The Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition case was designed with good air-flow in mind to keep all your high-end gaming hardware running cool and reliable. There are five different case fan mounting locations along with support for liquid cooling.
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The 330R Titanium Edition Quiet case comes with two Corsair labeled fans preinstalled. One 140mm intake fan on the front panel and one 120mm exhaust fan on the back panel. Additional fans can be added if you choose. For example, a second intake fan can be added to the front panel to blow air directly over the HDD cage and one or two fans can be added to the top for more overall airflow.
(140mm Corsair front intake fan – included)
(120mm Corsair rear exhaust fan – included)
The following tables list the noise generated by the two included case fans while operating at different speeds with the side panels and top cover on. Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front of the enclosure. The ambient background noise level was approximately 27 dBA. The first table gives the results when using the integrated three-position fan speed control switch and silent PC PSU. The second table gives the results when powering the fans from an external bench power supply. As you can see, the results are nearly identical.
(Using integrated 3-speed fan control switch)
(Using external bench power supply)
With both fans running at full speed the noise is barely noticeable and certainly not loud while providing good baseline airflow through the case. Slowing the fans down still keeps a little air moving but quiets the case to a virtually silent whisper.
The 330R enclosure is designed to support large, tower-style CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7”) tall.
The 330R offers several options for installing either single or dual fan/radiator liquid cooling systems. For this review we installed two different liquid cooling systems, the Corsair H80i and H100i
The Corsair H80i liquid cooler uses a single 120mm radiator mounted on the back panel with two fans in a push-pull configuration. The bundled 120mm rear exhaust fan was removed prior to installing the H80i.
The Corsair H100i liquid cooler uses a dual 240mm radiator, which mounts to the bottom of the top panel. The 330R case can alternatively mount a dual 280mm radiator up top if you prefer.
Note: A dual radiator mounted under the top panel will most likely block the top 5.25” drive bay. The ODD in the photo above is located in the second bay.