Corsair Graphite 230T Review
Up Close: Exterior Roof, Rear and base
A large circular mesh area has been cut into the steel of the roof allowing a pair of either 120mm or 140mm fans to be fitted. Corsair have even included rubber grommets to aid in vibration absorption.
The rear of the case is relatively unremarkable, beside the rear I/O sits a mesh area for a ftted 120mm fan (Non LED). Beneath this are a generous 7 vented PCI slots and a PSU cut out. The observant amongst you will have noticed the absence of the wrap round tabs used to locate and screw down the side panels.
Attention to detail is of great importance to us here at OC3D so it's nice to see that Corsair have continued the Orange theme to the underside of the case. A removable plastic mesh filter protects the PSU area and although there is a cut out for a 120mm or 140mm fan in the base it's not filtered. The case is supported by 4 thin rubber foam feet. This will give it quite a low ride height and where it should be fine on a desk if you're using your PSU with the fan facing down we recommend you don't place the case on the carpet (which isn't a great idea at the best of times).
Remember we mentioned the absence of the side panel location tabs? Well that because the side panel slides of forward rather than rear ward to release it. The embossed square and arrow head came in quite handy at this point being pretty much the only thing to gain purchase on in order the slide the panel off.