Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Corsair Entry Level Carbide 200R Chassis Starts Selling

Corsair announced the most affordable case in its lineup, the Carbide Series 200R (model: CC-9011023-WW). Priced at just US $59.99, the ATX mid-tower aims to offer most of Corsair's signature features that helped established its brand. The case goes with the catchphrase "...the only time you'll need to pick up a screwdriver is to install the motherboard." Measuring 490 x 270 x 560 mm, the case is made of SECC steel and ABS plastic. Its storage area includes three 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays.

The four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays are arranged in a cage towards the bottom, which leaves a lot of room for long graphics cards - up to 43 cm long. The motherboard tray seats ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, it features cutouts that help you deal with CPU cooler back-plates and pesky cables. As for ventilation, the 200R features a total of five 140/120 mm fan mounting locations and three 120 mm mount locations, arranged in the front, rear, top, and side panel. Its front-panel includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header, with 2.0/1.1 adapter, and front-panel audio (HD audio header).
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17 Comments on Corsair Entry Level Carbide 200R Chassis Starts Selling

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#2
El_Mayo
Looks very good for that price
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#3
NHKS
Design is easy on the eyes.. front looks neat.. SSD+HDD cage seems well designed..
wish the bottom filter for PSU(only) extended to the bottom fan as well.. but its asking too much for 60$ i guess.. overall, a solid case..

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#4
THE_EGG
Looks pretty classy for an entry level case. Very nice indeed. I hope it's under $80AUD when/if it comes to Australia. There aren't many other cases apart from BitFenix (and a couple of others) that look this elegant for under $80 in Australia.
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
Looks pretty solid for $60, better than waht you get from most other companies in that price range.
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#6
No_Asylum
Sweet. Its a Lian Li for 1/2 the price :-).
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#7
Crap Daddy
At last a decent case (foremost the looks) at affordable price. That's for the US of course. In Europe it will be as usual, a rip-off.
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#8
spectrus77
This 200r could be released as mini-atx, would be very cool. The corsair could further diversify this type of follow-midi-atx the market is full. Especially models of corsair. But, the 200r is cool.
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#9
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
This looks great--if it goes on sale, I'll buy one! :toast:
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#10
lZKoce
by: spectrus77
This 200r could be released as mini-atx, would be very cool. The corsair could further diversify this type of follow-midi-atx the market is full. Especially models of corsair. But, the 200r is cool.
+1 to that. I think value or not, this case is awesome. But I am tired of only ATX sized cases. The battle of the sizes has already began. Corsair, if your PR snitch is reading this, please make a mATX variant of the 200R.
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#11
Casecutter
I don’t know on looks is just a tad too subdue, restrained, like it needs some gunmetal/black chrome trim. Something to quell the “big black box look”, which today is just everywhere, it demands something distinguishing.

I thought it little seemed lax with front USB, I’d almost want 2 more USB 2.0’s. For that top fan area; first I’d like to have one fan for just a H80 (like you’d buy this case and use a H100). Next have a nicer looking and finer mesh cover over that ugly punch-out, while also include a thin acoustic material that can placed between those to minimize noise from that big hole when not using it. Lastly those side panel fans punch-out are obnoxious and stupid… Like does any do those anymore? Those went out of vogue after the P4- 2900XT years, especially given they give you the bottom and top fans. I suppose there a few heavy OC’rs that see them as useful, but most looking at this level if case wouldn’t.

For a budget build case Corsair appears to toss in all the features to make it appear grandiose, when that’s not what many folk’s require at this level. It’s a case that’s a little too pertinacious in the execution while ho-hum aesthetics. I thought Corsair would buck the trend, be more avant-garde... I mean this is a case for 2013, but stuck in 2008.

by: spectrus77
This 200r could be released as mini-atx, would be very cool. The corsair could further diversify this type of follow-midi-atx the market is full. Especially models of corsair. But, the 200r is cool.
Oh I agree also. I've been saying Corsair would be the perfect company to release a nice little Midi-Tower for those APU builds, even bundle it with a nice 400W modular Bronze PSU something that provides one 6-pin.
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#12
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
There aren't enough clean "black box" cases. Kudos Corsair.
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#13
nickbaldwin86
Ya want info on the 900D... a review would be nice too :P
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#14
Sinzia
I really really like this one, and I'd love a mATX smaller version too!
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#15
Jizzler
It's not a pile of shit, which makes it better than 90% of cases released this year.

Plenty of easy-mod potential. (port holes, grill removal for radiators)
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#17
DaMobsta
Good job Corsair! Wondering how they're going to do the 40$~50$ segment, if they are going to enter it in the first place. xD
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