Corsair's Carbide 400R Available Worldwide, 500R Black Pictured

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅08.09.2011 21:31:03

Carbide 400R

We've been waiting for Corsair's Carbide range to enter circulation since May's Computex Expo, but all the public's been able to see are flashes of video or promotional material. Well, today the Carbide 400R should finally become available worldwide - so long as the etailer stock holds out. Built on classic looks but with modern features including fan filters and 240mm Radiator mounts, the 400R enters the fray at the extremely competitive $99/£75-80 point. No doubt sales will be high, the brand alone almost assures that, but it'll be interesting to see if it can tempt new cost-concious PC builders without experience of Corsair products.

To compliment the release of the 400R, pictures of the Carbide 500R-Black have been shown off too. Also available in White, the 500R builds on the classic looks of the 400R with sleeker lines and larger internal dimensions. One of the most intriguing features of the 500R is the space for a H100 (or similar thin 240mm radiator) in a roof compartment. There's no street date for the 500R as yet, but you'll probably not be far off if you expected to pay £110 for the 400R's slightly more upmarket bigger brother.

Left: Carbide 500R - Black; Right: Carbide 500R White w/ Roof Radiator

More images of the 500R Black and White are available here, and detailed product information for the Carbide series of cases are available on the Corsair website.


FREMONT, California — September 8th, 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™ 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."

The Corsair Carbide Series 400R is available from authorized etailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $99 USD. For more information on the Carbide Series 400R mid-tower PC computer case, please visit:

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