Corsair’s Carbide 110Q case wants you to forget it’s there

Have you looked for new cases lately? It’s difficult to find cases that don’t have tempered glass windows, even at lower prices. Now, though, Corsair has a case that it hopes is so quiet you forget it’s even there: the Corsair Carbide 110Q Mid-Tower case.

The Carbide 110Q is Corsair’s entry-level mid-tower case, priced to match at $69 US. It’ll replace the similarly-decked-out 100 series of cases. The headline feature on the case is the sound insulation lining four sides of the case.

Carbide 110Q Details

The 110Q hides its power supply and two 3.5″ HDD bays under a power supply shroud at the bottom of the case, with room for two 2.5″ drives behind the motherboard tray. There’s also a 5.25″ optical drive bay in the front of the case.

The mid-tower case can handle ATX, MicroATX, and Mini-ITX boards. Ther’s room for a GPU up to 330mm in length, and a CPU cooler up to 160-mm tall. The case comes with a single 120-mm rear-mounted fan, but if you want to expand, the case offers room for a total of three140-mm  or four 120-mm fans on the front. If you want to liquid-cool a system inside this case you’ll be able to fit a radiator in the front up to 280-mm long. The system also features side- and bottom-mounted removable dust filters to keep all that stuff clean.

The front I/O panel is pretty spartan; you’ll find a power button, reset button, headset jack, and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports.

If you want the case window and aren’t as worried about noise, the 110R will also be available. It offers roughly the same feature set, minus the insulation and plus room for another fan. The 110R also appears to include an LED-lit fan.

Corsair says on its site that these cases will be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks.

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I still maintain that the 550D is the best case Corsair ever released.

MOSFET
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Still rocking a white Graphite 600T purchased May 2011 as the home for my main home system. Replaced the 2x 200mm fans once.

LoneWolf15
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My Corsair 650D would debate that with you.

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Excellent! I am ok with side windows, but it seems that case makers went all out with mesh, RGB, and tempered glass the past couple years. I like an understated case that can show off my parts and cooling loop, not detract from it.

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Going by my experience of the 175R and 200R, i wouldn’t recommend anything less than the 200R. The 175R has some rough edges and a really poor cooling scheme (HDD cage is in the lower chamber along with the PSU, SSDs are behind the motherboard tray). The two small cuts on the front bezel for air intake are inadequate, and you need fans with high static pressure if you don’t want to outright remove the bezel.

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Can’t tell for sure, but from the pictures it seems like the 2.5″ drive mounting is accessible independently from the rear of the motherboard tray.

I find this awesome!

I have a case, from another brand, that doesn’t have this feature. And it suddenly jumped to the top of the list of features when I realized that was the case. Who in the actual F^&K never changes a hard drive and/or wants to remove their motherboard to access hard drive mounting!?

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Wow, this checks all of my boxes for a case. I love that there’s no holes on top for things to fall into. I much prefer the front-to-back airflow setup. I only worry that the front vents seem a bit restrictive so it might be difficult to pull in enough air. I would expect it to not do as well in high powered cooling tests.

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More than once I’ve used a drill to fix underventilation.

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