Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Case Review

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Introduction

Corsair, or Corsair Microsystems as they were originally named when established back in 1994 started out as a developer of Level 2 Cache modules for OEMs. Intel eventually incorporated the Level 2 Cache into their processors which is when Corsair start to focus on DRAM modules. Since then, Corsair has expanded its product base to cover a wide range of things from DRAM to cases, power supplies and even peripherals. To this date, corsair still have some of the most sought after DRAM modules and their other products are top notch as well from the Neutron line of SSDs to the Carbide line of cases Corsair and their Dominator RAM, Corsair continues to stay at the forefront of the PC hardware market with innovation and a customer-based focus that drives them to manufacture products that offer the best in quality and performance.

Today I will be taking a look at one of the newest entries into the Carbide Series by way of the 100R. The 100R is a mid-tower chassis that is designed to look simple yet elegant and comes in two models. Up for review today we have the “Silent” version, the main differences from an aesthetics standpoint of the two is that the silent version does not have a windowed side panel and is also missing the addition vents on the top of the case that would allow for better airflow over less noise. The 100R is meant to allow PC builders access to exactly what they need in a case, with Corsairs attention to detail at the helm, it is easy to imagine that if you are in the market for a mid-tower than the 100R is probably a worthy option.

Before we see how worthy the 100R is, let’s take a quick look at the Specifications and then have a closer look at the case itself:

Specifications

Warranty
Two years
Weight
4.8kg
Frame Format
Mid-Tower
Dimensions
471mm x 200mm x 430mm
Support motherboard chassis
Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
Maximum length of GPU
Top Slots: 414mm
Lower Slots: 275mm
Maximum height of CPU cooler
150mm
Maximum length of PSU
230mm
Chassis expansion slots
7
Chassis drive bays
(X2) 5.25in
(x4) Combo 3.5in / 2.5in
Chassis Material
Steel
Power supply chassis
ATX (not included)
External links
(X2) USB 3.0
(x1) Headphone Port
(x1) Port Microphone
Fan mounting points
Front: (x2) 120 / 140mm
Top: (x2) 120mm
Rear: (x1) 120mm

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