The Corsair Graphite 230T offers what users are looking for in a modern case. The design of the 230T is sleek, and a change to the previous Graphite cases such as the 600T that we already reviewed and had a more rounded look.
While internally it’ll support four 3.5″ hard drives, four 2.5″ hard drives and three 5.25″ hard drives it is fairly compact. This doesn’t leave a lot of room for large liquid coolers. Stick with smaller liquid coolers and there shouldn’t be an issue. The include three 120mm fans should provide a decent amount of airflow to keep the system running cool. The front intake fans are filtered, which will help keep the interior of the case clean.
While Corsair has a long history of having great products, I feel the Graphite 230T series lacks some basic features. A filter for the bottom fan is becoming a standard by most manufacturers. Anti-vibration feet for the power supply seems to be a fairly common feature. Also, I’d like to see the feet made a little larger to raise the case up off the floor. However, the biggest issue I ran into (not many will probably experience this) was with the 2.5″ hard drives, they’re so close together it is impossible to connect the power cable using in line power connections.
Once everything is all said and done, what matter is whether this case will work for you. Taking a step back and looking at the gaming systems I have had there is nothing I needed that the Graphite 230T doesn’t provide at a budget price of $78.99 with free shipping from Amazon.com when they are in stock.
Legit Bottom Line: The Corsair Graphite 230T is a great mid-tower case for a mainstream PC builds and the price is right!