The Corsair 275R Airflow is presented as a semi-tower chassis aimed at the economic mid-range market (less than 100 euros), a level in which the value for money has a fundamental weight, since we move in a very tight price range where every euro matters.
It is clear that Corsair is one of the most veteran companies in the PC chassis sector, and it is also one of the best manufacturers. The company has managed to gain that position thanks to its perseverance and its good work in creating chassis with a high build quality, a good level of performance and a very balanced price.
We could put many examples, but without a doubt the Corsair iCUE 465X RGB is one of the best semi-tower we can find right now, and the Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow is not far behind either. At the time we had the opportunity to analyze both, and today we are going to share with you our analysis of the Corsair 275R Airflow, an evolution of the Corsair Carbide 275R that maintains its main values intact.
Before we start we want to give the thanks to Corsair Spain for sending us a unit of the Corsair 275R Airflow, and for letting us work without haste and in complete freedom. Are you comfortable Well here we go!
Corsair 275R Airflow: first look
As we have anticipated, the Corsair 275R Airflow is a mid-tower that positions directly on the economic mid-range, but it has such a good build quality that it presents details that a priori would seem exclusive to the high-end. It is not the first time that I have come across details of this level in a Corsair chassis and this confirms, once again, the care that the company puts into the design of its products and their quality.
On the side we find a sheet of tempered glass with the edges in black that is fastened with four screws. Thanks to this window you can see inside the team, something that all those who enjoy creating unique configurations and with RGB LED lighting systems will appreciate. The hold of the tempered glass is perfect, and makes it very easy to remove and put on.
Internally we find lots of space and excellent layout. We have everything we need to mount almost any type of configuration, as the Corsair 275R Airflow is compatible with both mini ITX and micro ATX and ATX formats, and supports large graphics cards and radiators, which means that we will not have to worry for space when we decide to update the components.
The front has room to mount a radiator up to 360 mm, at the top we can mount a 240mm radiator and at the back we have room to a 120mm radiator. For example, if we have a 2018 Corsair Hydro H60 cooling kit we could easily mount it at the rear and take up the 120mm space and fill the front and top spaces with up to five 120mm fans.
If we want to use 140 mm fans we have room for a total of three units, which would be distributed as follows: two in the front and one in the upper part.
The front has a very interesting design that reminds me of the Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow, although it is not exactly the same. At the front we have a panel with angled lines that create a unique style and, in turn, play an important role in the cooling of the interior, as they create small openings through which the front fans can take cold air from the outside and introduce it inside.
So that dust is not a problem we have a total of three dust filters, easy to remove and clean, which are located at the top, front and bottom.
As we can see in the images, the Corsair 275R Airflow has a total of seven horizontal and two vertical expansion slots, which means that it allows us to use without problems a graphics card configured in that position. On the top it has a 3.5 mm jack connector, two USB Type A 3.0 ports, an on / off button and a reset button.
We already have all the keys to the Corsair 275R Airflow clear, so it is a good time to summarize its full specifications before closing this point:
Mid-tower type chassis finished in steel, plastic and tempered glass.
Design Direct airflow path with angular lines that create small openings that facilitate air intake and improve cooling.
Tempered glass side panel that adds a premium touch and allows us to see inside the team.
Includes three fans 120 mm.
Supports up to six fans 120 mm or three 140 mm.
It has room for a 360 mm radiator on the front, one of 240 mm at the top and another of 120 mm at the rear.
Dispose of a separate space for the power supply, which is placed at the bottom.
Supports four storage units in 2.5 inch and two units in the format of 3.5 inches.
Optimized design to facilitate clean cable management. Includes cable ties to keep wiring tight.
Measurements: 457 mm x 216 mm x 455 mm.
Weight: 6.9 kilograms.
Supports graphics cards up to 37 centimeters, fonts up to 18 centimeters and fans up to 17 centimeters high.
Corsair 275R Airflow: our experience
The build quality of the Corsair 275R Airflow is evident from the moment we remove it from its packaging. We have a semi tower built in steel and topped off with plastic details it has a side window on tempered glass.
These details make it a model that clearly positions above other semi-towers that cut construction quality and that they offer a much more flimsy and less attractive finish. Corsair includes three 120mm fans That allow us create good air flow Using the classic location of two at the front, which work by drawing cold air, and one at the rear, which acts as a hot air extractor.
We have everything we need to carry out any assembly and to start using the equipment we decide to assemble without having to add anything else. This is very important, keep in mind that many inexpensive mid-range semi-towers not only cut in construction quality, as we have already indicated, but also usually come with a single fan, which does not allow us to create a good air flow. To do this we will have to add more fans, and with it the price shoots up, obviously.
The distribution of the internal space is very good and fits perfectly with the spaces for cable management. During the assembly process I have not had any problem to move all the components of my current equipment, a configuration that consists of the following components:
Ryzen 7 1800X processor with eight cores and sixteen threads at 4 GHz.
32 GB (4 x 8 GB) of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 3,200 MHz RAM (CL16).
GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-GAMING 5 motherboard with BIOS F25.
Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum cooling system.
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Super OC graphics card (1,975 MHz GPU in turbo mode) and 8 GB of 15.5 GHz GDDR6.
Samsung Evo 850 500 GB SSD (operating system).
960 GB Corsair Force Series MP510 NVMe PCIE SSD in M.2 format.
2TB Seagate SHDD with 8GB SSD as cache.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
Corsair AX1000 80 Plus Titanium power supply with 80 Plus Titanium certification.
Six Corsair LL120 RGB fans.
RGB LED lighting controlled by a Lightning Node Core.
As you can see in the image all the wiring has been perfectly ordered, and we have plenty of space to carry out any type of expansion, both in the medium and long term. The air flow that the Corsair 275R Airflow achieves with this configuration is excellent, and allows us to keep temperatures under control at all times optimally.
For example, my 4 GHz Ryzen 7 1800X was maintained at average temperatures of just over 60 degrees working with games as demanding as DOOM Eternal and The Division 2, and my RTX 2080 Super has stayed in values between 60 and 68 degrees, depending on the graphic load of each specific area. There is no doubt, they are very good results.
Final notes: quality and price are not incompatible
The Corsair 275R Airflow is a clear example that a quality mid-tower can be designed, with an attractive line, a large amount of internal space, an intelligent distribution of it to optimize the location of components and the management of wiring and maintain a balanced price.
The Corsair 275R Airflow alone offers a very solid value, but the fact that it comes with three 120mm fans makes it straight into one of the best options in its range and price range. As we have said this mid tower comes with everything we need to assemble a high performance equipment, we do not need to add anything else, since those three included fans create an optimal air flow that will allow us to keep the temperatures of any range configuration under control high.
If we want to add fans or AIO type liquid cooling systems We will not have any problem, since we have plenty of space, and we also have the possibility of easily mounting a Lightning Node Core and six RGB LED fans. We have many possibilities, and that is very positive.
The space offered by the Corsair 275R Airflow makes the assemblies very easy, since we have more than enough margin to “maneuver” and to place different components, and the management of the wiring is also very well resolved in every way. Dust filters are an added value, they are easy to remove and put on and help us keep the interior dust-free for a longer time.
The Corsair 275R Airflow is priced at € 77.90, a very good figure considering everything it offers. If you are looking for an economic, spacious, well-finished semi-tower that is ready to offer a good experience without having to add anything else, do not hesitate, This is one of the best that currently exists.
If you are looking for a cheap, spacious, well-finished mid-tower that is ready to offer a good experience without having to add anything else, do not hesitate, the Corsair 275R Airflow is one of the best that currently exists in its price range. It gives a lot, and it costs little.
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