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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Monday, 02 July 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer Case

Manufacturer: Corsair Memory, Inc.
Product Name: Vengeance Series C70 High Airflow Mid-Tower Case
Model Number: CC-9011018-WW
UPC: 843591021364
Price As Tested: $139.99 (NewEgg / Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

Corsair has been catering for the hardware enthusiasts and gamers for many years now and have gained a lot of praise for their high quality and high performance hardware. In this review Benchmark Reviews examines and tests out the Corsair Vengeance C70 mid-tower gaming PC case. Many of us believe that consoles killed PC gaming and Intel killed overclocking, but now we have another problem - Case manufactures killing case modding. The bonus about case modding is that you will have an individual and unique case that no-one else has, the problem with the C70 is that I forsee it being a popular design which means it will quickly lose its appeal as it gains popularity.

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The Vengeance C70 has an ammo box theme and comes in military green to boot (also available in white and black). The C70 has some new features unique to this model and comes fitted with two 120mm intake fans and one 120mm exhaust fan, and also has removable mesh intake filters. There is also lots of room and support for many different watercooling configurations including dual radiators for the deep pocketed enthusiast out there. before we get stuck into the review let's have a look at the features and specifications from Corsair's website.

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Vengeance C70 Features

Battle-Ready

When it's time to take your competitive gaming on the road, the Vengeance C70 mid-tower PC case is a great choice. It's crafted out of solid steel and made to survive trips with less wear and tear, and the ergonomic carry handles help you move your gear with confidence.

Air Cover

High-performance gaming hardware requires high-performance cooling. Vengeance C70 is equipped with three 120mm fans out of the box, with mounting points for seven more to meet your exact air cooling demands.

Water Cover

Vengeance C70 is also outfitted for liquid cooling upgradeability. You get 240mm radiator compatibility on top of the case, and if that's not enough, you can remove the lower hard drive cage to fit a second 240mm radiator for a dual-loop setup.

Gear Up

A case is as much a part of your armory as any other component. With internal USB 3.0 connectors for modern motherboards, native SSD compatibility, eight expansion slots and room for long graphics cards, the C70 stands ready to take on any challenger.

Lock and Load

Easy access side panels come off with quick-release latches. The optical drive bays and 3.5" hard drive bays are tool-free. Thumbscrews secure your graphics cards, and the hard drive cages can be easily removed for better airflow or additional expansion room. Cable routing tie-downs and built-in clamps keep your system tidy.

Vengeance C70 Specifications

Dimension 501mm (H) x 232mm (W) x 533mm (L)
Motherboard Support ATX, mATX
Expansion Slots 8
Form Factor Mid-Tower
Material Steel
Drive Bays Three (3x) 5.25" bays, and Six (6x) 3.5"/2.5" hard drive bays
Cooling Three (3x) 120mm fans
Front I/O (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC, Power, and Reset Switches
Power Supply ATX (not included)
Warranty Two years

Source: www.corsair.com



 

Comments 

 
# Perfect Case?kzinti1 2012-07-10 07:28
I think it is. I've read every review of this beauty and am seriously considering buying it even though I really don't need a new case ATMO.
This is the best Corsair case I've seen lately and for the price will be difficult to match all the features with some other brand.
As the newest videocards really need no watercooling any longer then a pair of 2 fan radiators is all I'll need.
I agree about the side window. I'd rather it have no fan cutouts or just have full circular cutouts alond with a solid window in the same box. Gigabyte and, I believe Azza, has done this. I would also happily pay extra for a full aluminum case but the steel used fits right in with the ammunition case-style and is pracxtically bulletproof. I can easily decorate the right case side with a large military decal from the local Army/Navy store or cut out a pattern and highlight it myself as I did in the US Air Force.
I see that Corsair finally made a little extra room for wiring with the right side panel as I suggested to Corsair George last year. It's more than a little nice of them that they considered and did as I suggested.
I just wish that they would make a new Obsidian full tower with all of these features. Even the olive drab coloration. But, please, build it with all aluminum!
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# Ke?t.luk 2012-08-08 07:05
"This is the best Corsair case I've seen lately and for the price will be difficult to match all the features with some other brand."

Are you joking? ;) There are no dust filters on top and the holes for tube are fabricaly blind with steel...Beauty is Carbide 500R (but also is without dust filters!) and Fractal Design Define R4 but not this crap...
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# RE: Ke?Olin Coles 2012-08-08 10:40
Why would you need a filter for the top fans? That's just silly. Anyone who offers filters for the top fans doesn't understand how heat ventilation works.
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# nopeHEIZENBRG 2012-10-20 18:18
You're wrong. High end case manufactures like Sliverstone place an Intake fan on top and exhaust at the back. What happens is that air circulates into the case from the top, cools cpu and exists from the back. Of course if you got a huge cpu cooler like a Noctua DH-14 it compromises the whole thing but you get the idea.
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer Casekzinti1 2012-08-08 10:07
I have never, ever seen one single case with dust filters on top. Those blowholes are for exhaust and are meant to be run constantly as a necessary function of the overall cooling system.
"the holes for tube are fabricaly blind with steel". I have no idea what that means. Once again in plain English, please.
"Beauty is Carbide 500R(but also is without dust filters!) and Fractal Design Define R4 but not this crap..."
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I get that. I like it, you don't. So what? The Fractal Design Define R4 is a featureless box that looks exactly like any one of a hundred other cases. No dust filters? So? They're actually quite cheap. I buy and use them myself. Never, ever on top of the case though. Why would any idiot filter exhaust air from a computer case? I guess I just answered that one. Have fun filtering your own exhaust.
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# What system is being used in this C70 case?Bart 2012-08-22 15:51
Hello, What motherboard is being used in this C70 case? I have a noctua D14 and would like to find out what motherboard is being used in this test system
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseMWisBest 2012-10-23 21:26
What is the max GPU length on this case (with and without the HDD cages removed)? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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# RE: RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-10-24 11:38
Page 4 - Closer Look: Interior.

"With the intake fans installed in their default position the width between them and the expansion slots is 32.5 cm, and with the fans removed you get an extra 2.5 cm for a total width of 35cm. If more width is needed then you can remove one or both of the HDD racks but I can't see that you would need to"

With the HDD cages removed you get 47.5cm from the expansion slots to the front of the case.
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# RE: RE: RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseMWisBest 2012-10-24 11:57
Ah, my mistake. Thanks for the help!
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# Corsair h100???Corsair fan 2012-10-26 19:35
Hello, does this case support the h100 push/pull configuration on the top with a asus formula v motherboard?? Thanks....
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-10-27 00:47
Yes, it will do it regardless of your choice of motherboard.
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-10-27 00:57
Sorry, must curb my enthusiasm in the morning. You might struggle with push/pull, but it will take a H100 in its stride. It may well be possible if you offset the installation more towards the window panel.
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# Package dimensionsAdam 2014-01-10 05:20
What's the package dimension?
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2014-01-10 11:11
I cant tell you exactly. To be on the safe side I would add ~50mm to each of the quoted dimensions from the specifications list.

550mm (H) x 280mm (W) x 580mm (L)
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