Corsair Graphite 230T Mid-Tower Case and H75 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Corsair Graphite Series 230T Review (With H75 Cooler)
When Corsair first entered the chassis market they did so at the high end and then began moving downwards through the market. With a core set of products in place they have since been refining and fleshing out their product range and one of the more recent entrants was the mainstream 230T. Today we take Corsairs 230T and H75 cooler and find out how these two aggressively priced items perform together.
Packaging and Bundle
Corsair stick with familiar packaging on the 230T, keeping the styling used on their other cases which gives us the key features of the chassis along with a basic drawing. Inside we find the case suspended in polystyrene and wrapped in protective plastic. The bundle with this case consists of a manual, cable ties and all the screws etc. required to complete a build.
Corsair use a steel construction for the 230T and offer the case in various colours from the more traditional darker versions through to the bright orange, or "Rebel Orange" used here. The front of the case features three 5.25" drive bays which sit above two 12cm LED front intake fans with dust filters. Running along the front edge of the case are 2x USB 3.0, our headset connectors and the power/reset buttons. Then up on the top of the case we find two mounting locations for 12/14CM fans.
The case measures 565x270x490mm and weighs 6.05KG with mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX boards all supported.
Turning round to the sides of the case we find two panels which have a single screw to remove. The right side is reasonably plain with the left featuring a windowed area which allows a limited view into the main chamber of the chassis. On the base we then find four rubber feet, a location for a 12/14cm fan and a dust filtered PSU intake vent.
Turning round to the back of the case we find a 12cm fan location beside the I/O panel and then seven expansion slots sitting above the bottom PSU location.
Inside the 230T we find a reasonably spacious chamber for a mid tower design with some decent design features such as tool free 5.25" drive clamps and CPU backplate cut out. Corsair recommend a PSU of no longer than 20cm, graphics cards up to 36cm and CPU cooler of 16.5cm in height. They also note compatibility with their H55, H60, H75 and H80i coolers. Finally we have space in here for 4x 3.5inch drives and 4×2.5" drives (tool free).