Corsair Carbide Air 240 Review


[section_title title=”Closer Look – Interior”]Closer Look – Interior

Taking a look at the insides of the Corsair Air 240 starting with the main compartment, the Air 240 comes pre-installed with 3 x 120mm fans (2 in the front and 1 in the top/bottom (whichever way you decide to have the chassis).  We have all the usual suspects in terms of cables including ones for the power/reset switches, USB 3.0 front panel and of course front panel audio.  Most users will be pleased to know the Air 240 is also decked out with rubber grommets to aid in cable management.

Here is a closer look at one of the included 1 x 120mm Corsair fans which come pre-installed; this particular one is the top mounted one (as standard).

Here we have the 2 x 120mm fans which are set as intakes on the front of the case; they should deliver great airflow as there are no obstructions unlike most cases such as HDD bays and 5.25” media bays; something which the Corsair have rejected with the design of the Carbide Air 240.

As mentioned previously in the review, the Air 240 has a compartment at the rear which contains a door which is held in place with a thumb screw.  This contains 3 x 3.5” HDD trays in addition to the 3 x 2.5” SSD/HDD trays which are found to the top of the case; under the panel of course.

Here we have a look at the compartment which contains the power supply; this sits just above the 3.5” HDD enclosure and sits snuggly; there wasn’t an issue installing my Enermax 1350w MAXREVO inside which is pretty large power supply so plenty of room available here!

The 3.5” HDD trays is also removable if you wish to create more space in the back; maybe for a pump or even a reservoir for all those water coolers, this also opens up a bit more of the motherboard tray too.

The 2.5” SSD/HDD enclosure as mentioned is accessible via the top panel and can house up to 3 SSDs; maybe not so handy for those wanting to run more than 3 but given the case is feature packed, this can be overlooked; note the exquisite ventilation on all of the components/compartments inside the Corsair Air 240.

Taking a look at the Corsair Air 240 with a full system installed, the large viewing window allows us to see right inside the case which is housing a Club3D R9 280 royalKing graphics card, Corsair H80i in push/pull configuration, i7 4770k installed into an ASUS Z97I-PLUS motherboard topped off and powered by an Enermax 1350w MAXREVO power supply; obviously powerful components and the Air 240 is more than capable of housing 2 way SLI/CF configurations with a supported motherboard.  As to not ruin the beauty of this chassis, I actually removed my green bare PCB memory as not to spoil the images which would of course look amazing with 2 sticks of Corsair memory in!; or other brands of course!

With the window off, you can see more of the space in the bottom of the chassis; plenty of room for a 240/280mm radiator with around a 55mm thickness, which water coolers will love!

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