Corsair Graphite 380T Review

Up Close: Rear, Base and Stripped

Corsair Graphite 380T Review

Up Close:  Rear, Base and Stripped

The rear of the case is a fairly simple affair.  At the top there's a 120mm fan grill, under which we find the rear I/O area.  As the Motherboard is sited horizontally to the right we see two vertical expansion slots.  The mechanism for holding expansion cards is of the sandwich type as opposed to individual screws, and is frankly a bit of a pain in the arse.  Underneath there's a very flush fitting filter covering the PSU fan area, with the whole case resting on a pair of full length strake type feet which have rubber dampening strips applied to aid stability and reduce vibration

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Releasing the top latches enables the case side panels come off very easily.  The side panels themselves are acrylic frames with the lower 3/4 benefiting from hex mesh ventilation.  The front panel is also easily removed by simply pushing lightly with the thumbs in the top corners and allowing it to fall away from the body before being lifted off.

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The Yellow and white 380T come with a white LED 140mm fan, with the black case having red LEDs.  Should you wish to improve cooling the 140 can be swapped out for a pair of 120s, or even a single 200mm unit.

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With modding very much on our Radar it's nice to see that a great deal of thought as been put into the assembly of the case.  Instead of rivets and welds, Corsair have, for the greater part utilised screws, bolts and push pegs to put the case together, meaning of course that it's a much easier job to strip the case down to its bare chassis

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Most Recent Comments

08-09-2014, 09:06:28

TalllPaul
Am I allowed to like that case? Because I do.Quote

08-09-2014, 09:17:13

JR23
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Originally Posted by TalllPaul View Post
Am I allowed to like that case? Because I do.
Yep i've pulled some strings and you have been granted full authorization to like this case . I also am quite a fan having seen one in the flesh I was impressed by the finish and thought it looked like a real quality product. The price however I really wasn't ready for and i'm not sure exactly what it offers to justify it internally. I have no problem with expensive cases but it would of been nice to have a little more native radiator support although I still honestly really like it, I think it got a fair award, the gold seems to go out too easily at times. I look forward to seeing how people build and mod with it.

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08-09-2014, 09:23:55

barnsley
Well it is... different. That shape is pretty neat. Its a pretty competitive market so it'll be interesting to see how it does.

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My guess it won't be super popular.Quote

08-09-2014, 10:25:12

SuB
fixed your link again!!Quote

08-09-2014, 11:44:10

VSG
Are you sure you can fit in a 120mm rad in the back exhaust? I tried but it didn't fit in.Quote
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