Corsair Launches Carbide Series Computer Cases
You know something big is going down when you have nothing but news announcements from all the major computer component manufacturers. That's right folks, its time for Computex once again and today we have the launch of a new series of cases from Corsair. The Carbide Series joins Corsair's venerable lineup of premium cases by offering the same builder-friendly design as the Obsidian Series and Graphite Series. The Carbide Series comes in two flavors, the 400R and the 500R, with an aggressive pricing strategy to match the quality of each. Both feature easy side panel access, tool-less drive installation and removal, and Corsair's innovative cable management system. Both the 400R and 500R have room for 240mm dual radiators, like the recently announced Corsair Hydro H100 cooler. The 400R includes three fans with the room for four 120mm and six 120/140mm fans for maximum cooling potential. The 500R ups the ante by including a 200mm fan on the side panel, a multi-channel fan controller, and removeable/relocateable hard drive cages.
For internal components, both cases feature eight expansion slots. The 400R can hold graphic cards up to 316mm in length, while the 500R can hold graphic cards up to 452mm in length once you remove one of the two hard drive cages. Both feature 2.5" drive support and feature USB 3.0 ports on the front panel that utilizes the new standard internal header. You will also find Firewire, headphone, and microphone connectors on the front panel.
The Corsair Carbide Series 400R and 500R will be available worldwide starting in July. The 400R will run you $99 while the 500R will set you back a mere $129.