Summary: The Corsair Carbide 400R performed well in terms of ease of assembly, thanks to the tool-less mounting options, and was able to keep temperatures within optimal thermal levels.
The Carbide 400R is the most economical chassis from Corsair’s line but it is every bit as impressive as its premium priced...
Pros: Tool-less drive bay installations, Excellent cable management options, 8 PCI Expansion slots, 20-pin USB 3.0 front panel header, Front panel Firewire port, Support for aftermarket CPU heatsinks taller than 165mm, Top carry handle/peripheral storage area, Support for 240mm dual-fan water-cooling r...
Cons: Lack of dust filter/cover on the left side panel and on top optional fan mounting areas
While the Corsair Carbide 400R is one of the cheapest cases put out by Corsair, it’s certainly a high quality one. Then again, I wouldn’t really think of this case as a budget case, but rather an upgraded budget case, with a
$99.99 price tag
Summary: The Corsair Carbide 400R gets a gold star for being the easiest case I've had the pleasure of working with thus far. The cable management is truly top notch, and ample interior room is available to accommodate most hardware configurations.
Conclusion: The Carbide series is yet another product area for Corsair to conquer, the price of the 400R sits at the 100 dollar mark, and also in Finland you can get the case for roughly hundred euros.
Pros: Value for money, USB3/USB2-adapter, Plenty of optional cooling
Cons: Dust filter removable through the back, No dust filter on the front, Lots of open fan holes with no filters
Conclusion: The Corsair Carbide Series 400R is a success for Corsair, as it delivers good cooling performance at a reasonable price point. There’s also plenty of cooling flexibility built in, thanks to the myriad fan mounts, as well as plenty of useful features such as an excellent cable routeing system and...
Conclusion: Although we strive for objectivity here at Benchmark Reviews, please remember that each author perceives these points differently, and our conclusions and recommendations will necessarily differ from others.
Pros: Fully painted interior, Fully tool-less design, Excellent cable management, Native SuperSpeed USB support, with adapter cable for older motherboards, Eight card slots, Excellent value for price
Cons: Supplied fan mounting screws are useless, No mounting for 3.5" bay devices, Top radiator mount really only for Corsair's H100 cooler
Summary: Corsair already has gained an excellent reputation for their cases in a considerably short time frame. With all of their cases occupying the higher end segments, the Carbide 400R is coming down below the magical (yes I said it) 100 USD barrier.
Pros: Excellent engineering quality, Excellent paint job, Great price/performance, Great external looks, Very well thought out internals, New and unique locking mechanism for ODDs, Excellent cable management possibilities, Plenty of space for water cooling, Spacious interior, USB 3.0 connectivity, Inte...
Cons: Openings on top and side will allow noise to escape the system, Dust can easily enter the system, Round and edgy design combination may not be for everyone
Excerpt: Corsair has proven time and again that they are a true innovator in the PC gaming market. Corsair’s part in the high-performance parts for PC builders is well known in recent history. Corsair is much more than the DRAM manufacturer that they built their name on.