Ready for the virtual battlefield.
Apparently there are still gamers in this age of broadband who attend LAN events. Why else would Corsair build the C70 with LANing in mind? But even if you’re not going to be hauling this miditower around in the boot of your car, the distinctive military styling helps it stand out from the ranks of clones.
A military-style case for shooter fans.
A couple of fold-out handles on the top make lifting the case a cinch, and it’s surprisingly light given the full metallic construction. The sides are held in place by clips rather than screws, adding to the battlefield aesthetic. If you want the ultimate army case, the military green model will inspire a “hoo-rah” from anybody that lays eyes upon it.
Inside the case is a fairly bog-standard design by comparison. Three 120mm fans (two at the drive bays, one at the back) deliver a decent blast of moving air and there’s plenty of space for more. The six 3.5in drive bays are made of a flimsy plastic, though it’s unlikely they’ll ever cop a beating provided you keep the side in place. The motherboard tray has a CPU cutout for easy heatsink access, while room for Corsair’s prebuilt water-cooling kits is no surprise. The front face plate carries just two USB 3.0 ports, along with headphone/mic jacks. We like the reset button, hidden behind a shield, as if your PC would burst into flames if you mistakenly pressed it.
Feature-wise this is a rather unremarkable case, especially considering the high price tag. However, we’re sure it’ll sell by the truckload to shooter fans looking for a case that signifies their obsession with military killing simulators such as Call of Duty and Battlefield.
Special features :
- Eight expansion slots
- Two-year warranty
- Perspex side window with optional fan mount
Pros : Distinctive military styling, built mostly from steel, cool reset button.
Cons : Lacking in USB ports, simple cooling, overpriced.
Verdict : 7 out of 10.
Available from Corsair, retailing for $179.