- by David_W @Jun 10, 2011
The Corsair Carbide Series: Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't.
Airflow is a breeze with the Carbide Series. Two front-panel intake fans and one rear exhaust fan are included, and there are a total of ten mounting points.
Carbide Series 400R: Upgrade how you want, when you want.
The 400R has been carefully designed to provide a generous amount of internal volume, and it puts that volume to good use. There’s room for eight PCI-E cards of up to 316mm in length, and even room for a full 240mm radiator for compatibility with the Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and modular watercooling systems. Superior airflow is a requirement for high-performance components that will be regularly pushed to their limits, so the 400R has ten fan mounting points for cooling flexibility. Three 120mm fans — two in the front, and one in the rear — are included, so you’re ready to start building right out of the box.
Carbide 500R: Serious airflow never looked this good.
Want even more outrageous cooling flexibility? Step up to the 500R. It adds a 200mm fan mounted on the side panel’s mesh screen for extra GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and removable and relocateable hard drive cages. The ability to move and remove hard drive cages not only improves airflow — it also allows you to install graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.
High-performance gaming systems need lots of room to work with. With eight expansion slots and 316mm of clearance, the Carbide 400R has room for triple-GPU installations.
The Corsair Carbide Series: Built for Builders.
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.
Contents and Specifications
PC Case (400R or 500R)
Quick Start Guide
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)
Front I/O panel contains:
Two USB 3.0 connectors
One Firewire connector
3.5” headphone and microphone connector
Power and reset switches
Lighting toggle switch (lighting kit not included)
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
Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011
AMD sockets AM2 and AM3
Hydro Series H80 requires a case with a rear or top 120mm fan mount
Hydro Series H100 requires a case with dual 120mm fan mounts with 15mm spacing for a 240mm radiator
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The Corsair Carbide Series 400R shares a lot of the same features as its more expensive counterparts, but is concentrated into a smaller package at a cheaper cost for the buyer. Like the Graphite Series 600T cases, it offers some serious airflow with an expansion capability of up to ten fans.
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This case looks and feels good. It has a lot more room inside than it looks on the outside. Compared to my Antec P180, the Carbide has more room, is lighter, looks better, has more fans/space for fans, has better air flow, takes up less space... the list just goes on.
This is a good csse. It can be price matched to well under 100. It has fantastic cooling, and is easy to work in. I just built a system for a customer using this case. They have called me twice since receiving their build, and have told me how impressed they are with the cooling. I actually own the bigger brother myself, the 500r. I highly recommend the 400r and 500r to anyone looking for a fairly inexpensive case with great cooling.
I just got This case today and... it is amazing.Very Nice Looking,Handle on top, comes with 3 fans, well built, gromits for cable managment (inside and the back), alot of room inside, tool-less design, tool-less removable drive bays. This case is amazing.
Just unpacked the old case and threw the rig into this one. Amazing difference (didn't cut my hand once - a nice change for the first time ever!). HD installation was amazingly simple. SSDs mount to the treys, but you have to pull out one of the sides.
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