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Corsair Graphite 380T Mini ITX Case Review

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Corsair Graphite 380T Mini ITX Case Review

By Julian Duque

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: Corsair Graphite Series 380T Mini-ITX PC Case
Model Number: CC-9011061-WW
UPC: 843591049863
Price As Tested: Black $139.99 (Newegg l Amazon) White/Yellow $149.99 (Newegg l Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair Components, Inc.

Computer form factors keep getting smaller and smaller, but the market for smaller systems keeps growing everyday mainly due to the availability of components that allow users to build extremely powerful systems in very constrained spaces. Corsair clearly understands this, with the release of the Corsair Obsidian 250D earlier in 2014 it became clear that there was a need for Mini-ITX designs to be implemented in the rest of their lines of products, leading to the release of the Graphite 380T, the case Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at today.

In past reviews I have clearly noticed a trend with Corsair cases that establishes them as one of the leading case manufacturers of today. The Obsidian series for example is very renowned among enthusiasts for its elegance and functionality, the same functionality we see in the Graphite series. This time, It seems to me that Corsair is trying to achieve a more futuristic look with the new line of Graphite cases while still maintaining that industrial look that as you will read later on, also includes an exceptional layout for a Mini-ITX case.

Corsair-380T-Open-Panels

Resembling something that came out of a Star Trek movie with Lamborghini detachable doors, the review sample that Corsair sent me is yellow. The 380T also comes in the monotone colors of white and black, the black version being slightly cheaper. The Graphite 380T is also wider than it’s obsidian predecessor, sounds like more clearance for the H100i which I found troublesome when installing in the Obsidian counterpart.

Specifications

 

Form Factor Mini-ITX
Dimensions (H x W x D) 356 x 292 x 393 mm
Drive Bays 2x 2.5”/3.5” in removable drive cage2x 2.5” in internal tool-free drive cage
Cooling Support Front 1 x 200 mm or 2 x 120 mm (1 AF-140 LED Fan included)
Rear 1 x 120 mm (1 AF-120L Fan included)
Side 2 x 120 mm fans
Radiator Support Rear 120 mm
Side 240 mm (55 mm clearance)
Expansion Slots 2
I/O Ports 2x USB 3.0Headphone and Microphone jacksThree-Mode Fan Control
Clearances Heatsink 150mm
PSU 160mm
GPU 290mm


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