Corsair's Carbide Cases, Vengeance RAM, SSD

Carbide 400R

·      All-black case

·      removable drive bays for 6 x 2.5“ or 3.5“ drives

·      6 x 5.25“ drive bays

·      up to 10 Fans (6 x 120 or 140 mm,  plus 4x 120), with dual already pre-installed 120 mm at roof of case

·      Native USB 3.0 ports on front panel (no pass-through cable that loops around the back), along with Audio, FireWire and a switch for case lights

·      Load-bearing handle on the top to carry the case around

·      Eight expansion slot positions

·      Has "popped out" side-panels on both sides; these recesses allow cables to be snaked behind the motherboard tray and install very large coolers

·      MSRP: $99 USD

Carbide 500R

·      Similar to 400R, but instead:

·      2 x 120 mm fans in front, 1 x 120 mm fan at rear and 1 x 200mm fan on side panel included

·      Also, case has black/white or white/grey color scheme, no carrying handle

·      MSRP: $129 USD


·      SandForce SF-2281 controller, SATA 6Gb/s

·      Capacities of 120 and 240, with 60 OR 90 following later (to be decided)

·      Uses synchronous NAND, which improves performance with incompressible data (according to Corsair)

·      Performance according to spec sheet:

o   120 GB version: 555 MB/s sequential read / 515 MB/s sequential write; 85k IOPS (4k aligned)

o   240 GB version 555 MB/s sequential read / 525 MB/s sequential write; 85k IOPS (4k aligned)

·      Pricing tbd, availability "later in June"

Vengeance RAM

·      now available as low profile and low power versions (white = low power, 1.35V)

·      Pricing tbd, availability "later in June"

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Tamz_msc
    Those cases look good.
    Tamz_mscThose cases look good.Agreed. I could use me a pair like that. :D
  • whysobluepandabear
    Me likey! I think for the price, these look very nice. I can't decide which model I like more however. I like the classic all black, but at the same time like the White and black contrast.

    Maybe I'll see what the white/grey looks like. Then again, If I'm choosing colors, then I'm also excluding the thought of having a handle to make things easier, but at the same time I guess It's not a big deal to just pick up the entire case and go. Not like It's heavy or anything.
  • whysobluepandabear
    Oh, and is that girl REALLY sporting two Corsair temporary tattoo logos? lol.
  • aznguy0028
    man, that ram looks amazing w/the white heatspread!
  • henydiah
    Well it seems that pretty but she is not the case .. I like it
  • The Greater Good
    Corsair makes crap SSDs. Everything else seems OK, though.
  • henydiah
    yep corsair just the best for PSU and RAM :D
  • crisan_tiberiu
    well, a Computer store here in my town (Timisoara, Romania (eastern europe :D) has chanceled the contract with Corsair because of the large ammounts of RMA's of RAM. Maybe its just a policy of Corsair to send bad hardware to the "lower" countries my options in RAM is Kingston/Kingmax/Geil, for SSD's i use Intel and PSU is a Corsair GS800 witch works perfectly :)).
  • aznshinobi
    Hmmm the case kind of reminds me of the Lian-Li Lancool K62 (I believe the name is). Looks nice though, I'd mod the fan holes though, they kind of bug me. The case looks good though for the price. I dunno if I'd take it over the Antec 902 V3 though. (Referring to the 500R Carbide