New Corsair case costs $59, doesn't look it


— 5:13 PM on October 24, 2012

Corsair has a new case out, and this time, the company is aiming to please cash-strapped enthusiasts. It might just succeed, too. The new Carbide Series 200R has much better looks and functionality than you'd expect given the $59 price tag. Behold:

The Carbide Series 200R has an upside-down layout with the PSU at the bottom and sideways storage bays. Corsair provides cable-routing holes (albeit without rubber grommets), tool-less operation (only the motherboard requires a screwdriver to install, the company claims), and a matte black finish—all staples of typically higher-priced offerings.

On top of that, the 200R has plenty of room for hardware. Along with an ATX mobo and seven expansion cards, you can cram in three 5.25" drives, four 3.5" mechanical hard drives, and four 2.5" solid-state drives. Corsair provides two 120-mm fans out of the box—one at the front and one at the back—and it leaves room for another six fans, five of which can be either 140 mm or 120 mm. As icing on the cake, the company includes not one, but two USB 3.0 ports at the front.

That's definitely a pretty complete package for 59 bucks. This bad boy may just have what it takes to put other budget enclosures like the Antec Three Hundred to shame.

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