$49 Carbide Series 100R is Corsair’s most affordable case yet

Corsair has unveiled its most affordable case yet: the $49 Carbide Series 100R, an ATX mid-tower that looks surprisingly feature-packed for the price. The company has also unveiled the Carbide Series 100R Silent, a slightly more upscale variant that costs $59 and adds acoustic foam along with an integrated fan controller.

The Carbide Series 100R has a windowed side panel, a couple of 120-mm cooling vents up top, and a 120-mm exhaust fan built in. Its Silent sibling does away with the window and top vents; instead, it features acoustic foam on the top and side panels, and it adds a 120-mm intake fan along with a three-speed controler at the back of the case. Not bad for $59.

Both cases have tool-free drive bays, including four side-mounted 3.5″ trays. (Those trays also accept 2.5″ SSDs, but it looks like you’ll have to screw those in manually.) Users can also fit as many as two 140-mm fans up front, and the front-panel I/O includes two USB 3.0 ports along with the usual headphone and mic jacks.

Other amenities include a dust filter for the bottom PSU mount, plus cut-outs in the motherboard tray for cable routing and access to the back of the CPU socket. Corsair’s press release doesn’t mention radiator support, but the official press shots show a closed-loop liquid cooler mounted to the rear 120-mm vent.

Corsair expects the Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent to be available in the second quarter. Both enclosures will be covered by a two-year warranty.

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    • entropy13
    • 5 years ago

    Finally Corsair reached the $50 region (without rebates).

    • fhohj
    • 5 years ago

    That many features, and the cable management suggests to make this case a winner at that price. I hate the window on the cheaper one, my only beef with it, but the silent one with the intake fan the acoustic dampening seems like it could be real nice.

    This is probably good enough in that space to merit a TR review. The silent one could likely be the go-to case for every single budget-oriented build, given that it has cable management with the other features at this price.

    • southrncomfortjm
    • 5 years ago

    May have to go with this as a quiet replacement for my Carbide 500R.

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