Excerpt: Ever since Corsair entered the computer chassis market with the Obsidian 800D, it has been generally pretty succesful. In addition to the Obsidian series, Corsair also introduced the Graphite, Vengeance and of course the popular Carbide series. We were fans particularly of the Carbide 500R, 400R and 300R. Corsair has now released a new model in that series, the Carbide 200R which is aimed at the entry-level segment.
Conclusion: Overall I do like the Corsair 300R, it’s a great looking chassis and offers just enough features to suit the needs of your average user, but it’s not without a few drawbacks. So lets quickly get a few minor issues out of the way first. Having such a large side panel window really effects rigidity not only in the side panel, but the chassis overall.
Corsair Carbide 300R Case Review: Corsair For the Masses
29 June 2012
Conclusion: I've normally been pretty skeptical about Corsair's cases in terms of their thermal performance. Assembly has almost always been a breeze, and cable organization has seldom been an issue, but when crunch time came around they tended to linger in the middle of the pack. By definition, that's not terrible but it's not great either. On the more expensive cases it becomes a problem, especially if they're competing with air cooling juggernauts like the SilverStone FT02.
Excerpt: We at TechwareLabs have always been a big fan of the Sleeper: a Car or Computer case that seems stock but under the hood hides some serious muscle. So when we laid our hands on the Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Chassis we excited to put it through the labs.
Conclusion: In short Corsair has done it again. No matter what the product category and no matter what the price tag, they just seem to know how to make a great product. The Carbide 300R sells at $90 and manages to pack a lot of features to that price tag. Many other cases in this price bracket often lack in some area, but the 300R simply doesn't seem to have any major problems.
Pros: Cable routing, Plenty of optional cooling, Dust filters, Black frame
Excerpt: One of the first parties we got to go to during the week of CES was with Corsair. At that party slash meeting before the libations started flowing, we all had an introduction from Robert and he handed over things to the new chassis Corsair has in the works for this year. There were a couple of chassis concepts that were almost ready for market, but still had a few minor things to work out with them before they went retail with the designs.