Inside the Carbide Series Air 240
All of the panels (what we call the top, bottom, and the sides) are all held in with thumbscrews, so removing them is simple. With the plastic cover gone, we can see the left side offers adjustable fan locations to fit each build, while on the right is it mostly solid except at the front where there is access to the trio of 2.5" drives.
The front bezel is held on with four clips -one at each corner. Behind the cover we see that the logo plate can be turned, and that the I/O panel is not connected to it. The front of the chassis offers a view of the pair of 120mm fans that come equipped in this chassis.
As we get our first look inside, we see that the cabling has all been bound with foam wrapped around the ends, and then the ends are taped securely onto the wiring. This eliminates the possibility of damage to the inside of the window. We will address the remainder of what we see here shortly.
As we look toward the front of the chassis, we once again see the pair of fans. Off to the left we find six large holes that have had grommets placed in them to allow a very cleanly wired look to this side of the chassis; this will make the view through the window as nice as possible.
The left side of the motherboard tray will house either a Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX motherboard, and has a very large CPU backplate access hole; although, currently the 3.5" drive rack is blocking it a fair bit. You can also see at the top edge there is not a lot of offset for fan and radiator, but it is doable.
The floor of the chassis looks much like the top does. Since there isn't a PSU located here, the entire panel can be opened up for optional cooling. Due to the thickness of fans in the front, while it looks like three 120mm fans would fit, they are not specified to fit.
Also, since the bottom panel could also be the side of the chassis, the panel is easily removable. This allows easy access to mount any fans you may want to put here.
Inside of the back of the chassis, we find no screws in the external expansion cards mounting bracket. Instead, we get this steel plate that swings open to allow the covers to come out, and then swings back as you see it now to hold cards, without any option to secure with screws.
The right side section of the Air 240 houses the 2.5" bay rack at the top front, and at the back is the rack for 3.5" drives. The bottom left is used for wiring or water cooling gear, while most of the right will be taken up once a PSU is installed.
Near the front we have all black wires to connect to the motherboard. We get a long HD audio cable, a much longer USB 3.0 cable than we found in the Air 540, and a ribbon of connections for the buttons and LEDs.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 Micro-ATX Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Carbide Series Air 240]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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