Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition Review
Well-made simple cases are easy to review but make for very short conclusions. You see, where there's nothing really wrong there's nothing to really rant about. With that in mind, and a quick glance at the brevity of this conclusion, best we give you the low down on the Corsair Carbide 100R and then let you know what we think of it.
What we have then is a mid-tower case, measuring in at a demure 471x200x430mm. It's predominantly made from Steel but has a plastic front panel. As it's intended as a low noise case, both the side panels and the roof of the case have been given the good news with sound absorbing material. The 100R is able to take GPUs up to 414mm, as well as CPU coolers up to a maximum height of 150mm. Inside there's accommodation for ATX as well as M-ATX and M-ITX boards, with cable management holes spaced to best serve all comers. Up front there's a tool free bay for up to two 5.25" devices, as well as a lower rack which can house four 3.5" or 2.5" drives. The case is well made and the general level of build quality and finish is excellent, as we would expect from Corsair. Around the back there's not much management room, with only 8mm registering on the tape measure, but this is added to when the bulge in the side panel is taken into account, and in practice caused little problems other than having us fight our OC3D tendencies to bunch cables together, instead, letting them find their own levels. Add into this a 120mm fan up front, with space for up to 2x120mm or 2x140mm and a single 120mm in the rear, all of which can be tied into the three position fan controller and you have the makings of a decent case.
So what's not to like? Well not a lot really one thing is certain if you opt for the Corsair, you won't be disappointed. Then again, if you can't quite stretch to £50 there's always the windowed version at £42
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