Graphite 380T from Corsair review
You know - because we men like rounded curvature
That Corsair can make some pretty awesome hardware is not a secret, and that the manufacturer can make some pretty dandy PC cases isn't a secret either. We've been looking into their Carbide and Obsidian series chassis, but they do have that other series as well, the Graphite Series. Two new product will launch over the next few weeks, the first we review is the Graphite 380T from Corsair. Based on the original ideas of Corsair's R&D the designers wanted to put a mini-ITX compatible chassis with awesome looks, functionality and ease of use on the Mini ITX market as that is becoming a very popular form factor offering extreme power at a small form factor. As such the Graphite Series has been updated with model 380T we review the yellow mini tower case. Albeit being min, the 380T houses up to four 3.5in/2.5in drives and a full-length graphics card with ease.
So the Corsair design team came up with a new edition series chassis, the Graphite Series 380T mini tower chassis as reviewed today. Our yellow and black colored beast can house a lot of kit for a chassis of this size, for example up to four 3.5in/2.5in drives, which can be either HDDs or SSDs, depending on your preference of course. One of the more intricate details of the chassis are the easy to remove side panel doors, and even a fan controller and extra LEDs are included. Then there is the design, we think its a brilliant look actually, though taste does differ, of course. You'll spot two USB 3.0 ports you will also stumble into a pair of fans, front side with white LEDs of course, for that enticing visual impression. A Corsair AF-140 140mm and AF120 120mm fan are included to ensure you get great cooling straight out of the box. Though a bit of a tight fit, also a host of cooling options are available despite its small size; you can fit up to five fans or a 240mm water-cooling radiator such as Corsair’s H100i.
The Graphite Series 380T is made of steel with molded ABS plastic accent pieces and is coated black on the inside and yellow in the outside. The chassis will be available in multiple color options though.
The Corsair Graphite Series 380T will slowly becoming available in stores as we speak at a rather steep retail price of 129 USD / 100 EURO and will come with a 2-year warranty. Anyway, have a peek at the product after which we'll dive straight into the photo-shoot.