A while back I posted about the Corsair Carbide series of computer cases shown off at Computex. Well, they have gone through their final revisions and are ready for a new home on your computer desk. The first to be released to market and currently available for an MSRP of $99 US is the Carbide 400R. And the word for today kids is black.

It is clear the Carbide 400R is all about function as its style is very understated. So, let’s talk about function. This mid-tower case has 2 USB 3.0 ports, power, reset, firewire, and a light toggle switch for the front panel controls. Also in the front you will find room for two 120mm fans. When you remove the side panel that can house 2 more 120mm or 140mm fans, you will find plenty of room for long GPUs. There is also 6 HDD trays that fit both 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives, 4 5.25 bays, 120mm fan slot in the bottom, and 120mm fan slot in back. The 400R also has the top design to fit with a dual 120mm radiator for liquid cooling.

Corsair includes a “pop out” style back panel to make room for wire management from the motherboard tray cutouts. Original stated as being black and grey, the Carbide 400R is now black and black with black wires. The color scheme is now accented by two white LED 120mm fans in the front and a 120mm fan in the back that comes with the case. While this case may never win any style contests, it will be hard to beat it in features and design quality at $99.

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Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of the Carbide Series™ 400R gaming PC case.

The Carbide Series 400R has 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 an aggressive price point. 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.

Superior Cooling

The Carbide Series 400R and has room for dual-120mm fan form factor radiators for compatibility with the new Hydro Series™ H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and custom water cooling systems. The 400R includes three fans, with a total of four 120mm fan mounts, and six 120mm/140mm mounts for safe, reliable operation of high-performance components.

Flexible and Future-Proof

The Carbide Series 400R provides eight expansion slots, making it ideal for multi-GPU setups, and can accommodate full-length GPUs of up to 316mm in length. The 400R also offers tooless 3.5″ hard drive caddies with native SSD (2.5″ drive) support, and the front panel has two USB 3.0 ports (compatible with internal motherboard connectors) as well as FireWire, headphone, and microphone connection ports.

“The Carbide Series 400R is a remarkable achievement — a high-volume, aggressively priced case for PC gamers with the ease of installation and cooling flexibily that serious builders and gamers demand,” said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. “Performance enthusiasts operating on a tight budget can step up to renowned Corsair quality when choosing the case that’s going to be the foundation of their gaming system.”

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