Today we’ll be checking out one of Corsairs latest cases, the Carbide 400R. Most people know Corsair for their memory products, but in recent years they have converted over to Cases and other products. Today I’ll be checking out my first Corsair case. It includes support of up to 10 fans, future technologies and large components. Its sleek design not only looks good, but is functional as well, which is great for cable management and cooling. Read on further to see what else this case has in store for under $100.
Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the Carbide 400R Mid Tower Case to review.
The Carbide Series shares vital DNA with the award-winning Corsair Obsidian and Graphite Series. They’re acclaimed for their ease of use and performance-oriented engineering, and this philosophy is abundant in the design of the Carbide Series.
Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5” SSDs is built-in. Two USB 3.0 connectors are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers. Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5” solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters.
Thumb screws on the side panels and tool-free drive installation mean that you’ll spend less quality time with your screwdriver, and the integrated dust filters can be quickly removed for easy maintenance.
Looking good, inside and out.
The beauty on the inside goes beyond the black-painted interior. Corsair’s innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look. And since looks are an important part of any build, you’ll appreciate the ability to turn the front panel fan white LEDs on or off with the push of a button.
- Side panel with mesh fan mount locations
- Four 5.25” drive bays
- Six 3.5” hard drive bays with 2.5” compatibility
- Eight expansion slots
- Supports most 240mm dual radiators (15mm spacing)
- Two-year warranty
- Front I/O panel contains:
- Two USB 3.0 connectors
- One Firewire connector
- 3.5” headphone and microphone connector
- Power and reset switches
- Fan LED on/off switch
Carbide Series 400R:
- Dimensions: 20.5” x 8.1” x 19.8”
- Supports graphics cards up to 316mm in length
- Six 120mm/140mm fan mounts
- Four 120mm fan mounts
- Includes two front-mounted 120mm fans and one rear 120mm fan
The Corsair Carbide 400R comes packaged in a black and white cardboard box. It’s certainly not made of high quality cardboard, but the blank ink seems to be of high quality. The front and back of the case covers an overview of the case including some of the features and the parts of it.
The smaller sides also go into more details about the specifications of the case. The case is protected by a plastic bag and two hard pieces of foam to secure it during shipping.
To give you a good idea of how the case comes and a brief overview check out our unboxing video below.