Corsair’s latest gaming enclosures are some of the most affordable the vendor has ever manufactured. Available in regular and silent editions, prices of the Carbide Series 100R mid-tower chassis start at just $49.
You son’t get the feeling that these cases were so affordable judging by their design and feature-set, which includes tool-free drive installation, dual USB 3.0 ports at the front, cable routing behind the motherboard tray and mounting holes for SSDs. There’s even a windowed side panel on offer that allows you to showcase the internal hardware of your rig.
The side panel is featured on the standard edition, whereas the silent version features foam panels that reduce the amount of noise emanating from the machine. The Carbide Series 100R accommodates ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards as well as ATX power supplies. Two fans are included, and there are mounting holes through which you can install additional fans – two 120 mm at the top and two 140/120mm at the front – as needed.
The enclosure has seven expansion slots, two 5.25-inch drive bays and a HDD drive cage that can fit four 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. Maximum video card length in the lower slots is 275mm, and cards 414mm can be installed in the top slots. CPU coolers 150mm in height can fit in the chassis with ease.
The Corsair Series 100R standard version is set to retail for $49, while the silent edition will set users back $59. With options at this price point few and far between, the Series 100R is ideal for gamers looking to buy a gaming chassis that offers a decent amount of features on a budget.