Corsair now brings forth the latest series of cases with the newly released Carbide Series to follow the Graphite and Obsidian series cases before this. Looking to Corsair to get a little background information on this new series, I gathered a couple of things that stood out to me. In their videos of the new Carbide cases from Computex 2011, George made two points very clear.
First of course are the looks, aesthetic appeal both inside and out and functionality, but then he goes on to discuss how wallet friendly cases these are to obtain. The lesser of the two chassis' in this series are intended to sell for $100 or less with the more equipped version of the chassis demanding $30 more over the basic model. Pricing seems really on point for the masses of case buyers out there, and from what I saw in the video, they are pretty cool looking cases.
Corsair says the Carbide series cases offer "everything you need, nothing you don't" and also have a secondary tag line of "built for builders" that we need to address. The Carbide series covers both the 400R and the 500R chassis. The 500R has a white and black exterior with sharp body lines and corners, while the 400R is a metallic dark grey color with rounded lines and corners. The 500R also offers a 200mm fan in the door, a multi-channel fan controller and removable and relocateable hard drive bays which the 400R doesn't have. So to some extent, the series may offer "everything you need and nothing you don't", but the 400R may not where the 500R does. As far as the "built for builders" tag line, I completely agree that both of these are exactly that with what I have seen up to this point.
I was shipped the Carbide Series 400R from Corsair to give it my once over and bring it to you as I saw it. I pretty much covered what this version lacks against its larger numbered brother, but don't let that shake you or pass judgment so fast on this chassis. The 400R is fully capable of offering you a good solution to work with as-is, and offers a fair bit of options for additional cooling, including the ability to house the Hydro Series H100 in the top. That isn't it either. I don't want to give too much away before I spell it all out in the specifications section that is just a click away. Hang around and keep reading, I think even for the current low man on Corsair's totem pole of cases, it is still very much worth your time to have a closer look.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Prepare for 3 IT Security Certifications for $30
- GameTrailers abruptly shuts down after 13 years of entertainment
- Take a picture in Firewatch, have a real-world photo printed and sent
- Denuvo DRM tech convinces leading games pirates to give up
- Instagram will finally support multiple accounts later this week
- ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K4 - Only Posts with one memory stick
- TP-LINK Archer C2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Dual-Band Router Review
- [SSD compatibility question] GA-X58A-UD3R with Samsung EVO Pro SSD
- The Hateful Eight (2015) Cinema Movie Review
- SSD compatibility
- ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016
- HIDEO KOJIMA AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO CONFIRMED AS D.I.C.E. SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Toshiba Introduces the Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Series
- Thermaltake Kicks Off 2016 MFC (Modding Fighting Championship)
- AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance