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Corsair Carbide 400R review

A mid-tower PC case that gives you a lot for the low price

Corsair carbide 400r

As we mentioned earlier, the Corsair Carbide 400R is aimed primarily at enthusiasts who want to build and upgrade their own PC.

As soon as we opened the case using the thumb screws – no tools are needed to open the Corsair Carbide 400R – it was clear that Corsair is serious about attracting PC builders and enthusiasts with this case. There's plenty of space inside the case for building a PC.

Because of the size of the tower, you don't need to take it apart to fit in components like you did with the ThermalTake Armor A30. As well as easy installation, the size of the chassis also accommodates plenty of components.

There are four 5.25-inch bays and six 3.5-inch hard drive bays that can be quickly and easily converted into 2.5-inch bays for SSDs. There are eight expansion slots, 10 fan mounts (with two front-mounted 120mm fans and one rear 120mm fan included) and support for graphics cards up to 316mm in length. If you're a serious gamer or overclocker, then there's support for the Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and other watercooling systems.

We liked

The Corsair Carbide 400R is a decent and well-made case that offers plenty of space for building a very powerful PC. The tool-free design of this chassis makes installing and replacing components really quick and easy.

The Corsair Carbide 400R keeps things simple but still manages to pack a lot in for a great price.

We disliked

There's not much to dislike at this price. If you're after a case with features such as removable drive bays and fan controls then you're going to have to go for a more expensive case.

The materials used to build the case aren't the best, but they do the job.

Final verdict

While it might lack a few of the features of more expensive cases, the Corsair Carbide 400R offers fantastic value for money and is a great choice for gamers.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeComputer Case
Number of External 5.25" Bays4
Number of Power Supplies Supported1
Number of Power Supplies InstalledNo
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays6
Front USBYes
Front FireWireYes
Front Audio InYes
Front Audio OutYes
Number of Total Expansion Bays10
Product FamilyCarbide
ColourBlack
Brand NameCorsair
Form FactorMid-tower
Motherboard SupportedATX, Micro ATX
MaterialSteel, Plastic
Number of Fans Supported10
Number of Fans Installed3
Number of Total Expansion Slots8
Total Number of USB Ports2
Total Number of FireWire Ports1
Total Number of Audio Out Ports1
Height502.9 mm
Width205.7 mm
Depth520.7 mm
ManufacturerCorsair
Product Model400R
Product NameCarbide 400R Mid-Tower Chassis
Product LineCarbide
Manufacturer Part NumberCC-9011011-WW
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.corsair.com
Marketing Information

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 water cooling systems.