Summary: Corsair has designed a solid mid tower case with the Carbide Series 200R. I would consider the styling classic but the functionality is excellent. Corsair has combined budget pricing with features and quality that you would find on a more expensive case.
Video Perspective: Corsair Carbide 200R Overview - Corsair Case for $49
18 January 2013
Excerpt: Corsair continues its push into the case markets with yet another option, the Carbide 200R, bringing the price of entry down to sub-$50. Currently selling on Newegg.com for $45 with a coupon code, check out this quick video walkthrough of the latest case from Corsair!
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case Review
7 January 2013
Summary: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Corsair looks to remedy that with its Carbide Series 200R; or something like that. Outside of the motherboard installation, no tools required is the message Corsair is looking to get across about this compact size "mid-tower" case.
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Mid-Tower Comptact ATX Chassis Review
28 December 2012
Conclusion: It’s fairly obvious at this point that the 200R has done well in terms of performance. Given that this is on average £15 cheaper than the 300R I was expecting something to be missing in terms of performance, but there simply isn’t anything missing, nor is there anything here that you simply don’t...
Summary: The 60 USD/EUR price-range is probably the most crowded and hard fought case segments of the market. Corsair has successfully moved from their high-end Obsidian cases down to the high midrange with the Carbide family and, now, to the entry-level midrange with the Carbide 200R.
Pros: Excellent assembly process, Extremely easy hard drive installation, Plenty of space for fans, Can hold all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, Plenty of room for large CPU coolers and long graphics cards, Nifty white power LED, Very good cable routing possibilities, Unique way to place up to four 2....
Cons: Multiple openings where dust can enter freely, No possibility to use the USB 3.0 connector for USB 2.0 based boards, Basic I/O, Tool-less aspects work very well, but you may want to drop a screw in to hold things down perfectly
Corsair Carbide 200R Case Review: How Low Can You Go
15 December 2012
Conclusion: I feel like Corsair has ultimately acquitted themselves fairly well with this, their least expensive enclosure. I get nervous whenever a manufacturer relatively well known for producing quality hardware decides to chase the bottom dollar; we saw what that approach did when Lenovo took over the...
Summary: While not being aesthetically aggressive in any way, the 200R is a case for the "every man". First of all anyone can easily afford this solution, its black on black, and it is simple enough your better half of the relationship won't deny its use even in the living room.
Corsair's Carbide Series 200R vs. Antec's Three Hundred Two
28 November 2012
Summary: The Carbide Series 200R is a very impressive case. Antec has many years of experience offering inexpensive enclosures to budget buyers, and its Three Hundred is practically legendary at this point.
Summary: Corsair has a killer chassis in their hands with the 200R. With a 60 USD price tag you get a product that is aesthetically very pleasing (albeit taste is personal I agree). For that 60 bucks you receive a nice all black design chassis with mainstream features.
Summary: The Corsair Carbide 200R provides an outstanding value for users who are looking for an inexpensive yet decent case. It offers several features usually only found on more expensive products.
Pros: Outstanding cost/benefit ratio, Excellent construction quality for the price, Air filter for the power supply and front fans, Supports eight fans (comes with two), Supports four 3.5” and four 2.5” devices at the same time, Tool-less installation mechanisms for all storage devices, including 2.5”,...
Cons: No air filters for the optional left, bottom, and top fans