPU's. However there is no direct ambient air sucked in via the front panel. Final outcome are average temperature results from what we have previously measured in mid tower cases. Don't let the below graph scare you, the hardware remains at pretty good operating temperatures. This X79 setup is just a hottie. If Corsair had included an extra top fan, this would have lowered the PWM temperatures drastically, but the C70 Vengeance leaves plenty of options to install extra fans.
Acoustic testing of the case with just the 3 case fans spinning at max speeds, resulted in 36dBa, an acceptable value, though it must be said the included fans don't move tons of air. The Corsair engineers achieved a pretty good balance between noise and performance. Wrap up time...