Corsair is one of the most recognizable names in the chassis industry, having many of the most popular chassis’ designs across many different price ranges. They’ve dazzled us with their flagship products such at gargantuan Obsidian 900D and the very funky Carbide 780T, but today I’ll be looking at something a lot further down the range; the budget-friendly 100R Silent. The new chassis isn’t designed to blow you away with extreme performance, but it has been designed to offer you a neat and tidy product, with an affordable price tag to match, so it’ll be interesting to see just how much you get for your money.
The 100R Silent keeps with the overall style we’ve seen from many other chassis in this range. It has an all black paint job and matching black plastics towards the front. Down the left side of the front panel, you’ll find some ventilation slots for airflow to the front mounted fans, and the side panel has a raised design.
The standard version of the Carbide Series 100R come with a side panel window and top cooling vents. The Carbide Series 100R Silent version is sound dampened with a solid top and non-window side panel to reduce noise.
"The Carbide 100R shatters the stereotype that budget-friendly cases have to be gaudy and poorly designed, " said George Makris, Product Manager for Cases and Cooling at Corsair. "Now gamers and PC enthusiasts have a subtle, functional, and affordable foundation for their next PC."
- Warranty: Two years
- Weight: 4.8kg
- Case Form Factor: Mid-Tower
- Dimensions: 471mm x 200mm x 430mm
- Case Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
- Maximum GPU Length Top Slots: 414mm
- Lower Slots: 275mm
- Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 150mm
- Maximum PSU Length: 230mm
- Case Expansion Slots: 7
- Case Drive Bays (x2): 5.25in, (x4) Combo: 3.5in/2.5in
- Case Material: Steel
- Case Power Supply: ATX (not included)
- External Connections: (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone Port, (x1) Microphone Port
Elegant and modern on the outside, with all the features a serious PC builder needs on the inside.
The Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower case has the versatility serious PC builders need with the clean, modern exterior design all users can agree with. Tool-free access to the interior, a flush-mounted window for admiring your components, and a range of cooling options are all available to the home builder at a spectacular value with this latest addition to the Corsair family.
Simple, elegant, and sharp.
It’s the performance PC platform in stealth mode. With a mesh-free front panel, flush-mounted side panel window and clean lines, the 100R is both professional enough for the office and customizable enough for any home PC build.
The simplicity begins with tool-free 3.5” and 5.25” drive installation, and all four hard drive trays provide solid-state drive support so you can mix and match to fit your needs. On the outside, dual USB 3.0 front panel ports give you quick and easy access to the latest high-speed portable hard drives and flash drives.
Five internal fan mounts let you customize your cooling to match your build. We’ll get you started with one included 120mm fan. The case is designed to draw airflow directly to the GPU to help ensure that you and your graphics card will both keep your cool during intense gaming sessions.
The features that builders want
Whether you’re building one system or a dozen, you want the attention to detail that makes it easy. You’ll appreciate things like cable routing channels for easy cable organization and better-looking builds, and the side panels are attached with thumbscrews so you can get in and out without hunting for a screwdriver.
About Carbide Series PC Cases
Corsair Carbide Series mid-tower PC cases have the high-end features you need, and nothing you don’t. Designed to be the foundation of awesome yet approachable gaming PCs, they combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations with lots of room to build and expand, and amazing cooling potential.
The Carbide 100R has a grille on top where two additional fans can be mounted. There is no filter or cover and the holes are pretty huge which is great for airflow but could be terrible in dusty environments. The Silent Edition on the other hand is totally blank on top. Both variants have slide-out dust filters for the PSU intake fan on the bottom.
Around the back, you'll see a fairly standard ATX layout. The power supply mounts on the bottom, which helps keep cases stable. Expansion card backplates will peek through the rear of either cabinet and have to be screwed in from the outside. There are regular screws here, not thumbscrews. The Silent Edition's simple three-way fan speed switch can be found right on top, above the rear fan mount. The plain Carbide 100R has only an empty hole there.
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