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Corsair Vengeance C70 review: military themed mid-tower chassis

A review of the Corsair Vengeance C70 computer chassis

The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a fun chassis. The design is different, we like the quick-release clips for the side panel, and there is nothing wrong with the finish or build quality. As long as you don't need much cooling, this is a good chassis, but perhaps not for gamers. See all PC components reviews and components buying advice.

A few years ago Corsair entered the market for PC chassis with a single model, but these days the manufacturer has a number of different models and types available. This new C70 chassis in the Vengeance product line comes in a military green colour, to appeal to the CoD and Battlefield fans out there. Hardware.Info tested the chassis to find out how well it performs as a gaming chassis.

Vengeance is the name of Corsair's gaming products. We've seen Vengeance mice, keyboards and even Vengeance RAM. Now it's time for a Vengeance chassis. Aside from the Military Green version that is reviewed here, the chassis is also available in Arctic White and Gunmetal Black. Visit Upgrade Advisor.

The Military Green Vengeance C70 is not a cheap chassis with an average price of £113, which is more expensive than the deluxe Carbide 500R from the same brand. In the Vengeance C70 you can fit no less than 10 fans, or two 240 mm radiators for water cooling.

The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a striking chassis, no doubt about that. With dimensions of 23x53.3x50.6 cm it's a big case. Corsair managed to include quite a few features in there. On the front you immediately notice the honeycomb design of the air intake. The large plexiglass window in the side panel is another sign this is a chassis that wants to show off, not only its exterior, but also its interior.

Frontal connectors include two USB 3.0 ports, and two audio jacks. It's not a lot, but it'll do. The power and reset buttons look like they were taken come from a military control panel somewhere. The power button is covered with a type of silicone or rubber as if it's waterproof, and the reset button resides below a transparent plastic cap so you can't accidentally press it. It looks like some type of weapons launch button from the movies.

It's easy to remove the side panel of the Corsair Vengeance C70, you don't even have to unscrew any thumb screws. Loosening the clips at the top does require a little strength, but after that the panel comes off. There is room for two 120 mm fans in the left panel.

The interior has the same military green colour as the exterior. It makes sense and fits within the theme, but it does make the chassis look a little drab. There is plenty of space inside. Without removing a hard disk cage you can fit a 32 cm graphics card. Remove it, then the card can be 45 cm long. A tower cooler for the CPU can be 17 cm.

The two hard disk cages can fit three 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives each. The first you can install with clips, and the second one can be fastened with screws. Three 5.25-inch devices such as optical drives is also an option, these you can install with clips as well.

To find out how well the Corsair Vengeance C70 performs, and how it compares to other chassis in the same price class, read the full review on Hardware.Info.

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