Corsair Carbide 400R 27

Corsair Carbide 400R Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The Corsair Carbide 400R starts at 80 Euro including taxes or 99 US Dollars without taxes.
  • Excellent engineering quality
  • Excellent paint job
  • Great price/performance
  • Great external looks
  • Very well thought out internals
  • New and unique locking mechanism for ODDs
  • Excellent cable management possibilities
  • Plenty of space for water cooling
  • Spacious interior
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 cable
  • Extruded side panels for even more space and flexibility
  • Eight mainboard expansion slots
  • Fan LED switch
  • All black cables
  • Openings on top and side will allow noise to escape the system
  • Dust can easily enter the system
  • Round and edgy design combination may not be for everyone
Corsair already has gained an excellent reputation for their cases in a considerably short time frame. With all of their cases occupying the higher end segments, the Carbide 400R is coming down below the magical (yes I said it) 100 USD barrier. While you may expect that such a case could have lost most of its appeal and functionality on the way to this milestone when compared to the previous Corsair enclosures, I am happy to report that this is not the case. Corsair has managed to impress in the past and continues to do so with the Carbide 400R. It features an excellent and really cool looking paint job, the same build quality we have seen on the 600T and all the core functionality of their modern case line up.
The only gripe I have are the large openings which could have been covered with dust filters, but that's it. The design may not be for everyone, but those who seek an edgier look should consider the 500R once it hits the market. That said: watch out big players in the sub $100 market - the Carbide 400R may be the underdog, but packs quite the punch!
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