Corsair’s Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower PC gaming chassis features excellent steel construction, plenty of internal space, top-notch cable management, and lots of air flow – all in something that resembles a futuristic ammo box. Our Vengeance C70 was painted military green and the first thing I noticed when un-boxing it were the awesome ammo box-style carrying handles on its top. Clearly, the case was designed to be moved around with easy. This is a huge feature in its own right as I have used several mid-tower gaming cases that I rued having to move anywhere. Often ungainly and heavy, the Corsair Vengeance C70 gaming chassis is none of those things. Whether it is empty or fully-loaded, its steel frame is deceptively easy to move – thanks to those especially-glorious carrying handles. Additionally, accessing the side panels of the case is accomplished via a cool (again ammo box-like) snap system. Each side panel has two snaps on it that open and close with a solid, rugged feel. They are incredibly strong and far more user-friendly than the sometimes finger-pinching slide systems most chassis use.
Air flow is a huge issue for PC gaming rigs, and the Vengeance C70 is no slouch in this department – especially once upgraded a bit. Stock, it comes with three respectable 120mm fans. However, for those of you who want to take it up a notch, the case has room for SEVEN more 120mm fans. In my setup, I already had an Antec Kühler H2O 620 all-in-one liquid cooler with its own 120mm fan. So, I removed the fan on the back of the Vengeance C70 and used the radiator’s fan instead. Then, I moved the Corsair fan to one of the fan spots on the side window. The other two 120mm fans which come stock on the case are located at the inside of the two drive cages, pulling air across the SATA drives and into the case. In terms of noise, the case fans were reasonably quiet except when running at high speeds and, even then, were not horribly-noisy. To help keep noise down, Corsair has included some nifty rubber gaskets on the stock fan screws. These help reduce any noise from vibration. For you serious liquid cooled gamers out there, the case will support a 240mm radiator at its ceiling and another one if you remove the lower hard drive cage.
Another aspect of PC gaming cases are their cable management capabilities. A lot of manufacturers are simply adding space in between the motherboard tray and sidewall in which to stuff your various cables. Thankfully, the Corsair Vengeance C70 goes several steps beyond that with three plastic cable clips on the backside of the motherboard tray. Additionally, the three rubber cable ports allow for lots of access to various computer components while also allowing easy channeling of cables away from the visible areas of the case. I am not a cable management master by any stretch of the imagination. One of my mates who works at a well known hardware company often ribs me over this point. In building this system, however, I was very easily able to do some decent cable management with next to no skill at doing so. The Corsair Vengeance C70 comes with a few zip ties as well for further organization of your machine’s various cables.
The biggest issue I had with the Corsair Vengeance C70 is the lack of USB ports on the front panel – the case only features two of them. I would have liked to see four ports on the front panel, minimum. Thankfully, the two ports are USB 3.0 ports – so that helps. Aside from the lack of front panel USB ports, I would have also liked to have seen a bit more pizzazz inside the case. There is no internal case lighting at all and I think some vibrant, green LEDs would have complimented its military styling well. Aside from the design aspect of this, I always appreciate seeing what is happening inside my computer case without having to shine a flashlight at it.
Overall, the Corsair Vengenace C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case is an excellent chassis that will fit your needs, whether your are a novice at case-building or a veteran. Furthermore, the large internal volume of the case allows for easy installation of liquid cooling radiators and up to nine 120mm fans for as much air cooling as you can handle. With that many fans in the case, you better take care to anchor it down as it could achieve straight and level flight. 🙂 The Corsair Vengeance C70 gaming case retails for $139.99 and is available now at the company’s official website.
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- Excellent build quality
- Convenient carrying handles
- Well-designed cable management areas
- Sturdy side panel snaps keep case closed up tight
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- Only two USB ports on the front panel
- No internal lighting
- Vengeance C70 Gaming Case
- Accessory kit with screws and cable routing tools for a clean build
- Quick Start Guide
- Room for two 240mm radiators when lower drive cage is removed for outstanding watercooling potential.
- Tool-free thumbscrews for each of the eight expansion slots, making it easy to upgrade to dual, triple, or quad video card setups
- Front panel USB 3.0 ports with internal header for modern peripherals
- Tinted side window with dual fan mounts lets you cool, and view your hardware in style
- Three 5.25” bays and Six 3.5”/2.5” hard drive bays for excellent expansion capabilities
- Two included 120mm intake fans directly blowing across your GPU for maximum cooling potential, and a single 120mm fan for heat exhaust
- ATX and Micro ATX motherboards