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
. There are a lot of features equipped into this case, which make for an ease of installation, nice looking case, and a plentitude of airflow.
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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
Excerpt: 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.
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. While you may expect that such a case could have lost most of its appeal and functionality on the way to this milestone when compared to the previous Corsair enclosures, I am happy to report that this is not the case.
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, Internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 cable, Extruded side panels for even more space and flexibility, Eight mainboard expansion slots, Fan LED switch, All black cables
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
Summary: Giunti al termine di questa nostra recensione, non possiamo che ritenerci soddisfatti del prodotto esaminato.
Possiamo concludere, senza ombra di dubbio, che il case Carbide 400R di casa Corsair costituisce un nuovo punto di riferimento del mercato per i case in questa fascia di prezzo.