Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green vs. Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition Review
10 December 2012
Summary: It's no secret that we didn't enjoy the Level 10 GT's bold looks when we first reviewed it nearly two years ago, and although time hasn't changed our opinion, the case has done well for Thermaltake, reinforcing that chassis selection is very much opinion-based. With that in mind, the fact that we've found the Level 10 GT Battle Edition to be even more obnoxious than the original is probably a good thing.
Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review
1 November 2012
Excerpt: Earlier this year Corsair added the Vengeance series to their enclosure lineup and in this review we will be taking a detailed look at the Vengeance C70 mid-tower gaming case. Corsair continues to bring a full line of high quality cases, memory components, power supplies, cooling components, SSDs and accessories to market for the PC enthusiast and professional alike.
Excerpt: Call us suckers for military theming, but Corsair’s Vengeance C70 is a beautiful steel case that’s every bit as functional as it is fun to look at. The system sports a hefty arsenal: no fewer than six screwless hard drive trays and three screwless 5.25-inch bays in addition to one 12cm fan in the case’s rear and two directly to the left of the system’s hard drive bays.
Pros: Lots of bays; great military theming (latches and handles!); built-in standoffs.
Cons: PCI thumbscrews a pain; fan filters kept falling from case’s bottom; two USB ports on front.
Summary: Final Thoughts
When I first heard of the Vengeance C70 I thought to myself, “Oh no not another overdone military themed case”. I’ve seen so many military themed cases over the years and they are either overdone or just not done right. It seems like Corsair has hit the nail on the head with the Vengeance C70. It is the perfect blend of a military ammo box and a mid tower case. You can distinctly tell that it is made to be both things.
Pros: – Extremely easy installation, – Unique military features, – More than enough room to route cables, – Supports larger video cards, – Adequate cooling, with room for expansion
Summary: Once in a while a case manufacturer dares to innovate and therefore its new breed's design deviates from the masses. Stepping away from the milked out transformer lookalikes is in fact a great idea. Though a new design must be enhanced by utilizing a non daily color range, a palette different from the ordinary grey, alu or black colors, which we are so accustomed too. Corsair is taking a different direction with their latest Vengeance C70 case series.
Summary: The Corsair Vengeance C70 commands a premium for the generous amount of metal used in construction and its striking, yet functional design. Priced at Rs 8,000, it’s more expensive than many mid-tower gaming cabinet such as the NZXT Phantom 410 and Cooler Master CM690 II. If you want robust build, excellent cooling and good design with military-styled design thrown in, this cabinet is for you.
Conclusion: I’ve really enjoyed this chassis, it was easily on of the most pain free builds I’ve done yet, thanks to its quick release side panels, you can get very quick and easy access to the interior without ever having to fumble with screws around the back of the chassis, the quick release drive bays speed up drive installation and the oversized cable management cut-outs and excellent routing options in the rear of the case mean you’re never fighting for space when it comes to...
Summary: When looking at the Corsair Vengeance C70 - especially the military green variant - some may think at first that a modder has had his fun with a standard chassis and added military elements to it. Thus, the first surprise would be that Corsair has taken this level of detail and offers it as a mass market product. Then, the second thought that pops into one's mind is "price tag".
Pros: Excellent engineering quality, Great level of details, Excellent paint job, Built-in handles, Awesome clips holding side panels in place, Extremely well engineered inside and outside, Cool Power and Reset buttons, Excellent cable routing system, Plenty of space to route cables, Parted HDD cages, so that you may remove one for long graphics cards, Possibility to install up to two 240 mm radiators within the chassis, Plenty of room for long GPUs without any sacrifice in...
Cons: No water cooling grommets for the rear included, Handles only good for carrying a case for short distances