Excerpt: But if you are not likely to even pass out your hard earned loot for the 300R, 400R or 500R, then what about $60 for a 200R. Yup, just last Wednesday (24th of October) Corsair introduced its lowest price case to date. The 200R offers simple for classy styling and plenty of functionality that is sure to woo those wanting to build on a budget, but want to do it with quality.
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. The steel of the case is stiff and is painted with a black finish that does not scratch easily. The front bezel is made out of ABS plastic and is nice and thick, so there is no need to worry about parts breaking on it.
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 need. The 200R provides you with everything you need for a day to day system, but still enough features to house a high spec gaming system.
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. That said, the most affordable case from Corsair does strip things down to the functional basics, but that is to be expected of a case in this price range.
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 2.5" drives within the case, Metal tension lock for ODDs are simple but effective
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 ThinkPad brand.
Excerpt: Just when you thought the Corsair line of case numbers couldn't go much lower, they drop the latest addition to the Carbide series of cases. Ever since I saw the 800D and pretty much every case since in the Obsidian, Graphite, Vengeance, or the Carbide series of cases, I have really liked what Corsair delivers in the chassis market.
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. Yet Corsair, with its first attempt in this price range, has managed to offer something more compelling overall than even the Three Hundred's new-and-improved successor.
Now, the 200R doesn't do everything perfectly.
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. There's plenty of storage space, it is tool free, you can do some nice cable management, fairly large graphics cards fit and sure there's plenty of options for cooling as well.