Video Perspective: Corsair Carbide 200R Overview - Corsair Case for $49

Manufacturer: Corsair

Quick look at a low cost Carbide

Corsair continues its push into the case markets with yet another option, the Carbide 200R, bringing the price of entry down to sub-$50.  Currently selling on for $45 with a coupon code, check out this quick video walkthrough of the latest case from Corsair!

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After spending a bit more time with the case I can tell that for the price, the 200R is a pretty solid option.  I am not a fan of the 2.5-in drive arrangement that puts the power and data cables out into the case rather than towards the back (like the 3.5-in drives have) just from a cleanliness point of view, but that's somewhat minor.  Also worth noting is that even though we have a $50, and very light chassis, there aren't any sharp edges to cut you; Corsair did a good job rounding off the edges and having the metal fold back for a safe environment. 

There are a TON of case options in the price range so it might be hard for the Carbide 200R to stand out with a simple Newegg/Amazon search, but I think the Corsair brand will help sift it to the top.

January 18, 2013 | 11:13 AM - Posted by Russell Abbott (not verified)

Ive been looking at this and the Fractal Design R4 for the longest of times, and, i just love the look of the R4, but for $50, this might just be the tipping point. You mention in the article about the being a TON of case options at this price point, but in your mind, is there a case that offers more features/performance than this at this price point ?

January 18, 2013 | 08:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lying around the same price frame of the Carbide 200R is the NZXT Source 210 Elite, NZXT Source 220, and the Fractal Design Core 3000.

January 18, 2013 | 11:40 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

Just used one of these for a work build.  Nice and roomy for such a (relatively) small case.  It is constructed of steel, not aluminum.  It is pretty light, but the design is such that it is quite sturdy.  I recently got a 300R that I am using for one of my test beds.  Good stuff all around.

January 19, 2013 | 11:53 AM - Posted by orvtrebor

I posted something similar on the YT page, although I think it's a great cheap case, I'd rather not see corsair making budget cases.

Their premium finishing touches (on top of the solid design) are what made them stand out in the first place.

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