So let's readdress the earlier claims, shall we? - Is the 400R "everything you need, nothing you don't"? - In my mind I still think the 500R fits that bill a bit better than the 400R does, but on the flip side, it's less than $100 to get one to my door, where the 500R is going to cost more. To those with ideas of customizing in a solid chassis, with plenty of options and room to make the finished product look very appealing to anyone who happens to see it with the side off, this is a case to seriously consider. Even with the pretty serious hit my sample took, I can't really say it did anything bad to the case. The cards lined up fine and the door panels didn't give me any issues. As I see it really, there isn't anything I can really fault this case for.
Around the chassis there is room for up to ten fans cooling this chassis. The top of the 400R offers room for a dual radiator with 15mm spacing like the Hydro Series H100. I mean any way you look at it, you can have air either coming or going out of every panel in the 400R if you choose to. The pair of fans in the front of the case and the one installed in the back didn't offer the best results in case cooling, but do offer enough flow for me to say it was sufficient to keep my system within temperatures I was comfortable with. Wiring it all couldn't be simpler. All of the stock wiring to the case is black and something I like personally for a more professional looking end product. I had plenty of length to the wiring and I liked the bump out in the rear panel that allowed me to make a mess and still close with no effort. On top of that, I like that the panels open to the front like a car door, and the fact that I can't lose the thumbscrews is a great addition to any case.
So let's get down to it, should you buy this case? - I can see this being the choice for a lot of users, as it is darker on the exterior with the metallic grey coating and the interior being all black, it keeps things simple. My gut says that while there is a really good deal at Newegg.com for $99.99 shipped before the $10 MIR, I still feel like I would opt for the 500R for what she offers for the small amount of difference in pricing. With trends leaning toward white cases, modular internal components and a built in fan controller, I feel the 400R is more the appetizer to the entree that has yet to be served. I will give the 400R credit where it is due. It is widely available, affordable, has a good feature set for the price and looks good doing it. If you are the frugal ones who shop hard and get the MIR and the Carbide 400R for $89, by all means, do so! For me, I want to see the 500R!
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.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer'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.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Microsoft announces that Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold
- It looks like there were only 12,000 'real' women on Ashley Madison
- Tomb Raider goes mobile with turn-based puzzle game 'Lara Croft Go'
- Dell unveils a new 27-inch QHD G-Sync monitor, priced at $799
- 'The Iron Giant' theatrical re-release gets first trailer
- Buffalo WXR-1900DHP DD-WRT NXT AC1900 Wireless Router Review
- ASRock Extreme4 x99 boot failure with more than 2 G.SKILL F4-3000C15D-16GRBB
- [Share]Lorkag GOP updater tool for AMD and NVIDIA VBIOS
- AMD Radeon R9 Nano Preview - Fiji and HBM Go Under the Shrink Ray
- Win7 wont install on AM1A-M system
- CYBERTRONPC ANNOUNCES SMALL FORM FACTOR SYSTEM WITH AMD R9 NANO GRAPHICS CARD
- SilverStone Storage Devices - Mobile Series - MS08
- ASRock Z170 OC Formula Sets More Records at IDF 2015 San Francisco!
- ATTO Technology to Display Network and Storage Connectivity Portfolio at VMworld 2015
- SilverStone Accessories - Expansion Cards - ECM20