[section_title title=”Closer Look – Exterior Cont.”]Closer Look – Exterior Cont.
On the other side panel, we have a ventilation available to not only aid in the cooling of the separated components such as the rear of the motherboard tray, HDDs and PSU, but it also features a removable dust filter which is magnetic; I must say this is a very nice feature and I’m sure no-one will complain about its inclusion.
With the dust filter simply peeled off, it reveals the honeycomb design which also has space/screw mounts for 1 x 120mm fan to aid in cooling the chassis; it wouldn’t be called the Carbide Air series without impeccable air cooling performance!
The rear of the Corsair Carbide Air 240 has a very unique design in my opinion and includes a space for the motherboard’s rear I/O (standard stuff), power supply insert, 4 x PCI blanking plates (removable and screw-less) and mounting holes for 2 x 80mm fans (not included). It is quite rare for cases these days to have support for 80mm fans but this case is designed with maximum cooling efficiency in mind and gives enthusiasts/consumers alike the choice; something I wish most manufacturers would do.
One other interesting thing is the removable door which contains the 3 x 2.5” HDD trays which the Air 240 is equipped with. Not only does this keep them out of the way, hidden and tidy, but it gives off the vibe of premium quality; the door is held on with a black thumb screw. A closer look at this can be seen in the video on our YouTube channel.
Here we have a closer look at the side panel thumb screw system which not only keeps the side panel on after installation, but it stays on the panel which aids in keeping it secure; I am forever losing screws so I quite like this feature. Also in view is the PCI blanking plate tool-less mechanism which I personally love and wish every manufacturer would implement now!; Again, this saves on losing screws and keeps your GPUs in securely.