Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Review

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  • Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Overview

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Carbide Series 400R: Upgrade how you want, when you want.

The 400R has been carefully designed to provide a generous amount of internal volume, and it puts that volume to good use. There’s room for eight PCI-E cards of up to 316mm in length, and even room for a full 240mm radiator for compatibility with the Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and modular watercooling systems. Estimated availability: September 2011. Superior airflow is a requirement for high-performance components that will be regularly pushed to their limits, so the 400R has ten fan mounting points for cooling flexibility. Three 120mm fans — two in the front, and one in the rear — are included, so you’re ready to start building right out of the box.

SKU# CC9011011-WW

  • Airflow is a breeze with the Carbide Series. Two front-panel intake fans and one rear exhaust fan are included, and there are a total of ten mounting points.
  • High-performance gaming systems need lots of room to work with. With eight expansion slots and 316mm of clearance, the Carbide 400R has room for triple-GPU installations.

Carbide 500R: Serious airflow never looked this good.

Want even more outrageous cooling flexibility? Step up to the 500R. It adds a 200mm fan mounted on the side panel’s mesh screen for extra GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and removable and relocateable hard drive cages. The ability to move and remove hard drive cages not only improves airflow — it also allows you to install graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.

The Corsair Carbide Series: Built for Builders.

The Carbide Series shares vital DNA with the award-winning Corsair Obsidian and Graphite Series. They’re acclaimed for their ease of use and performance-oriented engineering, and this philosophy is abundant in the design of the Carbide Series.

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Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5” SSDs is built-in. Two USB 3.0 connectors are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers. Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5” solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters.

Easy access.

Thumb screws on the side panels and tool-free drive installation mean that you’ll spend less quality time with your screwdriver, and the integrated dust filters can be quickly removed for easy maintenance.

Looking good, inside and out.
The beauty on the inside goes beyond the black-painted interior. Corsair’s innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look. And since looks are an important part of any build, you’ll appreciate the ability to turn the front panel fan white LEDs on or off with the push of a button.

Contents and Specifications

Package contents

  • PC Case (400R or 500R)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation kit

Technical Specifications

Carbide Series:
  • Side panel with mesh fan mount locations
  • Four 5.25” drive bays
  • Six 3.5” hard drive bays with 2.5” compatibility
  • Eight expansion slots
  • Supports most 240mm dual radiators (15mm spacing)
  • Two-year warranty
  • Front I/O panel contains:
    • Two USB 3.0 connectors
    • One Firewire connector
    • 3.5” headphone and microphone connector
    • Power and reset switches
    • Fan LED on/off switch
Carbide Series 400R:
  • Dimensions: 20.5” x 8.1” x 19.8”
  • Supports graphics cards up to 316mm in length
  • Six 120mm/140mm fan mounts
  • Four 120mm fan mounts
  • Includes two front-mounted 120mm fans and one rear 120mm fan


  • Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011
  • AMD sockets AM2 and AM3
  • Hydro Series H80 requires a case with a rear or top 120mm fan mount
  • Hydro Series H100 requires a case with dual 120mm fan mounts with 15mm spacing for a 240mm radiator
















Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Technical Specifications

  • Warranty : Two years
  • Dimension :  20.5” x 8.1” x 19.8”
  • MB Support : ATX, mATX
  • Expansion Slots : 8
  • Form Factor : Mid-tower
  • Material : Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces
  • Drive Bays : (x4) 5.25", (x6) 3.5"/2.5" Drive Caddies
  • Cooling : (x6) 120mm/140mm fan mounts, (x4) 120mm fan mounts, Includes (x2) front-mounted 120mm fans and (x1) rear 120mm fan
  • Front I/O : (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) IEEE1394, (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC, Power, Reset, Lighting toggle switch
  • Power Supply : ATX (not included)

Corsair Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case FAQ

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Will the Carbide Series cases support an internal 240mm radiator?

Yes! The Carbide Series cases are designed to accomodate 240mm radiators.

Will the Carbide Series cases support 3-way SLI/Crossfire?
The Carbide Series cases have 8 PCI expansion slots, which will allow the support of 3-way SLI/Crossfire.

How many fans come with the Carbide Series 400R? How many fans will it support?
The Carbide Series 400R comes with 3x 120mm fans. There are a total of 10 fan mounting points in the case. 6 of these mounting points will accept either 120mm or 140mm fans, and the remaining 4 will only accept 120mm fans.

Will my graphics card fit in the Carbide Series cases?
The Carbide Series cases have 316mm of space for graphics cards, which should be enough for just about any card!

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