By Dustin Sklavos
Less work. More play. Build with the Carbide Series 200R and the only time you’ll need to pick up a screwdriver is to install the motherboard. The side panels and expansion slots use thumbscrews, and SSD, hard drive and optical drive installation are all tool-free. Cutouts for cable routing and CPU cooling make builds and upgrades neat and simple.
Carbide Series 200R is compact, but it’s designed to let you build high-performance systems with massive storage, extra graphics performance, and superior cooling and ventilation. You get seven PCIe slots, and you can install up to four hard drives and four SSDs at once. Eight fan mounting points let you expand your cooling system to match your high-performance components.
The mid-tower form factor combines room for expandability and out-of-the-way exterior dimensions. USB 3.0, headphone and microphone ports are right up front, and the front intake dust filter helps keep the interior clean.
“When it comes to value for money, the Carbine 200R undoubtedly ranks amongst the best cases, in history.”Full Review!
“I can't think of another way Corsair has managed to pack this much case into just under $60. People; we have a winner!” "There are times when new cases come to me and I have no real strong feelings one way or the other about them. Those cases are usually average in performance and features at a given price point. I'm pleased to say that not only is this not one of those cases but also that this chassis really is outstanding in many ways. The asking price of $59.99 is extremely low when you look at the overall package that you get for that small amount of money. "Full Review!
The Corsair Carbide 200R provides an outstanding value for users who are looking for an inexpensive yet decent case. It offers several features usually only found on more expensive products.Full Review!
All the features within the case are extremely well done and do, at times, bear the genes of the larger, more expensive variants. The hard drive mounting mechanism for both 3.5" and 2.5" variants is awesome to use, and the optical drive bays utilize the same solid tension locks found in the Vengeance C70. It looks like Corsair has managed to build up an excellent range of cases, and their excellent line-up now includes the entry-level midrange segment with the Carbide 200R.Full Review!
“It's taken Corsair some time to venture into the budget category, but the Carbide 200R has been worth the wait. Sure, there's room for improvement - the plastic 2.5in SSD mounts aren't perfect and a mesh front panel may have further aided cooling performance - but this is still one of the best sub-£50 solutions on the market and, being both cheap and cheerful, it's certain to fly off the shelves.”Full Review!
“Overall we think the Carbide 200R is a spot on chassis. A quick check here in the Netherlands shows that the 200R can be found for 55 EUR already, and that I feel is a price I'd be comfortable with. As stated in the review we spotted it in the USA for 59 USD already. And you know what, honestly you cannot go wrong with it.” “So if you are in the market for a compact chassis that is loaded with features and a style you like .. look no further.”Full Review!
The Corsair Carbide 200R Compact ATX Chassis can be purchased for just £49.98 from Ebuyer.com. This is a remarkable price for a case with so many commendable features. Highly recommended.Full Review!
"Corsair did an outstanding job with the Carbide 200R. It isn’t that often that you are grace with so many extras in a $60 PC tower. There are many cases in this price range to choose from and most of the time it comes down to features, looks, ease to build or simply company rep. and with the 200R you get all that plus some."Full Review!
“If I were building a budget gaming rig for myself, I'd definitely go with the 200R. Thus, I'm giving the 200R our TR Editor's Choice award. I wish the contest were closer—I wish both of these cases were deserving of a recommendation, and budget shoppers had a choice between two equally excellent solutions with different mixes of pros and cons. In reality, however, the contest isn't close. Corsair has clearly raised the bar for what one should expect from a budget enclosure, and other manufacturers will have to follow in its footsteps.”Full Review!