Corsair expands its Graphite Series case lineup with the 230T. This new chassis ships in three color; Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and plain old Black. Made from steel, the 230T measures 550mm x 210mm x 440mm (L x W x H) and weighs only 6.16kg.
There's support for a Mini-ITX/Micro-ATX/ATX motherboard, three 5.25" devices, four 3.5" HDDs, four 2.5" SSDs and seven PCI devices. A front I/O panel provides two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports, and inside the case are six fan mount locations (of which three are included). Other features include cable routing cut-outs in the motherboard tray, a large cut-out for easy CPU cooler swapping, and tool-free installation for the drive bays.
Design-wise the case looks a little dull though, and its $79.99 MSRP doesn't really convince me either.
Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the new Graphite Series 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for.
The Graphite Series 230T case features a sculpted, aggressively styled steel exterior with color coordinated LED intake fans and a tinted side panel window. Inside, the matte black interior has plenty of room for multi-GPU configurations and mass storage with seven expansion slots along with four 2.5", four 3.5", and three 5.25" drive bays. The case also includes dual 120mm LED front intake fans and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, and has mounts to add two 120mm or 140mm fans on the top and a 120mm or 140mm fan on the bottom.
The Graphite Series 230T is designed with smart features that make builds and upgrades quick and easy. An innovative cable management system with cable routing cutouts is provided for clean-looking builds and better airflow. A convenient CPU cutout allows for cooling upgrades without removing the motherboard, and tool-free side panels, PCI-E expansion slots, and drive bays eliminate the search for screwdrivers and screws.
"Our Graphite Series cases are designed to be visually exciting, with a design aesthetic that reflects their superior performance and quality," said Xavier Lauwaert, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair. "The Graphite Series 230T exemplifies this, making it a great platform for gaming PCs, graphics design workstations, or any application where high performance and high style both matter."
Graphite Series 230T Specifications
Aggressively styled steel panels with a high-airflow polymer front fascia
Available in 3 colors with color matched power and HDD activity LEDs
- Rebel Orange chassis with orange LED fans
- Battleship Grey chassis with blue LED fans
- Black chassis with red LED fans
Four 2.5", four 3.5", and three 5.25" tool-free drive bays
Seven tool-free expansion slots for multi-GPU compatibility
Front panel with two USB 3.0 ports, headphone and mic ports, and power and reset buttons
Three 120mm fans - two front LED intake fans, one standard rear exhaust fan
Six fan mount locations
- Front: two 120mm (included, with LEDs)
- Rear: one 120mm (included, no LEDs)
- Top: two 140/120mm
- Bottom: one 140/120mm
Cable routing cutouts in motherboard tray
CPU cutout for easy CPU cooler upgrades
Thumbscrew side panel
Two removable air filters (front intake and under PSU)
Support for ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini ITX motherboards