Corsair Graphite 230T Review
The Graphite 230T doesn't exactly come with an abundance of accessories. The bare essentials are here of course, screws for where they're needed, and a slack handful of cable ties. Corsair haven't been over generous in the instructions department either, with just a fold out exploded diagram to light your way should you feel you need some help. We do often take the rise out of needing to read instructions, however we do think Corsair could have gone into quite a bit more depth than they have, for example, it's not immediately obvious that the side panels are removed by sliding them forwards rather than backwards, you're left to work this out for yourselves.
With that gripe out of the way and our man card in no danger of being surrendered, it's on with the build. Surprisingly, despite the lack of any anti vibration rubbers the PSU feels well supported on the long rails alone. With the Motherboard in our thoughts that it might be possible to slip an AIO up here are dashed. With just 28mm of room it's a non starter. If you were absolutely determined you could mount a slim rad internally and have the fans on the outside, but for the love of Bob don't.
We were quite pleased with the wiring job round the back, using just 4 of the supplied cable ties. The nice deep trough at the bottom is perfect for routing transverse cables out of sight and for stashing those that aren't going to be used.
Round the front the lack of rubber grommets makes the build look less tidy than it other wise would have, especially as cables have to be routed across the management holes from behind and as such are clearly visible.
You might not be getting an AIO in here any day soon but with 160mm of headroom there's still plenty of room for a good sized tower air cooler. With the internal storage confined to the lower part of the case there's also room in the 230T to fit a GPU up to 430mm in length into the upper motherboard slots. Should you need to use the lower slots then the max length is reduced to 230mm, which is still plenty for a case like this.