|Corsair Carbide 400R Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 14 September 2011|
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Corsair Carbide 400R Case Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article was provided by Corsair.
It's easy to build a great computer case if it's going to retail for $250 or more. Actually, I take that back: judging by some of the cases I've seen, maybe it's not that easy! While a high retail price is no guarantee of quality or usability, it's certainly more of a challenge to come out with a really great case at the $100 price level... but that's not going to stop Corsair from trying. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Corsair Carbide 400R computer case.
Corsair's first case was the amazing Obsidian 800D, quickly followed by the windowless 700D, which we reviewed here. These cases have a number of innovative features but are also very expensive, which limits their appeal. The Carbide series of cases is Corsair's least expensive case lineup, coming in below the Graphite and Obsidian series.
But this is a very crowded market segment, with dozens of models available from companies like Antec, Lancool, NZXT, and others. The $100-and-under market represents by far the largest segment of the case market, and Corsair's got their work cut out for them if they expect to make an impact here.
According to Corsair: Corsair Carbide Series mid-tower PC cases have the high-end features you need, and nothing you don't. Designed to be the foundation of awesome yet approachable gaming PCs, they combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations with lots of room to build and expand, and amazing cooling potential.
Let's take a look at this new Corsair case in the next section.