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. To give it the military look Corsair has added the cool buttons on the front, unique side panel locks, the two handles at the top and of course the green paint job.
As far as a mid tower case it is a full-featured case with everything you would expect. You have tool-less systems (which actually work) for your 3.5-inch hard drives and your optical drives, USB 3.0 support, room for up to six hard drives, a CPU cutout, three included 120mm fans with room for six more, plenty of cable routing holes, fan filter, and more than enough room for large video cards and other large hardware.
I think the thing that impressed me the most with this case was the installation. This has to be the first case in a while where I did not encounter a single problem during installation, not even a small one. This really says a lot for Corsair. They have taken the time to really go over this case and think out every problem a user would encounter. If you are looking for a case that has very easy installation then this is it. Also to note there is quite a lot of room inside the case so you are not going to have an issue fitting in large video cards. You have more than enough room on the backside of the motherboard tray for all of your cables and the cable routing holes and latches on the back allow for very easy cable management.
Being a gaming case I did expect to see more than just two USB ports on the front of the case. Most gamers will want to plug in their keyboard, mouse and headset into the front of the case, especially at a LAN party, so having only two ports limits that a little bit. The two ports are USB 3.0 ports and if your motherboard does not support USB 3.0 Corsair does include a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter.
Right now the Vengeance C70 is selling for $139 at my favorite online retailer. That puts it at the high-end of mid towers, but for the quality, features and ease of installation I would say it is worth the price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award.
- Extremely easy installation
- Unique military features
- More than enough room to route cables
- Supports larger video cards
- Adequate cooling, with room for expansion
- Only two USB ports