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Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 review

Richard Easton
24 Feb 2015
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Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
73
inc VAT

A supremely well-constructed compact case that still feels spacious inside

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Specifications

Case type: MicroATX, Motherboard compatibility: MicroATX, Mini-ITX, Supplied fans: 3x120mm, Max 3 1/2in drive bays: 3, Max 5 1/4in drive bays: 0, Size: 397x260x320mm, Weight: 5.6kg, Warranty: Two years RTB

There’s an awful lot to like about the Corsair Air 240. While it’s a reasonably compact case, it somehow manages to still feel spacious thanks to its efficient and thoughtful design. The case is a 397x260x320mm cuboid, and you have a degree of flexibility in how you orient your system.

The Air 240 comes with adhesive rubber feet that you can attach to any of the three sides, so making your system a tower, either way up, or a flatter desktop-style PC. One of the Air 240’s side panels has a window and it looks particularly attractive with the window oriented on the top side, so showing off your components to the world.  

The case is incredibly well made and wonderfully finished. It’s made from steel and comes in a choice of either black or arctic white. The edges inside are perfectly rounded off and there aren’t any rough or sharp sections to make building hazardous. Thumbscrews are used throughout, making accessing the inside a breeze without a screwdriver.  

There’s space for a microATX or Mini-ATX motherboard inside. The case has space for a graphics card up to 290mm in length, which leaves you plenty of options. The rear of the motherboard tray has routing holes and tie-downs, so it’s easy to create a neatly cabled system.

We were particularly impressed with how easy it was to install storage disks. There are three 3.5in drive bays and three 2.5in bays located behind the motherboard tray. Both types of bay are accessible behind panels on the top and side of the case. The case comes with three 120mm fans pre-installed on the front and top, and there are plenty of other mounting positions. You also have the option of installing liquid cooling thanks to mounting points for a radiator on the top, bottom and front of the case.

The great-looking Corsair Air 240 is extremely well-made and a real joy to build in. Nearly everything is tool-less and there’s plenty of scope for adding system upgrades. It’s a Best Buy.

Hardware
USB ports0
USB3 ports2
eSATA ports0
Front panel extrasNone
Case typeMicroATX
Motherboard compatibilityMicroATX, Mini-ITX
Fan mounts2x80mm, 7x120mm
Supplied fans3x120mm
Max 2 1/2in drive bays3
Max 3 1/2in drive bays3
Max 5 1/4in drive bays0
Other drive bays0
Max graphics card length290mm
Size397x260x320mm
Weight5.6kg
Buying information
Price including VAT£73
WarrantyTwo years RTB
Supplierwww.cclonline.com
Detailswww.corsair.com
Part codeCC-9011070-WW

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