The Corsair Carbide 400R enclosure is constructed of steel, apart from rubber for grommets, feet and drive mounts and is surprisingly light for such a sturdy enclosure. The grommets for watercooling are plentiful with Corsair even describing the best way to set up the case using either their H100 or H80 self contained water coolers. At the top of the front you will find audio ports, two USB 3.0 headers and a Firewire port in addition to activity LEDs and a power button. What impressed Legit Reviews even more than the light weight was the MSRP of $100, making the case affordable for those who can’t bring themselves to spend $150+ on an enclosure.
"Corsair simply nailed it with the Carbide Series 400R mid-tower case. The first thing I noticed taking this steel case out of the box was it is fairly light at under 16 pounds! It was very sturdy and I didn’t feel like I was going to be breaking plastic parts while reviewing the case. The elegant sleek design may escape you are first look but it is certainly there. It may take the first time for you to see the PC turned on to see how well it works with the white LED lights provided on the front panels and front case fans. Sure it only comes with three fan to start but if you are feeling creative you can have up to ten to create a wind tunnel in your Corsair Carbide Series 400R."
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