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Corsair adds a Windowed Version to its 300R Case

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Corsair has updated its Carbide Series PC Gaming cases with a new Windowed Version of its popular 300R.

Corsair has taken its compact gaming case that was originally released in January and added a large side window that gives PC builders the ability to demonstrate their modding skills while also showcasing internal PC components. The windowed version of the 300R adds an additional cost of $10.00 to the case, which will bring up the discussion to many enthusiast; "Do I pay the extra $10.00 or do I just modify the original 300R with a side window of my choosing?"

The Carbide Series 300R measures 19.1" x 8.3" x 17.7" and features three tool-free optical drive bays and four tool-free hard drive bays with integrated 2.5" SSD compatibility. There's room for high-end GPUs of up to 17.71" in length, so your GTX 690 or Radeon HD 6990 will fit without issue. It utilizes a matte black interior that incorporates Corsair's unique cable routing system to keep wires and cables out of sight for improved airflow. The 300R comes with intake and exhaust fans, with room for five additional fans including dual side-mounted fans for direct GPU cooling. It offers integrated dust filters on the front and bottom intakes that are easily removable for PC cleaning. 

To learn more about the Corsair Carbide Series 300R PC Gaming cases, check out this video provided from Corsair or visit their website.

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Compact PC Gaming Case Walk-Through

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    11796pcs , July 15, 2012 12:53 PM
    The Mona Lisa is actually quite a dull painting in person. I would much rather look at computer hardware.
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    bartholomew , July 15, 2012 11:00 AM
    molo9000Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.

    You could say that to the PC hardware manufacturers.
    The case interior is painted black, the motherboards are stylish, Memory kits, CPU coolers which look cool/good are made for a reason.
    For many, it matters how good your PC hardware looks, ergo, manufacturers give a good amount of attention to looks.
    Mona Lisa Vs PC hardware; PC hardware FTW! :D 
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    chumly , July 15, 2012 11:14 AM
    I've never understood why THEY don't add the extra fans.
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    tomsreader , July 15, 2012 10:18 AM
    looks nice...
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    molo9000 , July 15, 2012 10:23 AM
    Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...
    I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.
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    bartholomew , July 15, 2012 11:00 AM
    molo9000Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.

    You could say that to the PC hardware manufacturers.
    The case interior is painted black, the motherboards are stylish, Memory kits, CPU coolers which look cool/good are made for a reason.
    For many, it matters how good your PC hardware looks, ergo, manufacturers give a good amount of attention to looks.
    Mona Lisa Vs PC hardware; PC hardware FTW! :D 
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    chumly , July 15, 2012 11:14 AM
    I've never understood why THEY don't add the extra fans.
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    A Bad Day , July 15, 2012 11:50 AM
    Will there ever be a case specifically designed for heavy modding?
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    joytech22 , July 15, 2012 12:02 PM
    molo9000Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.


    There's a reason that enthusiast hardware is coloured, styled and designed the way it is.
    Because if your going to run extremely expensive (in comparison to standard OEM machines) hardware you might as well show it off.

    A bit of an E-Peen in other words.
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    halcyon , July 15, 2012 12:04 PM
    molo9000Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.

    Nothing wrong with having a perspective. ...just as long as you realize and respect that its your perspective and not everyone else's.
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    11796pcs , July 15, 2012 12:53 PM
    The Mona Lisa is actually quite a dull painting in person. I would much rather look at computer hardware.
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    rwayne , July 15, 2012 1:33 PM
    I am all for the window. I wish they just didn't ruin it by placing the 2 fan holes on the side of it.
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    freggo , July 15, 2012 1:47 PM
    Only practical use for a window on a PC case I can see is to check for dust bunnies.
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    frostyfireball , July 15, 2012 3:07 PM
    Would it be possible to just order the side panel? I've got the 300r with the standard side panel but would like the window.
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    ko888 , July 15, 2012 3:53 PM
    frostyfireballWould it be possible to just order the side panel? I've got the 300r with the standard side panel but would like the window.
    Try contacting Corsair and ask them if they can sell you just the windowed side panel.
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    ko888 , July 15, 2012 3:56 PM
    freggoOnly practical use for a window on a PC case I can see is to check for dust bunnies.
    It's also convenient for reading the POST code from the diagnostic LEDs, if your motherboard has them, without having to open up the case.
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    belardo , July 15, 2012 4:34 PM
    We want to see our computers.... without the covers... all naked. drool...

    Private time with an i7 CPU is needed.
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    tinmann , July 15, 2012 5:19 PM
    It's nice to be able to hide 90% of you cables, improve you cases air flow and show off your hardware. I have the Corsair 800d and I'm looking forward to Corsair stepping up the game by offering a new full tower in the future that is the ultimate for water cooling. I am talking the ability to house 480, 360 and 240 Radiators and still remain stylish. A Corsair 900d perhaps?
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    goodguy713 , July 15, 2012 6:28 PM
    molo9000Paying extra to make a good looking case look ugly...I don't get why people want cases with side windows. You don't have the Mona Lisa in there. Just computer hardware.


    some people like to show off there hardware..
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    buzznut , July 15, 2012 7:49 PM
    A Bad DayWill there ever be a case specifically designed for heavy modding?

    There are plenty of them available; The NZXT Phantom and switch 810, most of the cases from coolermaster, many of the cases from Corsair. Lian Li has custom parts for most of their cases available for purchase including full window side panels. Silverstone also has some nice cases for modders.

    Every day more companies are making things easier for modders. Now they are offering fully modular power supplies so you can keep the cables for the warranty and mod your own. There are at least a half dozen suppliers of single sleeve cabling, Corsair is offering a full set for their power supplies now.

    Then of course there are companies like mountain mods where ALL their cases are made to be modded. The Antec air was supposed to be fully modular but it is so ugly and with horrible air flow so nobody is buying those things.

    I like the offering here of the full window which most companies don't do but unfortunately their placement of the fan mounts leaves a lot to be desired. They should have one fan mount above the video card area, the second one is superfluous. Plus in the middle of the window defeats the purpose of showing off the hardware. So kudos for the full window, major fail for the fan placement.
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    buzznut , July 15, 2012 7:54 PM
    frostyfireballWould it be possible to just order the side panel? I've got the 300r with the standard side panel but would like the window.


    I didn't see it available here, but I'd bet it becomes available very soon.
    http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/corsair-computer-case-accessories.html

    In the meantime I suggest you write Corsair and request one. I have been working closely with case manufacturers for awhile and they are very much interested in helping enthusiasts and modders. I asked NZXT if I could order a front panel for a case after I scratched it during modding, the sent me a replacement free.
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    cobra5000 , July 15, 2012 9:50 PM
    tinmannIt's nice to be able to hide 90% of you cables, improve you cases air flow and show off your hardware. I have the Corsair 800d and I'm looking forward to Corsair stepping up the game by offering a new full tower in the future that is the ultimate for water cooling. I am talking the ability to house 480, 360 and 240 Radiators and still remain stylish. A Corsair 900d perhaps?

    The NZXT Switch 810, can do it.
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    master_chen , July 16, 2012 3:24 AM
    >Corsair case
    >Corsair still cannot into cases
    >300R

    Nothing to see here, please pass by.
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