Overall and FV
With the original 800D Corsair really surprised the entire market with features that at the time no one was offering. A few years later, everyone has those same features, so I was interested to see how they would make the 350D stand out from the competition. The simple answer is they did everything that everyone took from them, but they did it better than everyone else. Specifically in wire management, they didn’t go overboard with special wiring specific design features; they just included grommeted holes all around the motherboard and gave a ton of room behind the tray. It really is that simple to make wiring easy, I don’t understand why some companies still struggle to give enough room for one 24 pin power cable let along another cable crossing over it.
The best part about the 350D though is its styling, it’s going to catch your eye if you check it out but it isn’t going to draw attention. This is because it doesn’t have any flashy lights, bright colors, and even the side panel is slightly tinted. The all blacked out look and simple styling looks good and with gamers starting to grow up and have families it is important.
The case wasn’t perfect, I didn’t like the placement/design of the front panel I/O and the power button felt cheap to me. You will also have to be careful to not go too tall on your heatsink if you want to run a side panel. But the pros outweigh the cons and it all adds up to a good mid-sized case for anyone looking to build a clean Micro-ATX pc. A pair of 780’s or the upcoming R9 290X’s would go great in this thing!