Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Corsair Announces the Carbide 100R Case

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent mid-tower PC cases. Priced at $49 and $59 and offering features designed to make PC building incredibly quick and easy, the 100R cases make it possible for users to build a serious PC that looks as good it performs.

The Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent are among Corsair's lowest-cost cases, yet avoids the look of many low-cost PC cases, instead offering an elegant aesthetic that will appeal to gamers, hobbyist PC builders, and system integrators. The cases include innovative, builder-friendly features that make Corsair cases popular with PC users, such as built-in SSD mounts, front-panel USB 3.0 ports, intelligent cable routing, and tool-free drive mounts. And with up to five fan mounting locations (two fans included), tool-free support for four 3.5" drives and four 2.5" SSDs, and support for long graphics cards, the cases easily support high-end GPUs, liquid coolers, massive storage, and PSUs.
The standard version of the Carbide Series 100R come with a side panel window and top cooling vents. The Carbide Series 100R Silent version is sound dampened with a solid top and non-window side panel to reduce noise. "The Carbide 100R shatters the stereotype that budget-friendly cases have to be gaudy and poorly designed, " said George Makris, Product Manager for Cases and Cooling at Corsair. "Now gamers and PC enthusiasts have a subtle, functional, and affordable foundation for their next PC."

Specifications
  • Tool-free mounting of hard drives and optical drives
  • Dual USB 3.0 front panel ports
  • Direct airflow path to top GPU
  • Plenty of room for large graphics cards and power supplies
  • Cable routing channel behind motherboard tray
  • Up to five fan mounts
  • Front: 2 x 140/120mm
  • Top: 2 x 120mm
  • Rear: 120mm (included)
    o Two 5.25" drive bays
    o Four 3.5"/2.5" drive bays with trays that support hard drives and SSDs
    o Seven expansion slots
    o Supports ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini ITX motherboards and ATX power supplies
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent PC cases have a suggested price of $49.99 and $59.99 respectively.
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6 Comments on Corsair Announces the Carbide 100R Case

#1
adulaamin
What's that AIO Cooler they're using on the CPU? It wasn't included on this post which shows their new 280mm AIO.
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#2
Corsair George
Corsair Rep
adulaamin
What's that AIO Cooler they're using on the CPU? It wasn't included on this post which shows their new 280mm AIO.
:)

New stuff. Coming soon.
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#3
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Corsair George
:)

New stuff. Coming soon.
H80 v3 I'll bet, maybe with a different name and some features added/removed. Hopefully with that POS Corsair Link gone so the price is lower.

Case is nice, except for one massive glaring failure, which is that the CPU cutout in the motherboard tray is too small. Picture #4 quite clearly shows an LGA1155 motherboard that will have to be removed to get at the CPU cooler mount. I'd suggest you fix that before you get this chassis into production, because there isn't much use having that gaping hole there if it's unusable.

As for "new stuff", when can we expect a 280mm version of the H105? You know, all the goodness of a thick radiator with none of the added cost of useless Corsair Link.
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#4
GreiverBlade
wow my Carbide Spec-01 with a different bezel ... :D

btw if fitting a 120mm AIO : you can't put the sidepanel top screw or it will damage the rad (trust me i tried :roll: )


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#5
sanadanosa
GreiverBlade
wow my Carbide Spec-01 with a different bezel ... :D
It's 200R bezel really, nothing new. I like the idea though. It give more elegant look to the case imo.
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#6
xhawn11
Another classic case from corsair! this is what i love about your company. Now please release a sub 80$ psu that will serve me for at least 5 years. I feel that my 7 year old vx450 needs to be replaced in the next 10-14 months from now.
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