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Corsair Carbide 400C Review


Corsair Carbide 400C Testing:

Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, and motherboard during idle and load phases. The load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs and 3DMark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor 1.21.0. Please note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.


Testing Setup:



Comparison Cases:



First we test the CPU temperatures. Idle temperatures are right at the front of the pack at 27 °C, which is just fine. Next, we load the CPU and crank up the heat. We come in at 75 °C, which tells me that we have decent air moving through the case. With the two included fans, the noise from the case is minimal when they are spooled up to full speed.

We move over to GPU testing and we see idle results coming in at 31 °C. Under a load, the temperature goes up to 81 °C, which is consistent with other cases. I don't usually see much variation. The video card I am using (NVIDIA GTX 770) is a reference design with a blower-style fan, which pushes the hot air out of the rear of the case. I find this design is beneficial to keeping internal case temperatures down as compared to cards with fans mounted on the heat sinks that tend to circulate the hot air in the case. That is where a case with good circulation really becomes a factor.

  1. Corsair Carbide 400C Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Corsair Carbide 400C Closer Look: Working Components
  3. Corsair Carbide 400C Specifications & Features
  4. Corsair Carbide 400C Testing: Setup & Results
  5. Corsair Carbide 400C Conclusion
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