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Corsair Announces New Carbide Series of PC Cases

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  1. btarunr

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    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Carbide Series mid-tower cases. The Carbide Series 400R and 500R have been designed for PC gamers with the same builder-friendly philosophy as the award-winning Obsidian Series and Graphite Series of PC cases, but at aggressive price points. New system builds and upgrades are fast and simple, thanks to the easy side panel access and tool-free drive installation and removal. Corsair's innovative cable-management system allows for clean-looking builds and improved airflow.

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    Superior Cooling
    Both the 400R and 500R have room for 240mm dual radiators for compatibility with the new Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and modular liquid cooling systems. An abundance of additional cooling options provides for safe, reliable operation of high-performance components. The Carbide Series 400R includes three fans, with a total of four 120mm fan mounts and six 120mm/140mm mounts for serious cooling potential. The Carbide Series 500R has even more cooling flexibility, including removable/relocateable hard drive cages, a multi-channel fan controller, and a 200mm fan mounted on the side panel mesh screen for extra GPU cooling power.

    Flexible and Future-Proof
    Both models provide eight PCI-Express slots, making them ideal for multi-GPU setups. The Carbide Series 400R can accommodate full-length GPUs of up to 316mm in length, and the 500R can accept extra-long GPUs of up to 452mm in length by removing one of the two hard drive cages. Both also offer native SSD (2.5" drive) support, and the front panels have two USB 3 connectors (with internal connection) support as well as Firewire, headphone, and microphone connectors.

    For a complete list of specifications, please see the Corsair web site.

    "Corsair has shown what it takes to create in-demand, highly rated PC cases: make them sturdy, easy to build with, and great-looking." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "With the Carbide Series, we're applying our expertise to the high-volume, aggressively-priced PC gaming segment. Our renowned builder-friendly ergonomics ergonomics and reliability are now within reach of gamers whose passion for building high-performance rigs is unlimited, even though their budget might not be."

    The Corsair Carbide Series 400R and 500R will be available from corsair.com and authorized etailers worldwide in July. The 400R will be available for a US suggested retail price of $99 USD, and the 500R will be available for a US suggested retail price of $129 USD.
     
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    Internal looks cool, but not sure whether I will buy one of these over the 600D and 650D.
     
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    Has a CM690 II vibe to it.
     
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    With a Obisidian 800 flare
     
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    Ehhh, I like the Obsidian series for it's simplicity on the outside. This looks like they're starting to go the way of other mainstream "gamer" cases.
     
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    Glad to see Corsair amend their ways with the lower profile non-Thermaltake looking new memory sticks. I only hope they correct this mistake sooner than later. It's an abomination.

    Best,

    Liquid Cool
     
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    Well it has dust filters...its now in contention with the 690II for my next case choice.
     
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    I'm eying the motherboard standoffs
     
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    Because you can't afford the 600D and 650D.
     
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    Seriously?

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    I feel cheated.
     
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    looks like antec but alot better.
     
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    I right now own a HAF-X and 690II. Also I sell gaming PCs back here, looking back at sales even though the 650D and 600D are expensive they are requested more frequently than some of cheaper Antec and Coolemaster Cases.
     
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    + clean and sturdy
    + less plastics
    + very competitive price

    cant wait for some reviews..
     
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    I'd rather get this and put the rest of the money into something else

    I hope the front panel does not have the cables attached to it :(
     
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    Just because their are no pictures of the 500R on here:

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    That's the first thing I thought when I saw them too :D Definitely not my taste, but Corsair is trying to broaden their lineup and whatnot.
     
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    Not digging the style of this case too much, but it looks pretty good on the inside for the price range. I don't know if it's just me, but a lot of the cheaper cases are seriously lacking the well thought out interiors of pricier cases, this seems to combat that.
     
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    That looks like a superior version of my Lancool K62.
    The 500R definitely looks better than the 400R!

    Still i have cravings for the 600T in white, thats my favourite Corsair case. The CM690II is usually what i would recommend for a mid range budget case.

    The 500R is about £80 the 600T is about £120/130.
     
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    If that 500R has an internal rad option as well, I'd score it.
     

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