As seen on the PCPer podcast - Corsair's new mid-range Carbide case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2011 - 01:56 PM |
Tagged: corsair, corsair carbide series 400R

If you watched the PC Perspective Podcast live on Oct 12th you already had a taste of the Corsair Carbide Series 400R case, otherwise you can catch it here once it is uploaded.  It is not as bare as some of the $50-$70 cases you can get on the market, nor does it have some of the features available on the $250+ cases.  Instead it is aimed at the market that lies between those two extremes, with features like tool-less installation, a bottom mounted PSU and some well implemented cable management features which are obvious in the picture below.  If the quick tease you got yesterday only whetted your appetite for this case, check out MektuMods full review for more.

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"Bringing the price tag closer to the $100 mark sure makes the case more tempting to the average user, but the big question is whether or not Corsair has managed to still maintain their high standards and all the features that made the earlier cases so great?"

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Source: MektuMods

Corsair Announces Availability of $139 Gaming PC Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2011 - 05:22 PM |
Tagged: corsair, corsair carbide series 400R

FREMONT, California — October 6th, 2011 — 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 500R gaming PC case.

The Carbide Series 500R joins the Carbide Series 400R, released in September. Like the 400R, it has been designed for PC gamers with the same builder-friendly philosophy as the award-winning Obsidian Series and Graphite Series of PC cases, and at an exceptionally aggressive price point. The 500R’s upgraded design is available in arctic white and graphite gray and includes a side mesh panel with a 200mm fan for additional GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and movable hard drive cages for installation of graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.

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"The Carbide Series 500R takes everything that's great about the 400R, inherits additional features from our higher-end cases, and wraps them all in a new skin that really draws the eye." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "Cooling performance is superb, and it’s a great platform for high-performance gaming rigs with multiple graphics cards."

Corsair Carbide Series: high-volume, aggressively priced cases for demanding PC gamers
The Carbide Series of gaming PC cases is designed for performance enthusiasts who want a budget case but who demand serious gaming case features. 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. Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5" SSDs is built-in, and USB 3.0 ports are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers.

The Corsair Carbide Series 500R is available from authorized etailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $139 USD.

Source: Corsair