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Carbide 200R Midi Tower Case - Black Window (CC-9011041-WW)Corsair continues to expand their Carbide series and has been able to offer the perfect solution for every demand. With high-performance RAM, the American firm has even begun to make a name for themselves in the world of overclocking and enthusiast-class users. High OC potential and exceptional reliability have been the defining attributes of their memory modules thus far. In the meantime, Corsair has also produced premium quality PSUs, SSDs, watercooling solutions and - last but not least - highly attractive and functional cases too.
Beneath the high-end like the Obsidian- and Graphite series, Corsair has produced an array of highly affordable cases in the form of the Carbide series with an array of useful features perfect for the mid-range segment. The 200R replaces the 300- model as the smallest model within the Carbide series. The "Compact ATX Case" fits in aesthetically with its bigger brothers, looking sleek and elegant. The front of the case is made from matte plastic in a grey-black colour and leads towards the modern "Soft Touch" style. As expected the front can easily be removed. Right at the top are two USB 3.0 ports along with audio-in -/-outputs built in. The lower part is closed, and in the left side of this variant there is also a window.
The roof of the case can hold 120- or 140 mm fans, Instead of the aforementioned fans, a 240 mm radiator can be installed. In spite of the compact dimensions, the Carbide 200R Window is also perfectly suited for watercooling. The remainder of the case consists, with the exception of the window, of steel and continues with the same reserved matte-style toned colours. The rear holds seven brackets for expansion cards which can be unlatched with knurled screws, along with the cut-out for the ATX power supply (with swappable filter in the bottom). There is even a pre-installed 120 mm fan located in the upper section responsible for exhausting warm air.
The interior of the Carbide case carries on with the sleek and functional character of the exterior. This is also in the same colour of the rest of the case and certainly looks the part overall. 43 cm long graphics cards can be installed in this small yet surprisingly spacious case (30 cm with the drive cage installed). Additionally, the 200R maintains enough space for three optical drives or other peripherals in the 5,25" bays. In contrast to the 300R, there are even four 3,5- and four 2,5" drives that can be installed in parallel. Installation has changed somewhat, the plates are pushed directly into place and then fixed.
The colour-coordinated motherboard tray also enjoys a large cut-out especially for the CPU in order to make installing a new heatsink or backplate as convenient and quick as possible. The innovative cable management system from Corsair offers the convenient option of stashing away the cabling behind the motherboard, setting them out of the path of the flow of air through the case and contributing to the overall 'clean' look of the case. The Carbide 200R Window is certainly capable of impressing with its looks generally but the extensive array of features it offers are the real eye-catcher here, particularly as the presence of so many of them is usually limited to significantly pricier cases on the whole. The overall impression is of a sleek and reserved case that impresses with its feature set and its premium quality craftsmanship. Cramming so many of these options and features into a single case, and at this price, has helped to make this a case that is dear to many a gamer's heart. What else could you ask for?
- Dimensions: 210 x 430 x 497 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: Steel
- Weight: 6 kg
- Colour: Black
- Form Factor: ATX, Micro-ATX
- Total possible fans:
2x 120 mm (front)
1x 120 mm (rear)
2x 140/120 mm (roof)
1x 140/120 mm (bottom)
1x 120 mm (front)
1x 120 mm (rear)
Dust filter: Front, PSU
- Drive Bays:
3x 5,25" (external, tool-free installation)
4x 3,5 / 2,5" (internal, tool-free installation)
- PSU: 1x Standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion Slots: 7
- I/O Panel:
2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x Audio In/Out
- Maximum GPU length: 430 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 160 mm