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Vengeance C70 External
The Vengeance C70 is a mid-sized tower measuring 20.1" long, 9.1" wide and 19.7" tall and weighing 19lbs (8.6kg), much of which can be attributed to the case's use of steel rather than aluminum, though its façade is constructed from plastic, so that helps keep the overall weight pretty manageable.
Although the design appears very simple, it's far from boring. The matte paint job gives it a very stealthy look that will appeal to those after a more subtle design, while the case window that comes with all the models (white, black and green) could be outfitted with aftermarket lighting for a bolder look.
The front bezel is both slick as well as intentionally crude, as the I/O panel has been left exposed at the top of the case and Corsair has used pop rivets as part of the design. The custom power button has been pop riveted to the case, giving it a very industrial look and keeping with the military theme.
Alongside the power button is a military-like reset switch that has a cover plate to avoid accidental resets. There is also a pair of USB 3.0 ports, two audio jacks for mic and headphones along with a drive activity light. The only feature missing here is eSATA, which we are a little disappointed to learn.
Moving to the top of the Vengeance C70, we find a pair of wire handles with hard plastic covers to protect your hands. These handles are very comfortable to use and we believe they will allow the case to be safely lifted once it's fully loaded. Four smaller handles are used to secure the C70's doors.
The top of the case is largely dominated by a massive honeycomb grill that can accommodate a pair of 120mm or 140mm fans, likely configured as exhaust units.
The left side case door comes with a nice little tinted window so you can display your hardware. The window supports another two 120mm or 140mm fans which would likely be configured as intakes. Both doors have two nifty little latches that release the panel for quick, easy, tool-less entry into the C70.
Turning the Vengeance C70 on its side reveals two large dust filters designed to stop the power supply from collecting dust off the floor while also preventing any dust from slipping into the case. Corsair has also included two large feet that raise the C70 an inch from the ground, allowing for plenty of airflow.
Around the back, the C70 looks much like any other mid-tower case, though we should point out that the military green paint job is continued around to the rear. At the top, we have the motherboard I/O panel and opposite that is a preinstalled 120mm fan behind yet another honeycomb grill.
The C70 sports eight expansion slots and two-inch holes for water-cooling hoses. The power supply bracket are at the bottom of the case, which has become the norm these days. Overall, we found the external design and features of the Vengeance C70 to be excellent, so let's get a look at the internals.
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